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On The Trail of the Nine Sisters

Take a hike along Bishop Peak above Cal Poly SLO

Along a panoramic ridgeline that extends from the city of San Luis Obispo to the coast of Morro Bay, rises a rare, nearly straight alignment of rugged hills and craggy peaks collectively known as the Nine Sisters. 

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City to Sea Half Marathon and 5k is Oct. 12

Cuesta College is gearing up to hold its annual fundraiser for the school’s cross country and track and field programs – the City to the Sea Half Marathon and 5K. The event, expected to draw as many as 2,500 participants, is set for Sunday, October 12, 2014. Participants in the half marathon will hit the pavement at 7 a.m. at Higuera and Court streets in downtown San Luis Obispo and end at Dinosaur Caves Park in Pismo Beach.

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CrossFit Training: an elite program for everyone

A CrossFit class at CrossFit Inferno in San Luis Obispo, CA

Fitness is the reason everyone works out.  Weight loss, muscle gain, mobility, functionality, flexibility and a general disposition toward health and wellness are all parts of the idea of fitness.  But with all the gyms out there that use the word fitness, there is only ONE program that actually defines fitness and sets up a recipe to achieve that definition of fitness:  CrossFit!
 

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Paddling It Forward: SLO Coast Kayaks & Stand Up Paddling Gives Back

 
Vincent Shay and Emily Stern of SLO Coast Kayaks & Stand Up Paddling in Avila Beach believe in giving back to the Central Coast, the community where they have lived for over twenty-five years.  They have hit upon a novel way of accomplishing this while still being able to run a successful kayak and SUP rental and touring company.  
 

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The exquisiteness of equine

Take some time to explore SLO County from the saddle

The world is a beautiful place from the back of a horse. When riding, all troubles go out the window and life is suddenly simple. San Luis Obispo County has a rich and diverse equestrian community. Whatever your discipline, there is something here for you. And while we might speak different “horse languages”, it’s important to realize and remember we share the same love of horses.

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My tough mudder story

Editors note: Gary Brown of Paso Robles completed his first tough mudder in September. This is his story.

Misery never felt so good

Why am I here? What’s my age again? 42? Is that old? I was at a friends house for an after golf tournament dinner party. I was happily consuming whatever I wanted: beer, pizza, wine, cheeseburgers, you name it. I overheard a couple of guys talking about the “Tough Mudder Race”. 

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Community walk to stop diabetes

Hosted by Chalk Mountain Golf Course Sept. 28

Chalk Mountain Golf Course in Atascadero is hosting the Community Walk to Stop Diabetes this fall. It’s one the newest initiatives of the American Diabetes Association’s movement to help stop diabetes.
This local grass roots event is organized by local volunteer coordinator Joel Clay and is open to the entire community. Everyone is encouraged to come out and take a stand to help stop diabetes on September 28 at Chalk Mountain Golf Course, starting at 9 am.

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Marathon-ing in New Orleans

Five friends find an excuse to race at NOLA.

It all started with a bucket list,  five girlfriends, running shoes and a plane ticket to New Orleans. Five women, but all sharing the singular goal of supporting one amazing friend. Heidi Wicka had decided that she would run but a single marathon in her lifetime, thus it best be someplace memorable. So when she told us that she had selected New Orleans as THE marathon, how could we not go to support her? Right? New Orleans, AKA NOLA, with Bourbon Street, great food, incredible history, and music that people live a lifetime to hear.

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Get Out, Stand Up

 
Paddle boarding sweeps the Central Coast
At first glance, stand up paddle boarding looks like a sport with an identity disorder. The paddling aspect certainly seems reminiscent of kayaking, but the actual vehicle is a simple, over-sized surfboard. Riders wear calm, serene expressions as if they’re going for a pleasant stroll, except that they’re walking on water. Yes, stand up paddle boarding is a lot like other activities, but there’s nothing quite like it.

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Calmino mission trail is a hiker’s dream

It’s California’s take on the 500-mile trek in Spain

Due to the popularity of the recent movie “The Way,” more Americans have become aware of the Camino de Santiago, the 500-mile trek through northern Spain.  What many Californians don’t realize, however, is that we have a Camino of our own right here in the Golden State.

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