• COTA Movie Night: Riding The Tatshenshini

    Posted on in categories Biking , River

    Red Bull and Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe presents Riding The Tatshenshini…
    Thursday March 15th, McMenamins Old St. Francis. More Info Here!

    In the summer of 2016, four generations of mountain bikers headed north for the trip of a lifetime. The trip saw them raft the Tatshenshini River through British Columbia, the Yukon and into Alaska in search of some of the most remote and rugged big mountain biking on the planet.

  • Lessons from Lostine River

    Posted on in category River
    March 14 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm More Info Here

    Prior to 2005, Lostine River in northeast Oregon frequently ran dry in late summer, leaving threatened Chinook salmon without passage to critical spawning grounds. Since then, The Freshwater Trust has worked collaboratively with nearly 100 irrigators to restore critical in-stream flows that support this iconic species and the local agricultural economy. Recently, the organization partnered with a local landowner to increase irrigation efficiency on nearly 900 acres of traditionally flood-irrigated land. Rob Kirschner, General Counsel to The Freshwater Trust, will present on the past, present, and future of these cooperative efforts, and offer insights on how conservation groups and irrigators can work together to restore Oregon’s…

  • Win 2 Mt. Bachelor Spring Passes!

    Posted on in category Uncategorized

    If you haven’t checked out our current giveaway on the “Share and Win” page and you want 2 months of spring skiing at Mt. Bachelor, then you should make sure to “Share” so you are eligible to “Win”.

    Using the #backyardbend is all you have to do in your Instagram or Twitter post. You must Geo-Locate your post too, so it appears in the media gallery and hashtag map on the homepage.  Don’t want to give up the exact location, no problem, a generic location is fine. Your post appears automatically in the gallery and map. See what the local community is “Inspired” by.  No ads, no algorithms, just chronological postings from people enjoying, sharing and protecting our backyard. #backyardbend,…

  • A Fall River Forum

    Posted on in categories Biking , Fishing , Hiking , River

    Join an open discussion on the future of the Fall River Thursday March 8th from 7pm-9pm at the High Desert Museum.

    Many things are in the works at the Fall River ranging from riparian area improvements to addressing manmade fish barriers to passive integrated transponder (PIT) tagging of stocked fish. These and other topics will be part of this roundtable discussion. If you already love the river or are new to the area and want to learn more about it…this is a your chance. More Info HERE!

    Fall River is among the most popular natural attractions in Deschutes County. Long a mecca for fly anglers, it is also becoming increasingly popular for hikers and mountain bikers. This roundtable discussion…

  • Backside Day At Mt. Bachelor Today!

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Alert! Looks like sunshine today will allow Mt. Bachelor to open the Summit lift and most likely open the backside where there should be an abundance of fresh powder waiting. Enjoy!!!

  • Tree Well And Snow Immersion Safety

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Snow fall totals over the last few weeks have created a deep snow pack and snow safety is important whether in resort or out. Fresh lines of deep powder can be so captivating that we want to charge down our favorite places in-resort and can forget that deep snow is something to be mindful of because of the false sense of safety when in-resort.

    If there is one thing to remember it’s to ski with a buddy and stay in sight of each other. In advanced terrain like Mt. Bachelor’s backside and west bowls, backcountry practices like skiing one at a time and waiting for your buddy will keep you all safer and able to respond to an incident.

  • Pepsi Power Prize Patrol at Hoodoo

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Join the PepsiPower 94 Prize Patrol at Hoodoo Ski & Recreation tomorrow Saturday 3/3 to score FREE Mountain Dew ICE & sign up to win Justin Timberlake tickets! We’ll have games & other cool prizes 11 am – noon ONLY at Hoodoo, the Mountain you call Home in Central Oregon!  The PPPP is Powered by Sun Mountain Fun Center!

  • Messing around at Mt. Bachelor!!!

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    The PNW is in the flow of cold, dry and lots of POW and it just keeps coming. All the weather links you need in one place at Adam Sather on a SnoPlanks board at Mt. Bachelor.

  • Winter Is Here - Finally!!!

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Well winter has arrived in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest and the snow continues to pile up. It looks like Mt. Bachelor will hit the 100″ base mark by the weekend. shows significant snow the next couple of days so be safe and have fun out there. Keep sharing your adventures using the hashtag #backyardbend for your Instagram and Twitter post. See ya on the slopes!

  • "Stop The Progression Already"

    Posted on in categories Travel & Adventure , Uncategorized

    Outside Magazine/online recently published an article calling bullsh**t on the progression mindset and social media driven images of, “bigger, faster, farther” and how this is leading to more serious injuries and deaths from action sports. We spent some time thinking about this and wanted to share the article to generate a healthy discussion on the topic in our local community.  You can find it HERE!

    What do you think about this topic? We would like to hear from you. Send us an email at and let us know your thoughts.


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