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Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa

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Great Basin Spadefoot Toads – a sleepy chorus

Great Basin Spadefoot Toads – a sleepy chorus

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Western Meadowlark Dawn Chorus

Western Meadowlark Dawn Chorus

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The Last Darkness

The Last Darkness

Member Profile:
Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa

If you have been following the development of the Oregon Desert Trail (ODT) over the past few years, you are probably aware that one of its primary goals is to engage the recreation community in conservation issues across the high desert. An excellent example of how the ODT has helped harness the passion and...

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Multi-Sport Adventures on the Oregon Desert Trail

This is part of our High Desert Academy digital event series. The Oregon Desert Trail is not just made for hiking. Did you know there are sections that you can bike, paddle, horseback ride, and even ski in the winter? Join us as we dive into different options for “quiet recreation” on the public...

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Desert Hiking Tips & Trips

This is part of our High Desert Academy digital event series. Do you have concerns about water, navigation, camping, animals, desert driving and more? We’ll answer your questions and offer ideas for your next adventure in Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands and beyond. Join ONDA’s Program Coordinator Renee Patrick for this live-streaming event from the comfort...

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Boots, Bikes and Boats in Eastern Oregon

This is part of our High Desert Academy digital event series. Go east on this virtual tour for a new desert adventure and a sense of solitude. You’ll learn about recreation and conservation opportunities in and around the Steens Mountain Wilderness, Fremont-Winema National Forest and the John Day River Basin. Join ONDA’s Program Coordinator...

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Hold Off on that
Oregon Desert Trail Adventure

Please postpone or cancel your Oregon Desert Trail plans due to COVID 19. Because no one can travel long distances on the Oregon Desert Trail and be certain of avoiding any exposure to the coronavirus, and because anyone at any time can be a carrier of the virus without knowing it, it is clear...

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Postponed: Desert Hiking Tips & Trips | Vale

This event is currently postponed due to public health concerns and will be rescheduled for a later date. Hiking season is right around the corner! One of the best times to hike in the desert is the late spring. Come to the Vale Library Conference room to get some helpful tips for maximizing the...

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Postponed: Multi-Sport Adventures on the Oregon Desert Trail | Ontario

This event is currently postponed due to public health concerns and will be rescheduled for a later date. Did you know the Oregon Desert Trail is 750 miles AND multi-sport? There are sections you can hike, bike, paddle, horseback ride, and even ski in the winter. Come hear about how this project got started...

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Steens Mountain Wilderness Trail Work along Big Indian Gorge

Backpack into Big Indian Gorge on this trail work trip.

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Fremont National Recreation Trail Work

Help maintain trail on a scenic section of trail in the Fremont National Forest.

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