The Source's outdoor writer packs in—and out—of a local backcountry
cabin... but he's not gonna tell you which one.
The Source's crack team tries curling
It was just a few weeks ago when members of the Bend Curling Club added a new listing to our calendar, looking to boost the numbers for their club, which meets several times a week at The Pavilion in Bend.
After a lifetime of elite racing, Adam Craig's next big challenge
Early one morning, a friend and I agreed to meet at Mt. Bachelor for some sweet turns.
Tumalo Creek's winter offerings can help kayakers prep for the raging rivers ahead
It all started last summer when my father proposed we paddle across the Columbia River at its leanest constriction, between Rowena and Lyle, to the mouth of the Klickitat River.
Racing for beer, bragging rights or a national championship. Take your pick
If you're into a wintry round of golf, the River's Edge Golf Course in the heart of Bend is one of the places to do it. And in 2016 and 2017, it's also the place for world-class cross country runners to show their chops in what's proved to be a fairly challenging run on the fairway.
Three generations; one new outdoor activity.
Thanks to an amazing invention called Google Analytics, we here at the Source Weekly know our audience goes way beyond millennials. Our readers are moms, dads, grandparents, teens and youth, in addition to young adults.
Seeing Central Oregon from a helicopter offers a peek at our winter wonderland in a way no ski lift can muster
Editor's note: The online version of this story has been updated from the print version. Details regarding "landing near Broken Top" have been removed.
Testing the waters for long-term wave energy
Oregon fishermen know the coastal waters better than anyone—and that's probably why they've been tapped to help locate a site ideal for turning ocean waves into electricity. In December, Oregon State University's National Marine Renewable Energy Center was awarded $40 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to construct a wave energy test facility six nautical miles off the coast of Newport.
...and what to watch out for in 2017
The year 2016 was a great time to be outside: extreme sport start-ups let Bendites bungee off a bridge or dive into the sky; rare wolves and foxes made brief cameos in the wild; Bachelor debuted a new ski lift; even Pokémon Go helped out, if only fleetingly. To help you start planning your outdoor adventures, here are some of our favorite outdoor events from this year to check out in 2017.
Wilderness first aid training help responders and patients in remote areas
With so many opportunities to explore the outdoors in Bend come just as many opportunities to get hurt. From a simple sprain to a traumatic injury, getting hurt in the wilderness can elevate the intensity of any medical emergency.
As a young girl, Beckie Elgin was the daughter of a zoo director in Des Moines, Iowa. That's where she first encountered wolves.