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Stories from Outdoors

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.

Thankful Lucky Stars, Fondo-fit

An enthusiastic team of 19 west county women, dressed in matching star-covered jerseys, have become local ambassadors for this weekend's GranFondo event and the sport of cycling.

Island life simplifed in Molokai

The 38-mile-long Hawaiian island boasts of short buildings and adventurous travel by pack mule.

Nature preserve a land for learning

It's not a park, but volunteers, researchers and artists can partake of the wonders of the Fairfield Osborn Preserve near Penngrove, a 450-acre property owned and managed by Sonoma State University.

From Sonoma Magazine: Roads to cycle

Have bike and will travel? Here are a few of the Sonoma County roads and trails awaiting your knobby tires.

Backpacking the back country

It doesn't necessarily take all that much time to find peace, quiet and seclusion, and you don't need to go very far.

From Sonoma Magazine: Russian River reflections

Summers are the stuff of legend for generations of river rats.

New trails for Cloverdale open space preserve

A hiking and wildlife haven on the western edge of Cloverdale is set to become a little more accessible to the public.

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