These runners are not afraid of the dark and cold

Winter doesn’t stop runners from regularly hitting their stride outdoors with a few steps of … Read more

’Women on Snow’ snowmobilers claim their stake on Wisconsin’s trails

LAND O’ LAKES, Wis. — Bev Dittmar squinted in the bright sunlight as she straddled … Read more

Wheelchair users seek outdoor adventures

From local trails to the Grand Canyon, two Central Oregon residents pursue ways to explore

Jabe Couch rode his electric wheelchair down a familiar path near Lava Butte. A couple … Read more

Some cycling groups are already hitting the road

Bicycle group rides already rolling through mild winter

Springlike temperatures are ushering in road-cycling season about two months sooner than usual. Some cross-training … Read more

Cyclist competes in his 6th winter race, ‘for the suffering’

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The first year he raced the Arrowhead Ultra in 2013 was … Read more

Idaho’s state parks added $184M to state’s economy in 2016

Idaho’s state parks contributed $184 million to the state’s economy in 2016, according to a … Read more

Alaska students improve on making climbable ice walls

University of Alaska Fairbanks campus first in U.S. man-made ice climbing wall

Even to non-ice climbers, the ice hanging from the wall at the University of Alaska … Read more

Bend secondhand stores get some weird gear

Items hint at the quirks, activities of past owners

A wad of cash. Opened, yet unused, prophylactics. A mummified deer hoof. These are the … Read more

Finding your footing on snowshoes

Within an hour of bravely busting into untracked snow on a recent outing my boots … Read more

RV industry tries to appeal to millennials

Camping, RV retailers say younger buyers want adventurous comfort

They don’t look like RVers. Jesse Coffman and Susie Coffman are young. No gray hairs. … Read more

Blind triathlete teaches others to race for the gold

SAN DIEGO — Five years ago, Encinitas, California, resident Amy Dixon pulled herself out of … Read more

Fly-tying corner

Steelhead Stone Purple

When bull trout are in the Metolius, we like to tempt them with long, bulky … Read more

On the hunt for elk along a long-forgotten wagon road

Fog. It lay in the mountain valleys with only the tops of the foothills exposed, … Read more

CANCELED: Vintage snowmobile race attracts devotees, newbies

Moon Country Snowbusters test their metal at Wanoga Sno-park

When the recent snow piled up in some of Central Oregon’s lower elevation sno-parks, Bill … Read more

Fresh snow brings out the trail groomers

Nonprofits prepare hundreds of miles of trails for snowmobiles, skiing

After a slow start to winter, Central Oregon’s snow-grooming clubs are weighing in with a … Read more

Diamond Lake-area businesses hoping snowy forecast delivers

DIAMOND LAKE — In 28 years working at Diamond Lake Resort, John Jonesburg had never … Read more

Group calls for management-policy change on Montana river

Calling one of Montana’s most famous trout fishing streams “at risk,” a coalition of Bighorn … Read more

The ice fishing for perch is hot at Montana lake

HOLTER LAKE, Mont. — Art Nuthak stood on a foot of ice, a hood pulled … Read more

Powder surfing catches on in Central Oregon

Boards without bindings harken back to snowboarding’s early days

As a professional snowboarder, Austin Smith admits that he is spoiled. The Bend rider gets … Read more

Dutchman Sno-park alone in having enough snow

Snowmobilers feel the pinch of scant snow and little parking

On a recent Saturday in the Dutchman Sno-park’s parking lot, a member of a snowmobile … Read more

Spokane skijoring clinic brings out the dogs — and humans

They ran the spectrum from timid to exuberant — the canines and humans alike. But … Read more

Fun beyond the slopes

Tour companies offer alternatives to skiing

Little compares with the rush of downhill skiing, but for travelers seeking something different this … Read more

‘Coywolf’ sightings grip a rural New York community

CONGERS, N.Y. — Of all the coyotes that roam Dr. Davies Farm, looking for prey … Read more

Duck hunting is about more than the kill

Dawn patrol in Central Oregon

Duck hunter Chris Dittman, camouflaged in leaf patterns and wearing waders, was lobbing pieces of … Read more

Profile: Longtime Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center manager Sue Foster

She aims to be a unifying force in a passionate ski community

Ten years ago, Sue Foster was a self-described “cellar rat.” She had left a long … Read more

Fishing Report

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) No recent reports. Reservoir is likely frozen over. Use caution … Read more

WSU takes on elk hoof disease research

Washington State University is poised to take over inconclusive research on elk hoof disease that’s … Read more

Engineers created the icy wonderland at Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls might be at its most spectacular in winter. Over the holidays, the icy … Read more

Old dog will hunt: Idaho pointer, 13, still hot on the trail

His muzzle is gray. His joints are sore, and he is undeniably in the twilight … Read more

Eastern Oregon has plenty of sno-parks

As winter reaches its peak in Eastern Oregon, many residents are looking for opportunities to … Read more

Cross-country ski trip to Todd Lake is ideal winter getaway

Route from Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center to the lake allows skiers to escape the crowds

MOUNT BACHELOR — Even in the middle of the holiday hustle and bustle at Mt. … Read more

Telemark skiing, forever underground, is about the turns

More than a feeling

Spotting telemark skiers on Central Oregon slopes — a rare sight these days — is … Read more

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