Outdoors

Outdoors

Three moves to get toned arms

The body of a dancer is truly extraordinary - long, lean, and insanely strong, all at the same time. Truth be told, we'd love to look like a dancer without the years and years of training, and guess what? Now we can.

Outdoors

Smartwool meets expectations for running shorts

Running shorts seem like they should be the easiest thing in the world to buy. Yet while there is not much to them, a lot of things can go wrong. Maybe that explains why most of us have a couple of go-to pairs while the rest sit in the closet gathering dust? The problem is that a running short that doesn't fit right can produce chaffing, something that no runner wants to talk about. So while it may not take a doctorate to manufacture good men's running apparel, the Smartwool PhD Run Short at least earns an honorary degree for its excellent performance.

Outdoors

Great memorable national park roads

In national parks throughout the West, rangers and traffic engineers work long hours to nudge travelers out of their cars and onto trails – or at least onto shuttle buses and other less-polluting alternatives. But the dramatic roads that the National Park Service carved out in the early 20th century aren’t going away.

Outdoors

Before the rut, expect experienced bucks

In the fall, increasingly shorter days trigger most of the white-tailed deer behaviors that hunters rely upon. During the mating season, hormones run amuck. Females advertise their willingness to breed. Males catch a whiff, react violently to competing males and forget their naturally fidgety, guarded nature. Hunters learn that the rut creates opportunities at a time of year when deer are too preoccupied to be cautious.

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.

Videos

Packrafting the rivers and trails of Wyoming

A new sport called packrafting is transforming backcountry travel, allowing adventurers to carry compact inflatable rafts on the trail.
Brad Branan bbranan@sacbee.com
Packrafting the rivers and trails of Wyoming 1:44

Packrafting the rivers and trails of Wyoming

Here's how to properly secure a life vest 1:13

Here's how to properly secure a life vest

Will a plankton bloom help bring Delta smelt back from the brink? 1:13

Will a plankton bloom help bring Delta smelt back from the brink?

Happy 100th birthday, National Parks Service 1:02

Happy 100th birthday, National Parks Service