Stories from Outdoors

Teen photographer Kelly Needleman’s images have gathered more than 13,000 followers on Instagram, and have appeared on the National Geographic, CNBC and ABC-TV websites.
Using a remotely operated diving vehicle, scientists explored the depths of the Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuary to check out the ecosystem's health. What they found is amazing.
Hex’s new lightweight chair for backpackers — weighing only 1 lb. 5 oz — warrants consideration for trail-weary bones.
From coastal clean up to surfing, from swifts to bats, get your nature on this week in Sonoma County.
A kayak camping trip from Healdsburg to Jenner? For experienced river folks, it’s a great weekend getaway for fall.
Help clean the coast, become a forest stewart or learn to paddleboard, all this week in Sonoma County.
A new LED tent stake from UCO removes one of the great perils of tent camping.
Sonoma County Regional Parks is offering seven days of off-leash fun for dogs who love to swim and a new season pass for frequent visitors.
At lakes and other bodies of water, several species of dragonflies are feeding and breeding throughout the region, making a beautiful spectacle before migration begins.
Trails are roomier, rates cheaper and the lake waters are beautiful but bracing. All this and leaf-peeping, too.