Four days and 112 miles paddleboarding on the Spokane River

SPOKANE, Wash. — Allison Roskelley’s ankles were swollen from standing on a water-borne “plank” 12 … Read more

What’s in your daypack?

One descriptive term in the lead of an Associated Press story about a search and … Read more

Trail update

with Joe Welke, Deshutes National Forest trail crew supervisor

With the solar eclipse on Monday, estimates are that there will be historic levels of … Read more

Fishing report

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

Where to fish during the upcoming solar eclipse

You can brave the crowds in the path of totality, or head south

Those planning a fishing trip in Central Oregon this week might want to think twice … Read more

Cyclocross, ‘an amusement park for cyclists’

Local cyclocross teams get ready for muddy, sudsy fun

Expert cyclocross racer Jeff Johnston gathered his Boneyard Cycling teammates halfway through a recent preseason … Read more

Hiking Canyon Creek Meadows near Three Fingered Jack

Canyon Creek Meadows hike allows for up-close views of Three Fingered Jack, diverse array of wildlife

The rocky, exposed trail became increasingly steep as we worked our way up toward the … Read more

Do eclipses drive animals wild?

Here’s how you can help scientists find out

In 1994, Doug Duncan was standing on the Bolivian Altiplano with of group of fellow … Read more

Climber dies atop the Matterhorn after using sport to cope with grief

In the year since her husband’s death, Samantha Ramsay had found that the top of … Read more

Two fatal bear attacks that changed our relationship with wildlife

Patrol ranger Bert Gildart was driving down the highest pass in Glacier National Park just … Read more

Future of wild lands linked to management of sage grouse

“If sage grouse are in trouble, why do we have a hunting season?” Now that … Read more

Fly-tying corner: Silverman’s Bacon & Eggs

Sometimes a San Juan Worm will out-fish every fly in the box. The Eggi Wan … Read more

Elk Lake Resort’s Free Spirit is an off-beat pleasure cruise

Captaining serene, piratical whimsy

On a dock at Elk Lake Resort, one boat stands out from the other staid … Read more

Mountain biking at Waldo

The remote lake features a challenging 20-mile loop

Tucked high into the thick, green forest on the western edge of Oregon’s Cascade Range … Read more

Hiking Tumalo Mountain

Tumalo Mountain is perhaps more known to Central Oregon locals as a wintertime destination, where … Read more

Fishing Lava Lake

At Lava Lake, it’s all about the numbers. Sure, big fish can be found at … Read more

Salvaging roadkill for supper

Tags, new program offer permits for picking up deer and elk

Steve Clark has learned that roadkill can be as delicious as the “fresh” deer and … Read more

Ultrarunners are heading to Crested Butte, Colorado, long popular with mountain bikers

Outside of Crested Butte, Colorado, there is a trail that delivers intrepid mountain travelers to … Read more

Warming to worsen dead zones, algae blooms choking U.S. water

WASHINGTON — Projected increases in rain from global warming could further choke U.S. waterways with … Read more

Alaska’s Fortymile caribou herd numerous again

Does wolf control deserve any credit?

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game wants more time to determine whether its largest … Read more

Mountain biking at Cultus Lake

Mountain bikers have a number of trail options this summer near Cultus Lake, a popular … Read more

Fishing the Fall River

Starting from rushing springs, the Fall River flows northeast for 8 miles through pine forest … Read more

Nature books inspire young and old to explore the outdoors

Remember the pure childhood joy of a book? The page-turning excitement, the bold splash of … Read more

Tumalo Mountain good for a summer family hike

Popular wintertime destination a nice summer option, too

DUTCHMAN FLAT SNO-PARK — Tumalo Mountain is perhaps more known to Central Oregon locals as … Read more

Fishing lures a hit for Kansas small-town teen entrepreneurs

HERINGTON, Kan. — Three 16-year-olds from this Kansas town just beat about 90 percent of … Read more

Biologists monitoring wolf movements near Duluth, Minnesota

DULUTH, Minnesota — Christina Maley followed the drag marks across the logging road and peered … Read more

Hiker spends two years revising guide book

A Sandpoint, Idaho-area hiker devoted two years to revising a just released trail guidebook covering … Read more

Trails near Cultus Lake remain accessible

Mountain bikers can access trails from the Deer Lake Trailhead

Mountain bikers have a number of trail options this summer near Cultus Lake, a popular … Read more

Hiking to Carl Lake

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

Fishing North Twin Lake

North Twin Lake has been stocked with rainbow trout, and the latest report from the … Read more

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

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