Central Oregon’s Biggest Guitar Event Is Back!!!
Saturday April 21st from 9am-4pm at the Bend Factory Stores. Come Buy, Sell or Trade: guitars, amps, pedals, speakers, cables, picks, straps, banjos, ukuleles, harps, toys, knickknacks, cases, stands, tripods, mics, pianos, drums, trumpets, saxophones, etc… EVERYTHING!!! More INFO HERE!
$3 at the door. Bring individual items to sell at $2/ea. Vendor Tables are available at $50/ea.
For one big day discover a wide selection of unique finds, amazing deals & special items!
Brought to you by Sunday Guitars & Flip Flop Sounds
A Benefit for CROCK (Cascades Rock Ensemble)
We hung out with all the great people at this year’s Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge and a great time was had by all. Another awesome event with great vibes and great community having fun and raising some $$$ for Cancer Survior Pat Malendoski.
Hosted by She Moves Mountains, this intro outdoor climbing clinic we will teach the basic skills required to climb outside. This is a great way to get started at the one of the birth places of modern sport climbing – Smith Rock – which is right in our #backyardbend.
There are three main skills we will teach throughout the day: tying into the rope using a figure-eight follow through, belaying a climber on top-rope, and movement skills on the rock.
After teaching the basics we will set up multiple ropes to provide each climber the opportunity to safely practice their new skills.
Clinic Cost: $105 (All Climbing Gear Included) Info HERE!
Climber Requirements: The ability to hike one mile…
The annual Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge is happening this weekend April 14 & 15 at Mt. Bachelor. This is a super fun low key community event that also raises money for charitable causes. Brain cancer survivor, Pat Malendoski, is the beneficiary of this year’s event.
We are truly grateful to be able to share this inspiring story of our community doing great things for others. Remember, when life gets a little rough – “Keep Paddling”.
See you out there!!!
Helpful and informative clinic for backing happening tomorrow April 11 at Mountain Supply of Oregon 934 NW Colorado Ave.
Ultralight backpacking isn’t just for the most hardcore thru-hikers. It can also be advantageous for weekend warriors or section hikers. To help with the planning process, Mountain Supply is hosting an evening with Osprey Packs and Summit Sales NW to provide some insight on how to lighten your backpacking load without compromising comfort or safety.
Topics to be covered:
-How to plan out your backpacking gear list
-Picking and sizing the proper bag for your trip
-Packing tips and pack maintenance
All participants will go home with a free…
We have a nice warm spring day today in Central Oregon, but as we know winter ain’t over for a bit in the Cascades and we’re just going to have to take advantage when it’s here. Check out what’s coming later this week. Snow and cold temps should give us a nice little blast of POW later in the week. See ya out there!!!
Check out all the weather links on our weather page. Bend/Bachelor Weather
2018 VertFest is happening this Saturday April 7th at Mt. Bachelor. This is fast becoming the largest national backcountry festival in America. Come celebrate winter and backcountry culture with a full day comprised of races, clinics, demos, beer and fiesta.
This is a multi-stop mountain festival dedicated to raising the level of snow safety education and stoke for backcountry enthusiasts, and supporting the efforts of avalanche centers everywhere. All proceeds from the event go towards the efforts of Central Oregon Avalanche Association. More Info HERE!
Skimum shared this short video with us to learn what it takes to develop the skills to hit big air. There are certified freestyle coaches to help kids learn the progression to hit bigger and bigger jumps and its important to get the proper coaching and progression before attempting large jumps. Good reminder as we watch the Hella Big Air today at Mt. Bachelor.