Weekend Sherpa: Take It Outside

Weekend Sherpa: Take It Outside

California outdoors and travel: Weekend Sherpa co-founders Brad Day and Holly Kulak discuss what's new in the world of travel in the West and where to get outdoors.

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May 6, 2021 33 min
We're no doctors, but nature is good medicine. In this episode Brad & Holly talk about some of their favorite nature experiences in Sonoma County. We're talking about lavender labyrinths, sunset hikes, wildflowers, and yes, beer and wine! Plus, Hank the bulldog is turning 10 years old, which is a very big deal.
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For National Park Week, Brad and Holly cover a list of top outdoor adventures in national parks across the West. Find out when to go, peaks to bag, where to camp, cool bars nearby, and a tip at the end on how to find one of the best hidden hikes in America's most famous canyon.
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April 8, 2021 43 min
Walk, wine, wildflowers, repeat! Co-hosts Holly and Brad have lots to cover for a springtastic time ... starting with where to catch wildflowers in the Bay Area, including Napa, Mount Diablo, and Marin. They also chat about what's blooming in Point Reyes (along with the latest controversy about Tule Elk). Then LA contributor Matt joins to share his recent, food, wine, and hiking adventures in in Santa Ynez Valley.
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March 24, 2021 38 min
Brad and Holly talk about their favorite National Parks in spring. Which car-free road is idyllic in spring for bike riding? Where you can find some solitude in Joshua Tree and the Airstream of dreams to spend the night? What hikes in Death Valley are good for wildflowers when there's no superbloom? What's a great day-hike or overnight in the Grand Canyon? Plus Holly's backpacking trip on the Nā Pali Coast State Wildern...
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March 11, 2021 35 min
Urban forest bathing among eucalyptus... An epic waterfall hike wayyy back in regional wilderness... A lesser-known redwood grove for soaking in some ahhhs... In this episode, Brad and Holly talk about mindful hikes in both the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, the wonders of stairway walks, a trail less traveled with incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and what they're planning when international travel is safe a...
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February 17, 2021 42 min
Badwater, Hell's Gate, Desolation Canyon ... do you dare go? For all its intimidating names evoking isolation, remoteness, and heat, Death Valley National Park is an intriguing destination as the largest national park in the Lower 48. In this episode, Brad and Holly talk about their recent adventure to Death Valley, including the best sunset and sunrise locations, two excellent canyon hikes, how to best experience the Ubehebe C...
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Cupid to the rescue? Not really. Weekend Sherpa’s co-founders, Brad and Holly, have some ideas on local outdoors adventures in California that are sweet and make good last minute Valentine’s plans. They also talk about their very recent southwest road trip to Sedona and Grand Canyon National Park, discussing top hiking spots in the areas, the most Instagram popular hike in Sedona (and whether that’s a good thing), the head-scratchi...
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January 26, 2021 41 min
Stay-at-home has been lifted and everyone wants their space. With the outdoors more popular than ever, places can get crowded quickly. Brad and Holly discuss some of the best Bay Area, NorCal, and SoCal spots for getting outdoors with more room to roam. From Tahoe snowshoeing to the dunes of Death Valley, mellow marshes, and more, including international outdoors destinations and backpacking adventures (Iceland!) to put on your adv...
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January 13, 2021 48 min
Amid a new year that is starting off as a continuation of challenges, from an attempted coup on democracy to the importance of getting outdoors, Brad and Holly discuss the realities of now. And of course they talk about some of the best new hiking trails and winter wanders to do locally in the Bay Area and SoCal. Special guest Matt Pawlik, Weekend Sherpa's senior LA writer, joins the podcast to talk about secret vistas and plen...
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Brad and Holly share their thoughts and lessons from 2020 and discuss the top outdoor adventures from Weekend Sherpa in this most rollercoaster of years, including how the list is developed, what their personal favorites are, the value of the outdoors in a pandemic, and more. Moving on to 2021!
