The Great Outdoors: The Oregon Trail

It’s the route that hundreds of thousands of people took to migrate to the American West in the middle of the 19th Century and today there is still evidence of the historic Oregon Trail.

For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us on a hike along the path that brought many pioneers to Oregon, and Bend.

Thanks Brian for that report and a special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Fremont’s Mapping of the Oregon Trail

Most of us take road maps for granted. It’s easy for today’s travelers to get a clear map to guide them on their way. However, this was not true with early voyagers who had to make their own maps, and one of the most significant chart-making explorers of the 19th century was Captain John C. Fremont, mapping the way for hundreds of thousands of those who came west over the Oregon Trail.

In this week’s Great Outdoors, sponsored by Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver, Brian Jennings tells the story.