Try exercise with a smart jump-rope

When was the last time you jumped rope? Unless you’re training as an extra for … Read more

Researchers seek info on Yellowstone’s supervolcano

In one of the most low-tech experiments conducted in Yellowstone National Park in recent years, … Read more

Funner-Tiddlywinks loop

This 13-mile loop offers cross-country climbs and freeride flavor

Even after 17 years of exploring the trails in Central Oregon, I am continually amazed … Read more

Get away from the crowds at Bighorn Canyon

For more than 10,000 years people have been trekking to Bighorn Canyon. Those early travelers, … Read more

Washington man hopes his documentary can keep cancer on the run

He’s a shy man. That’s clear simply in the way he holds himself. Tentative. His … Read more

Free fishing days coming up in Washington, Idaho and Montana

If you missed Oregon’s free fishing days, Washington, Idaho and Montana are all offering free … Read more

Runner mistakenly runs full marathon after planning for a half

Runners never forget crossing the finish line at their first marathon, and that will be … Read more

Cross-training, as only cross-country skiers can

Roller skiing to keep the nordic edge

The nordic skiers stood at the starting line, gripping their poles and shuffling the skis … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) No recent fishing reports. Call the Ochoco National Forest for … Read more

Evidence of bison and Blackfeet in the Montana Rockies

“In 1916, Captain Louis, a chief of the band of Piute Indians near Burns, told … Read more

Fly-tying corner

Leadwing Coachman

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Osprey offers a must-have daypack even for quick trips

Serious backpackers get awfully serious about their backpacks. For those on a multiday trip, a … Read more

Bend cyclocross pro racer releases book of poetry

Mud and bikes — in haiku

Professional cyclocross racer and poet Laura Winberry recently noticed that her life moves in intervals … Read more

The North Fork Trail is one of many hiking areas in Central Oregon that are ideal for kids

Other options include Shevlin Park, the Deschutes River Trail and the West Metolius River Trail

Sometimes friends and family members say things about my ­­ 8-year-old daughter that simply drive … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) No recent fishing reports. Call the Ochoco National Forest for … Read more

A pit stop in America’s public lands — the cheapest hotel there is

After 15 hours of near-straight driving, I was verging on the hallucinatory. The road reflectors … Read more

Two adventurers canoeing rivers across the U.S.

The trip began in Astoria and plans to end in the Florida Keys

Jillian Brown and Martin Trahan started their grueling, cross-country journey the hard way — fighting … Read more

Opt for the less-traveled campgrounds

Alternative spring camping guide for Central Oregon

Spring temperatures have many Central Oregonians pulling out tents, sleeping bags and pony-keg-sized thermoses. But … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Black Rock Trail

Trail skirts the edge of a vast lava flow between the Deschutes River and Lava Butte

By itself, the Black Rock Trail is worthy of the short trip south of Bend … Read more

How a program for special needs athletes helps them find more than fitness

When you’re born under the special needs umbrella, when you get frustrated because no one … Read more

Best bass fishing in Washington’s easternmost counties

The 10 “best” bass fishing waters in the 10 easternmost counties of Washington have been … Read more

Perfect bike ride leads to toast to world’s quiet experts

Up until a week ago, I’d all but forgotten the joy of whipping down a … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) No recent fishing reports. Call the Ochoco National Forest for … Read more

Bend bike racer’s long road to recovery

Jesse Blough can’t wait to get on his bike again

It’s tough to train for a 1,000-mile bike race across Kyrgyzstan when four months out … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) No recent fishing reports. Call the Ochoco National Forest for … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) No recent ice or fishing reports. Call the Ochoco National … Read more

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

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Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Wet

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

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