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Bear Hole: Formerly a hidden gem, now a Chico favorite

Bear Hole: Formerly a hidden gem, now a Chico favorite

Courtney Chapman

April 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

You hear rushing water but all you see are fields around you. There are some strange jagged rock formations and as you approach them, you see a large drop leading down to the rushing river below.This is Bear Hole.Located in Upper Bidwell Park roughly 10 minutes outside of downtown Chico, Bear Hole is a f...

Post-finals adventures await

Post-finals adventures await

Jordan Rodrigues

December 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

After the last couple weeks of all-nighters, it's time to start exploring and hiking around different trails in Upper Park to wind down and relax. This trip helped me clear my mind from all responsibilities for about an hour. The little break from reality was revitalizing after the end of the semester.Taking pictures ...

Pack up and set out: Hiking, biking and swimming across Butte County

Pack up and set out: Hiking, biking and swimming across Butte County

Jake Hutchison

September 8, 2015


Filed under Special Sections

  Whether overcast or clear skies, it is certain that the trails around Butte County will be populated on any given day. On a day off, nothing feels better than packing up the necessary gear and setting out. Afterall, hiking was voted the most popular pastime in the Best of Chico poll. Here are the most pop...

Chico offers array of options for outdoor recreation enthusiasts

Chico offers array of options for outdoor recreation enthusiasts

Nick Bragg

February 28, 2015


Filed under Features

With more than 3,670 acres of recreational space in just Bidwell Park alone, students who are interested in taking advantage of the outdoor activities that Chico has to offer have no shortage of choices. Students simply do not know the capacity of outdoor options that Chico offers, said Chris ...

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