Hiking at Whychus Canyon Preserve near Sisters

Whychus Canyon Preserve near Sisters offers a late fall and winter option for Central Oregon hikers

This time of year, skiing and snowboarding are on the minds of many Central Oregonians. … Read more

Converting passion for the outdoors into nonfiction guidebooks

When northwest Oregon native and journalist LeeAnn Kriegh moved to Bend in 2012, she fell … Read more

Deer hunting: Signals from sage grouse

East of the Cascades, when we want to hunt mule deer, we have to apply … Read more

Fly-tying corner

Dexter’s Dragon

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Mt. Bachelor is looking for a few good mountain ambassadors

Calling big hearted — and hearty volunteers

For skier Don Gordon, the best days on Mt. Bachelor are the ones most people … Read more

Cyclocross race series returns to Bend this weekend as it celebrates 25 years

Cross Crusade includes serious racing and silly costumes

More than 25 years ago, Rick Potestio and his friends would be lucky to get … Read more

At 25 years old, Challenged Athletes is still changing lives

SAN DIEGO — When Dani Burt woke up from a 45-day coma in 2004 to … Read more

Mountain climbing is this couple’s form of marriage therapy

As with any relationship, Carol and Greg Onofrio have their share of sadness and struggle. … Read more

Fishing report

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

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Fall and winter riding options

Horse Butte and Horse Ridge, and the area in between, offer some adventure for riders

For some, mountain biking is yet another way to stay fit while enjoying the outdoors. … Read more

How seasonal employees make it work in Central Oregon

Sometimes it means scraping by until the next job

Shoulder season, for many Central Oregonians, brings to mind a sense of anticipation for the … Read more

Fishing report

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

Trail pays homage to cult classic

It’s not often that movie aficionados, history buffs and hikers find themselves all on the … Read more

At 59, Californian still an iron woman in triathlon world

SAN DIEGO — On her darkest days, Kathleen McCartney couldn’t fathom ever competing in the … Read more

12-year-old surfer riding to world championship

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Just weeks after helping Team USA win a bronze medal at the … Read more

Warren Miller movie set for Bend’s Tower Theatre this weekend

The latest film by Warren Miller Entertainment, “Face of Winter,” is scheduled to be shown … Read more

Where shooters go to ‘plink’ in Central Oregon

Some choose public land while others prefer controlled ranges

“Plinking.” It’s the marksmanship equivalent of shooting hoops or playing pool, either with friends or … Read more

Single Speed World Championships set for Central Oregon

Some 600 to 700 riders expected to race, mostly for fun, on trails northwest of Bend

The Single Speed World Championship is not a typical mountain bike race — and not … Read more

Surf’s up for this women’s-only San Diego wave club

SAN DIEGO — Before she moved to Oceanside, California, from Oregon in 2014, Danielle Black … Read more

Northern Cheyenne historian shares tribe’s mysteries

In a sterile meeting room on the second floor of the Northern Hotel in downtown … Read more

Black Crater Trail reopens its glorious views

The trail almost closed for good by Milli Fire

One of Oregon’s most beautiful mountain hikes was on death’s doorstep last fall. Black Crater … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Ticket to Ride

New loop offers a fast, easy options for riders

Mountain bikers looking for a quick, easy loop to ride in the mornings, during the … Read more

Lightweight backpacking shelters heated by wood stoves

I was looking forward to the rain as a buddy and I backpacked into the … Read more

Traveling to the Oregon Coast?

Try the new scenic byway between the Valley and the ocean

The Oregon Department of Transportation has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to take some … Read more

Hit up Washington for fall fun before it’s too late and too wet

The end of summer may have come and gone, but in the Pacific Northwest, there’s … Read more

Namesake of Central Oregon’s famous Phil’s Trail reflects on early days

Phil Meglasson, 77, still mountain bikes about every other day

Most days, no one would recognize Phil Meglasson among the hundreds of mountain bikers at … Read more

Skyliners Ski Swap returns, bringing bargains

Annual event signals change of seasons, raises money for MBSEF

A seasonal change in temperature brings a seasonal evaluation of gear: What do you need … Read more

Film chronicles a young family’s yearlong trip through the national parks of the West

“The Far Green Country” to be featured at BendFilm Festival

In 2015, their marriage falling apart, Eli and Kelly Pyke knew they needed a change, … Read more

Six things to know about hiking Telluride’s Via Ferrata in Colorado

Traversing a cliffside high above Telluride, hiking the Via Ferrata route is a Colorado experience … Read more

Seattle mother-daughter bodybuilders are breaking barriers

When mother-daughter duo Chisato and Sachie DuBose butt heads, as mothers and daughters often do, … Read more

Scouting Cascades elk by wildfire footprints

The season is short and the odds are long, but scouting and playing the percentages prepares the Cascades elk hunter for success this year and next

When the forecast called for snow, I laced my boots and grabbed the rifle. My … Read more

Fishing report

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

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