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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, […]

Wellspring

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 […]

BADWATER Salton Sea

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 […]

Women of Winter Camp

January 19, 2017

Coming January 29, 2017. Time to hit the slopes, and Lake Tahoe has been lucky with the snowfall this year. Take advantage of this with the Women of Winter Camp, a 3-day ski-fest held at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Aimed at intermediate and expert skiers, your female instructors will help you develop the skills, technique, […]

Dark Harbor on the Queen Mary

October 31, 2016

Coming October 31, 2016. Happy Halloween! Far from its original luxury cruise liner past, the legendary Queen Mary is hosting its annual Halloween experience, Dark Harbor, with 6 haunted mazes, a frightening 4D theater experience, loads of monsters, live music, scare zones, and more. The Lullaby maze looks especially spine-chilling with the ghost of Scary Mary, […]

Tone It Up Retreat

September 20, 2016

Coming September 22, 2016. The ultimate girlfriend weekend! Head to sunny SoCal for the Tone It Up Retreat. It’s 4 days of girl power with Booty Call Workouts, surfing lessons, SUP time, a Rosé 5K (yes, finish this 5K with a glass of rosé!), yoga, hiking, and a Q and A with the dynamic duo of […]

Pacific Paddle Games

September 9, 2016

Coming September 30, 2016. Surfs up and sunny southern California is the place to be! The Pacific Paddle Games hosted by SUP Magazine promises a weekend of excitement on the water at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California. Compete in one of two divisions: Open, for the non-professional level athletes and Pro, for the elite professionals. A whopping […]

Death Valley Hiking Tour by Adventures in Good Company

September 6, 2016

Coming February 16, 2017. Visit the hottest, driest, lowest national park (but not during it’s hottest and driest time of year!). Join Adventures in Good Company for their 5-day Death Valley Hiking Tour. For active women who enjoy the outdoors in the company of other like-minded women, this tour is aimed at the novice hiker […]

Tinker Bell Half Marathon

July 21, 2016

Coming May 14, 2017. Sprinkle some pixie dust on your running shoes and sign up for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon. Yes, it’s scheduled for next year, but this is a very popular race that sells out quickly, so now’s your chance to get in on the fun. The course takes you through Downtown Disney […]

Beach Babe Half Marathon

June 20, 2016

Coming July 17, 2016. Grab your TrailblazerGirl-friends and head to sunny California for the Beach Babe Half Marathon. This all-women’s run starts in Long Beach and takes you along the beach waterfront with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean on both running trails and paved beach paths. Choose to run solo or as a 2-person […]

Surf Diva All Ladies Overnight Surf Camp

June 3, 2016

Coming July 31, 2016. Surf and fun in sunny southern California! Join Surf Diva for their All Ladies Overnight Surf Camp. This week-long camp includes meals, lodging at the University of California, San Diego, twice daily surf instruction, surf equipment, and transportation to and from the beach. All skill levels are welcome. Evening activities include […]