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Comment Archives: stories: Outside

Re: “Wildlife and Diseases

Rodents are very dirty. They merely seek into our property for food and shelter. Their presence creates unsanitary condition all round. They carry disease, leave bodily waste, and always manage to chew on the important items. Mice and rats need to be exterminated in order to prevent our family from dangerous diseases. Live mouse traps are the most common method used for getting rid of this infestation. Many times these nasty pests also trick the traps and become a huge problem for the homeowners. Here we need the help of http://www.eg-exterminatorsnj.com/Rats-and-Mice-Extermination.html professionals to come and suggest some effective and long-lasting solutions.

Posted by Antonia McElroy on 10/12/2018 at 3:57 AM

Re: “Coyotes: Clever Rebounders

I love fiction

Posted by Steven Childs on 10/11/2018 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Backyard Scorpions: We've got some of the stingers in these parts, but don't worry

I found one today in sink of all places. Someone said they come from septic! Is that true?

Posted by abigail on 10/08/2018 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Crowds in the Backcountry

I've seen first hand this very problem increase in California over the years. It made me sick to see the disrespect, trash, grafitti and damage to natural areas because of lack of respect and regulation. My husband and I gathered up trash left along the side of the river in Tumalo after a short hike. And I'm talking ALL their trash. I was so disgusted. At bare minimum...... even signs posted will help deter that sort of behaviour.
I stopped camping and fishing in California because of the neglect. Now living in Oregon I am able to appreciate the natural beauty and and undisturbed wilderness once again. I hope I don't regret my decision to move here.

Posted by JS on 10/02/2018 at 6:37 AM

Re: “Swampy to South Fork

Tourists: Make sure you head north for 45 miles; once you pass Madras, start looking for signs for Swampy Lakes. Have a great ride!

Posted by Lorenzo Llama on 09/27/2018 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Swampy to South Fork

"Shoulder season keeps visitor numbers low and local stoke high"

So lets write a short article to see how many people we can send there.

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Posted by anonymous on 09/24/2018 at 1:14 PM

Re: “On Stewardship

It's to bad most of these stewardship projects only come to be after an area is pushed for personal profit (by the people making the profit) then it gets destroyed and trashed. But hey we can just clean it up later and just claim the people who trashed the area just need to be "educated" with a "awareness" campaign, yearly "stewardess" campaigns and a "raffle" to justify continuing to drive tourists to these areas.
The people who participate in stewardess campaigns, are the same people who do not destroy and trash things in the first place. We do not need a awareness campaign/raffle telling people trash does not go in the river, we need to stop advertising exceptional outdoor areas to tourist idiots for the personal profit of a few people.

Posted by anonymous on 09/24/2018 at 1:03 PM

Re: “On Stewardship

Note from the author:

Awesome quote that didn't quite make it into the story...

"When we're talking about stewardship of anything - including the environment - first, you have to give a great big damn. You have to care deeply enough and be invested enough to be willing to be changed by the very thing you're stewarding.

"Secondly, you have to be willing to be 'inconvenienced,' and thus, uncomfortable at times. Reclaiming inconvenience and discomfort - as life practices - is a much larger conversation, so what I'll offer is an invitation: take on the practice of doing the 'inconvenient' thing for a day, and notice what happens... you might find yourself making a meal rather than ordering take out; pulling the weeds in your front yard rather than calling the landscaper; or foregoing your afternoon caffeine fix because you forgot your reusable cup, and you're unwilling to use another plastic one.

"These small actions, over time, ultimately lead to deeper connection with self, others and all of Life around us ... which creates even more fodder for caring deeply, and stewarding something well and whole-heartedly."

-Breyn Hibbs, life-time Central Oregonian, owner/founder of Sol Alchemy Temple and Keynote speaker at this year's Bend Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network Conference, September 29th

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Posted by solalchemytemple on 09/19/2018 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Fall Fashion, Sportsy Edition

Anonymous-

The article I wrote noting that women in Bend wanted more representation in clothing and outdoor products was reflective of a survey (see article: High Desert Herstory, June 29, 2018). There were no claims made- just sharing of a survey where over 50 local women conveyed their feelings...

