Outdoors

Outdoors

Car rack features more than just carrying bikes

To avoid time sitting at intersections, inhaling exhaust and praying for patience over frustrated drivers, you'll need a good bike rack to transport your ride to a good forest preserve or some country roads. Yakima's SwingDaddy hitch-mounted rack is the top-of-the-line when it comes to ease of use, with no tools necessary for installation. You only need a 2-inch hitch receiver on your car and you can attach the rack and have it ready in minutes.

Outdoors

Four muscle mistakes to avoid when working out

Gaining muscle and strength is actually quite easy when you start training. "Your muscles go through a learning process, so almost anything you do triggers growth," said Mike Boyle, A.T.C., of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Woburn, Mass. "But eventually your muscles adapt, and you have to train smarter to see results."

Hunting Fishing

Fishing: Roger’s Remarks for July 26

It’s going to be a “shock and awe” kind of experience for some boaters trying to launch at San Luis State Park Recreation Area beginning Monday. That’s when the new ban on noncompliant two-stroke engines starts – keeping many anglers, recreational boaters and PWCs that don’t meet the Bureau of Reclamation standards from using the reservoir, Forebay or Los Banos Creek from now on!

Outdoors

Marmot jacket perfect for any hiking trail

You don't necessarily think of a jacket as summertime gear, but when you run into bad weather on the hiking trail - particularly at altitude - you quickly discover how important it can be. The Marmot Red Star is a high-tech jacket that manages to be both waterproof and comfortable. Made with a three-layer NanoPro stretch fabric (a proprietary Marmot product), the Red Star keeps water out, even in the strongest downpours. After the storm, the Red Star's underarm vents will help if you start to overheat on the trail and help you dry out.

Videos

What to know if you meet a rattlesnake

Helpful tips to avoid a surprise encounter with a rattlesnake and what to do if you're bit, from Scott Smith, who teaches about reptiles and amphibians. Know when they're active and how they judge danger.
Katherine Jones Idaho Statesman
What to know if you meet a rattlesnake 1:29

What to know if you meet a rattlesnake

How Ironman champion Chris Montross stays in shape for triathlons 2:31

How Ironman champion Chris Montross stays in shape for triathlons

Two Cities Marathon runs through Fresno and Clovis 0:58

Two Cities Marathon runs through Fresno and Clovis

Wildfire erupts near Prather, closes Highway 168, forces evacuations 1:43

Wildfire erupts near Prather, closes Highway 168, forces evacuations