Certainly, the giants trees of Sequoia National Park are reason enough to visit, but unique hiking opportunities and other compelling outdoor adventure also are part of the allure of this national park southwest of Fresno in the southern Sierra Nevada.
Mount Shasta, called "the Woodstock of spirituality," has long been a mountain of mystery, attracting an assortment of spiritual questers. The believers come by the thousands, searching and exploring the giant peak’s myth and magic. They come from around the world, from more than 50 countries, to explore the giant peak, 14,180 feet tall and 17 miles across.
James Sissom and Ashley Schmieder were married on March 16, 2017 at Mount Everest Base Camp. The couple from Sacramento is said to be the first to be wed in a gown and tuxedo there. Adventure photographer Charleton Churchill documented their journey.
The restored Kelso Depot train station, built in 1924 and used by Union Pacific until the late 1950s, is the man-made star of Mojave National Preserve. Today, it serves as the visitors center and museum 95 miles south of Las Vegas.
The New Mission Theater - the first California outpost of Texas' ground-breaking Alamo Drafthouse - opens in San Francisco's Mission District. Here, New Mission creative director Mike Keegan discusses Alamo's eclectic programming, along with the beer, cocktails and made-to-order food.