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Climbing in Bend, 24/7

New Bend climbing gym will be the first in the state to offer members seven days a week, 24 hours a day
A new climbing gym opening soon in Bend will offer unique route-setting and wide-open business hours. Hooked on rock climbing since she was 5, new Bend business owner Lilian Kral has been setting a unique route for herself ever since.

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Lemon Gulch Project Aims for Ochoco Bike Trails

Ochoco Trails asks for submitted comments in support of a proposed 52-mile mountain bike trail system
The Lemon Gulch Trails Project is paving the way for local and visiting mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts with a proposed trail system in the Ochoco National Forest. Mountain biking is a sport that has seen tremendous growth over the last couple decades and the growth isn't slowing.

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New to the Backcountry? Embrace the Side-Country.

An easy intro for the backcountry curious, and a few places to check out in Central Oregon
Ripped right out of the pages of "Zoolander," everybody is talking about the backcountry. "Skiing and snowboarding in the backcountry is so hot right now."

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Go Here: Turkey Trotting Around Central Oregon

Celebrate your Thanksgiving day with a healthy jog
I Like Pie in Bend on Thanksgiving Day, Thu., Nov. 24

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Go Here: Gliding Into Ice-Skating Season

Seventh Mountain Resort hosts its annual opening skate weekend and food drive, with a winter bazaar
Seventh Mountain Resort has been the place to ice skate in Bend since the '70s. This weekend, the resort will host its ice rink opening festivities for the season.

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Talking Turkey This Thanksgiving

Entertain friends and family with these turkey tidbits this holiday season
Thanksgiving is a great time to have the turkey talk with friends and family. Wild turkey, that is. So, here are some facts and falsehoods for you to entertain your holiday dinner guests.

Natural World

Go Here: Get Stoked with Hoodoo's Wintervention

With over $50,000 in prizes, this giveaway event series is preparing Central Oregon for snow
Hoodoo Ski Area knows how to get Central Oregon stoked for a powder-packed ski and snowboard season. Over the course of the next three months, Hoodoo Wintervention is dumping over $50,000 in lift tickets, overnight lodging, gear, skis, boards and more.

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First Time on the Slopes: What to Expect

Winter is nearly upon us, which means it's time for beginners to think about hitting the slopes for their first epic ski session
Is skiing hard to learn? As a long-time Bendite and avid skier, I get this question a lot.

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Go Here: Smith Rock Trail Party

With many visitors comes trail damage and user-made trails
Running and hiking the scenic trails of Central Oregon is popular with community members and visitors. With the flowing Deschutes River, magnificent rock formations and ever-changing nature, Smith Rock is a state park in Oregon that sees many recreators over the course of the year.

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As Redmond Grows, So Does Its Bike Community

Cascade View trails, expansion of Cline Buttes trails are some of the projects for the Redmond COTA chapter
As warm weather gives way to cold, some of Central Oregon's most well-known bicycle trails go to bed for the season, soon to be—or already—tucked away under the snow. But that doesn't necessarily mean trail riding has to end.

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Go Here: Happy Girls Run

Happy Girls Run has been putting on races for over 10 years to provide a supportive and inclusive running environment for women.
Uniting female athletes and providing a bonding space for women to run together, Happy Girls Run is hosting a half-marathon and a 5K race in Sisters on Saturday, Nov. 5. With two races to choose from, runners of all levels can participate.

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Bend Witches Paddle the Deschutes

A Bend-style Halloween event in support of MountainStar Family Relief Nursery
The 4th Annual Bend Witches Paddle will take place on Halloween Day, Oct. 31, from 3-5pm at Riverbend Park. The concept is simple.

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From Sea to Shining Sea... and Back Again

Bend local completes the scouting mission in an effort to establish a national scenic trail that circles the U.S.
Plenty of people hike the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail or any number of other long-haul trails that give them a chance to experience a region and accomplish something big. But imagine essentially combining all the above-named trails—plus plenty more ground—to form a circumnavigation of the United States.

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