And You Think You've Got Trouble!

Double trouble on four legs: the Bushy-tailed packrat.
T hose who try to grow their own vittles know that in Central Oregon—especially in the juniper and sagebrush country —it's tough to grow veggies outdoors.

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Don't Get Those Lululemons In a Twist

How beer yoga can aid in your pursuit of hoppiness. (See what we did there?)
I n a past life I was a yoga teacher.


A Different Kind of Classroom

Outdoor School is on for Central Oregon's fifth and sixth graders
B ack in 1966, when Multnomah County began a five-day Outdoor School program for all sixth graders in their system, Betty Gray of Portland—wife of John Gray, who got Sunriver and several other Oregon-based projects going—thought her life-long dream of kids learning in the forest had at last come true.

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20/40/60: The Drive Less Challenge

A Millennial, a Xennial and an old hippie endeavor to alt-commute to work. Who will log the most miles?
T he City of Bend is 35.9 square miles—hardly a megalopolis that makes walking, biking or otherwise getting out of your car to get around a daunting task.


Rolling Into a New Season

LCRD kicks off their season this weekend, as the Smokin' Ashes take on the Ventura County Derby Darlins
A  whistle sounds and the clacking of skates against waxed, concrete floors becomes the lively soundtrack to hard hits and even harder falls.


Birds on the move

Jim Anderson's Weekly Natural World Column

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San Juan Islands: Beat the Crowds With an Autumn Kayak Adventure

A s is the case with most scenic destinations in the Northwest, lifelong kayaker Geoff Frank says, "Post Labor Day, the tourist crowds in the San Juans dissipate and the Islands are much more enjoyable."

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Saving Sage-Grouse

O ne of the most rewarding wildlife projects I'm involved with, from about the middle of June to February, is the East Cascade Audubon Society's Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Project.

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Wading, in Style

New fly fishing apparel brand offers a fresh take on fishing gear, claiming"just say no" to all beige, all the time
W hen people leave Bend to stake their flags elsewhere, some take a twinkle in their eye, one that reflects time spent outside enjoying the high desert.


Birds of Lake Abert (and the fun of getting there)

A  lot of readers have asked me why I spend so much time in, and talking about, the wilds of interior Oregon.

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