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Stress Less on Your Next Family Vacation

Your Next Family Vacation Awaits 6 tips for a laid-back getaway (Family Features) A vacation is all about getting away and taking a break from the pressures of daily life. Some smart planning and the use of handy travel apps can help ensure your next adventure is a stress-free success. Create a Travel Buffer When [...]


SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Central Coast Field Office and the Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship (SCMTS) have begun developing the initial 19 miles of multiple-use trails in the Cotoni-Coast Dairies unit of the California Coastal National Monument north of Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz County. “The BLM is excited [...]

The Best Top-Brand Winter Jackets on the Market

To ensure a safe winter, find the most suitable coat for your needs with this helpful list of the best top-brand winter jackets on the market.

Plan Ahead for This Year’s Holiday Vacation

(Family Features) Whether your family counts a holiday vacation among your treasured traditions or you’re anticipating a holiday getaway for the first time, getting an early start on your planning can help ensure your trip is filled with good tidings and joy. Know what you want to spend. If you’re planning to open your wallet [...]

Simple, Sweet Energy Bites

Winter Snack for the Slopes or Backcountry ( Having enough energy and fuel to make it through a long day can be challenging. No matter if you’re a stay-at-home parent, corporate worker or small business owner, having a high energy level that lasts throughout the day is important for both you and those around you. [...]

Tips to Get Out of Sticky Situations in the Great Outdoors

Duct Tape Basics for Outdoor Recreation Repairs Sierra Rec Magazine - Winter 2021 -(StatePoint) When it comes to outdoor adventures, you never know what unexpected issues will arise. While you’re unlikely to pack a full toolbox, extra shoes or equipment due to space limitations, tape can offer quick fixes in a variety of situations, and [...]

Climbing Rangers encourage responsible recreation at East Side Climbing/Bouldering areas

Bishop Ca- The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA) has hired two climbing rangers to patrol the increasingly popular climbing and bouldering areas in the Bishop area. This is the third year of the program. Savanna Deger & Timothy Golden Eastern Sierra climbing rangers Climbing in the Eastern Sierra is an interagency activity, so the climbing [...]

Holiday Gift Guide for Your Recreationalist 2021

Ready for your Adventure Christmas? Check Out These Preferred Holiday Favorites Sierra Rec Magazine - Winter 2021 - Holiday Gift Guide - It is that time again where we seek out the perfect Holiday gifts for the adventurous outdoor persons in our lives. Whether they like Hiking, Camping, Skiing, Climbing, Biking or all of the [...]

Shifting Wellness Attitudes Shape 2022 Fitness Trends

(Family Features) - In adjusting to the constraints of the pandemic, many Americans had to improvise where and how they work out. After months of adapting to a “gym anywhere” mentality and learning to accommodate more flexible workout schedules, this new fitness mindset is inspiring some larger trends for healthier living. “We’ve learned that wellness [...]

Best Kayaks of the Year – 2021 Best In Class Awards by Paddle TV Announced

Beachburg, Canada /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ Winter Edition 2021 – The final Best in Class award has been announced by world-renowned paddler, instructor, television host, and YouTuber, Ken Whiting on PaddleTV. Ken spent the summer testing some of the industry’s top paddling gear and has narrowed down five of the industry’s top kayaks, awarding them the title of 2021 Kayaks of [...]

Top Hazards To Look Out for When Off-Roading

Off-roading is one of the riskier activities to do, as it presents a lot of inherent dangers. Look here for the top hazards to always look out for!

Why Exercise Is More Important Than Weight Loss for a Longer Life

Sierra Rec Magazine - Winter Edition 2021 - Industry Studies - For better health and a longer life span, exercise is more important than weight loss, especially if you are overweight or obese, according to an interesting new review of the relationships between fitness, weight, heart health and longevity. The study by Iscience, which analyzed the results [...]

AutoCamp Opens 4th Location in Joshua Tree National Park

New Out Door Hospitality Experience for Joshua Tree Visitors Joshua tree National Park - Winter 2021 Edition - AutoCamp will open a new Joshua Tree location on Dec. 16, offering the unique outdoor hospitality experience amongst the famed Joshua Trees and subtle rock formations. The 25-acre property located adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park will offer [...]


CONTINUING A STORIED LEGACY, FROM A DECORATED SKI RACING CAREER TO CREATING SKI EVENTS AND MENTORING YOUNG ATHLETES, RAHLVES RETURNS TO THE MOUNTAINS HE GREW UP SKIING ON FOR HIS NEXT CHAPTER [Olympic Valley, Calif.] Nov. 1, 2021—Palisades Tahoe is excited to announce the newest member of its athlete team, Daron Rahlves, who starts his [...]


When going for a new set of thermal underwear this winter, consider the fabric. The materials your thermals are made from will determine how they perform.

Extreme Sports That Are Easy To Get Into

Extreme sports can seem intimidating to newcomers, so we wanted to detail a couple of ways to ease yourself into some of the more popular ones.


Apply to hike Angels Landing in April and May SPRINGDALE, Utah – Planning a visit to Zion National Park this spring? Starting today and until 11:59 p.m. MT on January 20, you can apply for a permit to hike at Angels Landing between April 1 and May 31. Learn how at  “We expect many visitors [...]

Driving in a Winter Wonderland: 5 Safety Tips

SIERRA WINTER TRAVEL ADVISORY Sierra Rec Magazine - Winter 2021 edition - (StatePoint) Though the winter season has its joys, it also brings unique challenges – especially when venturing out in hazardous weather. According to the Federal Highway Administration, 24% of all weather-related vehicle crashes happen on snowy, slushy and icy pavement, while 15% occur [...]


