Bob Timmons | Star Tribune
Outdoors Weekend Editor

Bob Timmons, editor of the Star Tribune's Outdoors Weekend section, worked previously editing, planning and designing the Sports section. He worked in news at the St. Paul Pioneer Press before joining the Star Tribune in 2005.

Timmons previously was the Page One layout and news editor at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He's a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Wis.) graduate.


Currents: Steve Windels, Voyageurs National Park biologist

What outdoors people are doing, reading, listening to, and more.


Beast of a portage heightens tension of BWCA adventure

Paths between lakes over which you carry your canoe and gear, portages are the measuring stick of a trip's rigor. Long Portage in the BWCA is the test of tests. (Part 3 of our series.)


A trail of the voyageurs, sure, but of so many more

It’s easy to romanticize the colorful lore of the French-Canadian fur traders who traveled the remote northern boundary waters wilderness centuries ago — and for…


Review: New book captures the romance -- and, smartly, the reality -- of vanlife

"The Culture of Vanlife" takes time for some self-reflection amid all the sun-drenched fun.


Currents: Roz Stendahl, sketch artist and visual journaling instructor

What outdoors people are doing, reading, watching, and more.


Currents: Julia Schrenkler, hunter, conservationist, R3 Council member

What outdoors people are doing, reading, listening to, and more.


Currents: Chad Zirbel, researcher, Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

What outdoors people are reading, following, listening to, and more.


Through sweat and devotion, friends of Minnesota bluebirds help the species rebound

Carve out a good patch of open space here, and the setting is almost perfect for young families. Tidy fencing. Mowed grass. Majestic oak trees overhead.


Currents: Bruce Martens, director of Loppet's Cycle Works

Martens is a 2012 founding member of the Minnesota High School Cycling League, which today has more than 1,500 riders.


Currents: Greg Lecker, plein air artist and naturalist

What outdoors people are doing, reading, following, and more.