Colorado spots with fall color off the beaten path

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Let the masses take the shuttles to Aspen’s Maroon Bells, the … Read more

Bend cyclist attempts Silk Road Mountain Race

Bend bicyclist rides the 1,000-mile Silk Road Mountain Race, which traces the ancient trading route

Somewhere in Kyrgyzstan, Bend cyclist Jesse Blough was riding through the mountains in agony. He … Read more

Bend biker reflects on trip along the Oregon Timber Trail

Dakota Gale and three friends completed the 669-mile route from Lakeview to Hood River

Ninety hours of mountain biking over two weeks. Nearly 700 miles and 70,000 feet of … Read more

The 2018 Bend Bicycle Film Festival

Rolling on two reels

Local cyclists are coming together Friday to share the fruits of their wheels — and … Read more

Historic Idaho hike features a WWII-era bomber, alpine lake and river canyon

SECESH, Idaho — It’s tempting to complain after nearly an hour of wading through the … Read more

At age 29, fledgling hunter learns gun safety comes first

I spent a good portion of the morning of my 29th birthday on my back … Read more

Expert tips and 10 essentials for staying safe in the wilderness

SEATTLE — Hiking can be a great way to relax, get away and enjoy the … Read more

Fishing report

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

Hunting pronghorn with a muzzleloader in an ancient lake bed

Out in the desert in August, I rock-crawled through juniper-rimmed canyons and around pans, ancient … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Catch and Release/Deschutes River Trail loop

Plenty of variety on this 12-mile loop

Finding new mountain bike loops in Central Oregon is never that difficult considering the seemingly … Read more

Bend Endurance Academy glides with new nordic ski director

Finding a balance

Greg Rhodes, Bend Endurance Academy’s new nordic ski director, wants the junior skiers he coaches … Read more

Lake Ingalls area offers gorgeous alternative to The Enchantments

Lost out, yet again, on a highly coveted and competitive overnight camping permit to the … Read more

Outdoor Calendar

Cycling Weekly Steel Ride: Wednesdays; a 30-mile steel bike ride; all are welcome; beginning and … Read more

What to do when you encounter a rattlesnake on the trail

One of the deadliest animals in the West, the rattlesnake has a bite can easily … Read more

Cyclocross clinic shows the way

‘Always more to learn’

Smoke is in the air and the summer heat is tempered by increasingly cool evenings. … Read more

Bend bodysurfer wins eighth world championship

Practice at Bend Whitewater Park helped Tim Casinelli prepare for the competition in Southern California

Tim Casinelli dove headfirst into the churning whitewater, somehow staying atop the surface while riding … Read more

Hiking Trail Guide: Peter Skene Ogden Trail

Waterfalls and natural water slides highlight this trek along Paulina Creek

For those who love lakes, creeks and mountain peaks, the Newberry National Volcanic Monument east … Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Tumalo Creek Trail

Trail near Tumalo Falls a good option for beginners

The Tumalo Creek Trail west of Bend is an ideal path for mountain bikers looking … Read more

A guide to Central Oregon’s chipmunks and squirrels

Meet the yellow-bellied marmot

Everyone knows that the internet’s primary purpose is to provide a constant stream of animal … Read more

Fishing report

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

Hiking near wildfire zones? What to know before dashing up that trail

Dana Hendricks had a front-row seat when 176 hikers got stranded by fast-moving wildfires last … Read more

Duluth charter captain shares passion for sailing

ON LAKE SUPERIOR, near Duluth, Minn. — Jerry Paulson had just maneuvered his sailboat under … Read more

Hiking Trail Guide: Metolius River

Trails showcase the beauty of the clear river northwest of Sisters

Every time I go to the Metolius River, I am reminded of the words Jeff … Read more

Exploring a river via snorkel

Oregon’s Little North Santiam has an interesting underwater world

The Little North Santiam River is one of Oregon’s most beautiful streams, with waterfalls, old-growth … Read more

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

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