Bachelor and other ski areas gear up for an early start to the season

Hoodoo and Willamette Pass still waiting for more snow to open

Crews are busy this week at Mt. Bachelor ski area, packing down the main groomed … Read more

9-year-old hiker hits the trails, sets a new record

Over the past five years, Christian Thomas has hiked nearly 8,000 miles, completing the three … Read more

Fishing Report

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) The water is dirty, but anglers are reporting good catches … Read more

Rounding up the 9 best family hikes in the U.S.

Finding a hike that’s easy enough for youngsters and still enticing for adults can be … Read more

Explore Oregon: a five-mile trek along the North Umpqua Trail

Once a week, I get to hang out with my new buddy George. He’s an … Read more

How to get fit for skiing and snowboarding in Central Oregon

Preseason conditioning is important for alpine skiers and snowboarders

Many alpine skiers and snowboarders have experienced it on the morning after their first winter … Read more

Late kokanee spawning means ideal birding may be coming soon

Odell Lake bald eagle watchers wait in the wings

Recently at dusk, a bald eagle patrolling Odell Lake began a descent. As the eagle … Read more

Microfishing: in search of the small one

Microfishermen target tiny fish with little rods and minuscule hooks

Gerry Hansell has too many worms. Otherwise, he’s well equipped for a lucky weekday afternoon … Read more

What’s next for a Grand Canyon tram?

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Lawmakers on the country’s largest American Indian reservation have shot down a … Read more

Go float your own boat

Boat-building instructor Bruce Campbell compares hand-assembling a packraft to ironing a shirt. He’s right that … Read more

Fly-tying corner

Moose Hair Muddler

Born on the Umpqua River, the Moose Hair Muddler is a simple pattern we credit … Read more

Mule deer mistakes: Keeping our eyes on the prize

There he is.” We were in the Ford, and Bob Roberts was at the wheel. … Read more

Whitefish fishing derby a hit with Central Oregon fly anglers

Local anglers celebrate the unappreciated fish species with inaugural event

Some fly anglers see whitefish as a nuisance, a bottom-feeder species that impedes their ability … Read more

Bend couple continues their impressive ski streak

Steven and Karen Ward have skied every month for about the last 20 years

August, September and October are usually the hardest months to keep the streak alive. But … Read more

Central Oregon taxidermists preserve a hunt, camaraderie

Shaun Lewis placed two lifeless wood ducks on the counter of McLagan’s Taxidermy. He had … Read more

Blood and beauty on a Texas exotic-game ranch

UVALDE, Texas — On a ranch at the southwestern edge of the Texas Hill Country, … Read more

Fishing Report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) The water is dirty, but anglers are reporting good catches … Read more

Secrets to best ski trips start online

TABERNASH, Colo. — Ready or not, powder hounds, here comes the snow. On Sept. 29, … Read more

The best après-ski bars — from Switzerland to Argentina

Some people plan their ski day around powder stashes and double black runs. Others plot … Read more

Man, 82, becomes oldest to hike Appalachian Trail

There was a moment back in August when Dale “Grey Beard” Sanders considered giving up. … Read more

When salmon return, anglers arrive

MARGAREE FORKS, Nova Scotia — Every October, two significant migrations take place on the Margaree … Read more

‘Mean’ Mary McCool has taught swimming for four decades

Swimming is fun — but serious — business

When Cortney Robirts felt it was time for her 17-month-old son, Porter Anderson, to learn … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Horse Ridge

Central Oregon riders have many trail choices through the fall and winter

The wind whipped across the High Desert as I continued climbing up the steep trail … Read more

The hunt: First-time hunter, 45, bags trophy buck with first shot

While most deer hunters devote years to bagging the buck of their dreams, Michael Zavala … Read more

Lasting impressions of Southern Oregon’s wildfires

Cher Rydberg ambles down the first few yards of Cold Springs Trail as if her … Read more

Edible fungi pull thousands into Oregon forests

ASTORIA, Ore. — When they heard the whistle, the mushroom hunters were ready. Carolyn Tesar … Read more

Making sense of Yellowstone’s bison count

Figuring out what’s happening with wildlife based on annual counts is not easy. So many … Read more

Car pollution causing rapid coho fatalities

Silvery coho salmon are as much a part of Washington state as its flag. The … Read more

U.S. agency’s bid to allow trumpeter swan hunting draws fire

MINNEAPOLIS — A federal plan to let hunters shoot trumpeter swans has drawn fire from … Read more

Possible La Niña could mean big winter for Central Oregon

But skiers and snowboarders should not get too excited just yet

The term “La Niña” can send skiers and snowboarders into a frenzy, with dreams of … Read more

Central Oregon’s winter birds begin to arrive

While many birds migrate away, some new feathered faces fly in

Freezing temperatures and a snow dusting have dashed hopes that summer might stick around Central … Read more

Massive bull elk is the latest Montana nontypical record

For many years, Garth Sessions couldn’t understand what his grandfather was talking about when he … Read more

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