Foraging for Mushrooms in MENDOCINO

Northern California's Mendocino County celebrates the mushroom season with a round-up of fungi adventures this fall.As the flavors of fall arrive in Mendocino, the annual crop of coveted candy cap, chanterelle and porcini mushrooms are plum for picking. Straddling Highways 1 and 101 with nearly 2,500 sq. miles of live oak, pygmy forests and stately redwood groves, the region is a natural hotspot … [Read more...]

Bear Valley’s Tough Mudder Competition

Participation in endurance sports across the US is soaring.  None, however, are as down and dirty as the Tough Mudder race, held this year in Bear Valley, California. It’s pretty obvious that Americans are down with the program when it comes to endurance sports: over 15 million of us either jog or run on a regular basis, over 20,000 runners competed in last year’s Boston Marathon, and more than … [Read more...]

Wine and Wilderness in Yosemite Valley

Here’s a toast to an irresistible pairing of prime Northern California backcountry, Yosemite’s Ansel Adams Wilderness, and the region’s other important natural resource, world-class wine. Dubbed “Wine and Wilderness,” the new tour is a joint effort by Napa Valley’s Stewart Cellars, Slingshot Wines, and Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides, a noted expedition company that has been recognized as a … [Read more...]