Outdoors

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SLO County Hike of the Week: Black Hill offers stunning views of Morro Bay

Black Hill in Morro Bay offers a quick trek with expansive views of the estuary, Morro Rock, Irish Hills and Cerro Cabrillo.

Outdoors

Lightspur makes is easier to run in the dark

With temperatures warming up, you're more likely to go outside for a run or bike ride. But daylight is still at a premium, meaning that if you want to exercise before or after work, you still have to deal with the darkness. The Nathan LightSpur RX is a relatively inexpensive way to help ensure that you're seen while exercising in the darkness. The very bright LED lights, which resemble high-tech spurs, attach easily to your shoes. You can change the color to red, green or blue, and choose either a constant light or a strobe setting.

Outdoors

This easy 10-minute workout will help you get in shape

Of all the excuses we come up with to skip the gym, timing is likely the most popular - and in many cases, it might also be the most legitimate. When you're slammed at work and have other responsibilities at home, finding a whole hour (and change, if you're accounting for travel time) to spend at the gym each day can be tough.

Outdoors

Big Brothers match used skiing, boarding to connect

Bruce Wetten and Michael Arment spent 12 years together in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho program. Once a week every winter, they'd go to Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area to ski and snowboard - part of an arrangement that brings dozens of kids to the mountain each year.

Outdoors

Tracking app helped Wisconsin woman lose 110 pounds

Miranda Couch joined the Princeton Club in New Berlin on Sept. 1, 2014, and decided to try a 75-minute double pump class even though she only needed to climb a flight of stairs to feel winded. She found a spot in the very back row and grabbed a set of dumbbells.

Outdoors

How one cyclist climbed a million feet on his bike in a year

Torey Philipp has been riding and racing his road bike since he was 14. Now, he trains on the roads throughout Northern California, often leaving from his El Dorado Hills home and heading out into the foothills of the Sierra to go up and down all kinds of hills and mountains on quiet rural roads.

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A quick hike up Black Hill offers aerial view of Morro Bay

Black Hill, one of the "Nine Sisters," offers views of Morro Bay National Estuary, Morro Rock, Irish Hills and Cerro Cabrillo in San Luis Obispo County.
Scott Middlecamp The Tribune
A quick hike up Black Hill offers aerial view of Morro Bay 0:50

A quick hike up Black Hill offers aerial view of Morro Bay

Hiking Boucher Trail at Piedras Blancas 1:29

Hiking Boucher Trail at Piedras Blancas

SLO County rock climbers take on Cabrillo Peak 1:44

SLO County rock climbers take on Cabrillo Peak

Take a virtual hike along Rocky Canyon Trail 0:34

Take a virtual hike along Rocky Canyon Trail