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Outing: Disc golf in Sisters

Metolius Preserve is beautiful for the whole family

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McKenzie area trail has geology, history

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Riding the Sun-Lava Path

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Taking the long way from Soda Creek

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Standing up to the wind

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Three Creek Lake a worthy destination

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Matthieu Lakes trail has spectacular views

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Hiking near McKenzie Pass

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Wilderness lakes offer quiet

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Best falls not named Sahalie

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Hiking Black Butte

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Prime paddling

Paddling tips from Gerry Lopez

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Metolius River wandering


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Central Oregon wildflowers beckon

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Bend skatepark offers quick outdoors fix

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Belknap hot springs beckons

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Bend area buttes beckon


Central Oregon winter hiking: Badlands Rock Trail


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Ice skate in Central Oregon

Adventure Sports

Access backcountry west of Bend


When to ride muddy trails


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‘Epic’ snow is up higher

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Snowshoeing at Swampy


Sweet outing for kids

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Wintertime in La Pine State Park


No snow needed

Catching sunrise at Pilot Butte

Prepare to wander

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Caves and trails east of Bend beckon

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Search for canals goes awry

Bessie Butte offers quiet run

A week and a half ago, I took advantage of a no-deadline day and a sunny forecast — in November! — and went for a trail run on one of Deschutes National Forest's under-appreciated east-side offerings, Swamp Wells Trail. This hadn't been my original plan. I'd intended to check out the hiker section of Mrazek Trail, along scenic Tumalo Creek, but the morning dawned oddly…

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Portland park offers nature trails

Last week I left cool, crisp blue-skied Central Oregon to spend 10 days in soggy, wet, gray-skied Portland. Or at least that was my assumption. Turns out, save for a few gray mornings, I didn't encounter the stereotypical Willamette Valley weather much at all. Thanks to the weather, my 2-year-old daughter, Phoebe, and I managed to take full advantage of city life, including many parks…

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A calming forest soak

“You had a very Japanese outing,” said my wife, Catherine, after I got home from an outing last Wednesday. She had just gotten home from work, meaning a day cooped up indoors, and I was bragging/telling her about the outing I took with our family dog, Kaloo, along with Mr. and Mrs. Map Guy. We'd spent a good chunk of Wednesday along the cold, clear…

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