Dealing with the wildfire smoke is not fun for the entire west coast right now and there are some great resources to help understand where and how bad the smoke is. Our weather pages have links to the Central Oregon Fire Information and the National Fire Incident Information System. Here are some additional resources to help assess current smoke levels and plan any outdoor adventures in the region. Photo courtesy of Brian Becker Photography.
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!
If you are looking to get out of town this weekend you might consider heading up to the Gorge and the Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge. It’s a family friendly event and you might just get to pick some apples in Hood River on your way back. Check out more INFO HERE!
Want to capture the spectacular beauty of Oregon’s mountain and high desert landscape? Wanderlust Tours has partnered with one of Central Oregon’s most talented landscape photographers to bring you Guided Photography Tours of Central Oregon! Join celebrated photographer Mike Putnam in venturing out to capture the stunning images only seen in Central Oregon.
Have you noticed the old Entrada Lodge on Century Drive being transformed into the LOGE Camps over the last 6 months? Well this transformation of this iconic Bend Hotel included outdoor movie nights, yoga sessions, and live outdoor music. On Saturday August 18 this quaint location will feature the Travis Ehrenstrom Band. Check out More INFO HERE!
Thank you LOGE Camps for keeping this property alive and well and from possibly ending up as another west side development.
The new moon of August comes on Saturday the 11th this year, perfectly timed to bring dark, moonless nights around the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. Indeed, 2018 is an excellent year to watch for these meteors; such moonless-sky conditions are ideal for observing the Perseids.
Moreover, Earth should pass through the shower’s richest part around 9 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, Aug. 12 (0100 GMT on Aug. 13).
So, late that night into the predawn hours of Monday, Aug. 13, viewers in North America and Europe should have the best seats in the house. Late-summer campers should put their sleeping bags outside the tent to enjoy this “Old Faithful” of meteor showers. [Perseid Meteor Shower 2018: When,…
Want to beat the heat and have some fun at a high Cascade Lake? Saturday Aug 11 is the first in a series of The Elk Lake SUP Races. Registration starts at 8am.
The Elk Lake SUP races have been a part of the Triple Crown Series for years!
First race is Aug. 11th
Second race is Sept. 8th
Categories for all abilities, ages & kids races!!!
More INFO HERE!
Looking for a run tomorrow? The Haulin’ Aspen prides itself on being a lot of good things at once. Featuring a 6.5 mile course (dubbed as the “half-as”), a half marathon and full marathon, the race is also a points qualifier in the Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series. The cherry on the top is the race is Central Oregon’s only full marathon that’s run on trails — trails that wind through the Wanoga Sno-Park and in and around scenic forestland and beautiful views. More INFO HERE!
Tribal Seeds is back in Bend on Aug 10th at Oregon Spirit Distillers. If you saw them last year at the Century Center, you know this will be a fun night in an intimate setting. A few tickets are still available, but they won’t last. More INFO HERE!
Rock-reggae band Tribal Seeds come at their music from a different angle, more influenced by bands like Steel Pulse and Aswad than the common touchstone of Sublime. In March 2017, Tribal Seeds won the San Diego Music Award for Artist of the Year. A new single followed, entitled “Rude Girl” which debuted among iTunes Hot Singles in the Reggae genre. The band is currently recording their fifth full length album, schedule for release in…