Stories from Outdoors

Entrance fees on the rise at Yosemite, elsewhere

Be prepared to pay a bit more if you're headed to some national parks and recreation areas this summer.

National parks call on Americans to 'Find Your Park'

With its centennial approaching in 2016, the park service is launching a campaign Thursday to raise support and court a younger, more diverse visitor base.

Hike, picnic by the light of the moon

LandPaths is hosting an evening hike on April 3 at Carrington Ranch, with a picnic dinner by the light of the moon.

Ways to spend Easter Sunday outside

Beyond egg hunts and treat-filled baskets, here are some ways you can slow down and get close to nature.

Celebrate the spring equinox outdoors

Landpaths is bringing in spring with a few celebratory events planned for this Sunday.

New Sonoma County hiking spots

This weekend's expected summer-like weather is just in time to explore some of the county's newest, barely beaten hiking trails.

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.

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