Parker Mesa Overlook, Topanga State Park, CA Fall typically brings the year’s clearest skies to Southern California, and this 6.7-mile round-trip hike above Santa Monica Bay makes the most of the visibility. Even Catalina Island is visible through the crisp air, a blue hummock against the bluer sea. Take in the view—and the scent of sagebrush—from a 1,500-foot oceanfront ridge. With only 375 feet of elevation gain along the ridge traverse, the hike to Parker Mesa Overlook is an easy, rolling walk with views almost from the trailhead. Start at the Trippet Ranch trailhead, then follow the East Topanga Fire road from the south side of the parking lot. Take a right at the T-junction at mile .25, emerging from scattered oaks to the open ridgetop. Canyons open to either side of you in dizzying drops, Santa Ynez to the left and Topanga to the right. Follow the ups and downs of the ridgeline for another 2.65 miles, then turn right and hike the last half mile to the … [Read more...] about 20 Fall Hikes You Can Do Right Now
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Columbia Hillsdale Spring Reversible Jacket As we transition from summer to fall, unpredictable weather is bound to follow. But with Columbia’s Hillsdale Spring Reversible Jacket, you can count on being warm and comfortable no matter what the conditions are. This reversible zip-up coat is made of waterproof nylon on one side and fleece on the other, so it can be worn as a raincoat or fleece jacket. Light and durable, this jacket also comes with an attached hood, as well as zippered pockets on both sides that are big enough to hold a cell phone. … [Read more...] about The 9 Best Lightweight Fall Jackets for Travelers
Nowadays, of course, people here mostly get around by other means, just like anywhere else. For most of the daylong hike, we felt like we were the only people in Catalonia. That feeling didn’t change much in Llagunes. A light snow started falling after we arrived, and the narrow walkways were deserted. Which made it even more surprising when a black-haired man of about 30 materialized and said, “You want to see the church? No problem, I’ll go get the key.” … [Read more...] about Hike the Medieval Villages of Catalonia
Camí dels Bons Homes – Way of Good Men The Way of Good Men, “Camí dels Bons Homes,” follows the thirteenth century escape route used by the Cathars, a religious group persecuted by the Catholic Church, through the Pyrenees as they tried to escape the Inquisition. This route connects the Sanctuary of Queralt, in Berga, Catalonia, with the Castle of Montsegur, France, where many of the Cathars perished during this time. The trail also crosses Catalonia’s Cadí Moixeró Natural Park, known for its alpine vistas and opportunities to scramble up rocky trails. The trail spans 117 miles and takes approximately nine days to complete, depending on how often one is distracted by the historic villages, rocky peaks above tree-line, and lush, green valleys. … [Read more...] about Europe’s Next Hiking Destination: Catalonia
When it comes to leaf peeping, there are plenty of places in Boston, as well as across Massachusetts and around New England, where folks can check out the brilliant colors of the season. … [Read more...] about Where’s your favorite place to see fall foliage in New England?