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A search and rescue operation tends to be considerably simpler when you take away the search part.

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The death toll in deer in Baker Valley from a disease spread by midges has risen to 36 in less than a month.

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PHILLIPS RESERVOIR — A brisk wind that feels more like October than August is whipping up whitecaps and pushing the two lengths of fishing line into curves, but the Foersterling brothers are u…

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Although I have on occasion been asked, while hiking in the mountains, where I’m heading, I have never been confused with Dr. Livingstone, the Scottish physician whose name is forever linked t…

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The popularity of bicycling on gravel roads is on the rise, and a couple who founded a website dedicated to the topic plan to add 35 new routes around Baker County and Northeastern Oregon to t…

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I wedged my right hand into a crevice in the sedimentary stone and hauled myself up the final few feet to the summit of the great peak.

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The first drop of rain plunked the sidewalk with a splat I could hear despite the two earbuds jutting from the sides of my head, the plastic appendages of the urban pedestrian addicted to podcasts.

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There was a big problem on the trail at BC Creek, on the edge of the Eagle Cap Wilderness near Wallowa Lake.

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Maps fascinate me, and because they do I harbor what’s probably an abnormal interest in boundaries.

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Peter Johnson had something of an epiphany about hiking trails when the trail his boots had recently been treading on seemed to up and disappear.

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The split-rail fence near Eilertson Meadow is my favorite enclosure.

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Oregon’s wolf population grew by almost 10% during 2020, and 20 of the state’s 22 wolf packs live in the northeast corner of the state.

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With skiers and snowboarders carving turns in fresh powder, feathery white clouds glittering in their wake, it was almost possible to forget there’s a pandemic going on.

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I like to read about geology, but the story of the ground beneath our feet is much more visceral when it’s smeared all over your clothes.

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Wallowa Lake is difficult to take for granted.

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Renee Patrick started her epic walk through the Blue Mountains in the sweaty heat of July, and she finished it amid the nostril-freezing chill of an alpine autumn.

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The malady afflicts me every January, as certain as the handful of fir needles the vacuum cleaner fails to inhale after the Christmas tree has been dragged to its ignominious end.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made it possible for some people to spend a couple of nights this winter in a snowbound log cabin high in the Elkhorn Mountains.

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Beavers are reclusive and elusive, but they can’t do much about that telltale tail.

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Jerry Yencopal’s once-in-a-lifetime bighorn sheep hunt was very nearly stopped by a black widow spider.

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This year, I thought smugly, I had the Christmas tree problem solved before Halloween.