Join the Coalition and Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe for a water-based exploration of the Upper Deschutes. This trip will be co-led by Mason Lacy, PhD and Toni Pennington, PhD. Mason will provide insight on the unique hydrology of the Deschutes and discuss opportunities as well as barriers to restoration. Toni will discuss aquatic plants and water quality. More INFO HERE!
When: Monday, June 3, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Deschutes River, Dillon to Benham Falls and back. Meet at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe.
Register here. $65 fee includes all equipment, transport, and river guides.
Eastern Oregon offers some of the most amazing wilderness and natural areas in the lower 48 and the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) is a leader in protecting and sharing these areas for public enjoyment. ONDA has several hikes detailed on their website to help you explore this region of Oregon. This hike offers different user levels the opportunity to get to some awesome Eastern Oregon desert landscapes.
Follow the link to the ONDA website for the full description of this recommended hike. https://onda.org/hike/leslie-gulch/
Remember this is a remote and fragile area of Oregon, so please learn about traveling in these wild areas and use environmentally friendly practices while enjoying.
From the ONDA website – Leslie Gulch Hike Description…
Meet Paul Sebesta, our current featured artist. He has got an eye for the landscapes of Oregon and we are stoked to feature his work this month. You will find amazing captures of the incredible beauty of our state in his work. We’ll feature some select photos of his on our IG and FB pages this month. To see more go to his website www.stanleypaulphoto.com
Circumnavigating Crater Lake in the winter is a fun and ambitious way to experience Oregon’s only National Park. Come hear about a recent trip on splitboard and skis from some local Bend peeps. More INFO HERE.
When: Wednesday March 27th 6pm-730pm
Where: Broken Top Bottle Shop
California has finally been declared drought-free after experiencing 7 years of alarmingly arid conditions – and it has resulted in a surge of butterflies and wildflowers. SEE THE FULL ARTICLE HERE!
According to recent reports from the U.S. National Drought Mitigation Center, California has been experiencing some form of drought since December 20th, 2011 – which is 376 consecutive weeks in total.
California conditions have been improving since 2017 when experts happily reported an abundance of rain and snowfall during the winter season.
The rain and snow reduced the amount of drought-affected state land from 97% in 2016 to just 57%. Around the same time, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported that America’s nationwide drought had finally come to an endafter…
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Central Oregon for this weekend and into Monday. Kids, if there is a chance of a “Snow Day” it looks like Monday is it.
This system is big and will affect most of Oregon. For more detailed information get to our Bend/Bachelor weather page for additional forecast, like snowforecast.com, and area web cams. If you don’t like winter and snow remember we need it for our water too.
Be safe, drive safe and enjoy the abundant snow.
After Junuary it looks like we will resume our regularly scheduled programming of Cascade Powder this weekend and into next week. Our Bend/Bachelor weather page has all the links for you to plan your powder adventures. Have a great weekend out there!!!
Introducing JP Schlick, our current “Featured Artist”.
JP is a videographer and photographer living in Bend. He shoots action sports and his work is featured at Evo Gimbals, Snowplanks, and Blackstrap. His photos on the home page banner represent Central Oregon nicely and you can find him on Instagram @shreditate
Want to try something new and different? How about winter camping? Learn some new skills and have fun spending the night out in the wilderness during winter.
Join Wanderlust Tours’ professional naturalist guides on an all-inclusive winter weekend adventure! They’ll snowshoe through the gorgeous Central Oregon wilderness, learn all about the trees and animals and stars, and dine on a delicious dinner catered by Wild Oregon Foods, warming by a blazing bonfire beneath the starry night sky! By the end of this trip, you’ll have built and slept in your very own snow camp– how many people can say THAT? 💪❄️😊
First trip departs January 18th, reservations via phone. Call (541) 389-8359.
Looks like another round of snow is approaching the Cascades this weekend and we may receive several feet. What a great holiday period with good snow pack and some sunny days. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming of the “White Room”. Link to Bend/Bachelor Weather
The weather pages are a great resource to plan your outdoor adventures. The snow-forecast.com page is one of our favorites. It provides not only snow forecast but temps and freezing levels to help understand what’s happening out there.
It looks like it could be messy getting over the passes this weekend so be safe out there if you are headed back to the other side of the Cascades. We’ll see you out there…