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Yosemite's backcountry ski hut, amazing sunset and mistletoe hikes, a Kobe Bryant mural walk... And, Oprah's favorite thing (a biscuit!) This holiday season episode is packed with fun stories and good ideas for making the most of the local outdoors. Brad and Holly talk about some of their favorite winter adventures (including Brad's epic challenge to reach Ostrander Hut in Yosemite, and the wild backcountry of the Canad...
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In a holiday season like no other, Covid's projected surge is here, so where do you go to find some holiday cheer? While a lot has been closed down again in California, the outdoors can still offer some yuletide joy. In this episode, Holly and Brad talk about some easy and scenic bike rides in the San Francisco Bay Area, from a beach hopping roll to brew pubs (take out only currently), to a car-free and easy bike trail among th...
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November 25, 2020 34 min
Autumn in the outdoors is refreshing and recharging. Let's turn over a new leaf on 2020. Weekend Sherpa's podcast came about as a result of the early quarantine days of the Covid-19 pandemic and 9 months later many of us have never been more thankful and grateful for the great outdoors. In this episode, Brad and Holly discuss getting outside as the weather turns colder, and share top recommendations for hikes and bike rides...
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November 2, 2020 41 min
2020 has been the year of "hold my beer" and this week is going to be no exception, as America votes! Want to clear your head? Brad and Holly are dedicating this episode to sharing some of the most meditative hikes and outdoors spots in both NorCal and SoCal for taking a breather and getting a little distance from multiple stressors. They'll talk about easy-going hikes that are beautiful this time of year, some hike-in ...
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October 20, 2020 45 min
Come for the wine, stay for the outdoors! However you decide to visit, fall in Sonoma County is outdoors-spectacular. In this episode, Brad and Holly give the beta on the best places to hike on the coast, drink wine overlooking the Pacific, bike ride to family-owned wineries, catch the greatest of all time sunset, and hike in to beach very few people know about. They'll also tell you where to eat mouthwatering bbq brisket on a...
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September 16, 2020 37 min
Wild times with wildfires and bad air are challenging the state. When the smoke clears and the air quality is better, beat the blues by finding blue skies. In SoCal, that includes urban hikes to less known but spectacular local bridges, including one of the few remaining pedestrian wooden trestles in SoCal, and possibly the most romantic bridge in Los Angeles. In NorCal, what's the scene at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park ...
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September 2, 2020 32 min
Brad and Holly discuss the recent wildfires in Northern California, the new reality of wildfire season stretching longer every year, the status of the redwoods endangered by the flames, what happens next, and ways keep your spirits up (hint: get outdoors). They discuss some great local hikes and bike rides by the ocean, lakes, and reservoirs in Northern and Southern California. They also reveal a couple of their favorite hike-in be...
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August 19, 2020 32 min
Okay, it's secret-ish. In this episode Weekend Sherpa co-founders Brad and Holly highlight their recent visit to The Lakes Basin, a lesser known outdoors adventureland in the northern Sierra Nevada. Get tips on everything from scenic drives, old school lodges, lakeside campgrounds (including how to score a site, and which one is their favorite), and several remarkable (and uncrowded!) hikes, including to perhaps the most dramat...
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Ready to tell 2020 to hit the road? We feel you. With reluctances to get on planes, and international travel pretty much not an option, the road trip has emerged as a welcome way to have an outdoors-focused getaway. So where do you go for wide open spaces and plenty of fresh air and fun things to do outside? We say, go for The Road Trip Less Traveled! In this special episode Brad and Holly (and others from the Weekend Sherpa team) ...
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July 28, 2020 34 min
Weekend Sherpa co-founders Brad and Holly talk about unique hikes with great views, from ridge rambles where you can get good social distance in the Bay Area, to trails in LA with great views of the Hollywood Sign, as well as their experiences with celebrity sightings. They also discuss the Great American Outdoors Act, Covid-19 and the outdoors, and the Sierra Club's recent statement about John Muir's racist past.
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