(Family Features) Many people are familiar with omega-3 fatty acids, and some of those at risk for heart disease take them as dietary supplements. However, according to a Harris Poll commissioned by Amarin Pharma, Inc., some people have limited understanding of the risks and benefits of these dietary supplements. Heart disease is the leading killer [...]

4 Out-of-the-Box Date Night Ideas for Outdoor Lovers

When spending time together is feeling a little mundane, shake up your routine with these out-of-the-box date night ideas for outdoor lovers.


(Family Features) Cholesterol – A waxy substance created by the liver or consumed from meat, poultry and dairy products – isn’t inherently “bad” for you. In fact, your body needs it to build cells and make vitamins and other hormones. However, too much “bad” LDL cholesterol, or not enough “good” HDL cholesterol, can pose problems. [...]

Altra Launches New Cross-Training Shoe

Solstice XT 2 delivers performance and versatility for every workout DENVER (Nov. 10, 2021) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Altra, a leading innovator in the performance footwear category, today debuts a new approach to cross-training with the launch of the Solstice XT 2, revamping the brand’s ‘gym and training’ category. Altra Solstice XT 2 The Solstice XT 2 is an [...]


(Family Features) When temperatures cool and you start layering on more clothes, you may think your skin is better protected since it’s less exposed to the elements. However, that’s not always the case. Cold, dry winter air can take quite a toll on your skin. Your skin naturally produces oils that help keep skin supple [...]

Newly Named Glade Zones Welcome Skiers at Diamond Peak Resort in Tahoe 21-22

What’s new and what to expect at Diamond Peak for the 2021-22 ski season Return of special events and programs, lift ticket deals, contests and more INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (Oct. 2021) – Diamond Peak Ski Resort is looking forward to welcoming skiers andsnowboarders back to the slopes on our projected Opening Day – Thursday, Dec. [...]


For many people, a vehicle is an essential part of their life. It may be your only method of transportation to school, work, the grocery store, and the doctor. For those recreating in the Sierra, car maintenance and tire care is essential as we travel our scenic routes. Unfortunately, car maintenance can become costly. If you’ve [...]

Yosemite National Park – 10 Easy Hikes for Every Visitor

Sierra Rec Magazine travels into Yosemite 6-10 times per summer hiking every trail they can find from the general access areas of the park. Here is a short list of 10 hiking trails that most every one can enjoy with very little effort. Here's a list of 10 easy beginner hikes in Yosemite for first-time [...]

California State Parks Reaches Milestone of Virtually Connecting 1 Million K-12 Students to the Outdoors

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California State Parks is proud to announce it has reached a major milestone in connecting more than 1 million K-12 students to state parks via free virtual field trips since 2004.Each school year, classrooms in California, across the United States and around the world have tuned into Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students® [...]


If you decide that exploring the wilderness is your best bet for a new adventure, you’ll want to know the essential items you need before winter hiking.

Celebrities Show Their Support For KNP Complex Fire Recovery Fund For Sequoia National Park

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. October 1, 2021 – Sequoia Parks Conservancy (SPC) has launched the KNP Complex Fire Recovery Fund for Sequoia National Park in response to the wildfires ignited from lightning storms in the Sierra Nevada Mountains on September 9, 2021.As thousands of firefighters from across the county converge to battle the growing wildfire [...]

National Hiking Day – Nov. 17

Sierra Rec Magazine - November 17, 2021 - Did you know today is National Hiking Day? WHAT IS NATIONAL HIKING DAY? Also known as “Take A Hike Day,” National Hiking Day on November 17 may be one of the most important holidays out there. Why? For starters, there’s more than 60,000 miles of trails across [...]


Hiking is a less complicated physical activity, but making mistakes can damper the experience. Here are some of the most common ones and how to avoid them.

Best Practices for Beginning Rock Climbers

If you’re considering turning those long hikes into raw climbs on the rock, consider some of these best practices for beginning rock climbers beforehand.

Go For A Ride Day – November 22, 2021

Get up and get out ! Sierra Rec Magazine - Before we take a seat at the Thanksgiving dinner table this week, we suggest taking advantage of the National Go For A Ride Day. Go For a Ride Day, celebrated on November 22, urges you to just get up and get out! Do you ever [...]


A Simple Guide To Starting a Snowshoe Adventure Lifestyle Snowshoeing is one of our favorite activities. However when I started five years ago I had no idea how to start or how much I would love this blank canvas of adventure. There are a few simple tips I can share with you as a beginner [...]

Reasons To Visit Joshua Tree National Park

A jewel of inland California, Joshua Tree National Park draws tourists from around the world. Here are some reasons why you should plan your visit.

Vail Resorts to Prioritize Pass Holders During Peak Holiday Periods

Vail Resorts Announces Enhancements to the Guest Experience For 2021-22 Winter Season BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 16, 2021 — As Vail Resorts begins to welcome skiers and riders back for a highly anticipated winter, the company is announcing new strategies taking effect during the 2021-22 North American season to enhance the guest experience and prioritize its pass [...]

Visalia Becomes A More Inclusive Destination For Travels With Autism

Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center Designated a Certified Autism Center™ and Joins Community Initiative Visalia, CA (Feb. 1, 2022) Visit Visalia is pleased to announce that the Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center has been designated a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC)by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards. The hotel property is [...]

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