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Exercise — good for health and good for hikers …

Exercise: Keep it social Want to get the best benefits out of your fitness routine, whether it be in the gym or outside on the...

Off the main roads, Tips: Big hikes for little ones …Oct....

A recent hike with my exuberant little niece made me think of how important it is to get your kids out into nature. Here...

Off the Main Roads: A wall of green …

If you’re similar to most of the Hill populace, many of your trips into nature are characterized by toiling up a dusty path through...

Off the Main Roads: Old friends, new places …

It was a great morning. Fluffy omelets, multiple refills of rich, dark coffee, and a chance to reconnect with old friends under tropical skies....

Off the Main Roads: Nature’s soundscape …

I was recently hiking a rugged mountain trail when I realized that a man was approaching from behind me. I realized this when he...

Off the Main Roads: Find (safe) winter wanderings …

As we finally can enjoy the snow, which we so rightly deserve, it’s a good time to remember a few practical tips to keep...

Off the Main Roads: Guided by nature …

Finding your way in the woods without a map or compass can be a daunting task. Yet our ancestors traveled their wild world —...

Off the Main Roads: Winter senses meditation …

It’s so easy to let the winter season bottle you up in your house in an odd mix of hibernation mode and cabin fever....

Off the Main Roads: The mountains are calling …

“The mountains are calling and I must go,” wrote John Muir in a letter to his sister. Now, good old John Muir didn’t say, “The...

Off the Main Roads: The Scent of Rain …

California has had its share of woes surrounding the topic of rain. Too much results in catastrophic mud slides and too little creates a...
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