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  • Long and Winding River 2018: Explore the Headwaters of the Deschutes River

    Posted on in categories Hiking , River , Travel & Adventure

    The headwaters of the Deschutes River are at Little Lava Lake, but is this really where all of the water in the Deschutes River comes from? Join geologist Daniele McKay for an exploration of the Three Sisters and Mt. Bachelor area, and the true headwaters of the Deschutes River. We will explore pristine springs, mountain lakes, and recent volcanic deposits – all of which make the Deschutes one of the most remarkable rivers in Oregon. More INFO HERE!

  • Crooked River Flyby

    Posted on in categories Biking , Climbing , Fishing , Hiking , River , Travel & Adventure

    We like to get out and fly over Central Oregon and this flyby of the Crooked River area reminds us that there are places east of Bend that are just as worthy as the Cascade lakes and rivers for great outdoor recreation. This is an awesome area for early summer where the temps are warmer than the high Cascades. Check it out!!!

    Here’s  couple of links for more information on the area.

    Ochoco National Forest – Crooked River

    Prineville State Park – Prineville Reseviour

     

  • Oregon Desert Trail Adventures

    Posted on in categories Event , Hiking , Travel & Adventure

    Tuesday May 15th, 630pm at The Gear Fix. More Info HERE!

    Did you know the Oregon Desert Trail is 750-miles AND multi-modal? There are sections you can hike, bike, paddle, horseback ride, and even ski in the winter.  Come hear a presentation about how this project got started and we’ll dive into different options for “quiet recreation” on our public lands east of Bend.

    This will be a great evening to learn about the incredible high desert of Oregon. Hosted by Oregon Desert Trail

     

  • How to Lightweight Backpack At Mountain Supply

    Posted on in category Hiking

    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…

  • Desert Hiking Tips & Trips At REI

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    Join other local desert hiking enthusiasts for a night of learning and camaraderie at REI of Bend on Wednesday April 4th. Hosted by Oregon Desert Trail and Oregon Natural Desert Association this event is FREE and should be a nice way to get your spring desert stoke going. More Info HERE!

  • 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…

  • Weather Trend Jan 17, 2018

    Posted on in categories Biking , Climbing , Fishing , Hiking , River , Running , Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    Central Oregon has some significant snow on the way in the next week. Backyard Bend weather is a single comprehensive source for all the resources you need in one place to understand the weather conditions before your next outdoor adventure. Check it out!!!

  • Oregon Desert Trail Presentation With ONDA

    Posted on in category Hiking

    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!

  • Summer Meltdown Music Festival...Where the Music Meets the Mountains!

    Posted on in categories Event , Hiking , Music , River , Travel & Adventure

    Backyardbend will be onsite for the most amazing Summer Meltdown Music Festival which is where The Music meets The Mountain August 10-13, 2017! Summer Meltdown is a music, camping, and adventure festival in Darrington, WA – an hour and a half into the Cascade mountains from Seattle and Bellingham.  Our friends at 92/9 FM are giving away free passes!  Tune into 92.9 for details on how to win ONLY from 92/9 FM!

    Summer Meltdown is known for it’s vibrant community that is open to all ages – from the kids zone, to the late night tent, to lounging in the beer garden – this festival offers fantastic experiences for everyone.

    LINEUP

    The String Cheese IncidentNahko and…
  • An Evening w/ Bill Sullivan April 26 at Pine Mountain Sports

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    Pine Mountain Sports welcomes Bill Sullivan for an evening of stories to kick off the hiking season. Join Bill at Pine Mountain Sports for his “100 Hikes – Southern Oregon & Northern California” presentation on Wed Apr 26, 2017 at 7:30P. More Info

    We have hosted Bill on many occasions and he never fails to entertain us with his beautiful images, engaging stories, and tips for enjoying the many trails and natural wonders of Oregon.

    William L. Sullivan is the author of what are regarded as the very best of Oregon hiking and trail books. Visit his website and many, many book offerings at www.oregonhiking.com.

    Our friends from Deschutes Brewery will be serving beer during the evening.

    Doors will open at 7P and the presentation begins at…