Pedal 2 Petal

March 25, 2022

March 1 through May 8, 2022. Flower power! Pedal 2 Petal is an eight-week event held in Carlsbad, California, that includes floral-inspired activities, cocktails, foods, and more. This quaint coastal town near San Diego is well known for its colorful Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers covering over 50 acres (peak bloom time is in April). Pedal […]

Top Getaways of 2020

December 14, 2020

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes and shares for our 2020 features in the Getaway category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please… the Live Cams on, that allow you to view wildlife from the comfort and […]

Racing Gnome Snowshoe Race

January 29, 2020

Coming February 9, 2020. Replace those running shoes with snowshoes for the Racing Gnome Snowshoe Race! Organized by the Donner Party Mountain Runners, the event location is the Auburn Ski Club Training Center adjacent to Boreal Resort on California’s Donner Summit. Two distance options are offered: 5K and 10K. Though described as challenging, all experience levels are […]

Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot

November 26, 2019

Coming November 28, 2019. The largest timed Thanksgiving race in the United States. Join more than 25,000 trotters at the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot. Held in downtown San Jose, California, there’s a 5K, 10K and kids’ fun run which take runners and walkers through city streets on flat, paved roads. The race is in its 15th […]

Wildland Women’s Death Valley Basecamp Tour

October 24, 2019

Various dates in 2019 and 2020. It’s the hottest, driest, largest, and lowest National Park! At 3.4 million acres, that’s Death Valley National Park, and Wildland Trekking has a women only adventure titled Women’s Death Valley Basecamp Tour that takes you through a small portion of this National Park established on Halloween in 1994. This […]

ÖTILLÖ Catalina

July 22, 2019

Coming February 29, 2020. The sport of swimrun has made it to the United States! Not familiar with swimrun races? First started in Sweden, ÖtillÖ (island to island in Swedish) involves at least 2 circuits composed of swimming then running. Considered to be one of the toughest endurances races, this outdoor, multistage competition can be […]

Sierra Mountain Center Women’s Whitney Climb

July 1, 2019

Coming August 4, 2019. Conquer the highest peak in the continental United States. Join Sierra Mountain Center for their Women’s Whitney Climb to take on the 14,495 feet Mount Whitney. Located on the boundary of Sequoia National Park and Inyo National Forest in east central California, Mount Whitney is the most frequently climbed mountain peak in the Sierra Nevada. […]

Mammoth Yoga Festival

June 4, 2019

Coming June 13, 2019. Find your chakra in the high sierra! Head to the mountains of Southern California for the Mammoth Yoga Festival. This 4 day event includes SUP yoga, yoga injury prevention tips, slackline yoga, a Stars Wars inspired Vinyasa class, women’s self defense, yoga photography workshops, salsa + yoga, inspirational talks, and this year’s key […]

Chicks with Nuts

March 28, 2019

Coming April 12, 2019. Climb Joshua Tree National Park with Chicks with Nuts! This ladies-only weekend workshop gives you the scoop on trad or traditional climbing: fundamentals, gear placement, anchor building skills, lead climbing techniques, and self-rescue tactics. The hands-on instruction is very individualized with one instructor for every 2 students. Lodging, 2 breakfasts, 1 […]

Sierra Summits

March 11, 2019

Explore the Range of Light with Matt Johanson in his recently released, Sierra Summits. The book divides California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range into five geographic sections: Lake Tahoe, Central Sierra, Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, and Eastern Sierra. The 50 hikes are outlined with photos, a stat summary (distance, time, difficulty, permits, etc.), […]

Holiday Half Marathon and Ugly Sweater Run 5K

November 19, 2018

Coming December 8-9, 2018. You know you have one…an ugly sweater, that it! Dig it up because the Holiday Half Marathon and Ugly Sweater Run 5K is coming soon to that Southern California town of Pomona. Yes, it will most likely be sunny, but there will be “snow” at the start line and huge holiday character inflatables, […]

The Pacific Alone: The Untold Story of Kayaking’s Boldest Voyage

October 2, 2018

One of the greatest kayaking feats ever completed – the solo journey from California to Hawaii. In Dave Shively’s book, The Pacific Alone: The Untold Story of Kayaking’s Boldest Voyage, he chronicles the amazing odyssey that Ed Gillet accomplished in the summer of 1987. Starting in Monterey, California, Gillet set out in a 20 foot, […]


