Category Archives: Hiking

90 Second Escape: Bass Lake

Monday — never an easy time for the outdoors enthusiast. After a weekend of adventure, returning to the humdrum work-a-day world can make one melancholy. To help ease the transition, every Monday we feature a 90 Second Escape — essentially, a 90-second video or slide show of a place you’d probably rather be: a trail, a park, a greenway, a lake … anywhere as long as it’s not under a fluorescent bulb. read more

This weekend: Need incentive? We’ve got plenty

Sometimes you need a little motivation to jump-start your adventure engine. For those times, we’re here for you.

Coast

The best incentive to train for a marathon? Sample the atmosphere of a race. The live music (often), the camaraderie and support (always), the adrenaline, which gets you past “the wall” at mile 20. read more

90 Second Escape: Welcome, spring!

Monday — never an easy time for the outdoors enthusiast. After a weekend of adventure, returning to the humdrum work-a-day world can make one melancholy. To help ease the transition, every Monday we feature a 90 Second Escape — essentially, a 90-second video or slide show of a place you’d probably rather be: a trail, a park, a greenway, a lake … anywhere as long as it’s not under a fluorescent bulb. read more

More options for a warm, dry springlike weekend

High temperatures in the 60s Saturday, approaching 70 Sunday. Mostly sunny skies. Slight breeze, if any.

After the week, and winter, we’ve had, it seems like a dream. More a cruel taunt, really.

Yet that’s the forecast for this weekend, a forecast you can ill-afford to question. Why? Because if Saturday morning breaks clear and warm and you don’t have a plan, you will waste precious minutes of rare decent weather, an extra hour of which gets tacked on to the end of the day Sunday, with the start of Daylight Savings Time. So, in addition to this week’s edition of our Weekend Plans feature, we offer these additional thoughts for the weekend. read more

This weekend: Sun, warmth and the return Daylight Saving Time

Tired of the cold, wet and gray? This weekend promises at least a respite from our wearying winter. Plus, the outdoor adventurer’s old buddy, Daylight Savings Time, returns, gracing us with an extra hour of end-of-day daylight.

Get out and take advantage: You never know how long it will last. read more