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Lost Badlands Wilderness horseback riders call 911
Lost Badlands Wilderness hiker calls 911
Rescuers assist overdue Broken Top climber
South Sister hiker falls near summit
Climber rescued from South Sister's east side route
Teen Climber Assisted from Smith Rock's Asterisk Pass by SAR
Injured Climber Rescued from Smith Rock “Wherever I May Roam” climbing area
South Sister hiker, 82, assisted by many and a local helicopter
PCT Oregon Trail Angel Lloyd Gust steps down!
Mount Hood - Missing hiker Mary Owen found alive after six nights alone
Bend father-son snowmobilers lost overnight
Missing snowmobile riders found, Roger Rouse dies from hypothermia
Op-Ed: Bulletin - Survival recommendations don’t offer full picture - 2013
Op-Ed: Bulletin - Survival recommendations don’t offer full picture - 2007
Op-Ed, Bulletin - Good maps are vital to the wilderness experience
Three snowshoe hikers found by SAR after two cold nights on Mount Hood
Hurt Hiker dead but for cell call to 911
Searchers aid PCT hikers who ran out of water
Hikers found by SAR on Tam McArthur Rim in November
Two Lost Hikers Found Near Tam McArthur Rim in July
Lost Hood climber posts to Facebook before rescue
Angeles Forest solo hiker dies in June 2012 - what can be learned?
Pole Creek Fire including Google Map, adjust scale for good detail
South Sister climber injured, rescued with helicopter
Hantavirus hits a ninth visitor to Yosemite
Sisters hiker collapses, dies despite rescue effort
PCT summer section hikers assisted by SAR
Two lost hikers rescued in Three Sisters Wilderness
Whoops: GPS locator switches on- sparks search
Lost hiker rescued near Horse Lake by SAR
Hiker lost on trail around Elk Lake, turns back just before reaching camp
Mount Hood - Climber slips and slides down icy face from the Hogsback
Ranger dies during rescue of climbers on Mount Rainier's Emmons Glacier
Four lost in forecast storm on Mt. Rainier-why?
Climbing Mt. Rainier - the Muir snowfield - two pdf pages
Mt. Rainier snowshoe leader falls, rescued from forecast storm, after two days
Four Japanese climbers feared dead after avalanche on Mount McKinley
Mount Hood - Second experienced climber dies in 1,000' solo fall from the Hogback
Mount Hood - Experienced Climber dies in solo fall from the Hogsback
Deschutes County SAR rescues a senior hiker at Smith Rock State Park
On Mt. Everest with National Geographic, MSU, TNF, Mayo Clinic led by Conrad Anker
Op-Ed: GOP contenders all but condone Limbaugh’s misogynistic rant
Oregon Badlands Wilderness Management Plan Scoping: Our Comments-2012 
Lost Nordic skier and two dogs assisted by SAR
Experienced climber dies in solo fall on Mt. Hood
Lost Mt. Bachelor skier rescued at Nordic shelter
Cell Phones Key in Two Deschutes SAR Rescues
FCC requirements for providing 911 with mobile phone geographic locations
Four die in forecast storm on Mt. Rainier
Mt. Rainier snowshoe leader falls, rescued after two days
Ninth Circuit rules Trail Head parking fees illegal
Mt Lemon Lawsuit ruling eliminates parking fees unless "amenities" are actually used
Legal requirements learned from lost and found climbers on Mt. Hood
Deschutes Land Trust: Big step for Camp Polk Meadow
Snowshoe tours, introductory and free at Mt. Bachelor
South Sister, solo hiker found unconscious near the summit
Lost Bend hiker turns up 20 miles away from rig
Searchers Find Lost Mountain Biker West of Bend
Searchers Find Lost Hiker Near Walton Lake
American Alpine Journal now for AAC Members only
Smith Rock Climbers injured by Monkey Face swing stunt
Two rescued in Three Sisters Wilderness
Three Stranded Hikers Assisted from Atop South Sister by SAR 
Bend Teen Falls Into Crevasse on South Sister
Hikers Rescued After Long Night In Woods
Mountain Rescue Association's Position on Rescue Charges
Lost La Pine ATVer Rescued in Fortunate Encounter Twin Lakes Resort
Oregon Badlands camper lost overnight, found by SAR
What about climbing Mt. Washington, NH in the summer?
New Hampshire fines Eagle Scout $25,000 for Rescue Services
United States Coast Guard Position on Charging for SAR
Cross country skier lost near Mt. Bachelor
How can I prevent, recognize and treat Hypothermia in the backcountry?
