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Timber! Holiday Tree Options Abound in Central Oregon

Timber! Holiday Tree Options Abound in Central Oregon

Hike to get your tree—or enjoy a host of other options
The custom of erecting and decorating a tree in celebration of winter holidays evolved from Germany in the 1500s.

Pro File: Lucas Wachs Loves Pillows, Puppies and Powder Stashes

A homegrown local ski professional has put the brakes on traveling during the pandemic, focusing on local snow... and baking
Bend is home to a number of high-caliber athletes with expertise ranging from cycling to running to climbing, kayaking and skiing. The life of a professional athlete may seem like easy street to some—traveling the world, starring in movies, with all the glitz and glamour associated—but the realities of being successful and having longevity are as challenging as the sports in which those athletes engage.

Winter Gravel Cycling: Routes for Even the Darkest of Days

Oh, you thought cycling season was over for 2020? Nope. Let these awesome Central Oregon gravel routes ignite your love for gravel riding.
With a few extra layers of clothing and some good route selection, you’ll be sneaking in quite a few extra miles

Nature Rx: Take a Hike

In honor of National Take a Hike Day Nov. 17, three hikes to explore in Central Oregon
OK, so maybe National Take a Hike Day on Nov. 17 has lost a little oomph this year. I mean, what else have we been doing during the pandemic but hiking?

Winter Insider 2020

Outside is still open. Here’s a playbook for winter fun.
Central Oregon is full of fun winter activities. Find out what's ahead for skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and more in 2020.

Winter + Whitewater

Books to inspire your love for all things river and ocean—no matter what the winter weather might bring
As the warm autumn winds wind down in the high desert, many are shifting from choice summer outdoor activities to favorite cold-weather ones. After the paddlers roll up the rafts and tuck them in for a long winter's rest, this reading list can serve as a winter holdover.

Glacier Funeral

After commemorating the loss of Clark Glacier, the Oregon Glaciers Institute looks ahead at what's to come
On Oct. 18, on South Sister, the Oregon Glaciers Institute held a funeral for Clark Glacier, pronouncing it "dead." Well, they almost held the funeral.

"With Spirit" Debuts at BendFilm

Following locals Chelsey and Jason Magness, the film tells a story of love, loss and life through the lens of adventure racing
Local adventure racers Chelsey and Jason Magness have been at the sport for quite some time now. They founded and currently direct Bend Racing together, competing in some of the toughest races all over the world.

Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Worthy Brewing to host the Forest Revival Concert to see more trees planted and forests restored
Pioneer nurseryman John Chapman (1774-1845) might be buried in the duff of history if he wasn't better known as Johnny Appleseed. Best remembered for his planting of wild apple trees wherever he traveled, Worthy Garden Club, the philanthropic arm of Worthy Brewing, has invoked Johnny's folklore to seed Operation Appleseed by pledging $1 million toward planting 1 million evergreens and hardwoods—not apple trees—across Oregon.

Big Changes at Bachelor

As pandemic restrictions continue, Oregon's biggest ski resort plans for reservation-only parking, limited indoor amenities for the winter season
The shutdowns around COVID-19 forced Mt. Bachelor to close operations entirely for a time in the spring. Since then, the resort has been open for mountain biking and its new zipline activities throughout the summer—with many new health and safety guidelines in place.

Rocky Regulations

The installation of a rebar ladder on a popular wall prompts new rules for climbing hardware at Smith Rock
As rock climbing has taken off and rock gyms have skyrocketed in popularity, the number of visitors to Smith Rock State Park has doubled over the last decade, park managers say. Today, fixed hardware, or "bolts," fill its rock faces.


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  • Re: Nature Rx: Take a Hike

    • rs6er: Some may have a little snow, but much of the precip in the area…

    • on November 18, 2020
  • Re: Nature Rx: Take a Hike

    • Are these trails currently snow-covered due to recent weather?

    • on November 17, 2020
  • Re: Big Changes at Bachelor

    • Why is every other business/institution able to operate parking normally, while Mt. Bachelor somehow will…

    • on October 13, 2020

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