Stories from Outdoors

Check out these outdoors events for the week of May 18.
Rock climber Tommy Caldwell, out with a new memoir and coming to Santa Rosa later this month, talks about his complicated relationship with Kevin Jorgeson, losing a finger and how he almost gave up on his Dawn Wall dream.
The new hands-free Spot headlamp from Black Diamond lasts a long time, with an adjustable beam.
From bouquet-making to marathon sign-ups, some good reasons to get outside in Sonoma County this week.
This flotation vest helps kids learn to swim, making it easier on both parents and children alike.
A professional geologist shares where to go to see some of the region's most unusual formations.
From sandcastles and kites, to wildlife tracking and raptors, get outside the weekend of May 6-7 with some great Sonoma County events. It’s also time to register for some of the season’s best half-marathons.
Sonoma Land Trust’s newest acquisitions allow for public access to these wildlands while preserving habitat and creation of wildlife corridors.
Some Sonoma County vineyards open their wineries to hikers who want to venture between the rows. Here are a few of our favorites.
Some local wineries offer more than tasting and tours. Jordan Estate and other Sonoma County vineyards let visitors hike the hillsides between rows of vines.