Owyhee Canyonlands: Blissfully off-the-grid

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Bob DenOuden compares views down into Toppin Canyon in the Owyhee to those in southern Utah.
In this age, when highways crisscross most of the land, a truly off-the-grid adventure is difficult to come by. Eugene resident Bob DenOuden reflects here on an off-the-grid visit to the Owyhee Canyonlands last spring and why the Owyhee is meaningful to him. Read More

Outside Magazine honors Owyhee Canyonlands

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Hikers explore the West Little Owyhee Canyon in the Owyhee Canyonlands.
The Owyhee Canyonlands are again getting noticed! Outside Magazine has selected the Oregon Desert Trail for its 2014 Travel Awards, a honor bestowed on 50 stunning locales around the globe. The Owyhee Canyonlands makes up 200 miles of the trail. Read More

NatGeo takes on Oregon's Owyhee

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Filming in the Owyhee can be an adventure. Courtesy National Geographic Channels.
Monday at 8 p.m. PST, cable channel NatGeo Wild will showcase Oregon's Owyhee Canyonlands in an episode titled "On The Rocks" in the show Going Wild. Heidi Hagemeier, who works on the Campaign for the Owyhee Canyonlands, intends to watch, even though the reality TV take on one of her favorite places might be taking things to the extremes. Read More

Running the Wild Owyhee

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Rafting the Owyhee River is considered a bucket list river trip. Photo: Brian Sykes
The Owyhee River, oft called Oregon's Grand Canyon, is renown as a bucket list rafting trip. Here in an interview, Brian Sykes of Bend-based Ouzel Outfitters shares why this place is so exceptional. Read More