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Stories from Outdoors

Hiking near the waterfalls of Cataract Trail

The popular Marin County trail descends along Cataract Creek, offering a series of waterfalls in a remote canyon below Mount Tamalpais.

Where to find North Coast waterfalls

With its abundance of public parkland and open space, the North Bay is full of gushing streams and cascading creek flows. Plan your next scenic outing by visiting one of these local waterfalls.

Gearhead: Let your dog carry the load

Outward Hound’s DayPak has room for keys, water bottle, phone, pooper scoopers and, of course, dog treats.

Chasing waterfalls at Sugarloaf

After a good rain, the turbulent flow of the waterfalls at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park make for a worthy afternoon excursion.

What’s up with those Sonoma County skunks?

It’s mating season, which means love crazy skunks are fighting, spraying and blindly wandering into the road.

Enjoy the outdoors at these great Sonoma County events

Sign up for the Love Walk/Run, take a bilingual hike and learn to use a GoPro camera.

Trail of the week: Sugarloaf’s Pony Gate-Canyon Loop

Rushing waterfalls make this 1.7-mile hike a favorite of families, kids and cool weather hikers.

Tell us: Does your fitness routine include a Smartphone app?

If you use a fitness-based app to fulfill your health goals or to connect with other healthy-minded friends, we want to hear from you.

Keeping the Russian River clean

A Forestville man recruits residents and the homeless to remove mankind’s litter from local waterways.

Enjoy the great outdoors at these great Sonoma County events

Looking for reasons to get outdoors? Check out these fun events around Sonoma County.

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