Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon

Travel writer and experienced outdoorswoman Ann Marie Brown offers her in-depth knowledge of Yosemite, from hiking through Tuolumne Meadows and horseback riding in Wawona to buying shower time at local campgrounds. Brown provides trip strategies for every type of traveler, including The Hardcore Hiker, The Waterfall Lover, and even A Winter Weekend, for those visiting […]

Sunlight filters through the trunks of thin tall redwoods along the wooded portion of the trail.

San Francisco Bay Area Day Hike: Pomo Canyon Trail

Although the trail presents great views of the ocean and the Russian River when the weather is clear, it also leads to a destination that doesn’t need sunshine to be enjoyable. In fact, a hike to Pomo Canyon’s redwood grove in dense fog or light rain may be one of the most romantic walks you’ve ever taken. Learn more about this hike from expert Ann Marie Brown.

Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area

Avid hiker and experienced travel writer Ann Marie Brown knows the best places to hike in the San Francisco Bay Area, from ocean-front and mountain trails to scenic walks through Wine Country. This fifth edition of Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area includes new hikes, as well as a handy trail […]

Carved stone steps lead up along a cliffside while across the way water pours over a rock face.

Day Hikes in Yosemite: The Essentials

Yosemite’s many trails offer lots of choices for day-hikers, from the popular paths of Yosemite Valley to more secluded hikes in Tuolumne Meadows. Ann Marie Brown tells day hikers what to bring along to stay comfortable, safe, and happy while enjoying the park’s gorgeous views.