Matt Johanson

Getting outdoors: Love the park you’re near

I’ve been needing and visiting the outdoors lately, and I’m not the only one.

Young San Francisco cyclists aim to inspire on cross country ride

These lucky seven cyclists from San Francisco’s Ruth Asawa School of the Arts call their upcoming journey “Pedal Towards The Future”

Winter hikes in Northern California’s snowy mountains

Here are some favorite day trips in our area, arranged from easiest to more challenging.

Hiking: Death Valley offers more than name suggests

Scenes from the first “Star Wars” formed my unappealing mental picture of Death Valley

Kindness of strangers warms hearts in the outdoors

Hikers helping hikers boosts faith in human nature

Day hikes among the giants of Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park boasts the world’s greatest concentration of the namesake trees.