Happy Birthday!
Oregon Desert Trail Turns Five

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Western Meadowlark Dawn Chorus

Western Meadowlark Dawn Chorus

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John Cunningham, ONDA member and volunteer

John Cunningham, ONDA member and volunteer

Restoration is hard slow work. It takes hold, or it doesn’t, in fits and starts. The immensity of the need can be discouraging, but we must carry on. I am so thankful ONDA carries on.

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The Last Darkness

The Last Darkness

Oregon Desert Trail as Inspiration

The Oregon Desert Trail has inspired many hikers to look beyond established trails and try to create routes of their own.

Notable 2018 thru-hikers Ras and Kathy Vaughan (or team UltraPedestrian) linked together the Oregon Desert Trail with the Pacific Crest Trail, Pacific Northwest Trail and Idaho Centennial Trail to form a 2,600-mile loop. Read more about their adventure and make a plan to attend one of their upcoming presentations taking place all around the Pacific Northwest this spring.

UpNorth Loop Tour

4/3/19 Mountaineers Tacoma, WA 7pm
4/4/19 Seven Hills Running Shop Seattle, WA 7pm
4/5/19 Mountain Shop Portland, OR 7pm
4/8/19 Fleet Feet Vancouver, WA 6pm
4/9/19 REI at WildCraft Cider Works Eugene, OR 7pm
4/11/19 Footzone Bend, OR 7pm
4/15/19 Tall Town Bike & Camp Lakeview, OR 6pm
4/22/19 Fleet Feet Tacoma, WA 6pm
4/23/19 Fleet Feet Seattle, WA 8pm
4/24/19 Mountain Supply Bend, OR 7pm
4/25/19 Fleet Feet Portland, OR 6pm
4/26/19 Obsidians Lodge Eugene, OR 7:30pm
4/27/19 Peak Sports Corvallis, OR 3pm
4/29/19 Fleet Feet Spokane, WA 6pm
4/30/19 REI Kennewick, WA 7:15pm
5/1/19 REI Boise, ID 7pm
5/2/19 Fleet Feet Meridian, ID 6pm
5/3/19 Boise State University Boise, ID TBD
5/6/19 Mountain Shop Portland, OR 7pm
5/7/19 Downtown Bend Library Bend, OR 6pm
5/9/19 Christmas Valley Boosters Hall Christmas Valley, OR 6:30pm
5/10/19 Paisley Community Hall Paisley, OR 1:30pm
5/10/19 Lake County Library Lakeview, OR 6:30pm

 

Happy Birthday!
Oregon Desert Trail Turns Five

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Ten Winter Adventures
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2017 Oregon Desert Trail Milestones

ONDA members played a big part in the successes this year on the Oregon Desert Trail! Take a look below at some of the accomplishments this year:  

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Water Chart Directions

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Oregon Desert Trail Map

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Western Meadowlark Dawn Chorus

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