big outdoor guide 2019

Moms & Mendocino: A Stay at Glendeven Inn & Lodge

To live in the Bay Area is to know that driving thirty minutes in legitimately any direction will plop you in some ludicrously beautiful location, likely involving a massive body of water, rolling hills, and some strategically placed cliffside flora. This summer, I had the opportunity to spend a weekend completely removed from city reality […]

Tis’ The Season To Road Trip: Camping Adventures At All Skill Levels in California

The magic of a road trip is something I’m always a bit overeager to shout from the rooftops. Something about packing up the car, stopping at the grocery store to load up on provisions, the playlists, the car games. Rest stops in the middle of nowhere. The best conversations of my life have taken place […]

Big Little Sur: A Snapshot of Things To Do In The Evergreen

Big Little Lies fans rejoice—that sweeping bridge, the push and pull of waves, and fog-cloaked greenery you’ve come to know and love is back. And while we’re excited to watch the drama unfold (and make us forget about those #sundayscaries), we’re really mesmerized by the opening credits and otherworldly place better known as Big Sur. […]

Five Trails For Every Type of San Franciscan You Know

Though this year has already sucked the life out of us—it doesn’t mean we can’t go for a walk or two and just decompress. We made this list for those who need options to get outside while being locked under stay-at-home. And yes, going for a run, walk, or going to the park is still […]

With Love, From the Sea: Jake Tellkamp on Sea Hugger

Shell Cleave sits atop her surfboard in the waters off Laihana, Maui. She is joined by her husband, Bob, and daughter, Cassandra. The sun rises over the emerald spires of the Luakoi ridge. God rays stream through the clouds dancing off the electric blue water illuminating the small and gentle waves that have attracted the […]

Redwoods and Rivers, California and Me

As a one year old, I fell asleep in an inflatable canoe and was almost lost on the Eel River. True story. Our family dog, a chocolate Lab (the most loyal of all Labrador varieties), saved me by pulling the line back to shore. Perhaps this is where my fearless trust of nature stems. It […]

Taking a Hike and Finding a Tribe

//Story by Erica Botbol; photo courtesy of Toa Heftiba I started Project Hike just about a year ago, after moving to San Francisco from South Florida and having a hard time finding and meeting people with similar interests. Moving 3,000 miles away took away my sense of security and confidence in knowing exactly where and […]

Ways to be Wild: Brands & Organizations That Move Us

A new kind of sustainable operation is upon us, and we’re here to support the movement all the way home. We’ve collected the companies, non-profits, and coalitions that make us want to stay out past dark. Coyuchi “As we started to broaden the look and feel, there was a sense of wanting the palate to […]

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