Monthly Archives: May 2015

Guest Post: This is not the ‘paleo lifestyle’: I learned to thrive in the wild, as my ancestors did.

We are pleased to share a post by a guest writer, Joe Whittle. This is not a “paleo lifestyle”. This is not a survival scenario, or even exercise. This story is about thriving. My friend Jordan and I spent a … Continue reading

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Forest Officials Take a Preventative Approach to Campfire Safety

PENDLETON, BAKER CITY, and JOHN DAY, OREGON__Forest officials for the Umatilla, Wallowa‐Whitman, and Malheur National Forests urge caution and announce seasonal safety regulations for building campfires when recreating on the three national forests. Campfires will continue to be the centerpiece … Continue reading

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Blue Mountain Crossing Opens

Walk among the pines, beside ruts made by covered wagons over 150 years ago! Savor the fresh mountain air as you try to imagine the creak of wagon wheels, the grunts of oxen and the whispering footsteps of weary pioneers. … Continue reading

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Trail Tenders’ Run to the Ruts

BAKER CITY, OREGON__Trail Tenders’ 2015 Run to the Ruts takes place Saturday, June 6, at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, near Baker City. This fund-raising race is for the whole family and it happens on a free fee day … Continue reading

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Byway will have hidden treasure

People familiar with the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway know it is a prime route for cycling around that amazing mountain range known as The Wallowas! The two-lane band of pavement winds up and down, over and around, beside rivers, through … Continue reading

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Meet the Pioneers and Storyteller Karen Haas at Oregon Trail Center

The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center near Baker City, Oregon, will have two days of living history presentations for visitors over the Memorial Day Weekend at the “Meet the Pioneers” event. On Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24, … Continue reading

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Ladd Marsh Bird Festival Begins May 15

The Bird Festival takes place at Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area near La Grande, Oregon. A Community Celebration of International Migratory Bird Day, the Ladd Marsh Bird Festival is an uncrowded, non-competitive birding opportunity for the whole family. Bird Festival 2015 … Continue reading

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