Voyages et Plein air
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Sunset November 2017

SUNSET celebrates your love of Western living. Discover new weekend and day trip destinations, inspiring homes and gardens, and fast and fresh recipes that highlight the West's great local ingredients. For annual or monthly subscriptions (on all platforms except iOS), your subscription will automatically renew and be charged to your provided payment method at the end of the term unless you choose to cancel. You may cancel at any time during your subscription in your account settings. If your provided payment method cannot be charged, we may terminate your subscription.

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United States
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Sunset Publishing Corporation
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2 min.
my happy place

IT WAS DAY ONE of the CamelBak Pursuit Series (pursuitseries.co), and I was riding to my tent in the back of a Polaris RZR when Sunset travel editor Lauren Ladoceour took my picture. We had been squabbling goodnaturedly over which one of us would have to sit shotgun, and as I claimed the rear cargo area with triumph, I leaned over the front seat and smiled. The roving choose-yourown- adventure campground had touched down in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Saratoga, California—there’s an aerial view of our location to the left—and rock climbing, outdoor yoga, and kayaking were all on my agenda. Looking at the photo brings me back to the boundless anticipation I felt at that moment, sun-warmed and psyched for a weekend in the wild. It was, to…

1 min.
new & now

Take a hike— with our guide Walk off the turkey on our top 20 trails, like this stunning Southern California path from Crystal Cove to Laguna Beach: sunset.com/fallhikes. Coming soon: Palm Springs Idea House Our ultra-modern Palm Springs home is under construction and scheduled to open for tours in late January. Follow along for updates: sunset.com/ideahouse. Easy fall tablescapes We teamed with designer Molly Wood to bring you three fresh ideas for decorating your Thanksgiving table: sunset.com/falltablescape. CLOCKWISE FROM BOTTOM RIGHT: E. SPENCER TOY; LAUREN LADOCEOUR; JASON HATFIELD; THOMAS J. STORY…

4 min.
best of the west

SKILL SHARE BACK TO BASICS When friends Lauren Malloy, Ashley Moore, and Emma Moore (no relation) —an animal specialist, folk herbalist, and expert home cook, respectively— set out to teach old-school skills like cow milking and cheesemaking, they weren’t sure how many people would show up. But shortly after the Santa Barbara County–based trio launched Women’s Heritage roughly two years ago, their monthly workshops (which run the gamut from welding to wreath making) began selling out. Now they’ve opened Heritage Goods & Supply, a country-style general store in beach-centric Carpinteria, where they stock Instagram -ready ingredients for the urban homestead lifestyle—think Weck jars and Current/Elliott denim. Got questions on beekeeping, growing an herbal remedy garden, or raising backyard chickens? You’ll find tips (and baby chicks!) on hand. The goal, say the women,…

6 min.
ride of a lifetime

IT came topped with a giant red bow— a gift from my husband to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. I walked off the plane in Hailey, Idaho, passed through the sleepy airport, and there she was, waiting curbside: a 1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, ready to start a new life at our ranch beneath the majestic backdrop of the Sawtooth Range. I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for schmaltz, a romantic for classic Americana. Hell, I’m still clonking around in my Frye boots from college, and I’ve paid silly amounts for rusty old signs and a diner clock that doesn’t keep time. How did my husband know this Jeep with vinyl wood-grain siding would strike the perfect chord? Probably because I cooedwhenever I saw a Waggy cruising a desert highway or filling…

1 min.
dream machines

SNAG A RENTAL On your next road trip, fulfill your classic truck fantasy with one of the rentals on DriveShare, a new high-end car-sharing service that launched in August. Amid the Porsches and Ferraris, you might find a bright red 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser parked in Seattle. driveshare.com HITCH A RIDE While Wagoneers tend to inspire a singular camaraderie— there are Jeep clubs, meet-ups, and backcountry rides all over the West —other off-roaders have their fan clubs too. In January, the Cal4Wheel group hosts a Winter Fun Festival, held in Grass Valley, California, where 600-plus enthusiasts get together for shared meals, challenging snow rides, and gentler trips reserved for historical SUVs. cal4wheel.com WINDOW-SHOP One of the West’s biggest car shows takes place every January in Scottsdale, Arizona, when consignors from all over the United States…

2 min.
a tail of two cities

If you’re considering a big move with your entire pack, it pays to take a dog’s-eye view on the matter and look for sunny, active cities with year-round outdoor fun. Take Boulder, Colorado: The Front Range city is a paradise for pups (and people) who love wide-open spaces and pine-scented air. San Diego, with its super-accessible beaches, is dog heaven as well. Spend all morning on the sand, then catch a Padres game from left-center field at Petco Park’s The Barkyard. (We hear homo sapiens might enjoy tagging along too.) BOULDER POINT OF VIEW “My lab swims all year in Boulder Reservoir. She’s totally fine going out on a sunny 40° day in ¬anuary.” —Emily Wolf, director, Summit Dog Rescue Median home value $687,000 Average November high 54° Off-leash trails 87 miles (special “voice and sight” tag required) GreatSchools rating 8…