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HI-Midpines/Yosemite Bug Hostel still rockin' after 10 years

The Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort and Hostel is approaching its 10th anniversary serving as the closest hostel to Yosemite National Park. From humble beginnings to fully loaded hostel, it's quite a milestone to celebrate. With plenty of dorm beds, an affordable cafe serving fresh California mountain cuisine, access to public transit, a full guest kitchen, private rooms, and tent cabins, the hostel has become a magnetic draw in its own right.

Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel collaborates in seabird restoration project

For 11 years the Common Murre Restoration Project has been restoring seabird colonies on a small seastack known as Devil's Slide Rock, on the San Mateo County coast just 15 miles south of San Francisco. The Devil's Slide breeding colony held close to 3,000 Common Murres (Uria aalge) as recently as the early 1980s, but was wiped out as a result of human-caused mortality.

Celebrate spring with a tour of San Francisco's garden blooms

Spring in San Francisco is more a change in attitude than solar inclinations. With the average temperature hovering around 60 degrees year-round, extremes of hot and cold are rare. As Goldilocks said to the three bears, "it's just right" hereabouts. And the sublime rise of San Francisco springtime is an ideal time to experience the city's perennial favorites in greenery scenery.