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On the Beaten Path, but Out of the City: Jedediah Smith State Park

California’s coastline exudes a seemingly unspoiled landscape—amidst a burning state, the coast brings tranquility and hope. Although the destination discussed in this article is not necessarily on the coastline of California, it lies within miles of the North Coast and the journey to arrival may consist of a handful of…

Sac and Back: The Eastern Sierras

A storm rolled through one morning, prompting us to vacate the mountain. As we meandered to the car, down the hill and back into town, I wondered why I hadn’t written about this magical side of California: The Eastern Sierras. A journey through California’s varying landscapes, the Eastern Sierra Scenic…

Outside the 9-to-5: Learning to Float

The first time I was offered an invitation to go rafting down the American River, I prepared myself for the whitewater. Years later, I was offered an invitation to go rafting down the American River and I prepared myself for a float. Both times I was ill-prepared. There are two…