Laina Rose, a 17-year-old young woman from Redding, has hiked - alone - a good portion of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail and says she wants to complete the trek. It’s a big challenge even for people with more experience and hikers who set out with companions, let alone a person not yet in college. What do you think, is such an adventure a good idea?

Roseville is accepting residents’ suggestions for the names of two new parks until 5 p.m. July 29. One of the parks is a three-acre site on Stone Point Drive in the city’s Stoneridge area. The second Park is eight acres and is located next to Fiddyment Farm Elementary School, 4001 Brick Mason Circle.

Not too long ago, grizzly bears ruled much of California from the coastal mountains in the south to the Cascade Range in the north. No other creature in the land could outfight Ursus arctos horribilis. Not until humans nearly drove this majestic creature into oblivion. It’s the official state animal of California, even though it doesn’t live here anymore. Now, 92 years after the last California grizzly bear was killed in Tulare County, there’s an effort to return them to their ancestral homelands.

Salmon fishing season officially opens in this week’s top picks.

The Sacramento River for too long has been a Rodney Dangerfield of streams – falling perhaps a tad short on respect. But lately, that’s begun to change.

Authors says it’s time to rethink what you eat around the campfire.

With the most clear weather anywhere during the summer, California, including the greater Sacramento area, is ideal for watching the stars - and anything else floating around out there.

Anglers are producing good numbers of trout and catfish in the Sacramento River in this week’s top picks.

We’ve put together five rides – all within a few hours’ drive from Sacramento – that offer something for everyone.

Escape the summer heat in Sacramento by trekking the Skyline to the Sea trail.

Not to be confused with guided whitewater experiences, the river float is an animal unto itself. Rowing is nominal. Rapids are minimal. Recreation is maximized.

Ron Mackie remembers picking up toilet paper for two weeks after Memorial Day 1970. About 1,500 “flower children” spent the holiday jammed into a lovely camping spot not far from Nevada Fall.

Elite runners prize the award they earn by enduring the 100-mile endurance run.

Check your equipment, wear your life jacket and stay sober, police say.

In a whitewater season such as the present one, all signs point to a resurgence in popularity of the inflatable kayak.

See which areas are scheduled for trout plants, and which lake is dropping fast because of higher flows down the American River causing stripers moving out to deeper water, in this week’s Top Pick.

The Michigan Bluff to Swinging Bridge segment of the Western States Trail is challenging and historic. Just don’t get lost.

Bass fishing in the American River and Lake Oroville lead this week’s top picks.

Big fish, namely rainbows and mackinaws, are biting in these week’s top picks.

In many parts of the country, abandoned train tracks have been repurposed into multiuse exercise trails. The best of them – a little more than two dozen routes in all – are in the Rail-to-Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame, and several of those are located in the Northwest region of the United States, in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Shad fishing is plentiful this week on the American and Sacramento rivers.

Bass bite is on “fire” at Folsom Lake, while persistant winds slowed down the action on the Delta.

The Sports for Life Soccer Tournament, which concludes this afternoon, hosts more than 500 players 50 and older for a weekend of senior soccer at Elverta's Cherry Island Soccer Complex.

Mount Burdell in the Marin County town of Novato offers a pretty five-mile trail loop and some quality time with cows.

The drought will not change the paddling leg of Eppie’s Great Race.

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Sierra streams and the Eastern Sierra opened for fishing Saturday, and the upper American River opens May 1.

Jim Geiger, a Sacramento climber who sought to become the oldest American to summit Mount Everest, announced today that he is abandoning the effort in the wake of an avalanche Friday that killed 16 Sherpa guides.

The expedition to climb Mt. Everest that included Sacramento area resident Jim Geiger was cancelled Wednesday due to conditions resulting from the icefall avalanche that killed 16 people.

American River flows are set to increase Monday night, and for three days thereafter, to help salmon and steelhead migrate.

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