OK, the holidays are over. Time to ditch the ugly Christmas sweaters and don a styling parka and enjoy the beautiful (and at times chilly) Great Outdoors. We can’t all be glacier climbers, but our Winter Outdoor Guide should provide some insight on outdoor winter pastimes that aren’t so treacherous
Unlike skiing or ice skating, with snowshoeing there really is no need to practice. A good pair of waterproof boots, snow pants, and a hard-shell jacket will keep you warm, comfortable, and dry. For people interested in getting into the back-country, it’s important to have the right shoes. Back-country
Oregon nature lovers may have a lot more pristine land to appreciate. The Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal, created by Oregon Wild, would declare 500,000 acres of land, in Crater Lake and the surrounding areas, a nationally protected wilderness corridor. This would preserve the wildlife and natural resources of the area,
With snow gracing the mountain tops around Southern Oregon, skiers and snowboarders are chomping at the bit to dust off their gear and hit the slopes. There’s a lot more to playing in the snow on Mt. Ashland then just riding the lifts or grabbing a beer in the lodge.
The bikes look like a prop from Mad Max: The wheels are oversized, like something borrowed from a monster truck, and the frames angle more dramatically than a standard mountain bike, something more like the angle of a black diamond ski run that an aggressive downhill skier would bomb down.