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Entrance to Bidwell Frisbee Golf Course

Fun Cheap day for a college student

Dylan Griffith, Reporter // February 26, 2021

Chico State students looking for a cheap and fun reason to get out of the house in a COVID-19-friendly way — and only a few miles from campus — need to look no further than the Peregrine Point disc...

Victor Guerrero along with his dog hiking the Yahi Trail. Photo credit: Katalina Santamaria

Explore Upper Bidwell Park with a day trip on the Yahi Trail

Katalina Santamaria // May 8, 2018

Located in Upper Bidwell Park, roughly 10 minutes outside of Downtown Chico, the Yahi Trail is a simple, yet exciting hike that leads to Chico’s beloved Bear Hole. There are various ways to get to...

A couple walk along the swimming area at Bidwell Park One Mile, April 20. Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

One Mile: A fun day trip in the sun near downtown Chico

Katalina Santamaria and Rachael Bayuk // April 24, 2018

Located in the heart of Chico in historic Lower Bidwell Park, roughly five minutes from Downtown Chico and Chico State, it is a local favorite.Unlike hikes that may be snowed over or muddy during certain...

One of the many flumes located along the trail. Photo credit: Austin Schreiber

Take a day trip to the Flumes

Austin Schreiber // April 8, 2018

Accessible aqueducts, amazing views, large boulders, red newts and a true sense of nature are five things you can find at the Flumes.The Flumes are a series of small water bridges that run alongside the...

Adventure Outings on their Intro to Whitewater Rafting trip. Photo Courtesy: Keith Crawford

Getting involved with the great outdoors through Chico State’s Adventure Outings

Courtney Chapman // April 3, 2018

If you're like me and like trying new things but hate being that person that doesn't know what they're doing, then Adventure Outings is for you! Chico State offers this unique outdoor recreation program...

Monkey Face in Upper Bidwell Park is an unusual rock formation that has a trail leading to the top that many people hike. Photo credit: Ruby Larson

Monkey Face makes great spring break hike

Courtney Chapman // March 20, 2018

Staying in Chico over spring break and wanting to get out, explore and adventure? Thankfully Chico has a multitude of hiking trails throughout Upper and Lower Bidwell Park just waiting for visitors. Whether...

Senior Nutrition & Food Sciences major, Kayley Jimenez, shares her love for nature and the beauty Chico has to offer. Photo credit: Jae Siqueiros

Humans of Chico State

Jae Siqueiros // August 27, 2016

"I'd never really been interested in the wilderness until I moved to Chico. Lassen is my hidden gem now. The trees, the clear lakes, the open sky and a nice cliff bar make for a great day trip. Once I...

Illustration by Kayce Tynan Photo credit: Kayce Tynan

One Mile named Chico’s best outdoor recreational spot

Jovanna Garcia // September 9, 2015

I googled One Mile the other day and found that it’s ranked No.1 of 27 things to do in Chico on Trip Advisor. While the reviews are great (I found out it’s better to go on a Friday right after...

Michael Barackman, a first-year economics major, first geocached in Boy Scouts and has made it a hobby ever since. Photo credit: Nick Bragg

Geocaching sends students on high-tech treasure hunt

Nick Bragg // April 30, 2015

With more than 2 million hidden treasures worldwide, students can spend hours searching for hidden mysteries all over Chico as part of a global scavenger hunt called geocaching. The first step to finding...

Upper Bidwell Park offers many hiking and biking trails, swimming holes and views in its 3,670 acres of recreational space. Photo credit: Nick Bragg

Chico offers array of options for outdoor recreation enthusiasts

Nick Bragg // February 28, 2015

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...

Black and white people problems

Prin Mayowa // April 15, 2014

Originally, I was going to do a post on white people problems, but as I pitched it, a colleague tried to make me cop out, reasoning that she couldn't write an article on black people problems. But funny...

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