The Great Outdoors: The Oregon Desert Trail

Even for an avid hiker, the Oregon Desert Trail is no joke. It stretches all the way from Bend to Steens Mountain. This week, Brian Jennings introduces us to local women who have hiked the entire trail.

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.

Great Outdoors: Steens Mountain Cow-Free Wilderness Area

If you’ve ever been out to the Steens Mountain area in southeast Oregon, you know how pristine it appears today, but it didn’t get that way without help.

For this week’s Great Outdoors, sponsored by Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver, Brian Jennings looks at a federal program to create a cow-free zone in the area and return to the land to the healthy grazing spot that it once was.