As a journalist I am often relaying information gathered by other sources, not communicating my own opinions.

Even if I am conveying my own opinions, like many people, I am multidimensional. I do believe women's products and clothing should better represent diversity in body and narrative. I also write about outdoor brands in Bend- perhaps brands I write about make a one-size-fits-all hoody. It's OK to advocate for women and their needs and also note a new hoody being designed locally.

The articles I have written aren't mutually exclusive. I look forward to seeing more work published on representing a range of women's bodies in outdoor products- there is much research showing that this is how women feel, including the survey I conducted for the article. This is a national and local issue. I don't see much local literature talking about this- that is why I felt compelled to write about it in the first place.

What brands do you like anonymous? What outdoor apparel would you like to advocate for anonymous? I would love to check them out.

Thanks.

Posted by solalchemytemple on 09/15/2018 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Fall Fashion, Sportsy Edition

Consistency please, first a article claiming the outdoor industry is male dominated not designing things for every single female body style out there, keeping women from advancing in the industry, local retailers not caring one of every size and color in female clothing for you to look at and how pissed you are about it. Now a article celebrating new clothes designed by these same people and companies, even pushing a uni-sex one size fits all sweat shirt.

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Posted by anonymous on 09/15/2018 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Backyard Scorpions: We've got some of the stingers in these parts, but don't worry

I live near Klamath Falls and we've had 3 in the last couple of weeks, all in the house. Maybe they come in on my husband after he's been out working on the wood pile? Told him to start stripping down in the garage.

Posted by Barbara Yancey Medart on 09/11/2018 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Natural World

Matt: Thanks for the suggestion, but that's not in accordance with our stylebook.

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 08/24/2018 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Natural World

Thanks Nicole! Just another heads up, when using acronyms, it's best to declare what the acronym represents by putting it in parenthesis after the first use of the non-acronym form, that way the reader can be certain what it's referring to.

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Posted by Matt Skeels on 08/24/2018 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Natural World

Hey Matt Skeels: Thanks for pointing out the distinction between Oregon Grotto and Oregon High Desert Grotto. We've updated the post to reflect the correct titles.

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Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 08/24/2018 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Natural World

This article should be edited to reflect that these members aren't a part of the Oregon Grotto (based out of Vancouver, Washington), they are from the Oregon High Desert Grotto of Bend, Oregon. An "OHDG" would be good shorthand as well.

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Posted by Matt Skeels on 08/23/2018 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Natural World

Another story about the found and then lost skull in Arnold Ice Cave:
https://mattskeels.wordpress.com/2015/09/1…

Posted by Matt Skeels on 08/23/2018 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Natural World

It turns out we hauled out close to 3,300 pounds of wood and metal from the cave, loaded in a FS dump truck which was hauled off the same day. Thanks to everyone that helped make this happen! -Brent.

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Posted by Brent McGregor on 08/22/2018 at 6:18 PM

Re: “What? You've Never Seen a Skink!: an introduction to this sexy, sexy lizard

Just saw 1 here in Colorado..it came out of my garden.

Posted by Rose Tracy on 08/06/2018 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Day Trips Without Cars

Great another tourist article in the series of "10 more places to destroy," sporting more illegal drone use for the cover shot.

Posted by anonmous on 08/06/2018 at 8:44 AM

Re: “What? You've Never Seen a Skink!: an introduction to this sexy, sexy lizard

I, too, just saw one of these for the first time. It was in my garden compost container when I took off the lid. Fortunately, I had my smart phone on me and was able to snap a few pics. The skink reminded me of a garter snake on the front end, with an amazingly neon blue tail. Wish I could post the photo...

Posted by Debdoll on 07/29/2018 at 6:07 PM

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