Female Central Oregon river guides band together to share their skill

Bend professional Jen Kjellesvik teaches women who want to guide commercially

As the raft surged through the rapids, frothy white water sprayed the six paddlers. They … Read more

Fly-tying corner

Genesee Jewel

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Fly-fishing as prayer: in pursuit of Utah’s Cutthroat Slam

Our mission: catch four subspecies of cutthroat trout in four different watersheds. Three of the … Read more

Tam McArthur Rim offers a fairly easy day hike near Sisters

The 5.3-mile round-trip trek includes numerous Cascade views

To the north, the lake was a shining turquoise jewel some 1,500 feet below. To … Read more

Local athletes, acclimated to altitude, have leg up

The air up here

Bryan Lewis, who won the High Cascades 100 mountain bike race on July 21, felt … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Swampy Lakes

10-mile loop offers a good mix of climbing and downhill

SWAMPY LAKES SNO-PARK — With most upper-elevation bike trails now snow-free in Central Oregon, and … Read more

Man is on the hunt for mysterious honey ants in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Honey ants are believed to be nocturnal, but the guards have … Read more

Portland climber sets world record

Man summits the highest points of all 50 U.S. states

TACOMA, Wash. — Colin O’Brady set a world record by climbing to all 50 American … Read more

Fishing report

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

No Name Lake is a gem of the Central Oregon Cascades

Six-mile trek near Broken Top offers incredible alpine scenery

High atop a ridge above sparkling-green No Name Lake, the views are never-ending. Any direction … Read more

River sports expert teaches safety first

Challenge by choice

Jen Kjellesvik and several preteen students, all wearing helmets, wetsuits and life preservers, slipped one … Read more

Redmond man plans to run the 216-mile Cascade Lakes Relay solo

Dearric Winchester is making the effort to promote migraine awareness

Kirsten Winchester talks openly about her husband’s lofty running goal. “I have mixed feelings,” she … Read more

Camp caters to youth who have lost limbs

Campers at No Limits at Quinnipiac University find friends, support

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. — Reese Buckley has no trouble keeping up with “four-­limbers.” That’s amputee … Read more

The journey to Jennie Lake is part of the destination

BOISE, Idaho — Some hikes are all about the beautiful or unique destination — leaving … Read more

When a glacier crumbles on Mount Rainier

Recent icefall on Mount Rainier has rattled seismographs, and perhaps the nerves of a few … Read more

Hiking to Benson Lake/Scott Mountain

Trail is one of many options near McKenzie Pass

McKenzie Pass is a veritable treasure trove for hikers seeking high-mountain scenery in the form … Read more

Central Oregon bike wrenches travel to you

Bike mechanics on a roll

Mobile bicycle mechanic Jeff Scarberry stood in his sunny workshop in his backyard, tuning up … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Mt. Bachelor Bike Park

Lift-served, downhill trails mean easy up and thrilling down

MOUNT BACHELOR — Dust flying behind his bike’s wheels, Tom Lomax ripped around a bermed … Read more

Adaptive surfers offer ocean of possibilities

Multisport athlete Isaac Coulapides has wrestled, snowboarded, played volleyball and served on the cheer squad … Read more

North Idaho’s scenic Hiawatha Trail celebrates its 20th year

Cigarette in one hand and mountain bike in the other, Greg Ebersohl waited for a … Read more

A place where you can touch the bones of dinosaurs

Dinosaur National Monument allows visitors to explore a dinosaur graveyard

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway climbs north to overlook a forested … Read more

Strawberry Mountain Wilderness near John Day is ideal for a few days of camping and hiking

About a four-hour drive east of Bend, the area offers many hiking trails with alpine scenery and high lakes

PRAIRIE CITY — Oregon is so brimming with incredible wild places for camping and hiking … Read more

The family that bands (kestrels) together

American kestrel conservation is family tradition

Jim Anderson leaned a ladder against the ponderosa snag and climbed to the nesting box … Read more

Trout numbers recovering in the Crooked River near Prineville

ODFW biologists estimate about 3,500 trout per mile in the section below Bowman Dam

Of all the premium fishing spots on Central Oregon rivers, the Crooked River near Prineville … Read more

A 14,000-mile hike helps man’s self-discovery

In May 2015, Holly Harrison — known as “Cargo” to most of his buddies — … Read more

Fishing report

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

Hiking to Sisters Mirror Lake

The relatively easy 8-mile trek in the Three Sisters Wilderness is a good hike with kids

The Cascade Lakes Highway corridor west of Bend is so choked with hiking options, sometimes … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Tumalo Ridge-Skyliners Loop

13-mile loop offers some of Central Oregon’s best mountain biking trails

The area surrounding Tumalo Falls west of Bend is a mountain bike paradise with multiple … Read more

Horseman Buck Brannaman shows the soft touch

‘Horse Whisper’ teaches in Central Oregon

Equine expert Buck ­Brannaman might not be a household name outside the tack room. But … Read more

Fishing the salmon highway off Vancouver Island

Trolling for saltwater spring kings on the first day of summer

You should see them the moment they come out of the salt. In the net … Read more

Fly-tying corner

Black Gnat Wet

We tend to think of the Black Gnat as resembling a gnat, but it may … Read more

Hiking Black Butte

The 1,600-foot climb includes panoramic views of the Cascades and Central Oregon

As trails with peak views go, hikers might get some of the most bang for … Read more

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