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Posts By David Abbott

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Born to Track
5 months ago

Born to Track

By  •  escape+

Occidental tracker takes students on a journey through the millennia

Tracking is an ancient art that can put us in touch with our most basic inner selves and our ancestors …
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When the Hippie Movement Migrated to the West County Hills
11 months ago

When the Hippie Movement Migrated to the West County Hills

By  •  feature

A historical perspective of Morningstar and Wheeler ranches

For those of us still counting, it was 70 years ago that Sgt. Pepper taught his band to play. But 50 years …
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Where the  Birds Are
1 year ago

Where the Birds Are

One of the many benefits to decades of efforts to maintain Sonoma County’s rural landscapes has been the preservation and restoration of a wide variety of bird habitat, making the …
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Lake Sonoma – Gem of Sonoma County
1 year ago

Lake Sonoma – Gem of Sonoma County

By  •  fun+, escape+

One of Sonoma County’s most overlooked gems is the largest of its outdoor treasures, Lake Sonoma Recreational Area, located in the northwestern part of the county near Healdsburg, Cloverdale and …
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Trail Blazers – Gaining public access to  Sonoma County’s remote wildlands
2 years ago

Trail Blazers – Gaining public access to Sonoma County’s remote wildlands

By  •  fun+, escape+

From semi-arid inland beauty featuring scrub oak forests, grasslands and even vineyards, to the stunning, seemingly endless vistas and Mediterranean climate of the Sonoma Coast, there is an outdoor …
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Museum-quality Furniture Making
2 years ago

Museum-quality Furniture Making

Sebastopol woodworker and carver draw on nature for heritage works of art

Debey Zito seems to be laughing even when she is not. Her infectious mirth comes out whether she’s …
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Winter Cycling
2 years ago

Winter Cycling

Gear and cold-weather tips to keep you on track

I recently began riding my bicycle again after a long, six-year hiatus. When I came to Sonoma County in 1998, I …
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