A wintry windfall in Japan’s heavenly ski region

There are 195 countries in the world, many that can be envisioned before ever stepping … Read more

Nordic skiing in the Ochocos

Walton Sno-park on the Big Summit District of the Ochoco National Forest has about 20 … Read more

Backcountry skiing at Tam Rim

Backcountry skiing at Tam Rim

Boasting a plethora of perfectly pitched north-facing slopes, Tam McArthur Rim has become a popular … Read more

Snowmobilers delight in pre-dawn powder

First dibs

The distinct whine of snowmobiles cut through the howling, early morning wind in the Deschutes … Read more

For late winter hikes, head to the Badlands east of Bend

Wilderness area offers myriad trails, including the intriguing Flatiron Rock

Central Oregon is the rare sort of place where you can be skiing or snowboarding … Read more

14 Interior Alaska birds make Audubon’s ‘red list’

Bird-watchers like their lists, whether it’s the life list for birds seen over a lifetime … Read more

Montana researchers help wolverines by tracking humans

Wolverines don’t make themselves easy to study. In addition to being able to gnaw their … Read more

At age 81, defying the odds on a snowboard

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Ann Peacock, 81, has gotten used to strange looks, like the … Read more

Fly-tying corner

Orange Fish Hawk

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Hunter education, clinics offer a hand to first-time turkey hunters

Six gobblers. Half a mile away. I put the binocular down and lifted my box … Read more

Snowshoeing is another way to savor the powder

Pillow hopping in nature

James McGaley led a six-person snowshoeing expedition at Swampy Lakes Sno-park on a recent afternoon. … Read more

Better late than never, snowpack doubles at Mt. Bachelor

Snowboarders and skiers finally get their powder

MOUNT BACHELOR — After what had been a long, warm winter, patient powder hounds finally … Read more

Snowcross shoes provide grip for running on icy trails

How serious are you about running in the ice and snow? For those who do … Read more

Climber’s love of cold shows at Wyoming ice festival

CODY, Wyo. — The temperature is around minus 10, not counting the windchill. Fat snowflakes … Read more

Grizzly trapper preps for 24th summer in the woods

If you were to imagine someone who traps grizzly bears for a living, you’d imagine … Read more

Explore hidden marshland of Nehalem River on kayak tour

WHEELER — From the bridge overlooking the lower Nehalem River, there’s little evidence to suggest … Read more

Spring chinook season set for Lower Deschutes

After no season last year, anglers can gear up for salmon fishing at Sherars Falls this spring

Rod French calls Sherars Falls the epicenter for spring chinook salmon fishing on the Deschutes … Read more

Milder-than-usual winter has meant more spring-like activities

Once a week this winter, gobs of multicolored lights have bobbed and bounced in the … Read more

Finding fatbike fun

Despite a low snowpack this winter, fatbikers are still finding places to ride in Central Oregon

For the past three years, Gary Meyer has groomed snowy singletrack trails for fatbikers at … Read more

Cold-weather gloves worthy of an Olympian

If you watched the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics this year, chances are you … Read more

These runners are not afraid of the dark and cold

Winter doesn’t stop runners from regularly hitting their stride outdoors with a few steps of … Read more

’Women on Snow’ snowmobilers claim their stake on Wisconsin’s trails

LAND O’ LAKES, Wis. — Bev Dittmar squinted in the bright sunlight as she straddled … Read more

Wheelchair users seek outdoor adventures

From local trails to the Grand Canyon, two Central Oregon residents pursue ways to explore

Jabe Couch rode his electric wheelchair down a familiar path near Lava Butte. A couple … Read more

Some cycling groups are already hitting the road

Bicycle group rides already rolling through mild winter

Springlike temperatures are ushering in road-cycling season about two months sooner than usual. Some cross-training … Read more

Cyclist competes in his 6th winter race, ‘for the suffering’

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The first year he raced the Arrowhead Ultra in 2013 was … Read more

Idaho’s state parks added $184M to state’s economy in 2016

Idaho’s state parks contributed $184 million to the state’s economy in 2016, according to a … Read more

Alaska students improve on making climbable ice walls

University of Alaska Fairbanks campus first in U.S. man-made ice climbing wall

Even to non-ice climbers, the ice hanging from the wall at the University of Alaska … Read more

Bend secondhand stores get some weird gear

Items hint at the quirks, activities of past owners

A wad of cash. Opened, yet unused, prophylactics. A mummified deer hoof. These are the … Read more

Finding your footing on snowshoes

Within an hour of bravely busting into untracked snow on a recent outing my boots … Read more

RV industry tries to appeal to millennials

Camping, RV retailers say younger buyers want adventurous comfort

They don’t look like RVers. Jesse Coffman and Susie Coffman are young. No gray hairs. … Read more

Blind triathlete teaches others to race for the gold

SAN DIEGO — Five years ago, Encinitas, California, resident Amy Dixon pulled herself out of … Read more

Fly-tying corner

Steelhead Stone Purple

When bull trout are in the Metolius, we like to tempt them with long, bulky … Read more

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