A Refreshing Watering Hole

Waterfowl and Old West flair in laid-back Lake County Sunlight glinted like sapphires on California’s largest and oldest natural, freshwater lake as I drove to its basin. Clear Lake covers 68 square miles (Lake Tahoe is bigger, but sits partly in Nevada). The lake is nearly 1 million years old, and its plant and animal life have… Read more »

Replanting trees and bringing back trails

Friends of Boggs Mountain (FOBM) took the lead in collaboration with CAL FIRE in establishing a new trail system with a focus on multi-use. Starting with some legacy trails that will closely parallel a few of the trails that existed prior to the fire, the group will plan and build a new system of trails that will be designed to accommodate all user groups. Individuals from our hiking, equestrian and mountain biking communities will take part in establishing a trail system that offers each user group the experience they are seeking.

A Geocaching Treasure in Lake County

A quirky new outdoor game has become a worldwide cult hit. It’s called geocaching, and it is catching on in a big way in northern California wine country’s Lake County.

Take a walk on the wild side in the Lake County great outdoors

Lake County isn’t just any pastoral, rustic region; it’s a special place where a confluence of natural factors combine to allow the wildlife to flourish.

Heron Set to Fly at Annual Lake County Heron Days

There is nothing in nature quite like the sight of a large and stately great blue heron. There’s no place like Lake County, California, to see the great blue heron, as Lake County’s Clear Lake is home to a massive rookery of these tall and majestic birds. And there’s no time to see them like… Read more »

Hiking, Fishing, Rafting: Winter in Northern California

The usually rare bald eagle sighting is actually a frequent feature of winter hikes in scenic Lake County, California. On wilderness trails about 100 miles north of San Francisco, in the northern part of what is popularly called wine country, bald eagles are often seen roosting, nesting and soaring majestically in the skies. Winter in… Read more »