Tromp Blog

Romancing The Stone: A Geology Walk

Frank Perry holding a cast of a fossil sea cow bone from Scotts Valley. Photo by Jill Perry.

Paleontologist and geologist Frank Perry leads a unique field trip along the San Lorenzo River this Saturday.

"Big Blue Live": Day 3

A wild orca leaping out of the water. Photo by Kim (Flickr)

The finale to this awesome TV special.

"Big Blue Live": Day 2

Great White Shark showing off a deadly set of teeth. Photo by Travelbag Ltd (Flickr)

Can increasing biodiversity be a bad sign?

Big Blue Live: Day 1

Yes, you can see the ocean live from your living room.

Everything A River Is Supposed to Be

Heavy machinery rearranges the confluence of the Carmel River and San Clemente Creek on Aug. 7, 2015.

The demolition of the San Clemente Dam will set the Carmel River free. But the massive project serves as a reminder that when we mess with nature, the solutions carry their own great cost.

10 Reasons to Start Mountain Biking

Reason #11: getting cornered. Kevin Pritchard photo.

Reason #6: To be 7 years old again.

OneWheel's Float Life

The boys shredding to the shred fest.

Just try watching OneWheel's lastest video without mentally planning your next outdoor playdate with your best buds, or don't. Resisting is useless.

Riding The Flow Trail With A Builder

Trailbuilder Matt De Young takes a corner on his baby. The Flow Trail was completed in March 2015. Bruce Dorman photo.

For those who helped construct the Flow Trail at Soquel Demonstration State Forest, riding it is a rowdy trip down memory lane.

Monterey Bay Beachcombing

A By-the-Wind Sailor hydrozoan, cousin to the jellyfish.

Next time the water is too cold at the beach, try beachcombing instead.

Camping in The Great Park

Want to sleep under a redwood? The Great Park has almost 500 campsites designed for that very purpose.

Sleep beneath towering redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains.