Tag archives for Oregon

Fatbikes Are for Beaches, Too

With fatbike sales anticipated to double in 2014 and macro manufacturers like Specialized jumping into the market, it’s safe to say the fat revolution is here to stay. Originally tagged as a winter bike relegated for those with a kennel of Huskies in the back 40, the plus-size ride opens opportunities for people living in…

The Oregon coast runs 360+ miles from Brookings to the Columbia River watershed. And fortunately for the people, the 1967 Oregon Beach Bill granted easement to all of it. That doesn’t mean it’s all readily accessible, though. Oregon’s long stretches of sandy beaches are interrupted by rivers, bays, and rocky capes that cliff out into the foamy surf. And…

See more photos like these in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery >> Photographer Richard Hallman and skier Tommy Ellingson work together year-round, often at Mount Hood. “In order to get more and more creative, we spend a lot of time climbing high on the mountain, going to very hard-to-reach places,” says Hallman. “I summited Mount…

See more photos like this one in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery. “There are thousands of miles of columnar basalt throughout the Columbia Plateau, but Trout Creek is special,” says climber Blake Herrington, seen here on an approximately 90-foot route called Purple Pinky Eater, rated a 5.12. “For just a quarter mile or…

  Adventure: What were you thinking at this moment? Erik Boomer: This is the moment where I hold my position and close my eyes as I anticipate the impact. All the work is done at this point, it is just time to enjoy the feeling of free fall. Tim Kemple: I thinking, oh crap, don’t…

By Kate Siber Eagle Creek Encased in rain forest and blessed with a famously outdoorsy culture, Portland, Oregon, is the antidote to the modern megalopolis—and an urban hiker’s paradise. “There’s an amazing selection of hikes, from super easy to super hard, with a variety of scenery that might be unmatched in America: the coast, the…

  We've just updated our popular America's Best Adventures feature with 50 new trips, bringing our grand total to 100 iconic escapes (see the map, state-by-state list, and photo gallery, too). So no matter what your pleasure—hiking, heli-skiing, surfing, climbing, biking, or paddling—we've got the perfect adventure for you. Check in each day for a…

  We've just updated our popular America's Best Adventures feature with 50 new trips, bringing our grand total to 100 iconic escapes (see the map, state-by-state list, and photo gallery, too). So no matter what your pleasure—hiking, heli-skiing, surfing, climbing, biking, or paddling—we've got the perfect adventure for you. Check in each day for a…

Cash For Clunkers For Bikes?

While the government's program to get less fuel efficient cars off the road ultimately fell victim to its own success, drivers in Portland, Oregon who didn't get in on the deal now have the option of really reducing their emissions: by trading in four wheels for two (see Entrepreneur Rides Bikes for Clunkers). Joe Bike in…

Text by Alyson Sheppard In a surprise reversal of a Bush administration land management plan, the Interior Department is abandoning the Western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR), which would have allowed extensive logging of western Oregon.  The controversial plan left 2.6 million acres of property surrounding the Rogue River susceptible to commercial clear-cutting. Conservation groups have…