Bend hiker Rue McKenrick completes his last scouting trip of the 14,000-mile American Perimeter Trail
Bend resident Rue McKenrick completed his last scouting trip of the 14,400-mile American Perimeter Trail. Find out more about his efforts here.
When Rue McKenrick walked into Bend’s Drake Park this past Saturday, his arrival marked the completion of a dream more than three years in the making.
It was the end of his last scouting trip of the 14,000-mile American Perimeter Trail (APT), a path that circumnavigates the continental United States using a combination of existing trails and undefined routes, and the brainchild of McKenrick.
A welcoming party waited for him in the park, celebrating the completion of “Phase 1” of his mission as the executive director of the Bend-based nonprofit American Perimeter Trail Conference (americanperimetertrail.org).
“It was extremely…
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Oregonians may notice some familiar images when they watch “Far From the Tree,” an animated short film that ran in theaters prior to the Disney animated feature, “Encanto.” The scenery, for example, looks like the Oregon coast. And doesn’t that landmark offshore resemble Haystack Rock, in Cannon Beach?
That’s no accident. “Far From the Tree,” a Walt Disney Animation Studios seven-minute short, is written and directed by Natalie Nourigat, who grew…