Injured snowshoers rescued after 911 cell calls from Meissner snow park
Teen skier lost for nine hours in deep powder at Mt. Bachelor
Stranded snowshoers Rescued Near Willamette Pass
Prineville hunter lost 4 days and 3 nights in the Ochoco National Forest
BLM announces new policy for Wilderness quality lands
Op-Ed: Prepare for the worst before setting out in the winter
Mount Hood - Analysis of the December 2009 deaths of three climbers on Reid Glacier Headwall
Staying 'found' requires some basic skills
Smith Rock climber survives 40-foot fall, rescued by SAR
Smith Rock climber rescued after 70-foot sliding fall
Three stranded hikers assisted from atop South Sister by SAR
Two novice climbers assisted by SAR on Mt. Adams
Several lost hiker incidents near Sisters, Oregon, resolved by SAR
Fallen solo climber on Mount Thielsen, rescued by chance encounter
Locator beacons "supposedly" can take the search out of Search and Rescue 
OpEd: Yuppie 911 devices can take the "search" out of Search and Rescue 
OpEd, Cell phones critical in the wilderness
Skull Hollow campground becomes a recreation fee case study
Robert Speik interviewed by radio station KPOV   mp3 file
In Memory of Chris Chan, July 9, 2010
Avalanche kills snowmobiler near Paulina Peak
Climber on Mt. Rainier dies of hypothermia in brief storm. What happened
Snowshoer, "lost" near Wanoga snowpark, rescued by SAR
Redpoint Climbers Supply looses everything to thieves"
"Be Prepared" to be stranded on winter forest roads in Oregon
Lost, stranded couple rescued from car in snow south of Bend in Oregon
SPOT-2 Satellite GPS Messenger
Snowmobiler dies in avalanche below Paulina Peak
Several drivers become stranded on Oregon winter forest roads, led by their new GPS' "fastest way" settings
Bend businesses sponsor a Badlands "Wilderness Restoration" Day 
Badlands wilderness trail closure methods "trammel" required values 
BLM partners with "Friends of the Badlands" Meetup Group to provide Stewardship for Badlands WSA
Wilderness Restoration: The Paradox of Public Participation
The Wilderness Act of 1964, Including the legal definition of Wilderness
Wilderness Restoration: The BLM and the Student Conservation Association
Applying the Concept of Wilderness Character to Planning and Management
BLM ordered by Court to cease illegal development in the Steens
New Forest Service Report Shows Sharp Decline In Visitors
SPOT Unveils Next Generation Satellite GPS Messenger at Outdoor Retailer
Gear grist, an article written for The Mountaineer, the monthly magazine of The Mountaineers
Robert Speik writes: "There is no denying the sense of cell" for the magazine of The Mountaineers
Mt. Hood climber badly injured by summer rock fall
Teen girls become lost overnight returning from hike to Moraine Lake
Snowboarder lost overnight near Mount Bachelor, rescued by SAR 
Two climbers die in fall from Horsethief Butte Crags
The Oregon Badlands Wilderness Bill is signed into law
Mount Hood - Fatal ice fall below the Pearly Gates during warming winter weather
Mount Hood - Fatal rock fall on the Elliot Headwall during summer conditions
Mt. Hood climber falls 300 feet descending the South Side from the summit
Mt. Hood climber falls descending Mazama Chute from summit
Woman leaves car stranded in snow near Klamath Falls, dies from exposure
Man rescued from crevasse just off South Sister climber's trail
Proposed Tumalo Recreation Zone in the Deschutes National Forest
Kapka-Tumalo Snowmobile Parks in Deschutes National Forest
Snowmobiler falls 1,500' into Mt. St. Helens and survives
Remembering Jim Witty, 1958-2008
Alpinist Magazine has closed its doors
OpEd to The Bulletin: Vote the Democratic Ticket!
Climbing South Sister: Some suggestions and a near disaster
Exploring The Badlands with a simple GPS
Trail runner survives fall on ice with cell phone call
Mount Hood climber falls descending Mazama Chute from the summit
Wildland Fire Use in the Three Sisters Wilderness
Mt. Hood climber killed by summer rock fall
Juniper: Oldest trees in Oregon
Barack Obama talks about Patriotism, a ten minute video speech!
Death on Mt. Hood - What happened to the three North Face climbers? 
Final Report to the American Alpine Club on the loss of three climbers on Mount Hood in December 2006
Climber on Mt. Rainier dies of hypothermia in brief storm. What happened
Death on Mt. Hood - What happened to the three North Face climbers? 
