Rare photo of TS with no beard . . . plus awarded national Best of the Best; see news release below

                          The age of innocence back in 1967 . . . really, not much has changed for me — and just won the President’s Award for “Best of the Best,” as National Outdoors Writer of the Year, newspaper division, from OWAA. Pretty cool. See new release below (scroll down to blog posts).

Never get stuck again for a camp:  Moon California Camping.

Profiled by Peter Gauvin for Adventure Sports Journal

My new book and first mystery novel: The Sweet Redemption, An Inspector Korg Mystery . . . Music, Money, Mystery and Murder!

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“The Sweet Redemption is probably the best mystery I’ve read in a while . . . a fast-paced, good narrative, with a solid, non-transparent plot that keeps the pages turning. Stienstra has a very good grasp on the music business and how it works, and all of the characters in this story are believable. Long enough to be satisfyingly complete, and short enough for a good weekend read, “Sweet Redemption” is an all around winner.” K. Abel, National Book Diva, Kansas

I read books all the time, hundreds every year. This is the one with the ending I’ll never forget. One of the few books that comes along every now and then that leaves an imprint when you finish. Pretty special.” – –Shelly Lewis, reviewer

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Tom Stienstra Outdoors:

What sets you free?  Hike. Bike. Camp. Fish. Boat. Wildlife watch. Explore.

All the answers are in my books below.

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California Deserts Camping and Hiking

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Video: We climb 10,000-foot Mitchell Peak

by admin November 25, 2013

One of the best lookouts for a day hike in America

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TS awarded national “Best of the Best” from OWAA

by admin November 11, 2013

LAKE PLACID, NY – San Francisco Chronicle outdoors writer Tom Stienstra was awarded “Best of the Best” and the President’s Award as National Outdoor Writer of the Year, newspaper division, from the Outdoors Writers Association of America, the organization announced last week. The winning story was “Paralyzed athlete Grant Korgan achieves polar goal,” which appeared [...]

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Best of cabins and cottages by activities

by admin June 10, 2013

The best of cabins and cottages by activities: Hiking/redwoods: Big Basin Tent Cabins Family recreation: Costanoa Backpacking: High Sierra Camps Mountain biking: Yuba River Inn Fishing: Convict Lake Resort Boating/water sports: Sugarloaf Cottages Resort Coast/beach: White Rock Resort Lake Tahoe: Zephyr Cove Resort Hiking/high Sierra: Tioga Pass Resort Hot springs, swimming: Mono Hot Springs Ultimate luxury: Post Ranch Inn Never get stuck again for a camp: [...]

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Tom Stienstra wins 1st in nation for adventure writing

by admin June 10, 2013

Courtesy San Francisco Chronicle, June 9, 2013 MISSOULA, MT — The Chronicle’s Tom Stienstra won first and second places in the nation for best outdoor adventure writing in the annual awards announced last week by the Outdoor Writers Association of America. The winning entry was “Paralyzed athlete Grant Korgan achieves polar goal,” which appeared on [...]

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Favorite lakes

by admin May 31, 2013

Some of my favorite lakes Lakes with boat ramps: California has 195 recreation lakes with boat ramps. Most are set in the foothills of the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys, as well as in the Sierra Nevada, Cascade and Shasta-Siskiyou ranges. Virtually all have campgrounds, fishing and nearby hiking or biking Here are the prettiest: 1. Lake [...]

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State of grace: Golden State superlatives

by admin May 18, 2013

Best epic backpacking trip: John Muir Trail Best mountain climb: Mount Shasta Best deal: $15 bay boat tours at Fisherman’s Wharf Most dramatic easy hike with view: Pohono Trail, Yosemite National Park Most difficult-to-reach wilderness lake: Little South Fork Lake, Trinity Alps Wilderness Epic kayak run: Clavey Falls,  Tuolumne River Best mountain swimming hole: Dorris Lake out of Mono Hot Springs Most [...]

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