Smartwool is a great option when it’s cold out

Do you know the difference between being comfortable or miserable in the cold? A good … Read more

Camping is easy with soft cooler

The Unbound Soft Cooler Pack, sold by Bend’s Hydro Flask, takes the cooler and morphs … Read more

What happened to Colorado’s ghost resorts?

Believe it or not, Colorado has been home to more than 145 ski areas since … Read more

Washington couple climbs 50 high points in the United States

They started their grand climbing adventure in Nebraska, of all places. Panorama Point. At 5,429 … Read more

Holiday gift ideas for outdoors types

They crossed the Blue Mountains, floated the mighty Columbia and portaged around Celilo. They carved … Read more

Fly-tying corner

Haslam’s Pseudo Leech

Purple is a powerful attractant color that can be substituted for blacks, browns, olives and … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Water level remained relatively high this fall but clarity remained … Read more

New life breathed into wilderness rescue Think Wild

Taking to wing

Since age 4, Payton Johnston has been devoted to wildlife rescue. Her compassion started when … Read more

Fishing season is year-round in Central Oregon, and the Fall River is a reliable winter option

Upper Deschutes, Crooked and Metolius are other popular rivers

Relentless rain pelted the water and an unforgiving wind roared through the trees, but that … Read more

Legendary sea kayaker breaks his silence in new book

For a few months back in 1987, Ed Gillet was a global media sensation. With … Read more

New yurt bears name of man who built Idaho City yurt system

IDAHO CITY, Idaho — Leo Hennessy could have retired a year ago. One project pulled … Read more

Masters cyclist Tad Hodgert keeps it rolling

An unrelenting love of play

Tad Hodgert eased his cyclocross bike through the Deschutes National Forest along Ben’s Trail. Dawn … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Water level remained relatively high this fall but clarity remained … Read more

MBSEF well on its way to raising enough funds for its first permanent training facility

The new building could open as soon as June 2020

After 90 years, it appears the Skyliners ski club — now much better known as … Read more

6 tips to help you plan your next cross-country skiing trip

Against the majestic backdrop of the Mont Blanc massif, I took a brief break in … Read more

Meet the ‘modern nomads’: 1 million Americans in RVs

When Robert and Jessica Meinhofer told friends they were moving into an RV in 2015, … Read more

Bachelor shoots for Saturday opening

Officials to make final decision Friday

Snow is finally in the forecast for Central Oregon, and Mt. Bachelor ski area announced … Read more

Snowriders brace for El Niño as Bachelor unlikely to open by Thanksgiving weekend

The resort needs an 18- to 24-inch snowpack to open

The short-term forecast does not look promising for a Thanksgiving weekend opener at Mt. Bachelor … Read more

Safety on the trails: A guide to winter recreation

Recommendations for hiking, biking and whatever you do when it’s cold outside

With the weather tilting toward winter, practicing safety on hiking trails is as important as … Read more

The lure and fanaticism of steelhead fishing

TELKWA, British Columbia — Steelhead are a form of oceangoing rainbow trout endemic to some … Read more

Hiking at Whychus Canyon Preserve near Sisters

Whychus Canyon Preserve near Sisters offers a late fall and winter option for Central Oregon hikers

This time of year, skiing and snowboarding are on the minds of many Central Oregonians. … Read more

Converting passion for the outdoors into nonfiction guidebooks

When northwest Oregon native and journalist LeeAnn Kriegh moved to Bend in 2012, she fell … Read more

Deer hunting: Signals from sage grouse

East of the Cascades, when we want to hunt mule deer, we have to apply … Read more

Fly-tying corner

Dexter’s Dragon

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Mt. Bachelor is looking for a few good mountain ambassadors

Calling big hearted — and hearty volunteers

For skier Don Gordon, the best days on Mt. Bachelor are the ones most people … Read more

Cyclocross race series returns to Bend this weekend as it celebrates 25 years

Cross Crusade includes serious racing and silly costumes

More than 25 years ago, Rick Potestio and his friends would be lucky to get … Read more

At 25 years old, Challenged Athletes is still changing lives

SAN DIEGO — When Dani Burt woke up from a 45-day coma in 2004 to … Read more

Mountain climbing is this couple’s form of marriage therapy

As with any relationship, Carol and Greg Onofrio have their share of sadness and struggle. … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Spring sampling indicated many fish available in the reservoir with … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Fall and winter riding options

Horse Butte and Horse Ridge, and the area in between, offer some adventure for riders

For some, mountain biking is yet another way to stay fit while enjoying the outdoors. … Read more

How seasonal employees make it work in Central Oregon

Sometimes it means scraping by until the next job

Shoulder season, for many Central Oregonians, brings to mind a sense of anticipation for the … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Spring sampling indicated many fish available in the reservoir with … Read more

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