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  • Dirt Divas End of Season Party & Film Hosted By Pine Mountain Sports

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event , Film , Travel & Adventure

    Monday September 17th Pine Mountain Sports is hosting an evening for the Dirt Divas to celebrate another year of riding together. There will be an End of Season Party in the movie theater and a showing of Moksha at McMenamins Old St Francis School. The 30-minute film highlights a group of mountain bikers in Nepal who want to grow the number of women in the sport.

    Doors open at 7:30 and the film/party starts at 8P. Come join us! More INFO HERE.

  • New Featured Artist Riley Marshall

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Meet our new “Featured Artist” Riley Marshall. Riley is an active outdoor enthusiasts and enjoys playing around outside in Central Oregon doing a variety of activities. Skiing, Snowboarding, rock climbing, biking, hiking, camping and even skydiving. As the marketing manager for a local outdoor products company, Velocity Equipment, she captures #backyardbend with an active perspective. You can see more of her photos on the home page banner and check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for more too. you can find her on instagram @therileymarshall.

    Thanks for sharing your photos Riley and thanks for sharing your stoke for Central Oregon!!!

  • Paddle Boarding The John Day River - Presentation

    Posted on in categories Event , Travel & Adventure

    Looking for something to do this week while learning about #backyardbend? Crow’s Feet Commons and Oregon Wild have teamed up to educate, and share tales of epic backcountry adventures told by members of our local community. More INFO HERE.

    On September 5th, local writer, Oregonian and outdoors woman Krystal Marie Collins (AKA K.M. Collins when featured in the Source Weekly) will recount her paddle boarding trip along the John Day River. She will read her May article “50 Miles For The Wild And Scenic Rivers Act’s 50th Anniversary” accompanied by select video and photographic footage. During the reading she will expand on topics from the original article such as access to public lands for underserved populations and…

  • 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!

  • Nate Wyeth - Featured Artist

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Our current “Featured Artist”, Nate Wyeth has some stunning photography of Central Oregon and other places around the world.  He has worked for major outdoor brands providing photography, design, and videography for their marketing campaigns. In addition, he’s an all around straight up good guy who cares about our community and the natural landscapes of #backyardbend.

    It’s the height of summer and milky way season so we leave you with this night image from Nate of Mt. Bachelor from Todd Lake. Check out his website www.natewyeth.com

  • 92/9 & the Summer Meltdown Music Festival

    Posted on in categories Music , Travel & Adventure
    92/9 FM’s Music Festival Connection has got your FREE TICKETS to the famous Summer Meltdown Music Festival in Darrington Washington on August 2-5.

    Listen for your chance to win!

    Summer Meltdown Music Festival is where The Music meets The Mountain August 2-5, 2018! 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.

    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.

    Summer Meltdown Lineup

  • RAD Camps Giveaway

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    WIN A FREE RAD Camps ADVENTURE! We are giving away 4 FREE Rad Camps trips. Rad Camps is an awesome, one of a kind experience for Central Oregon kids ages 7-17. Check out the video and see kids experiencing nature in Central Oregon’s backyard.

    “Like” Rad Camps and Backyard Bend on the Facebook and Instagram post and tag your friends for entries. You can tag as many as you like on both pages. Each one counts as an entry. We’ll choose winners on Friday July 20th at 3pm. Also, you can redeem a 20% discount on all Rad Camps programs by using the Promo Code “RADBACKYARD” at www.radcamps.com.

    Have your kids “get rad”…

  • $1,600 Mt. Bachelor and Sun Country Tours GIVEAWAY

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Our friends at  MtBachelor and SunCountryTours are giving away one of the best adventures of the summer. Enter by this Sunday at www.mtbachelor.com to win a prize package for four worth over $1,600 that includes rafting, biking, sunset dinner, and more!  This is an awesome adventure in our backyard. Get on this folks.

  • Local and National Fire Information Systems

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    As we move into the heart of summer wildfire season is a reality of the western United States ecosystems. It’s also a reality that wildfires impact our recreation decisions and having easy access to wildfire information is helpful in planning outdoor adventures. So, we have added some great wildfire information links to the website weather pages. Super easy to use, these links give you a quick look at all the wildfires in the U.S.

    The Central Oregon Fire Info site is a great local resource and the National Fire Incident Information System lets you drill down to any active wildfire to see the status.

    By the way, the fire precaution level was just raised and here is the…

  • 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

     

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