Since my first Mt. Whitney hike in 2011, I’ve led a half dozen trips. In the spring or early summer, I try to introduce someone to hiking, with Mt. Whitney being our ‘big’ hike at the end of the summer. One … Continued
At 1,500 feet, it sits below Mount Tam, but it's the highest peak in north Marin and the summit payoff is plentiful. Starting off a residential road in Novato, It's a moderate 5.5-mile round-trip trail Hop across a few seasonal streams before ascending the mountain by way of a narrow and forested gorge. After a bit more than 2 miles, you'll reach the gently rounded peak. Directions on Link.
Catalina Island - The island just off the Southern California Coast of Los Angeles has long been cherished as the Capri of California, a romantic getaway where lovers hike into the hills, float on sunset cruises, tour museums and botanical gardens, browse through specialty shops, and dine in style in the quaint tourist town of Avalon.