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Denis Peirce: Good winter fishing conditions

January 23, 2020

We are nearing the end of January when we typically see the lowest water temperatures of the year. Lake water temps are a couple of degrees warmer than I would have guessed six months ago....


AmeriCorps teams work on new Sugarloaf Mountain Trail

January 23, 2020

“I wanted to take a year between high school and college to travel, meet new people and learn new skills,” said Evan Orjala, 18, a member of AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) from Northfield,...


Mary West: Meandering the Beale Falls Trail

January 23, 2020

The drive out to Yuba County is worth it to enjoy the open spaces and waterfalls at Beale Falls. The falls get their name due to the proximity to Beale Air Force Base. Some call...


Fungi diversity hike at Yuba Rim Trail

January 23, 2020

A new immersive educational hiking series led by the Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) with support from the Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT), aims to shed light on the local year-round...




Denis Peirce: Get outside and go fishing

January 9, 2020

It is easy to sit inside warm and dry, watching it rain or blow outside. Combine that with no current fishing license and it is a recipe for staying indoors. Chances are that you will...


Mary West: Hiking the Clementine Trail in Auburn

January 9, 2020

Clementine Trail is one of, if not the, most popular trails in the Auburn State Recreation Area. Starting at gate #139 the journey from the confluence of the North and Middle Forks of the American...






Denis Peirce: Getting ready for 2020 fishing

December 26, 2019

This is the final fishing column for 2019. Looking back on the year, the most significant event was the wet winter of ‘19. Not quite a record for rain fall, but the storms just kept...


Mary West: Exploring the Cascade Canal Trail

December 26, 2019

Temperatures cool. The leaves changed color and have fallen at our feet. We day hikers can come down out of the High Sierra and smell the earth closer to home. Nevada County has a few...


Denis Peirce: Three days on the pond

December 12, 2019

There are waters on this continent that feature epic fish in their depths. Generally speaking, big fish grow in big water. One of these is a couple hours away, Pyramid Lake Nevada and its cutthroat...


Mary West: Visiting the Johnny Cash Trail in Folsom

December 12, 2019

The Johnny Cash Trail in Folsom is a 2.5-mile paved pedestrian trail from downtown Folsom, along Folsom Prison’s outer boundary and out to the dam. What a great excuse to visit this historic town during...



21st Annual Snow Goose Festival coming in January

December 12, 2019

The 21st Annual Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway returns to Chico this January. One of the premier birding events in California, this action-packed 5-day event celebrates the millions of waterfowl and thousands of...