Popcorn snow, sunshine, beautiful mountain views, and an occasional biting wind drew a record crowd to the 2013 USSSA National Snowshoe Championships in Bend, Oregon. Virginia Meissner Sno-Park, in the Cascade Mountains about halfway between Bend and Mt. Bachelor, was … Continue reading
• A summer paddle on Oregon’s Willamette River —good.
• A five-day paddle down Oregon’s largest signature river in the August sunshine—better.
• An annual paddling trip on the Willamette River with delicious catered meals, nightly musical entertainment, happy hour … Continue reading
Fall is the prime season for hiking Central Oregon's trails. All the snow has finally melted. The start of school thins out the crowds. The month of October is fee-free. And, there's a bittersweet quality to the trek knowing the snow will fly soon and shut down hiking for another year.
The motto is . . . if you can walk, you can snowshoe. Plus, it's a high-energy workout, and fun for the whole family. Snowshoeing is considered America's fastest-growing winter sport, and it's definitely one of the most aerobic, burning 40 percent more calories than walking.