Tom Stienstra

Outdoors Writer

The Chronicle

About this Author

Tom Stienstra is the outdoors writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. He is America’s first Back Country Sportsman of the Year and the only two-time National Outdoor Writer of the year. In 2008, he won first place for best outdoors column in America. As a photographer with The Chronicle, he won first place in America for best outdoors feature image in 2011. That year he was also awarded as Far West Ski Writer of the Year. His books have sold more than 1 million copies. His first novel, "The Sweet Redemption, An Inspector Korg Mystery," was released for 2013. His television show on CBS/CW won first place as America’s best outdoor recreation show, and his radio show on CBS won first place in 2010 for best environmental feature show in America. Tom has hiked 25,000 miles, caught world-record fish, led dozens of expeditions and taken part in all phases of the outdoor experience. He was the fourth living member inducted into the California Outdoors Hall of Fame.

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January 22, 2020

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January 19, 2020

The 8 best wildlife photos from 2019 in California

January 18, 2020

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January 15, 2020

Sports Expo opens 4-day run at Cal Expo

January 14, 2020

How to beat ‘The next-greatest-thing’ syndrome

January 12, 2020

Outdoors Hall of Fame honors 5 who fostered call of the wild

January 11, 2020

Sunday getaway to Sky Oaks’ three lakes in Marin County

January 10, 2020