Weekendsherpa.com is a slick, well-done site devoted to outdoors activities in the Bay Area. Main attraction is a weekly e-mail newsletter. Here’s an entry from this morning’s missive:

Once a year Muir Woods is transformed into a luminous nighttime landscape. Late on the afternoon of the winter solstice, the trails are lit by luminarias, and hikers are invited to stroll along candlelit paths Muir Woods Winter Solsticethrough some of the oldest and tallest trees on the planet. This annual winter-solstice event is a family-friendly celebration of one of the Bay Area’s most beloved parks. The occasion includes stage performances, story telling, and bonfires, as well as a special “Solstice Menu” that typically features hot apple cider and other bone-warming beverages. Bring your favorite mug, winter jacket, and blanket, and savor some solstice enchantment.

The celebration is Dec. 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Parking is limited, so it’s wise to arrive early and carpool. No dogs. Bring a flashlight. For more information, click here.

Lots, lots more at the site. Thanks to Brad Day, the site’s honcho, for sending his URL along awhile back. E-mail sign-up page here; Seven pages of hikes links start here.