New Permit Fee Open House Monday Nov 4th at the Sisters USFS Office from 530pm-7pm. More Open House INFO HERE. We produced a video about this a couple of months ago. You can see it in the Video Archives.
The Deschutes National Forest will host two open houses in November for the public to learn more about the proposed special recreation permit fee structure for the limited entry system, which will be implemented next year in the Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and Three Sisters wilderness areas. For more information about the proposed fee structure, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/deschutes/home/?cid=FSEPRD670378.
The 10th Annual Powder Palooza hosted by The Powder House Saturday Nov 2nd.
Central Oregon’s biggest pre-season sale and party! Baldy’s BBQ will be providing their amazing pulled pork, Cascade Lakes Brewing Company will be on tap, and Oregon Spirit Distillers will be making Hot Toddies!
You may not know that the Deschutes River is trouble. It seems fine, always flowing, people floating and having fun. But the Deschutes has many challenges; population growth and more demand for water and other issues continue to put pressure on the river that gives Central Oregon life. The Deschutes River Conservancy is working to bring stakeholders together and find solutions for the future health of the Deschutes. Check out this video and learn more about the challenges and solutions for the Deschutes River. Learn more about the Deschutes River Conservancy here.
Join the release of ONDA’s 2020 Wild Desert Calendar at the Deschutes Brewery Public House in Bend. Meet the photographers featured in this year’s calendar and enjoy a First Friday filled with food, drink, and stunning conservation photography from local artists and community members. This event is free and open to all, so invite a friend to come along. We hope to see you there!
Friday Nov 1st at Deschutes Brewery Public House
Transitioning from alpine skiing to the backcountry can be a rewarding but daunting endeavor. To help with the gear learning curve, Pine Mountain Sports is hosting an evening with SCARPA and G3 Genuine Guide Gear to delve into the equipment required to transition from inbounds skiing and into the backcountry.
Topics to be covered*:
• Traditional alpine skis VS backcountry skis
• Different boot options available
• Choosing the proper skins
• Basic safety tools required
All participants will go home with a free G3 ski strap, a key piece to your backcountry gear kit.
Today, Sunday Oct 27th at 5pm you can catch the last showing of this year’s Warren Miller movie at the Tower Theater. More INFO HERE.
The only constant is change, but winter stoke is eternal. After seven decades of celebrating skiing and snowboarding, Warren Miller Entertainment can confirm that nothing compares to the anticipation of another season. Come kickoff the season with WME’s 2019 film, Timeless, presented by Volkswagen, and travel with new and veteran athletes as they explore renowned mountain locations across the globe. It’s more than a ski and snowboard film, it’s an experience.
Join the Redbull Rampage viewing party at LOGE Bend October 25th 7am-12pm! Come watch local boys Carson Storch and Reed Boggs throw down with the rest of the crew in Southern Utah.
We’ll have activities running 7am to noon with the Redbull Rampage streaming in our cafe all morning.
Want to get in on the mountain biking fun? There will be a group ride with COG Wild at 7am and 4:15pm heading up to Tiddlywinks. Meet up at LOGE to ride the shuttle or meet us at the trailhead. The shuttle will be FREE for viewing party attendees! Any donations will go towards Cog Wilds junior riding team.
There will also be a time trial on LOGE’s skills course and…
The Southern Utah Wilderness is in town this week and will be at Patagonia of Bend Thursday Oct 24th from 4-630pm to answer questions and then will screen its film on Friday the 25th at the Environmental Center at 7pm. SUWA does incredible conservation work for Utah’s wild and scenic desert lands.
The breathtaking, other-worldly public lands of Utah including National Parks, National Monuments and potential and current wilderness area ground zero, for the attack on our public lands in the name of “energy dominance.” More INFO HERE.
Visit with SUWA staff and volunteers to find out what is happening and why it matters to all people who love the outdoors on Thursday at Patagonia of Bend. In 60…
If you are looking for something to do this weekend where you can be outside, get exercise, spend time with awesome people and give back to the community, then come out with COTA and do some trail work. Saturday Oct 26th. More INFO HERE.
Some of the best trail work happens in late fall. Temps and dirt conditions often cooperate for working on higher elevation trails, building out more of the COD Black Diamond section (all hand built – we’re looking at you rock-smiths), and doing some much needed trail maintenance after the rigors of summer usage. Maintenance includes clearing run-off drains, pruning sight lines, raking & repairing tread, etc.
We’ll meet up at 9:00am at Loge Camp on…
Join River Restoration Northwest in celebrating our watersheds at the sixth annual Stories Of Our Watersheds film event at the McMenamins Old St. Francis School!
When: Tuesday October 22, 2019 Where: McMenamins Old St. Francis School! More INFO HERE.
Stories of Our Watersheds is a series of short films that celebrate the different ways we experience, sustain and celebrate our river systems throughout the Pacific NW and beyond. For more information visit our webpage www.rrnw.org/film2019
River Restoration Northwest is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization. Our mission is to advance the science and standards of practice of river restoration through an interdisciplinary approach.