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Stories from Outdoors

Gearhead: Let your dog carry the load

Outward Hound’s DayPak has room for keys, water bottle, phone, pooper scoopers and, of course, dog treats.

Chasing waterfalls at Sugarloaf

After a good rain, the turbulent flow of the waterfalls at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park make for a worthy afternoon excursion.

What’s up with those Sonoma County skunks?

It’s mating season, which means love crazy skunks are fighting, spraying and blindly wandering into the road.

Enjoy the outdoors at these great Sonoma County events

Sign up for the Love Walk/Run, take a bilingual hike and learn to use a GoPro camera.

Trail of the week: Sugarloaf’s Pony Gate-Canyon Loop

Rushing waterfalls make this 1.7-mile hike a favorite of families, kids and cool weather hikers.

Tell us: Does your fitness routine include a Smartphone app?

If you use a fitness-based app to fulfill your health goals or to connect with other healthy-minded friends, we want to hear from you.

Keeping the Russian River clean

A Forestville man recruits residents and the homeless to remove mankind’s litter from local waterways.

Enjoy the great outdoors at these great Sonoma County events

Looking for reasons to get outdoors? Check out these fun events around Sonoma County.

Balanced grazing helps Sonoma County’s beauty grow

Our parks and open space preserves can benefit from well-managed grazing by cattle, as explained by park manager, Melanie Parker.

Diehard surfers take to winter waves at Bodega Bay

With larger waves and lack of crowds, veteran surfers look forward to winter as prime time for surfing on the Sonoma Coast.

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