August 20, 2018

Coming October 26, 2018. A complete wellness gathering. Wellspring is a 3 day event that promises to address all aspects of wellness: personal, social, and global. From the folks that bring us the Wanderlust events, comes this inaugural concept hosted in Palm Springs, California. Features include 150 different classes, lectures, workshops and panels across fitness, […]

Mammoth Gran Fondo

July 30, 2018

Coming September 8, 2018. Ride through the High Sierra! The Mammoth Gran Fondo takes you through some of the most scenic vistas in southern California. This competitive road biking event consists of 3 distances: the 102 Mile Gran Fondo, 70 Mile Medio, and 42 Mile Piccolo. Starting and finishing in the Village at Mammoth, expect a […]

Best Hikes Sacramento: The Greatest Vistas, Rivers, and Gold Rush Trails, 2nd Edition

June 27, 2018

A handy guide to explore the Sacramento area. Just released from FalconGuides, the second edition of Best Hikes Sacramento: The Greatest Vistas, Rivers, and Gold Rush Trails expertly leads you through the area within an hour’s drive of this California capital. Author and California native, Tracy Salcedo, takes you through 5 different areas: Sacramento Metro Area, […]

Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K

February 2, 2018

Coming February 4, 2018. This Sunday, before you sit down to cheer on your favorite team (or just tune in to watch the best commercials!), step outside and get some exercise at the Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K. This is Southern California’s answer to burning off those anticipated calories. The course is a scenic one […]

Sierra Mountain Center’s Women’s Backcountry Hut Vacation

January 23, 2018

Coming March 17, 2018. Fresh snow-covered mountains in the heart of California’s Sierra National Forest. The Sierra Mountain Center is offering a Women’s Backcountry Hut Vacation for a small group of adventurous ladies. This is your chance to enjoy the great outdoors on snowshoes or cross country skis. Lodging will be in a 14×20 feet, plasticized fabric […]

Surfing Madonna Beach Run

August 18, 2017

Coming November 5, 2017. Want to be part of setting a world record? Then join the (hopefully many!) folks at the Surfing Madonna Beach Run! The goal is to have at least 5,000 people participate to vie for the title of “Largest Beach Run”. An official Guinness Book of World Records judge will be there […]

Emerald Bay Trail Run

August 16, 2017

Coming September 17, 2017. Don’t let the stunning views distract you from the trail! The Emerald Bay Trail Run is held along the west shores of gorgeous Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North American that sits between California and Nevada. This 7 mile race is a point to point course, starting at Eagle […]

High Sierra Cowgirl Vacation at Hunewill Ranch

July 11, 2017

Coming September 14, 2017. Saddle up! It’s the High Sierra Cowgirl Vacation at Hunewill Ranch, a 4,600 acre, family-owned and -run dude ranch located in Bridgeport Valley, California. An ideal location on the eastern slope of the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains bordering Yosemite National Park, riding, hiking, moving cows, relaxing, and hearty meals await you on either a […]

REI Outessa Kirkwood

April 17, 2017

Coming July 14, 2017. A long weekend in the great outdoors specifically organized for women. Join the folks at REI for their second annual Outessa program in Kirkwood, California. Choose from hundreds of activities and classes such as rock climbing, paddle boarding, outdoor photography, camping, yoga, trail running, wilderness survival, and so much more. Select fancy […]


April 5, 2017

Coming April 30, 2017. Twenty eight hours to complete 81 miles with a total elevation gain of over 9000 feet. Just some of the challenges of the BADWATER Salton Sea. Two or three person teams run together (this is not a relay) starting at Salton City (elevation 234 feet below sea level) and finishing at Palomar […]

Mammoth Mountain’s Pond Skim

April 3, 2017

Coming April 23, 2017. Swim suits and skis? Yes, at Pond Skim, Mammoth Mountain’s fun annual event! At 11,053 feet, Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort boasts the highest summit of any California resort, and this year garnered an impressive 540″ of snow at the main lodge. For Pond Skim, the first crazy (oops, we mean lucky!) skiers and […]

2017 Audi FIS Women’s Ski World Cup at Squaw Valley

February 8, 2017

Coming March 9, 2017. What ski resort is California’s only host of the Winter Olympics to date? If you know your Olympic history, you know that it was Squaw Valley back in 1960. And this fabled site is the location for the 2017 Audi FIS Women’s Ski World Cup, the International Ski Federation’s top international circuit of alpine […]