Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Peterson Ridge Trail system

Lots of loop options and outstanding views make these trails near Sisters a rider favorite

SISTERS — It may seem hard to justify the half-hour drive from Bend to ride … Read more

Sage grouse leks attract polite, hushed birders

The High Desert is aflutter each spring

The birders turned off the headlights before easing their vehicles along the dirt road. When … Read more

Double amputee fights demons while becoming Colorado legend

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — No thoughts could burden Mandy Horvath on the Manitou Incline trail. … Read more

Minnesota skiers giddy over winter’s April comeback

The blizzard that kept on giving in mid-April was the largest snowfall that month for … Read more

Death at Washington waterfall sparks familiar argument: Outdoor regulation vs. freedom

The responses to a college student’s drowning death at Palouse Falls recently highlight a fundamental … Read more

Fly-tying corner

Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Wet

One of my all-time favorite trout flies, the GRHE is often improved with wet fly … Read more

Hunting squirrels on the High Desert to help farmers

I left my ArmaLite Rifle-15 at home last week. It’s a good squirrel gun, but … Read more

Bend couple reflects on 20-month, 18,000-mile cycling odyssey

Kristen and Ville Jokinen biked from Alaska to Argentina

They had endured grueling climbs while crossing the Andes six times, relentless rain and wind, … Read more

Butterflies to spot as Central Oregon’s spring takes wing

Pieces of the spring sky

Central Oregon’s spring skies often feature the colorful wing beats of a diverse range of … Read more

Number of Seattle-area hikers doubled in less than 10 years

It was a sunny, warm Sunday in late summer, and my friends and I decided … Read more

Washington man who competed in Red Bull extreme flying race talks paragliding

On the peak of an Austrian mountain, Jesse Williams had to make a potentially life-or-death … Read more

Alex Reed, who died in Smith Rock fall, remembered as passionate climber

Bend-based climber fell while developing new route

Bend climbers Alex Reed and Chris Hatzai spent long hours together in the rarely used, … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Smith Rock and Gray Butte trails

Ride remote areas of Smith Rock State Park

TERREBONNE — As Smith Rock State Park becomes increasingly busy during the spring, rock climbers … Read more

Crater Lake plans to more strictly enforce no-drone rule

Crater Lake plans to more strictly enforce federal law restricting drones in national parks

SALEM — The videos are nothing short of spectacular. In one film posted to YouTube, … Read more

Tips for running with your dog

SPOKANE, Wash. — Katrina Mealey runs at least 1 mile regularly with her 13-year-old Jack … Read more

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: No recent ice or fishing reports. Reservoir could be frozen over. Use … Read more

The High Desert Museum exhibits the Northwest’s climbing legacy

Explore climbing history in ‘Ascent: Climbing Explored’

Dented copper boxes. A well-worn rugby shirt. And that one particular pair of red and … Read more

Eugene bike rental program rolls out 300 bicycles at 36 docking stations

Blue skies, blue shirts, blue bicycles. Nearly everywhere you looked last week at the Eugene … Read more

From one adventure to the next: Blind man tells of kayaking the Grand Canyon

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Erik Weihenmayer has a problem with movies. “Like, you know, there’s … Read more

A few popular high lakes open for fishing Sunday in Central Oregon

Crane Prairie, Wickiup reservoirs, and Odell Lake set to open for anglers

With the recent cold, snowy weather, it certainly does not feel like fishing season is … Read more

Tips to improve your running form

A world-class runner almost always requires world-class DNA. You may not have the genes to … Read more

His quest: to visit every national park

Nebraska man is on a 3-year journey to visit all sites in one continuous trip

By 9 a.m. at Cabrillo National Monument, Mikah Meyer had already mapped out his day. … Read more

Bend Police officer to dedicate Boston Marathon run to late sergeant

Sgt. John Lawrence encouraged a healthy work-life balance

Misha Knea strode along the Deschutes River Trail on a recent afternoon while gearing up … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: The Otter Bench trail system

Early spring is an optimal time to enjoy the rugged Crooked River Gorge along the Otter Bench trail system

CROOKED RIVER RANCH — Opal Canyon is one of those places where mountain bikers dismount … Read more

Coast Range hike features 240-foot suspension bridge

Bridge east of Lincoln City soars across treetops and above Drift Creek Falls

The most spectacular backcountry bridge in Oregon turned 20 last year, and it’s just as … Read more

Trout subspecies has likely disappeared from Oregon lake

Drought, low snowpack have reduced water levels at Harney County lake

Nestled below the east face of Steens Mountain, Mann Lake is an oasis in the … Read more

‘Gravel grinders’ take cyclists off the pavement

Grateful for gravel

Gravel. The road surface doesn’t seem particularly conducive to bicycle racing — as much as, … Read more

Local fly-fishing videographer travels the world to capture footage

Todd Moen to present films as part of the Trout Opener Celebration in Bend on Saturday

Todd Moen travels the world to find some of the best fly-fishing destinations. But don’t … Read more

7 summits that are quite modest — for Colorado

Mount Herman 9,063 feet, 2.2 miles round trip, 1,040-foot elevation gain from Trail 716 in … Read more

Like a lantern on a string, but better

At first glance, the Luminoodle Light Rope might look like a bit of a novelty … Read more

Washington man brings world-class ice climbing to Montana

GRANITE LAKE, Mont. — It was still dark when Scott Coldiron and Matt Cornell crawled … Read more

Fly-tying corner

Cowdung

One of the classics, the Cowdung comes from the British Isles, inspired by the grubs … Read more

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