Deer hunting: A trip back to the start of the Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail ended for some at The Dalles, and for others at Oregon City. … Read more

OSP grapples with poaching

Wildlife troopers in Eastern Oregon are investigating a string of animal poaching and waste cases … Read more

Find that Central Oregon fishing hole

The Deschutes upstream of Bend and several other rivers offer winter destinations for anglers

Simply hiking the Deschutes River Trail upstream of Bend is an experience in and of … Read more

Fishing report

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

Family that hits the slopes together manages to stay together

“I was thinking, over New Year’s, we could go on vacation with my family,” my … Read more

Hidden San Diego website: adventure, and ethical questions

SAN DIEGO — The first time Jessica Johnson explored the Mushroom Caves in Solana Beach … Read more

Fly-tying corner

Bjorn’s Clearwater Crusher

The biggest steelhead in the lower 48 go home to spawn in Idaho’s Clearwater River, … Read more

Zwift, a virtual exercise game, invades indoor cycling

Grand sweat velo

Bend cyclist Erin Reis spun her pedals at a brisk clip, mindful to elevate her … Read more

Alaskan cabin Thanksgiving adventures

Did you hear the one about cooking the turkey on a wood stove?

There’s no official Butterball turkey how-to video for cooking a turkey with a wood stove, … Read more

Oregon State Police trooper keeping hunting fair

PENDLETON — Daylight broke one early November morning over the snow-dusted Blue Mountains near Ukiah, … Read more

California redwood grove now being loved to death

Tourists are slowly killing the giant trees near Crescent City

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, the Grove of Titans was barely more than a myth. … Read more

Fishing Report

Fishing report

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

Thankful for outdoor opportunities in Central Oregon

Thanksgiving is a good time to appreciate the outdoors lifestyle on the High Desert

As many of us gather around the table for a Thanksgiving meal, I figured this … Read more

Local cyclists share their love of gravel

Bend cyclists run website that shows riders the best off-the-beaten-path routes

Halfway along a 20-mile gravel route, any cyclist would have delighted in the thin, rideable … Read more

For women only, these tours focus on adventure

Taking some time off from a tech job in Chicago this year to contemplate a … Read more

Montana skier goes 10 years without missing a month on the slopes

Skiing every month for 10 consecutive years can separate a man from his peers, and … Read more

Census shows increase in Alaskan caribou herd

Fortymile Caribou Herd population reaches more than 71,400, up from 51,000

The Fortymile Caribou Herd has gotten much bigger and has reached a size not seen … Read more

Renowned hiker recounts her thru-hike of the 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail

Heather Anderson to give presentation Nov. 27 in Bend

It was certainly the first time that Heather Anderson had to swim to the end … Read more

There’s a rare white deer roaming around near Waterloo

WATERLOO, Ill. - The sky was just beginning to darken in Waterloo when he saw … Read more

A trail map of Central Oregon’s nordic ski community

New to cross-country skiing? The area has groups and places to learn

With every new season comes the opportunity to make good on new outdoor goals. These … Read more

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

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

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