Recreation

Oregon Outback

Adventure on the Oregon Outback Bike Trail

The Oregon Outback Bike Trail: An epic 364-mile bike trip written by Beau Eastes | photos by Nate Wyeth Somewhere between the Marty Robbins cover band in Sprague River and beers with the lawnmower patrol in Antelope, we realized the Oregon Outback bikepacking trip was something special. In early June, three buddies and I took off from Klamath Falls in an attempt to tackle the Oregon Outback, a multiday bikepacking trail that traverses the state. Despite not one of us having any bikepacking (camping by bike) experience whatsoever, the plan was for us to ride north almost entirely on gravel and old forest roads for 364 miles, ending where the Deschutes River flows into the Columbia River, about 15 miles east of The Dalles. We figured it’d be a cross between Lewis and Clark and Easy Rider, but on bicycles, and with fewer drugs. Six days, four river crossings and 14,000…

When in Rome (Oregon)

Why is a remote town in the high desert named after the capital city of the ancient world’s most powerful empire? Well, the glory of this Rome does not come from the creations of man, but rather formations of the earth.

The Oregon Eclipse: Once-in-a-Lifetime Shots

August 21 was a Central Oregon photographer’s dream— the total solar eclipse would pass over our area of the state, and this was my chance to join friends and get some amazing shots. I never could have predicted I would encounter a wildfire while pursuing the perfect shot.

Eugene in the Fall

Looking for fall splendor when the leaves start to change? Plan your trip to Eugene.

Oregon Adventure: Slay Bass to Save Salmon

With warmer waters and lower stream flows, both of which favor the sedentary smallmouth, they’ve made it into the salmonoid spawning beds high up in the north and middle forks of the John Day. There, they benefit from “prey naiveté,” meaning salmonoids have no instinctual fear of the non-native bass. So anglers who want to have the most impact should concentrate their efforts in the upper reaches of the north and middle forks of the John Day.

Editor Kevin Max prepares to board the flying cloud.

Editor’s Letter: July | August

Editor’s Letter: July | August
Editor Kevin Max shares his musings on Kerouac, pre-war baseball on the Sawdust Circuit, and the first 1859 Airstream trip.

mountain biking, boise, idaho

How to Spend a Weekend in Boise

Just a short flight from Portland or a five-hour drive from Bend, Boise offers up an emerging food and drink scene and year-round outdoor activities.

the vintages trailer resort

The Vintages Trailer Resort

Looking for a unique staycation in the heart of Willamette Valley? The Vintages Trailer Resort is the quintessential escape.