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Sunset Magazine is a magazine covering western homes, gardens, food and travel (five regional editions). Founded in 1898, it is a monthly publication published by Sunset Publishing Corp. Sunset Magazine subjects include home and gardening as well as travel and tourism. The senior vice president is Kevin Lynch.

Articles from Vol. 235, No. 1, July

A Perfect Day in Cheyenne
Wyoming's capital celebrates its Old West roots this month with Frontier Days-a great reason to cycle, ride horses, and sample craft beer in this fun-loving town. By Davina van BurenCowboy culture, amplifiedIf you haven't ever been to Cheyenne Frontier...
A Perfect Day in Taos, NM
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Long renowned for its art, this mountain town blossoms in the summer, with beautiful hikes, alfresco eats, and one incredible powwow. A grand night for dancing Silhouetted against the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the...
A Sea of Grass
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A swath of rusty-hued New Zealand sedge (Carex testacea) brings alive a formerly bland spot among European weeping birches (Betulapendula) in Saratoga, California. The grass doesn't live long but is "well worth the trouble...
Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS.Q. Next month, we'll be traveling up the Oregon Coast from Trinidad, California. Please recommend redwood hikes, things to see on the way, and a place to stay in Astoria. -LISETTE JOHNSONDEAR...
Ask Sunset: Have a Question about Life in the West? We Have the Answers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Q. Next month, we'll be traveling up the Oregon Coast from Trinidad, California. Please recommend redwood hikes, things to see on the way, and a place to stay in Astoria.--LISETTE JOHNSON DEAR LISETTE For a walk among big...
Cabin Fervor
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] What's an empty, overgrown lot without a house on it? The perfect vacation spot for Seattleites Aaron and Hilary Richmond. After snatching up a narrow piece of land on Lake...
Camp Dreams
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] I was never enthused about summer camp. A bookish introvert, I was enchanted by the idealized version of nature found in Charlotte's Web. Spending a week in a bunkhouse with a dozen perky, athletic girls and a host of actual...
Fun for All
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The most memorable summer breaks are the ones shared with people you love. Here are 12 great spots for families, couples, and just plain friends. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] FAMILY GETAWAYS Sure, an entire nation was scarred...
Gold Rush Spirit
Pisco-our forty-niner forebears' drink of choice-is making a tasty comeback.BACK IN THE DAY before the Transcontinental Railroad, when gold seekers were rushing the Sierra Foothills, most supplies bound for the West Coast came by boat around Cape Horn....
Gold Rush Spirit: Pisco-Our Forty-Niner Forebears' Drink of Choice-Is Making a Tasty Comeback
BACK IN THE DAY before the Transcontinental Railroad, when gold seekers were rushing the Sierra Foothills, most supplies bound for the West Coast came by boat around Cape Horn. The last port of call before hitting San Francisco was Pisco, Peru--convenient...
High Serenity
Yosemite's mountain camps give you wilderness grandeur without having to rough it (much). By Christine RyanI'M busy looking for bears, although this high in Yosemite's backcountry-10,750 feet, more or less- marmots are a better bet. Any kind of real...
High Serenity: Yosemite's Mountain Camps Give You Wilderness Grandeur without Having to Rough It (Much)
I'M busy looking for bears, although this high in Yosemite's backcountry--10,750 feet, more or less-- marmots are a better bet. Any kind of real forest lies an hour's hike behind us, at Vogelsang High Sierra Camp (elevation there, a mere 10,300 feet)....
In the Western HOME
TIPS FROM OUR TEAMIDEA WE LOVEA BOLD ACCENT WINDOWAn accent wall makes a statement, but if you're a little color shy, how about just the window? This one, in the West Hollywood kitchen of textile designer Heather Taylor (heathertaylor home.com), provides...
In with the Old
An L.A. fixer-upper gets a fresh look with the help of salvaged and vintage finds.JOI KARNES IS NO STRANGER to tenacity. Since he joined the band Fitz and the Tantrums in 2010, he has been steadily building a massive fan base. But when it came to buying...
In with the Old: An L.A. Fixer-Upper Gets Afresh Look with the Help of Salvaged and Vintage Finds
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] JOE KARNES IS NO STRANGER to tenacity. Since he joined the band Fitz and the Tantrums in 2010, he has been steadily building a massive fan base. But when it came to buying a house, Karnes and his...
One Home, Three Gardens: An Oregon Family Plants for Sun, Shade, and Veggies on Their Little Patch of Paradise
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] INSPIRED BY her green-thumbed father, Sherilyn Farris wanted a beautiful garden of her own. One thing held her back: "We were afraid of putting all this money into a yard and having the deer eat it," she says. They also needed...
Summer Camp (for Grown-Ups)
The days of roasting s'mores and making lifelong friendships in a week don't have to end when you reach legal drinking age. Summer camps are catering to adults now too. Want to become a grilling superstar? There's a camp for that. A skateboard master?...
Sweet Tarts
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Just two simple recipes and some ripe, juicy fruit give you a season of possibilities. BASIC TART DOUGH MAKES AT LEAST ENOUGH FOR A 10-IN. TART 15 MINUTES, PLUS AT LEAST 2 HOURS TO CHILL This buttery dough produces a crisp...
Sweet Tarts
SUMMER BAKINGJust two simple recipes and some ripe, juicy fruit give you a season of possibilities.BASIC TART DOUGHMAKES AT LEAST ENOUGH FOR A 10-IN. TART 15 MINUTES, PLUS AT LEAST 2 HOURS TO CHILLThis buttery dough produces a crisp yet sturdy crust....
Weeknight Cooking
ORANGE LEMON CHICKEN SERVES 4/25 MINUTES This is a light version of the battered and fried "lemon chicken" found on many Chinese take-out menus. Adding the citrus segments at the end of cooking helps keep the flavors fresh. 1 lb. boned, skinned chicken...
Wine Time
Melody Fuller, founder of the inaugural Oakland Wine Festival, spills the grapes. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] There's no shortage of places to sip a casual glass in the Bay Area-- or events that pair many sips and bites. But when was the last time...
Your CHECKLIST
ROCKY MOUNTAINSPLANTAfter picking the last of the spring-planted peas, remove leaves and roots to add to your compost pile. In the empty spot, start seeds of Swiss chard, a biennial that germinates when the soil temperature is 85 ° or below. Keep the...
You're Invited to an Edible Garden Party
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] DURING THE SUMMER, Erin Scott, author of the food blog Yummy Supper, entertains in her Berkeley garden as often as she can--and cooks from it too. "My garden is a constant source of inspiration" in the kitchen, she says. 5...
Zucchini Galore
This famously prolific vegetable is also one of the season's most versatile ingredients. ZUCCHINI BURGERS MAKES 4/65 MINUTES We've given the veggie burger a serious upgrade, with browned mushrooms, nuts, and spices in the shredded zucchini patties, and...
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