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Patagonia designs backpack tailored to a female frame

This fall, Patagonia has released a new line-up of daypacks offering features that probably won't surprise fans of the company – including a focus on recycled materials and a women's specific model that is tailored to the female frame. The Refugio pack (28 cubic liters for men, 26 for women) features a large main compartment (with a laptop sleeve) and a secondary compartment with plenty of organizing options for electronics and other supplies. The stretch woven pockets on the side are designed to accommodate water bottles of various sizes, and compression straps on either side can help you cinch the pack to secure the load.

Hunting Fishing

Best times for anglers

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Outdoors

Boating the water wonderlands of South Puget Sound

It's the most blissful part of summer: late enough in the season for warm days but with crisp mornings that make hot coffee the best discovery ever. I'm perched in the cockpit of my 32-foot sailboat, its bow line tied to a state-park buoy, with Mount Rainier filling the horizon like John Goodman fills a TV screen. As the sun rises the moorage is perfectly quiet, with just two other sailboats in Delano Bay.

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Watch this Placer County Sheriff's sergeant show off his artistic side to benefit the Colfax Skate Park

Colfax Station Commander Ty Conners used charcoal and watercolor to paint this portrait of a Native American for a charity auction to raise money for the Colfax Skate Park. Potential bidders can head to the Sheriff's Office's Facebook page until noon on Sept. 14 to bid on the piece.
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Watch this Placer County Sheriff's sergeant show off his artistic side to benefit the Colfax Skate Park

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