With 4 races in 4 days through Disney World, runners go at own pace

ORLANDO, Fla. — Midway through the Walt Disney World Marathon, Leah Moroney stopped. Moroney did … Read more

Vancouver’s rugged west coast offers kayaking adventures for all

A 12-day, 150-mile kayaking adventure off the west coast of Vancouver Island tested John McKee’s … Read more

Fatbikers enjoy prime conditions this winter

Solid snowpack good for cyclists and skiers at area sno-parks

WANOGA SNO-PARK — The new snow sparkled in the sunlight as we floated along the … Read more

Hiker’s adventures inspire books, conservation

Bend resident has a lifelong love of trail

An ambitious, long-distance hike is a spiritual experience and a test of physical grit for … Read more

Colorado’s McInnis Canyons: a ‘wild, rugged experience’

No signs, big parking lots or pavement in this 123,000 acre slice of paradise

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — What’s great about McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area is how it … Read more

The 5 best easy trails in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — If you’re looking to get outside in Colorado Springs, you’ll be … Read more

The 6 best places to vacation in Colorado

If you’re looking to plan a trip to Colorado or looking to simply explore another … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Reservoir is ice covered but thickness and quality of ice … Read more

Cast for distance to catch more fish

Across the river a fish cleared water and crashed back down. The first cast fell … Read more

Fly-tying corner

Carey Special

First intended to represent a hatching caddis, the Carey Special was originally called the Monkey-faced … Read more

Bend hockey brings players out of the woodwork

Camaraderie on ice

In the last few minutes of overtime during a recent hockey game at The Pavilion … Read more

Easing into skate skiing

The cross-country discipline is popular, but challenging to learn

VIRGINIA MEISSNER SNO-PARK — Out of the tracks, and out of my comfort zone, I … Read more

Planning your next cross-country ski trip

Against the majestic backdrop of the Mont Blanc massif, I took a brief break in … Read more

State looks to improve Oregon Coast Trail

The trail is an alternative to the popular Pacific Coast Trail

ASTORIA — Dissuaded by snow and dangerous river crossings, some backpackers ditched the popular Pacific … Read more

Veteran hiker updates Washington trail guide

Craig Romano’s goal is to set foot on every trail in the state

Over more than 30 years devoted to exploring, hiking, documenting and publishing throughout the Northwest, … Read more

Willamette Pass ski area scheduled to be open through the holidays

Resort was open for only a few days last season due to low snow

Tim Wiper prefers not to dwell on last season. So this week the owner of … Read more

Bend families host pro teams during the Cascade Cycling Classic

Bend residents share their homes with cyclists during race in early summer

When the Gullicksons hosted the professional Hincapie Racing team during the 2013 Cascade Cycling Classic, … Read more

Skiers and boarders should be wary of early-season hazards that lurk under the snowpack

As season gets into full swing at Bachelor, snowriders need to use caution

MOUNT BACHELOR — Skiing across the mountain near the Skyliner chairlift, Tom Lomax pointed one … Read more

Climbers establish a new route in the wilds of Montana

Pitch black. Wind-whipped snow making it, at points, difficult to breathe. Much less see. Known … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Water level remained relatively high this fall but clarity remained … Read more

Avid knot tier cinches book on knots

Not knot an expert

Bend author John Sherry, who wrote the how-to knot-tying book “Knot it!” wants you to … Read more

11th Dirksen Derby rally race is set for this weekend at Bachelor

Locals and out-of-towners gather for the annual snowboarding event

In 2007, Bend pro snowboarder Josh Dirksen was simply trying to raise some money for … Read more

7 things to do off-the-slopes this winter in Colorado

In case you didn’t know, there’s way more than ski slopes out in Colorado. Give … Read more

Bend couple part of team that won the Patagonian Expedition Race last month

Jason and Chelsey Magness hiked, biked and kayaked about 340 miles through southern Chile

Jason and Chelsey Magness and their two teammates were post-holing through deep snow in the … Read more

Gifts for the fitness buffs in your life

Maybe you have your shopping finished by now. If you don’t, we’re with you. And … Read more

31 days of fitness?

Never again, says the writer who tried it

It began as an office health initiative. “The 31-Day Wellness Challenge” tasked participants with exercising … Read more

Central Oregonians can chop Christmas tree with permit

Oregonians can cut down their tree and help reduce forest fire risk

Evergreen trees strapped to the tops of Central Oregon vehicles are a harbinger of winter. … Read more

Mt. Bachelor ski area celebrates its 60th anniversary

The resort has grown dramatically since visionary Billy Healy founded it in 1958

A lot of us skiers and snowboarders complain about the traffic while driving up to … Read more

Which kind of tree is the most green?

It’s the centerpiece of the biggest holiday of the year for many American families: the … Read more

Smartwool is a great option when it’s cold out

Do you know the difference between being comfortable or miserable in the cold? A good … Read more

Camping is easy with soft cooler

The Unbound Soft Cooler Pack, sold by Bend’s Hydro Flask, takes the cooler and morphs … Read more

What happened to Colorado’s ghost resorts?

Believe it or not, Colorado has been home to more than 145 ski areas since … Read more

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