This winter we’ve been blessed with great snow, and the Wanoga Fatbike Trails have been groomed several days a week (weather dependent) by hard-working groomers. The grooming team, headed up by Gary Meyer, includes Steve Lamerdin, Chris Scotch, Chris Sabo, Richard Candelaria, Neil Wrede, Jim Gauvreau, and Gary Klingler.
Come out Tue Mar 19, 7pm at Pine Mountain Sports to celebrate an awesome winter of fatbike riding. We’ll raise a glass to toast the team’s wonderful work to keep our fatbike trails so rideable and fun!
The Lower Deschutes opens in late April and we are ready to go. We know it is a bit early, but this is the time of year to get your mind in the right place. Guide Service Manager Griff Marshall has just about a decade of guiding the Deschutes salmonfly hatch. Bring a chair, a buddy, and come learn a thing or two from Griff.
More INFO HERE!
Where: Fly and Field Outfitters Bend
When: Wednesday March 13th 6-8pm
Join Joe and Cordi Atkinson for a discussion of falconry, raptor rehabilitation and the challenges eagles face. For over 20 years, these master falconers have used falconry training to help rehabilitators prepare young golden eagles for life in the wild. They also care for three non releasable golden eagles that have been featured in programs aired on PBS, the BBC, National Geographic and others. In 2015, they trained the world’s rarest eagle, the Philippine eagle, as part of a documentary highlighting its critically endangered status. More INFO HERE!
When: Tuesday March 12, 7pm
Where: McMenamins Old St. Francis Bend
Made possible by The Nature Conservancy in Oregon
Monday, March 11th at McMenamins Old St. Francis The Coalition for the Deschutes Presents: Journey of the Sea & Soul with Susan Conrad, an evening of lively music, captivating stories about kayaking and life, and a raffle to boot! More INFO HERE!
In spring 2010, Susan Conrad launched a journey of the sea and soul. That journey took her north to Alaska where she paddled the 1,200 mile ribbon of water known as the Inside Passage, and inward as she discovered the depths of her own strength and courage.
The evening will kick off with music by the Pitchfork Revolution! With melodic banjo-driven originals, fiery fiddle tunes, and bluegrass ballads, the Pitchfork Revolution will have you stomping your feet…
Mt. Bachelor’s entire operations are closed today due to a break in their main water line. Check out the Mt. Bachelor conditions page for all the details. We’ll keep you updated when we learn more. Unforeseen circumstances happen in life and while we can’t ride our beloved Mt. Bachelor today, we know the good staff are working hard to get things fixed asap. With all the great riding it’s a good day to enjoy some other aspects of Central Oregon, maybe a hike out to Tumalo Falls or a drive to points east or a cup of coffee at Backporch Coffee Roasters.
This event looks fun and interesting. Viking Fest at Hoodoo this Saturday March 9th. A day celebrating the traditions of the Nordic peoples of Scandinavia who used skiing centuries ago as a way of life. More INFO HERE!
And, Hoodoo Ski Area always knows how to have a good time. Come out and enjoy the fun.
8:30 am : Registration opens
9 am: Lifts open
10 am: First session of lessons
11 am: Second session of lessons
Noon: Viking Folk stories – Fireplace room inside lodge
1 pm: Kristiana Swoosh/Ofte Lofte Start – downhill race & big air contest at the top of Show Off
2 pm: Kids Viking Sword making booth
2:30 pm: Viking Feats of Honor…
Wednesday Mar 6 at 6pm at the Deschutes National Forest Office 63095 Deschutes Market Road. More INFO HERE!
The Deschutes National Forest in partnership with Discover Your Forest, is hosting a Volunteer Information Night in early March for volunteers who are interested in supporting educational and interpretive programs on the national forest.
The Volunteer Information Night will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Deschutes National Forest office, 63095 Deschutes Market Road, in Bend. The event is focused on recruiting volunteers to serve as Volunteer Rangers and Trailhead Stewards; however, people interested in other volunteer opportunities on the Deschutes National Forest are encouraged to attend the event as well.
Hosted by the Central Oregon Avalanche Center and Broken Top Bottle Shop, the “Know Before You Go” is a FREE basic avalanche awareness presentation aimed at highlighting introductory concepts and tools for traveling in avalanche terrain. More INFO HERE!
Learn about the destructive power of avalanches, safety equipment, how people get in trouble, and the basics of how to avoid them. In line with COAA’s mission of increasing avalanche awareness and safety in Central Oregon, this presentation will provide a good foundation for learning about backcountry travel or is an excellent refresher for more experienced backcountry users.
When: Wednesday March 6 Where: Broken Top Bottle Shop, Bend.
The second-largest Sportsmen’s Show in the United States, The Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show, marks its 44th year of entertaining, educating and engaging anglers, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds, February 28-March 3, 2019. More INFO HERE!
Come sign up for a volunteer spot at the 2019 4 Peaks Music Festival! Union Casual (featuring Travis Ehrenstrom, Patrick Pearsall, & Conner Bennett) performs.
Where: Worthy Brewing’s Hop Mahal room
When: Feb 24th
**All volunteers who sign up on the 24th will receive a FREE can of Hopstar 2 + 50% off any one appetizer.**
More INFO HERE!