Descend into Crack-in-the-Ground, an ancient volcanic fissure

Pick up the dusty trail on the side of a bumpy gravel road, walk through … Read more

New trail opens in Southern Oregon

Rugged route connects Oregon Caves to Cascade-Siskiyou

Long-distance hikers will get a new adventure in Southern Oregon, with the opportunity to walk … Read more

Rare blue northern leopard frog is found

SPOKANE, Wash. — In the arid land west of Spokane in eastern Washington — punctuated … Read more

“Roadless” snowboarding film set for Bend

Film about snowboarders touring through some of the most remote terrain in the country will be shown at Tower Theatre on Oct. 20

The area is known as the Thorofare, and it is considered by many the most … Read more

Sunriver horseman receives honor

Sunriver’s Richard Shrake has been inducted into the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo Hall of Fame. … Read more

2 months to sheep shape for 13-year-old Steens hunter

“Nah, can’t be.” Jason Kamperman took a screenshot. According to the ODFW app, Kamperman’s son … Read more

Anderson’s Bird of Prey

Created by Rick Anderson, Anderson’s Bird of Prey has become a standby on many Western … Read more

More stealthy in the dark

Idaho couple develops, makes bootlamps for hunters, hikers

The idea for Jim Manroe’s new company SneakyHunter started with a problem. When getting himself … Read more

Broken Yellowstone wolf teeth reveal a theory about ice age extinctions

This may be a tale that only dentists can appreciate, but the teeth of dead … Read more

Hiking Middle Pyramid in the Central Oregon Cascades

The challenging trail offers sweeping panoramic views

You don’t have to go to Egypt to see the Pyramids. That’s because the Three … Read more

Waldo Lake is the perfect place to end your summer in Oregon

This beautiful Oregon summer will soon officially end, but there’s still time to bid it … Read more

Scientists measure the health of Middle Teton Glacier

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK — There was an air of urgency Thursday as glaciologists moved … Read more

Cycle Oregon to bring hundreds of cyclists to Central Oregon

Classic ride to roll through Bend

More than 1,500 cyclists will converge on Central Oregon on Monday and Tuesday as part … Read more

Historic Mammoth Hotel now reopened for visitors

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — With its interior walls torn out and old wiring exposed, … Read more

Idaho couple summit mountain for wedding

Challis, Idaho, native McKinsey Bruning grew up with the Salmon River in her backyard, “born … Read more

Outdoor City USA set for Bachelor Sept. 13-15

Event includes a trade show, elite racing and clinics in cycling, running, rock climbing and hiking

Beverly Lucas wanted to create an event that was part elite racing, part trade show … Read more

Bend Bicycle Film Festival set for Friday at Tower Theatre

The 2019 Bend Bicycle Film Festival, presented by the Bend Endurance Academy, is scheduled for … Read more

Fly-tying corner

Mop Fly

Buy a new dust mop for Mom’s birthday. In fact, get her two: one in … Read more

Fishing for coho salmon on the Columbia River

A million coho are expected along the Oregon Coast, and the Buoy 10 fishery is … Read more

Central Oregon hunter sight-in event set for Sept. 14-15

The Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association will host its annual hunters’ sight-in workshops Sept. 14-15 … Read more

Terrebonne horseback rider wins the prestigious 100-mile Tevis Cup endurance ride

Sanoma Blakeley edges former champion at the finish

After nearly 100 miles and 14 hours across some of the most rugged terrain in … Read more

A summit of Eagle Cap peak is the highlight of a trip to the Wallowa Mountains

Area offers a cornucopia of glaciers, blue lakes and granite monoliths

LOSTINE — Somewhere along the grueling climb up the northwest ridge of Eagle Cap, it … Read more

Bend angler part of world event

Bend’s Joey Pattee was part of the U.S. team that won a silver medal in … Read more

Prineville boy, 14, solo hikes Oregon section of Pacific Crest Trail

Shiloh Binder made it more than 460 miles in just over a month

Looking back, the first week was the hardest. Shiloh Binder, just 14, was on his … Read more

Fishing for tiger trout at Diamond Lake

One rod for dry flies if fish were rising. One rod rigged for chironomids if … Read more

Fly-tying corner

Goat Leech

Slim and buggy with multiple shades of olive, rust and orange, this pattern changes its … Read more

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

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