Category: How-To

How-To: Experience the Best of Oregon’s High Desert – practical advice from ODT hikers

Author: Renee Patrick |  Published: February 3, 2023 |  Category: How-to Taking on a challenging remote hike like the Oregon Desert Trail can be intimidating, but hikers from all experience […]

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How-to: Tips for Opening and Closing Barb Wire Gates

Author: TJ Paulsen |  Published: January 30, 2023 |  Category: How-to Hikers will run into more gates than you might expect across the high desert. TJ Paulsen completed the entire […]

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How-to: Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Oregon’s High Desert

Author: Lace Thornberg  |  Published: October 6, 2022  |  Category: How-To ONDA’s conservation work occurs on the traditional and ceded lands of the Northern Paiute, Wasco, Warm Springs, Bannock, Shoshone, […]

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How-To:
See Desert Wildlife in Spring

Author: Scott R. Bowler  |  Published: April 5, 2022  | Category: How-To What’s to be seen during the vernal hinge of the year? Spring, of course, means snow melts (although […]

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Stories from the Oregon Desert Trail

Author: Renee Patrick  |  Published: November 1, 2021  |  Category: Where-to Getting ready to go on a day-long, week-long or month-long adventure on the Oregon Desert Trail? You can learn […]

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How To: Go from Desert Hiker
to Desert Steward

Hello, you! Did you know that the Oregon Desert Trail was made for you? ONDA crafted this route connecting all the most beautiful places in the high desert with this […]

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Multi-Sport Adventures
Along the Oregon Desert Trail

Author: Renee Patrick  | Updated: August 17, 2021  |  Category: How-to Hiking may be the most common way to approach the 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail, but there are many other […]

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Multi-Day Loop Hikes
Along the Oregon Desert Trail

Author: Renee Patrick  | Updated: August 17, 2021  |  Category: How-to Longing for an adventure that will have you away from home for several nights? In this post, we are […]

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How-to: Playa Like a Pro

Author: Renee Patrick  | Published: August 12, 2021  |  Category: How-to The Alvord Desert Wilderness Study Area is an iconic attraction in Oregon’s high desert. The 50-mile long Steens Mountain […]

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How To:
Photograph Birds in the Desert

ONDA is collecting submissions for our 2023 Wild Desert Calendar through June 15, 2022. Featured detail image photographers will receive a copy of Photography Birds: Field Techniques and the Art […]

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