Despite wildfires and snow, hikers have fall options in the Three Sisters Wilderness

Six Lakes Trail is an ideal hike this time of year

Just when the wildfires began to dissipate last month — clearing the lingering smoke and … Read more

Stream Map USA app for paddlers, anglers

Michael Gogal realized that a giving anglers and paddlers mobile access to waterway maps, GPS … Read more

Don’t count on cellphone for a rescue when hiking

Sarah Savage was alone in the woods and didn’t know which way to turn. She … Read more

Where would-be hikers can go to learn to navigate the outdoors

Hikers who are new to trails and want to equip themselves with the knowledge and … Read more

On the right path: First half of Corvallis to the Sea Trail officially open

HARLAN — They skipped the ceremonial campfire in deference to the wildfires burning around the … Read more

Flash, bang and blood: Hiker tells harrowing lightning tale

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — There was no rain, no rumbling, no sign of danger before the … Read more

Heading south is a good plan for hikers

Three Sisters Wilderness inundated with smoke and closures during a busy fire season

While the Three Sisters Wilderness near Bend offers easily accessible trails that lead to some … Read more

What’s in your daypack?

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

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

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

Hiker treks 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail in just 3 weeks

Renowned Seattle hiker Heather Anderson left Bend on May 15

Heather Anderson insisted that, this time, she would not be going for a record. “I’m … Read more

Wildflowers on display during a Gorge hike

May marks perfect time for scenic treat on eastern end of Columbia River Gorge

DALLESPORT, Washington — Could there be a billion showy yellow balsamroot blossoms scattered on the … Read more

Boise’s hiking Grand Slam

Thirty-four miles and more than 10,000 vertical feet

Tom Lopez created the Grand Slam peaks of the Boise, Idaho, area as a four-step … Read more

Easy access to two Columbia River Gorge trails cut off

Efforts to find alternative route in the works

NORTH BONNEVILLE — Easy access for hikers to popular Table Mountain and Aldrich Butte trails … Read more

Hiking the Dry River Canyon

A trek through the Badlands east of Bend offers a lesson in geology

A shimmering layer of white had already blanketed the Cascades, so it was time to … Read more

Forest service considers limiting use in Three Sisters Wilderness

The South Sister Climber Trail is one area that could be affected

Climbing to the summit of Oregon’s third-tallest peak is supposed to be a wilderness experience, … Read more

Whychus Canyon hike pays off

A hike along the canyon and creek near Sisters offers many rewards

Although I’ve roamed the extensive trails of Central Oregon for 15 years, I still come … Read more

Fort Rock hike offers a glimpse into Oregon’s history

Hiking and “climbing” at Fort Rock State Natural Area

FORT ROCK — This was the sort of rock climbing that I could get used … Read more

Overrated? Not Eastern Oregon’s Painted Hills

MITCHELL — It’s difficult to say why, but I always suspected Eastern Oregon’s Painted Hills … Read more

Bend hiker aims for thru-hiking triple crown

Mary Moynihan wants to conquer all three long-distance U.S. trails in 2016

Mary Moynihan has the math all worked out. She will need to average 21.8 miles … Read more

Bend man thru-hikes PCT

Judd Rush hiked 2,650-mile trail from Mexico to Canada

Judd Rush was headed back to his sleeping pad at 2 a.m. when he saw … Read more

Scott Mountain hike has a little of everything

Early fall a perfect time for this McKenzie Pass hike

Central Oregon is home to so many inviting trails it can be downright daunting to … Read more

Escape to the Sawtooths

The Idaho Rockies offer endless hiking, biking and other outdoor pursuits — and clean air

STANLEY, Idaho — Surrounded by craggy spires of granite with my feet submerged in the … Read more

Get up close to the Cascades at Tam McArthur Rim

Hike near Sisters is perfect for families

THREE CREEK LAKE — Ashroud of thick, gray smoke blocked the view of the Cascade … Read more

Coastal park offers acres of exploration

Ecola State Park on the north Oregon Coast offers memorable hikes for all ages

CANNON BEACH — A trip to the Oregon Coast with young kids begins and ends … Read more

PCT hike in the Cascades offers stunning views

The route from Elk Lake to Koosah Mountain is a fun day hike along the Pacific Crest Trail

Where the heck was the lake? I had been hiking for two hours, so I … Read more

Hiking season starts early

But lingering snow can still cause problems in the Central Oregon Cascades

Chris Sabo has hiked and explored trails in the Central Oregon Cascades for the last … Read more

Take a walk on the wild(flower) side of the Gorge

They are nature’s fireworks display, but instead of exploding in the air, they come up … Read more

Coastal hike offers vast views for whale watching

TILLAMOOK — One of the fun parts in having children is discovering the ways they … Read more

Hiking at Smith Rock

The rock climbing mecca is also the ideal place for a simple trek

TERREBONNE — Yes, the less vertically inclined, too, can find a suitable adventure here. Although … Read more

Trekking across New Zealand

Photos: Bend hiker recounts trip along the Te Araroa Trail

The vegetation grew more dense with each step as Mary Moynihan slushed through a creek … Read more

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