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Otter Bench offers hikers breathtaking desert scenery along the Crooked River Gorge

CROOKED RIVER RANCH — Read more

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Outdoor pick of the week: Chimney Rock Trail

Until a week ago, I hadn’t been to Prineville Reservoir area in over a decade, and even then, it was just a drive-through on Crooked River … Read more

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Top picks for the mountains

Dutchman Flat Sno-park — This is one of the higher elevation sno-parks in Central Oregon located north of Mt. Bachelor. As such, the snow t… Read more

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Conditions report for the mountains

Snow is beginning to melt, but there is still a chance to go skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing in Central Oregon. Read more

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Explore calendar April 9-15

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Fishing Shevlin Pond

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife maintains five youth and family fishing ponds in Central Oregon, hoping to get the next generation h… Read more

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Madras East Hills is Central Oregon's new playground for mountain bikers

MADRAS — To the west, Mount Jefferson and the Three Sisters glowed a bright white against a clear blue sky. Just below us, winding down an … Read more

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If Oregon is cougar country, Steins Pillar is cougar neighborhood

On a sunny Friday two weeks ago, my oldest daughter, Caroline, and I drove east from Bend to Prineville to hike the Steins Pillar Trail. Read more

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Top picks east of Bend

Horse Ridge — The area about 16 miles east of Bend on U.S. Highway 20 is home to more than 30 miles of trails that criss-cross over the but… Read more

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Explore calendar April 2-8

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