more about: Northern California

A New Museum for Stanford—and a New Neighbor for Us!

On September 21, the Anderson Collection building opened at the Palo Alto campus of Stanford University—our frequent partner-in-crime when it comes to celebrating the West.

Hiking Hack: How Duct Tape Saved My Sole(s)

Those who know me, know that I am thrifty. I still rock t-shirts from college, shorts from high school, and sunglasses from the 1980s. (No, they’re not vintage. They’re just old.) But I really outdo myself in the shoe department. From sneakers to slippers, high heels to high tops, I wear my shoes until they fall apart. Before last weekend, […]

Searching for Bigfoot

Sure, Northern California’s Redwood State and National Parks are home to the tallest trees on earth. But did you know that they could also be home to the tallest hominid on earth? Since many Bigfoot sightings have taken place in or near the redwoods, the legend of Sasquatch looms large in these fog-shrouded forests. We sat down with Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum, professor of anatomy and […]

Bear With Us

For most of August, Yosemite National Park—heck, the whole Sierra range—was pummeled by the kind of thunderstorm, complete with hail, that I associate with summers back East.