Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Maston

The relatively flat, desert singletrack is a good option for novice riders

The tires were nearly flat. The chain was bone dry. There might as well have … Read more

Trail etiquette on Deschutes National Forest

Brushing up on some of the rules is a good idea for hikers, bikers and horseback riders

As the snow continues to melt across Central Oregon, outdoors enthusiasts of all types are … Read more

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Undertaker’s Delight

Try this one the next time you fish Hosmer Lake. The Undertaker’s Delight has also … Read more

A wild steelhead sanctuary in Steamboat Creek

When Travis Woodward stood up from the tying table in the library, I took his … Read more

Ultrarunner, writer Katie Arnold visits Bend to promote book

Memoir ‘Running Home’ is about how running helped her deal with grief

The only thing that could quell Katie Arnold’s acute anxiety was running. And not just … Read more

Entanglement settlement ends crab season early in California

Crabbers will be required to pull their pots out early this year as a result … Read more

Big air contest set for Mt. Bachelor

The fourth annual Hella Big Air contest is scheduled for Saturday at Mt. Bachelor ski … Read more

Cyclists, hikers to have limited access to McKenzie Pass Highway this spring

ODOT must clear heavy snow before resuming repairs caused by Milli Fire

Oregon Department of Transportation crews began removing snow from McKenzie Pass Highway this week, but … Read more

Outdoor industry backing new business accelerator fund

Bend-based Oregon Outdoor Alliance would lead effort to invest $500,000 in state funds

SALEM — Bend’s outdoor industry is strongly backing a bill to create a $500,000 state … Read more

Where a river is born:

Snowshoeing to the headwaters of the Powder River

The Powder River is a modest stream, as streams go. Or, rather, flow. Along its … Read more

Resident gray whales travel more than originally thought

Though gray whales are known for their annual migration between Alaska and Baja, California, locals … Read more

Late snow should make for ideal cross-country skiing conditions well into spring

Meissner Sno-park a good option for spring breakers

VIRGINIA MEISSNER SNO-PARK — It is officially spring, but those in Central Oregon looking to … Read more

Bend man rides 1,600 miles along the Baja Divide on a unicycle

Jack Mahler needed 50 days to complete the route

Jack Mahler was asked if he got any strange looks when he crossed the United … Read more

Dog Derby set this weekend

The Bachelor Butte Dog Derby sled dog races are scheduled for this Friday through Sunday … Read more

Big snowfall a boon for ski areas

Hoodoo’s snowpack up to 104 inches after receiving 60 inches last week

After 5 to 6 feet of snow fell last week in the Central Oregon Cascades, … Read more

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BH Tied Down Caddis

I hadn’t fished a Tied Down Caddis for years till last July on the Metolius. … Read more

Best places to fish after the ice melts

Follow ODFW stocking schedule to find good reservoirs for March fishing

If you’re like me, you think ice fishing when the temperature hovers in the mid-20s … Read more

Uphill travelers at Bachelor and backcountry skiers should be prepared for deep snow

The mountain has received 64 inches of snow in the last week

The biggest storm in years has dropped 64 inches of snow in the last week … Read more

Greg Seaton, of Crooked River Ranch, has overcome addiction to find success in multisport

The 65-year-old has qualified for the duathlon world championships in Spain

The desire for alcohol and pain pills is gone now, Greg Seaton says. But his … Read more

Prineville Reservoir Resort campground to close

Low-water summers might have affected business

The couple who operate Prineville Reservoir Resort want out of their lease with the U.S. … Read more

Hiker stuck in quicksand feared he would die

Girlfriend swims in frigid waters of creek to get help

SALT LAKE CITY — A man who was stranded for hours in frigid weather with … Read more

Skiers and boarders keep a close eye on the forecast to find prime conditions

Powder is the name of the game for local snowriders

MOUNT BACHELOR — The line for the Summit chairlift on Wednesday of last week stretched … Read more

When it’s 30 below and the dog’s got to go

Let’s say the cold wind feels like a hot iron, boiling water instantly turns to … Read more

Scientists saving pallid sturgeon in Montana still face hurdles

A bevy of scientists has helped Montana’s most threatened fish avoid blinking out. Declared an … Read more

Freeskier from Bend balances school, traveling, training and competing

Annika Paz is a halfpipe skier competing throughout North America

Annika Paz believes she was “bred into skiing.” Her parents, Maro and Kari Paz, are … Read more

Woman-only rock climbing guide company thriving in Central Oregon

Close to 350 women have participated in single and group clinics since 2016

When Kelsey Bennett made it to the top of a 300-meter rock wall at Smith … Read more

Idaho hiker recovering after being hit by 2 boulders

BOISE, Idaho — Dick Ross had to get home to babysit his dog Dolly after … Read more

Why you should hit the gym with your partner

Even if you like to pump iron or do aerobics by yourself, it’s still pleasant … Read more

Online registration open for Pole Pedal Paddle

Online registration is now open for the 43rd annual SELCO Pole Pedal Paddle multisport adventure … Read more

Banking on hybrid bass at Ana Reservoir

‘It should be good,” Chad Meadows said. “The moon is going away and the fish … Read more

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Sprout Callibaetis

It is the most vulnerable stage of the mayfly emergence when the insect dangles its … Read more

Icy conditions make for slippery, sunny Great Nordeen

Women competitors show up in droves for the race near Bend

Tom Usher glided through the finish line at The Great Nordeen Cross-Country Ski and Fat … Read more

The Badlands east of Bend is one of many winter hiking options in Central Oregon

Flatiron Rock Trail makes for an intriguing 6-mile trek

The desert can be an acquired taste for hikers. In Central Oregon, we are spoiled … Read more

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