Join the Oregon Natural Desert Association for an introduction to one of the newest long distance trails in the country: the Oregon Desert Trail. This 750 mile route traverses some stunning natural features in the high desert like the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Steens Mountain, and the Owyhee Canyonlands near Boise. Hosted by Mountain Supply 6:30pm – 8:30pm. More info Here!
It has been difficult to know where to recreate since August with so much smoke impacting areas of Oregon. We found this site helpful during these challenging times. “Bend, Oregon Air Pollution: Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI)”
It’s scary when you see the index for Bend recently, however, we do live an an environment where fire has always been a part of a healthy ecosystem. We really like how you can see the different air quality around the state and hope this helps you plan your outdoor activities while we endure the smoke. And hey, maybe it’s time for a little road trip for a couple of days to explore another part of our beautiful state and get some…
August 30 Pickin’ & Paddlin’ and Whitewater Festival (Postponed to Sept)
Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe’s Picking’ & Paddlin’ will feature Julie & the Wayves, Space Heaterz and Doc Ryan Band performing 5pm-930pm. 3-6pm Kayak, Fishing Kayak, Canoe and Paddleboard Demos!
Whitewater Festival POSTPONED to September due to weather and smoke conditions currently in Bend. We’ll keep you posted on this event.
The Santa Cruz demo truck is coming to Bend! Pine Mountain Sports is hosting this event and there will be the Chameleon, Tallboy, Hightower, Hightower LT, Bronson, and 5010 available for you to demo at Wanoga – all at no charge! More info Here!
This Santa Cruz mountain bike demo day will be at Wanoga Sno-Park from 10-3. Demos rides are free, but bring your driver’s license and credit card (for deposit) along with your helmet and pedals.
Got questions? Call Pine Mountain Sports at 541-385-8080. Otherwise, we’ll see you at the trailhead this Saturday!
Our new featured artist on the home page this month is Trevor Lyden. Trevor is a talented photographer living in Bend and capturing great outdoor images of our backyard! He’s also taking over our Instagram account this week so look for his photos there and follow him. You can find him at www.trevorlydenphotography.com
Air Show of the Cascades is happening today and tomorrow. Stunt pilots performing, antique war birds in flight, ground tours, fireworks and more at this Central Oregon tradition. Here’s a little sample from last year’s performance. Check it out at cascadeairshow.com.
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Summer Meltdown Music Festival 2017 in Darrington Washington was an amazing festival! With a stellar lineup including The String Cheese Incident, The Polish Ambassador, Nahko and Medicine for the People, The Floozies, Wailers and so many there truly was music for everyone!
Tons of great arts & crafts throughout this beautiful venue…including a crystal clear river to cool off and play in!
Definitely make the Summer Meltdown Festival part of your 2018 Summer plans!
Check out some photos from this year’s festival here:
Redmond, Ore. – The Sisters Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest has issued temporary road, trails, and trailhead closures around the Milli fire, burning about 8 miles west of Sisters. More Info Here!
The Milli fire started by lightning yesterday one and a half miles west of Black Crater Lake. Fire activity intensified this afternoon and the fire grew to an estimated 70 acres, burning into dead and down timber from the 2006 Black Crater fire.
The Deschutes National Forest has issued the following temporary closures for public safety:
Black Crater Trailhead
Millican Crater Trailhead
Scott Pass Trailhead
Black Crater Trail #4058
Millican Crater Trail #4066
Trout Creek Tie #4067
Forest Service Road 1024 to Millican…