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

Electric mountain bikes have become a hot-button issue

Some want access to Central Oregon singletrack that is designated for nonmotorized use

Sterling McCord is well aware of the emotions that fester on both sides of the … Read more

Central Oregonians play where predators prey

Still wild

That Bend is home to more than 90,000 people may instill a sense of civilized … Read more

A hike to explore the Owyhee wilderness

LITTLE JACKS CREEK WILDERNESS, Idaho — Micah Lauer knows how unforgiving and inaccessible Idaho’s Owyhee … Read more

Woman with partial paralysis sets mountaineering records

Paraplegic sit skier conquers Mount Hood

For Anna Soens, climbing Mount Hood, which is visible from most parts of her native … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: McKenzie River Trail

Renowned trail features stunning scenery in the thick, green Willamette National Forest

MCKENZIE BRIDGE — Sometimes, trails are better ridden in sections than in their entirety. The … Read more

Tips for surviving calamity on the trail

It was supposed to be a simple day hike in the wilderness — there and … Read more

Mountain views inspire, but Washington climber is the real muse

He didn’t hesitate when he came to the 50-degree sloping mass of snow and ice … Read more

Some forest trails remain closed long after 2017 wildfire

IDANHA — Some trails in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest remain closed because of damage from … Read more

Fishing report

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

CycleBar brings luxe spinning to Bend

Indoor cycling studio opens in the Old Mill District

A dozen people wearing formfitting workout clothes climbed onto stationary bikes in a cool, dim, … Read more

Lava Lake is a hot spot for rainbow trout fishing in Central Oregon

But get there early to find a parking spot

LAVA LAKE — In June the fishing is typically so good at Lava Lake that … Read more

Try exercise with a smart jump-rope

When was the last time you jumped rope? Unless you’re training as an extra for … Read more

Researchers seek info on Yellowstone’s supervolcano

In one of the most low-tech experiments conducted in Yellowstone National Park in recent years, … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Funner-Tiddlywinks loop

This 13-mile loop offers cross-country climbs and freeride flavor

Even after 17 years of exploring the trails in Central Oregon, I am continually amazed … Read more

Get away from the crowds at Bighorn Canyon

For more than 10,000 years people have been trekking to Bighorn Canyon. Those early travelers, … Read more

Washington man hopes his documentary can keep cancer on the run

He’s a shy man. That’s clear simply in the way he holds himself. Tentative. His … Read more

Free fishing days coming up in Washington, Idaho and Montana

If you missed Oregon’s free fishing days, Washington, Idaho and Montana are all offering free … Read more

Runner mistakenly runs full marathon after planning for a half

Runners never forget crossing the finish line at their first marathon, and that will be … Read more

Cross-training, as only cross-country skiers can

Roller skiing to keep the nordic edge

The nordic skiers stood at the starting line, gripping their poles and shuffling the skis … Read more

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