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The Tarahumara Indians of Mexico. The Marathon Monks of Japan. The message carriers of the Incan Empire and those of the Iroquois Confederacy. These were some of the original ultrarunners, athletes who ran beyond limit and reason. Here in the Rogue Valley, the tradition continues. Most ultra-races have a minimum

As the snow begins to melt, our creeks and rivers start to swell. Take a little time to enjoy these nearby waterfalls during the first phase of springtime. Dead Indian Soda Springs: This remote swimming hole offers a perfect water slide in the Rogue National Forest. This beautiful spot earned

The Rogue Valley may feel it’s getting drenched with rain this year, but that isn’t any reason to huddle indoors like hibernating bears. The region has plenty of rainy-day diversions for anyone with a good water-resistant jacket and a thermos of hot coffee. Rogue River Greenway: This forested, four-mile paved

Ever want to crush something under your wheels? Love grabbing the wheel of a big car and just gunning the engine? Curious what it might be like to race, smash, and control 10,000 pounds of metal? TRAXXAS Monster Truck Destruction Tour is coming to the Jackson County Expo Center on

“I realized I was part of the scenery,” says Brian Heron, 57, a cyclist, an outdoor enthusiast, a pastor, a mystic. He describes looking out over a Mendocino vineyard after cycling to the top of a hill. “There was no observer and observed. I was part of the painting. It

The snow is coming down hard as I load onto the Windsor chairlift. This has been a tremendous year for deep snow at Mount Ashland, and today is no exception. Beside me is a talkative young man with a ski jacket that reads MARA (Mount Ashland Racing Association). He, along

A romantic date doesn’t have to break the bank. Rather than spending your time indoors, take someone you love to one of the many romantic outposts in the surrounding area. Pilot Rock: This columnar basalt volcanic core has been a road marker to travelers for hundreds of years – so

What is it about beer and hockey that makes it such a wonderful match? Perhaps it’s enjoying a cold, refreshing beverage while watching a cold, intense game. Southern Oregon Adult Hockey Association understands the perfect combination through the creation of the Brewery Hockey League, which is in its second year.

Indulge in youthful pleasures, experience the wonders of winter, or just make sure to get those restless kids outside by going for a sledding adventure! The three key ingredients of snow, hillside, and sled are easy to come by around the Rogue Valley, but check out some favored locations to

For skiers, January is a sweet spot. There are literally hundreds of miles of snow-covered mountainside in the area just waiting to be explored. Whether you’re wanting a chair to take you to the top of a ski run, or are willing to earn your turns, this winter is looking