Bend athletes compete on Strava

Social media site caters to cyclists and runners

Cyclist Mike Larsen spent a Thursday morning climbing Awbrey Butte, enduring a solo workout he … Read more

Why more states are getting serious about sunscreen

WASHINGTON — State Rep. Craig Hall of Utah has four redheaded school-age children, lives in … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Anglers are reporting good catches of both stocked and carryover … Read more

Preventing fish from becoming fertilizer is costly Idaho project

Keeping fish from becoming fertilizer in irrigators’ land is expensive. The Snake River Cutthroats’ work … Read more

Idaho record tiger trout are being caught at Deer Creek Reservoir

Savvy anglers have eye on the tiger

State records for tiger trout have been falling at a dizzying pace at Deer Creek … Read more

Biking the Middle Fork Trail

Barely half a foot wide in certain places, the 30-mile-long Middle Fork of the Willamette … Read more

Bend cyclists finished ‘world’s toughest mountain bike race’

Tour Divide unites as much as it divides

Tom Hainisch and Bryan Bergstedt survived. The Bend bicycle racers completed the Tour Divide, which … Read more

With many trails under snow, try the hike to Carl Lake

A deep blue lake in the lightly traveled Mount Jefferson Wilderness

With snow still blocking many trails at about 6,000 feet, hikers are facing a two- … Read more

Hiking Scott Mountain

Scott Mountain Loop

The Scott Mountain Loop provides the satisfaction of summiting a peak. Though at just 6,116 … Read more

The Middle Fork Trail is a change of pace for Central Oregon mountain bikers

Trail near Oakridge cuts through the thick canopy of the Willamette National Forest

OAKRIDGE — Those who suffer from claustrophobia — or arachnophobia (fear of spiders), for that … Read more

Central Oregon fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Anglers are reporting good catches of both stocked and carryover … Read more

Ranching in Montana’s grizzly country

There are no simple solutions

CHOTEAU, Mont. — At the annual meeting of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee, Choteau resident … Read more

Not all that rattles is venomous

Outdoorsy summer? Know these reptiles, ubiquitous frog

Just as Central Oregonians crane their necks skyward in the name of birding, local herpetologists … Read more

Fishing at Paulina Lake

Anglers have a chance to catch a variety of species on Paulina Lake east of … Read more

Kayaking on Hosmer Lake

Hosmer Lake is one of the most popular lakes in the Cascades for kayaking. The … Read more

Deer are wasting away, fatally — but fire may save them

Mark Zabel wants to set some fires. Zabel and his colleagues are developing plans to … Read more

New trail features spectacular mountain views

Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site opened in 2009

One of the most confounding things about Wallowa Lake, the most popular recreation destination in … Read more

Seattle insect farm grows millions of mealworms

SEATTLE — The Seattle area’s only commercial insect farm is home to tens of millions … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Anglers are reporting good catches of both stocked and carryover … Read more

Fly-fishing for shad on the Willamette River

Once an old-timer told me, “The shad run when the pink dogwood blooms.” We had … Read more

Fly-tying corner

Weise’s Hazy Cripple

When I look at this pattern, I see several things at play. It’s like the … Read more

Paulina Lake offers variety for Central Oregon anglers

Picturesque lake in the Newberry Crater has kokanee, rainbow trout and brown trout

NEWBERRY NATIONAL VOLCANIC MONUMENT — Arriving prepared to fish for multiple species can pay off … Read more

Paddleboarding on Elk Lake

Elk Lake is probably the most popular lake in Central Oregon for stand-up paddleboarding, but … Read more

Fishing the Middle Deschutes

While access can be challenging in the many steep canyon areas of the Middle Deschutes, … Read more

Drone delivery depend on block-by-block weather forecasting

Imagine a weather report so precise it provides wind-gust forecasts for individual city blocks. Such … Read more

7 adventures near Wallowa Lake

Area is rich with outdoor and indoor entertainment

In the eyes of many Oregonians, Wallowa Lake offers the state’s best spot for a … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Access leading to the reservoir is good. Recent sampling indicated … Read more

Oregon mother, infant bond on trails to 50 waterfalls

EUGENE — As he nears his first birthday, Rowdy Briggs, a brown-eyed, chubby-cheeked towhead from … Read more

Cliff jumping requires skill, precautions

‘Cheap thrills’ at Steelhead Falls

Travis Fuller stripped to his swim trunks and situated himself on a 25-foot rock wall … Read more

Morel hunters share mushroom love, if not foraging spots

Mushroom hunting in Central Oregon

Kolette Schneyder spent a recent afternoon sifting through a Douglas fir and ponderosa pine forest. … Read more

A backcountry mountain bike route across Oregon

Largely singletrack, the Oregon Timber Trail crosses the heart of the state

Oregon is teeming with adventure-seeking cyclists, so the idea of biking across the state is … Read more

Low steelhead count triggers fishing restrictions

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced widespread steelhead fishing restrictions began last week … Read more

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