Off-season winter hiking

The Nugget News includes Land Trust trails in a review of winter hiking trails.
By Craig Eisenbeis
The Nugget Newspaper


As is often the case, I planned an extensive vacation trip for late fall to escape the dreary days between hiking and skiing seasons. I returned, however, only to find that the snow season has yet to materialize. So, my hiking friend and I have been out on the trails again; and I've had quite a bit of feedback that indicates we are far from alone in making some lemonade out of a lemon of a snow season.

In November of 2016, we were snowed out of a planned hike in the Badlands east of Bend. That certainly has not been a problem this season, and the nearly 30,000-acre desert wilderness should be a top destination for hikers looking for some winter trails this year...