• Women's Lightweight Backpacking Workshop

    Posted on in category Hiking
    When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019  5:30 PM  –  7:00 PM Where: REI BEND More INFO HERE As gear gets lighter and trails get longer, now is a good time to learn ways to reduce your overall pack weight for your next adventure. While updating gear to save ounces is always a viable strategy, there are ways to adjust your thinking and packing of your current gear to lighten your load. Bring your packed, trail-ready pack for an interactive gear shake-down. An REI expert will teach you hands-on skills that can make your base weight lighter today. No additional gear necessary.
  • Fall Colors Hike, Metolius Preserve

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    Are you looking to get out this weekend and enjoy fall colors? Sunday Oct 14th you can do just that with the Deschutes Land Trust hosted hike of the Metolius Preserve in Sisters. You may not have even heard of this preserved piece of land in Central Oregon. Maybe stop at the Sisters Bakery and a coffee on your way. The weekend weather looks perfect to be outside and enjoy fall. More info HERE!

    Join the Deschutes Land Trust and David Miller for a fall colors hike at the Metolius Preserve. From ponderosa pine forest to lush creek-side corridors, the Metolius basin boasts a unique combination of wetter plants from the west side of the Cascades along with the…

  • Ochoco Trail Strategy Group - Community Meeting

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event , Hiking , Uncategorized

    Hosted By: Discover Your Forest, Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA), the Prineville Chamber, and Oregon Equestrian Trails (OET). September 20th 6pm-8pm. More INFO HERE!

    The Ochoco Trails Strategy Group has been developing the first draft of a trails plan for the Ochoco National Forest and wants your input. This meeting will be at the Prineville Library from 6 to 8 pm. It will be an open house so you can come and go as you like.

    The Ochoco Trails Strategy group is an ad hoc group convened by the Prineville Chamber of Commerce and the Ochoco
    National Forest. It includes representatives of COTA, Oregon Equestrian Trails, Back Country Horsemen, hikers, ranchers & the business community. The group aims…
  • 7 Most Beautiful Hikes in Oregon

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    Late summer and fall are some of the best times for hiking in Oregon. The bugs are gone, the temps are moderate and the crowds have gone. We found this article on some of the best hikes in Oregon. As you do get out there – practicing “Leave No Trace” principles is super important.  Live It, Share It, and Take Care Of It.  Have a great weekend!!!

    Link to the article HERE!

  • 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…

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