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Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Reward – How to Recreate Safely in Oregon’s High Desert

October 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The recording of this event is available on ONDA’s YouTube channel. 

Would you know what to do if you were injured while exploring the desert?

In April 2019, Oregon Desert Trail thru-hiker Stacy Boone sustained a debilitating injury in the Owyhee region. In the summer of that same year, long-distance biker Tomas Quinones came to the aid of an unconscious man while he was bikepacking through the Greater Hart-Sheldon. To help you learn from their experiences, Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator Renee Patrick will facilitate a conversation between these two desert explorers, highlighting two sides of search and rescue efforts.

Join us for insights into assessing your risk, the decision making process during an incident, and tips to help make your next adventure safe and fun. 

Photo by Tyson Fisher

This event will be hosted by ONDA and the Mountain Shop online, beginning at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

All attendees will be entered to win a free giveaway prize thanks to Mountain Shop!



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October 14, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Renee Patrick
(541) 330-2638