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Hiking Inn to Inn

Hike inn to inn - Savor the journey and the destination. Leave the car behind, explore the wild and sleep in a comfortable inn each night.

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San Francisco to Stinson Beach 1 Reply

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Take a California vacation hiking from inn-to-inn

Welcome to the Walkabout Community

We invite you to read and share stories about inn to inn vacations, in California and around the world.

With a light daypack and a few reservations you can travel for days on California's breathtaking coastline or in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, each night recovering your energy with a delicious meal, a comfortable bed, and maybe even a hot tub. Hiking inn to inn is an age old tradition. Enjoy and share stories, pictures and resources about human-powered travel from around the world.

Learn more about inn to inn hiking vacations in California, become a member, or purchase Walkabout guides or the books.

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Yellowstone in the Winter

The summer Yellowstone crowds disappear, and serenity settles on the land for both people and animals.  Bison gather in the geyser basins where food is more abundant.  Elk graze along river banks.  Wolves and coyotes come to pick off the…


Posted by Tom Courtney on February 27, 2017 at 9:17am

Birding – Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

A red-tailed hawk swoops low, and 1,000 startled snow geese lift with a cacophony of honks and chatter.  They ascend in disarray, filling the sky.  Breathtaking chaos.  Then they gradually assemble, circle, and return to their vernal pond.

Winter is…


Posted by Tom Courtney on January 11, 2017 at 10:49am

San Clemente to Oceanside

This one day, 23.8 mile “bridge hike” connects two multi-day walkabouts. There are no inns or restaurants, but the inn-to-inn hiker is rewarded with the longest stretch of accessible uninterrupted, undeveloped shoreline for over 200 miles. Hike miles of plateau between coastal mountains and the sea. Walk through Camp Pendleton where you will experience an active Marine Corps base at two miles an hour. This is a challenging hike. Be sure to bring your driver’s license. They will check it as…


Posted by Tom Courtney on July 22, 2014 at 7:55am — 2 Comments

Kayak the Albion River

Kayaking up stream, the river stirs.  A harbor seal pokes his head above the surface and stares back at us.  Overhead, an osprey glides, searching for lunch.  Blue herons perch on limbs of firs, pines, and redwoods on the river banks.  We startle a cormorant.  Madly slapping the…


Posted by Tom Courtney on November 23, 2016 at 9:02am


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