Deschutes County, others raise questions about trail

By Dylan J. Darling • The Bulletin
Published Jan 11, 2014 at 12:01AM / Updated Jan 11, 2014 at 06:39AM
Andy Tullis / The Bulletin file photo Sage Clegg takes off on her hike along the Oregon Desert Trail, at the Tumulus Trailhead at the edge of the Badlands in June.
Photo courtesy Oregon Natural Desert Association Sage Clegg, a trekker from Bend, and her boyfriend hike out of Big Indian Gorge in Steens Mountain last year. Clegg became the first person to cover the full 766-mile planned route of the Oregon Desert Trail. The planned trail has caused county leaders in Harner, Malheur, Lake and Deschutes counties to ask questions.
Photo courtesy Oregon Natural Desert Association Sage Clegg stands atop a pinnacle in Lake Owyhee State Park, the eastern terminus of the roughly 800-mile Oregon Desert Trail. She completed the trail in 36 days.
Andy Tullis /The Bulletin Sage Clegg pauses at the Tumulus Trailhead at the edge of the Badlands while preparing to leave on her hike along the Oregon Desert Trail back in June. She was the first person to cover the full planned route.