In search of trout in Oregon’s summer haven

SUNRIVER — Safely south of challenging Bend traffic, then calmly west past whooping vacationers here, … Read more

Mount Jefferson hiking trail reopens 2 years after wildfire

PORTLAND — One of the most popular treks to Mount Jefferson has reopened more than … Read more

Team bonding common in the Cascade Lakes Relay

Running event set for Friday and Saturday along a 216-mile route from Diamond Lake to Bend

When friends spend more than 24 hours in a van together, they usually get to … Read more

Black Crater hike is a tough test for hikers, with plenty of rewards

Eight-mile trek to the summit includes dramatic views of surrounding peaks

MCKENZIE PASS — My 11-year-old son has a goal of climbing South Sister with me, … Read more

Cascade Lakes Swim Series celebrates its 25th edition this weekend at Elk Lake

Popular event started in 1994 with about 40 open-water swimmers

Laura Schob recalls that in 1994, the first year of the Cascade Lakes Swim Series, … Read more

Moose population declines in Idaho

Biologists have no clear answers but say the decline is happening across the West

BOISE, Idaho — Moose are one of the West’s most majestic animals and a once-in-a-lifetime … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Mrazek

The Shevlin-Mrazek out-and-back ride includes a variety of terrain

Technically we live in the desert, but I am often mesmerized by the variety of … Read more

Yellowstone’s tallest geyser has been erupting more often

Yellowstone National Park’s Steamboat Geyser sped up its eruption cycle earlier in June, setting a … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: North Fork-Farewell Loop

Ten-mile route is an ideal high-elevation ride without a big time commitment

Mountain bikers looking for the challenging climbs and dramatic views that come with a high-elevation … Read more

This guide offers forest bathing sessions

Sari Telpner shows people in Idaho ways to interact with nature

BOISE, Idaho — The point of Sari Telpner’s forest therapy is to teach people how … Read more

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Egan’s Frenchie

With a tungsten bead, it is heavy, it sinks fast to run in deep slots … Read more

Kids’ first trout on a fly

It was time they caught their first fish on a fly. The boy was ready. … Read more

Idaho group starts efforts on salmon, steelhead recovery

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gov. Brad Little told a salmon and steelhead recovery group Friday … Read more

Exploring the Strawberry Mountains

Only a three-hour drive from Bend, the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness is an isolated area of … Read more

The Woodward WreckTangle in Bend offers challenges for kids and adults

Obstacle course is open daily through Sept. 2 and is $20 for a one-hour session

Somewhere among the cargo net, licorice bridge and climbing wall, I was thoroughly humbled. My … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Swede Ridge Loop

High country loop near Tumalo Falls includes challenging climbs and sprawling Cascade views

SKYLINER SNO-PARK — Tumalo Falls trailhead is packed this time of year with tourists and … Read more

Bachelor to add new mountain park, revamp Sunrise Lodge

Mt. Bachelor ski area has plans for a Woodward Mountain Park with expanded learning terrain, … Read more

Bend runner headed to the Youth Skyrunning World Championships in Italy

Jeffrey Bert, 16, to compete in two races at the August event

Dan Simoneau finds all sorts of different activities to help his nordic skiers stay fit … Read more

WreckTangle in Bend’s Old Mill District to open for summer Friday

The Woodward WreckTangle in Bend’s Old Mill District will officially open on Friday, according to … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Suttle Lake Tie and Loop

Loop near Sisters is a fairly easy, mellow ride with lots of scenery

SISTERS — Suttle Lake is well-known as a camping, fishing and boating destination in Central … Read more

Too many kokanee? We got the cure

Too many kokanee. That was the problem. We had the cure. As we idled away … Read more

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Chubby Beaver

Timing is everything. The bugs begin to pop anytime between the first week of May … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Storm King-Tyler’s Traverse loop

Ideal late-spring loop offers variety of terrain

This is certainly an exciting time of year for Central Oregon mountain bikers. As the … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Homestead Pump Track

New pump track in Redmond is popular among all ages and abilities

REDMOND — On a recent warm, sunny day after school hours, the Homestead Park Bike … Read more

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Loop Wing Green Drake

Look at the calendar. If it says May at the top, an angler should be … Read more

Steelheading subculture on the Situk

Our drift boats were staged at the bridge, waiting for us. We were hungry for … Read more

Fishing season in full swing in Central Oregon

Many high Cascade lakes are now accessible and fishing well

Significant late-winter snowfall and early-spring rain should make for a promising trout fishing season this … Read more

Her 15-year-old tamed a mustang last summer, now this Idaho woman is doing the same

A month ago, Stormy never had been touched by a human. By mid-April, the 2-year-old … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Horse Ridge

Technical terrain and plenty of climbing highlight this area east of Bend

The Badlands Wilderness east of Bend offers hikers the chance to explore an intriguing desert … Read more

Bend Bike Swap set for this weekend

The sixth annual Bend Bike Swap is set for Saturday and Sunday at Thump Coffee, … Read more

About 10 miles of new singletrack planned near Sunriver

COTA’s new South Deschutes County Chapter spearheading the effort to build the trails

Nothing gets mountain bikers excited quite like the prospect of new trails. The Central Oregon … Read more

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

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