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Stories from Outdoors

Promoting an unplugged life

A Petaluma couple is relying on social media to promote a line of branded apparel aimed at getting people to put down their digital devices.

Urban walkabout to San Francisco

A few months back, a Santa Rosa trio walked 85 miles in five days, a pilgrimage that allowed them to see North Bay roads from a very different perspective.

Hitting the ski slopes easy from Santa Rosa

Planning a winter run up the mountain is both affordable and easy through ski shop's day trips, as long as you don't mind the early wake up.

Gifts for the outdoor enthusiast

Here are some nifty ideas for the more adventurous folks on your gift giving list.

Thankful Lucky Stars, Fondo-fit

An enthusiastic team of 19 west county women, dressed in matching star-covered jerseys, have become local ambassadors for this weekend's GranFondo event and the sport of cycling.

Island life simplifed in Molokai

The 38-mile-long Hawaiian island boasts of short buildings and adventurous travel by pack mule.

Nature preserve a land for learning

It's not a park, but volunteers, researchers and artists can partake of the wonders of the Fairfield Osborn Preserve near Penngrove, a 450-acre property owned and managed by Sonoma State University.

From Sonoma Magazine: Roads to cycle

Have bike and will travel? Here are a few of the Sonoma County roads and trails awaiting your knobby tires.

Backpacking the back country

It doesn't necessarily take all that much time to find peace, quiet and seclusion, and you don't need to go very far.

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