Stories from Outdoors

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.
Also called a 'Pineapple Express,' the atmospheric river of warm, tropical air brought rain-laden clouds to Sonoma's coast.
Despite high wind and torrential rain, volunteers planted 1,350 redwood seedlings on badly logged land in Camp Meeker.
Learn to cycle, meet some ducks and photograph wildlife and weather this week.
These rainy day companions keep you dry while bend with the wind rather than turning inside-out.
The Sebastopol arborist and photographer hosted ticks, a leech and a few rashes while posing nude with trees in 13 countries.
Learn about ducks, count birds, experiment with science, build trails and hike with a Spanish-speaking guide.
Merrell’s iceproof and waterproof Jungle Mocs grip the ice and keep feet dry.
If the John Muir Trail is on your radar for 2017, make plans now to hike along the jagged spine of the Sierra.
Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning to hike along the jagged spine of the Sierra this year.