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National park visits hits record high for 3rd straight year
Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic levels of popularity.
What exactly is an atmospheric river?
Also called a 'Pineapple Express,' the atmospheric river of warm, tropical air brought rain-laden clouds to Sonoma's coast.
Rain doesn’t delay Sonoma County redwood planting
Despite high wind and torrential rain, volunteers planted 1,350 redwood seedlings on badly logged land in Camp Meeker.
Get outside in Sonoma County this week
Learn to cycle, meet some ducks and photograph wildlife and weather this week.
Gearhead: 2 umbrellas for gusty storms
These rainy day companions keep you dry while bend with the wind rather than turning inside-out.
West county 'TreeGirl' shares intimate tree encounters
The Sebastopol arborist and photographer hosted ticks, a leech and a few rashes while posing nude with trees in 13 countries.
Get outdoors this week in Sonoma County
Learn about ducks, count birds, experiment with science, build trails and hike with a Spanish-speaking guide.
Gearhead: Waterproof walking shoes
Merrell’s iceproof and waterproof Jungle Mocs grip the ice and keep feet dry.
Walk in the wild on the John Muir Trail
If the John Muir Trail is on your radar for 2017, make plans now to hike along the jagged spine of the Sierra.
Everything you need to know before hiking the John Muir Trail
Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning to hike along the jagged spine of the Sierra this year.
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