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Montaña de Oro’s Bluff Trail offers beautiful ocean vistas

The trail: The Bluff Trail, Montaña de Oro State Park. From San Luis Obispo, take the Los Osos Valley Road exit from Highway 101. After 12.2 miles, Los Osos Valley Road becomes Pecho Valley Road. Continue the final 2.6 miles to enter Montaña de Oro State Park. Pass through a eucalyptus grove before reaching the parking area for Bluff Trail, which is on the right side of the road just past the visitor center.

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SLO County Hike of the Week: Harmony Headlands

Hiking the trail in Harmony Headlands State Park between Cayucos and Cambria has a big payoff: Panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. To top it all off, the trail is fairly easy and doesn’t take more than two hours to complete, unless you spend some time watching the waves or the whales.

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T-shirt keeps sweat, stink away perfect for backpacking

Technical fabrics have taken over athletic apparel for a good reason. You want the sweat to wick-away from your body during a workout, not stick to your shirt and get heavy like a traditional cotton T-shirt. This is true whether you're in the gym or outside running, hiking, or biking - which is why when it comes to shirts designed for these activities, non-cotton fabrics are basically all you'll find. There is, however, one drawback with many technical fabrics: They stink. Or to put it more diplomatically, they hold on to odors, both while on your body and sometimes even after a trip through the wash.

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The best barre moves for beginners

Lifting and toning your muscles to lengthen your body are the staples of the ever-growing barre movement. Though the moves incorporate ideas from ballet, yoga, and Pilates, the strength training exercise will have you sweating and sculpting in no time.

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Five exercises to keep you Zen while traveling

The notion of traveling across the globe induces an exhilarating thrill. Hopping on a plane, soaring through the sky, and landing at your dream destination - what a concept. However, the reality of traveling is far less glamorous and much more exhausting. While there is certainly nothing Zen about long TSA lines or sitting between two selfie queens, there are ways to manage your stress level.

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Hiking Harmony Headlands State Park

Follow the trail from Highway 1 to the Pacific Ocean at Harmony Headlands State Park.
Jennifer Robillard jrobillard@thetribunenews.com
Hiking Harmony Headlands State Park 0:55

Hiking Harmony Headlands State Park

Cuesta College backpacking class makes final preparations for three-day trip 1:43

Cuesta College backpacking class makes final preparations for three-day trip

Hiking the Reservoir Canyon Trail 1:17

Hiking the Reservoir Canyon Trail

Flora and Fauna of the Salinas River Walk 0:28

Flora and Fauna of the Salinas River Walk