Abert Rim

Corinne Handelman

Abert Rim

Abert Rim is the largest exposed fault scarp in North America and, from the top, you will have a view of Lake Abert, Oregon’s most saline lake. Keep an eye out for bighorn sheep along this hike. A herd was introduced in 1974 to help perpetuate the species. Other wildlife you might see includes...

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Business Members

Oregon Natural Desert Association is proud to work alongside businesses, large and small, to accomplish our conservation goals. These business members contribute to our mission by providing funding, product donations, and event hosting support. And, their support shows their commitment to protecting Oregon’s high desert lands, waterways and wildlife. Meet our partners who make...

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Happy Birthday!
Oregon Desert Trail Turns Five

In the spring of 2014, ONDA released a basic map-set for an ambitious route we’d started to call the “Oregon Desert Trail.” It wasn’t long before a few hikers set their sights on completing the route. Over the past five years, we’ve developed and refined many new resources to make our challenging eastern Oregon...

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ODT Photo Monitoring

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2019 Stewardship Trip Registration Opens

The moment you’ve been waiting for. ONDA’s line up of stewardship trips for 2019 will open for registration on the morning of February 25. Where will you go to improve the desert – to a deep gorge in the Steens Mountain Wilderness, to the shoulder of Hart Mountain, or into the John Day River Basin?...

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Best Bets for Fall

As the days cool down and our thoughts turn to cozy campfires and the first few flakes of snow, Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator Renee Patrick has rounded up a few best bets for experiencing Oregon’s high desert in fall 2018. Remember, Oregon’s high desert is a dynamic place, so, as always, check current conditions...

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Volunteer Opportunity: Multi-Sport Adventures on the Oregon Desert Trail

Help at the Oregon Desert Trail presentation at REI Volunteers will welcome attendees, share information about ONDA and the Oregon Desert Trail, engage new high desert supporters and sell retail merchandise.

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Multi-Sport Adventures on the Oregon Desert Trail

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 and we’ll dive into different options for “quiet recreation” on our public lands east of Bend. Space is...

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Get into the Fremont

We hear a common refrain from people when they get back from a trip in the Fremont:  “I wish I’d gone hiking in the Fremont years ago! If only I’d known about it!” If you’re not familiar with the wonders of the Fremont, please allow us to introduce you! Here are our best tips...

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10 Summer Adventures in Eastern Oregon

Escape the heat, or at least take your mind off the dog days of summer, with these 10 adventures found around Oregon’s high desert and along the Oregon Desert Trail (ODT). From festivals to star-gazing and bike riding, we have something for everyone to enjoy east of the Cascades.

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