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  • Three Days of Adventure in the Beach Cities of Los Angeles

  • Why the Salton Sea Is the Most Important Lake You've Never Visited

  • Fast Packing 50 Miles Across the John Muir Wilderness

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  1. 10 Best Bike Tours in the U.S.

    From the beer mecca of Portland, Oregon to lobster rolls of Portland, Maine, these two-wheeled treks showcase the best of the country. Here, 10 of the best bike tours in the U.S.

  2. 7 Excellent Spots for the Best Spring Skiing in North America

    From warmer temps to that glorious corn, here are the best places for spring skiing in North America.

  3. 4 Southern California Hot Springs for Backpackers Only

    For a resplendent escape from the sprawl of the Los Angeles area, grab your backpack and bathing suit and explore these incredible hot springs in Southern California.

  4. Yosemite's Little Sister: Exploring the Rarely Visited Domeland Wilderness

    Forget the crowds and possible price hikes at popular parks like Yosemite: Domeland Wilderness offers stunning landscapes, rock formations, and solitude galore.

  5. Why the Salton Sea Is the Most Important Lake You've Never Visited

    People talk about the shrinking shoreline and deserted ghost towns. But they don’t tell you that the Salton Sea is a beautiful and must-visit sapphire blue ocean in the heart of the desert.

  6. Fast Packing 50 Miles Across the John Muir Wilderness

    This trek through the John Muir Wilderness, though little known and even less publicized, embodies everything that makes the Sierra Nevada such a special mountain range.

  7. How to Backpack 38 Miles Through the Sierra Nevada Backcountry

    The Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park offers everything which make the Sierras such a special mountain range, with one notable exception—no crowds. Here's how to take a solo 38-mile backpacking trip through its secluded, mountainous glory.

  8. The Silver Moccasin Trail: LA's Forgotten Thru-Hike

    Unlike the ever-popular John Muir Trail and Pacific Crest Trail, almost nobody knows of the existence of the Silver Moccasin Trail—a 53 mile foot path that traverses Angeles National Forest through large sections of the gorgeous San Gabriel Wilderness.

  9. The Best Backcountry Camping Destinations in Death Valley National Park

    Home to 3.4 million acres and 91% designated wilderness, Death Valley National Park is an isolated land of sparkling salt flats, winding canyons, shifting sand dunes, and incredible backpacking opportunities.

  10. Is Inyo County the Greatest Place in California for Adventure?

    Home to the highest point in the contiguous United States, the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere, and the oldest living tree in the world, Inyo County is a land of extremes (and extreme adventure).

  11. Three Days of Adventure in the Beach Cities of Los Angeles

    Have an adventurous weekend at Hermosa, Manhattan, and Redondo beaches in L.A.

  12. 8 Great Camping Sites Near Los Angeles

    If you're looking for a convenient weekend getaway in LA, check out our favorite camping spots inside LA County.

  13. Drop into the Top: Five Skateparks in Los Angeles

    Skateparks in Los Angeles that anyone even remotely interested in skateboarding should check out...even if only to watch

  14. 7 of the Best Mountain Bike Trails in L.A.

    The City of Angels is home to nearly 4 million people, it’s also central to plenty of green space. With all those parks and trails, it’s no surprise that there’s a ton of phenomenal mountain biking near downtown L.A.

  15. 10 Best Hikes in Southern California's Sun Valley

    A hike in Sun Valley will transport you far away from the noise and pollution of LA. Here's a sampling of some of the best trails in the area.

  16. The Best Trail to Tavern Pairings in Los Angeles

    With endless amounts of wilderness and watering holes, here's your guide to some of the best trail to tavern pairings in Los Angeles and beyond.

  17. Off-the-Beaten-Path: The Weekender's Guide to Outdoor Adventure around Los Angeles

    From surfing at Venice beach to exploring the Santa Monica Mountains to the west, here's how Chaco spends a weekend in Los Angeles.

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