Recent rescues, tragedies spur hiker-safety reminders on KTVZ
Polycarbonate bottles may be bad for your health
Once again, hypothermia kills stranded Oregon driver
Pomona College Magazines Expert Advice from Robert Speik Class of '50
Staying found in the backcountry with map, compass and GPS
Governor Kulongoski endorses Oregon Badlands Wilderness
Lessons learned from the latest lost Mt. Hood climbers
Op-Ed: Bulletin survival recommendations don’t offer full picture
Sir Edmund Hillary dies at the age of 88
Pilot Butte hike claims Forest Service Geologist Larry Chitwood
SPOT Satellite Messenger "PLB" reviewed and recommended  
The latest avalanche victim was only 13
Montana, Idaho Senators Team Up To Repeal Recreation Access Tax
Lessons learned from the latest lost Christmas tree hunters
US Forest Service to gut Recreation Budget to pay fire fighting costs
New rescue services for all American Alpine Club Members
Topographic maps of the backcountry work with your compass and GPS
Why is the digital cell phone best for backcountry travel and mountaineering?
OpEd: Oregon requires electronic communications in the backcountry
Free solo climber Michael Reardon swept from Irish sea cliff and drowns
Leave no Trace with Restop bags
Mountaineering blue bag, WAG bag and Restop bag waste solutions in 1985
Rescue charges in traditional alpine mountaineering
Lost hiker in Oregon backcountry found with heat-sensing device in airplane
HB2509 mandates electronic locator beacons on Mt. Hood - climbers' views
Oregon HB 2509 as approved on March 28, 2007
BLM partners with "Friends of the Badlands" to provide Stewardship for Badlands WSA
Three hikers and a dog rescued on Mt. Hood
Motorist stuck in snow on backcountry Road 18, phones 911 for rescue
Snow stranded Utah couple leave car and die from hypothermia
What happened to the three climbers on Mt. Hood?
Two climbers become lost descending Mt. Hood
Missing California family found, dad dies from exposure and hypothermia
Missing man survives two weeks trapped in snow-covered car
Missing snowmobile riders found, Roger Rouse dies from hypothermia
Lost climber hikes 6.5 miles from South Sister Trail to Elk Lake
Young climber stuck on a steep snow slope rescued from Mt. Hood
American Alpine Club's Trad Award goes to Robert Speik in 2006
Access Fund Sharp End Award goes to Robert Speik in 2000
"Climbing is a Quantum Experience"
Badlands wilderness trail closures
Bend Weekly profiles Bob Speik "Up Close"
Climbers badly injured during 500-foot sliding fall on Mt. Hood
HERA and the Climb for Life at Smith Rock State Park
Congressman Richard Pombo sells the public lands
Hiking couple lost three nights in San Jacinto Wilderness find abandoned gear
Bend's Mountain Link Guides put four climbers on the summit of Everest!
Climbing Aconcagua with Mountain Link from Mendoza to the summit  A 23 minute video by Whitaker Productions
Patagonia by Pandora's Backpack get a new website
Skyline Forest progress reported by Deschutes Basin Land Trust
Theft of ponderosa pines in the National Forest near Bend, OR
Royal Robbins speaks on 40 Years of Adventure, first ascents and first descents
Idaho Legislature Passes Public Land No-Fee Resolution
Forest Service plan would privatize jobs
Crevasse Rescue Seminar participant offers kudos and help
ONDA thanks Robert and Margaret Speik for their service in 2005
Washington legislature calls for repeal of state parks pay to play fees
Bend Oregon Badlands WSA hiking map available from BLM
Skyline Forest should be purchased by Deschutes Land Trust!
Hunters who use ATVs are hurting Oregon's elk population
Bend's Skyline Forest Community Authority created by Commissioners
Senator Stevens (R-AK) attaches arctic refuge drilling to December Defense Funding Bill!
Steve House of Bend and Vince Anderson summit Rupal Face Alpine Style
REI opens new store in Bend Oregon
Tommy Caldwell free climbs both The Nose and Freerider in a day
Dennis Hanson’s slide show of his trip to Cordillera Blanca in Peru
Climbing Mount Hood in April with Arlene Blum and friends
BLM's final UDRMP opens Bend's Badlands to Geocaching
BLM's final UDRMP closes Bend's Badlands WSA to motorized vehicle use
Mountain Link's Robert Link throws a party in Bend Oregon
Man disputing camping fees killed by State Parks Officer
Hiking to the glacial tarn below Broken Top with Jim Witty
Pandora's Backpack opens in downtown Bend Oregon
Outdoor folks can help Katrina incident victims now!
Hiking to the summit of South Sister on a summer weekend
Three Finger Jack - OSU student falls on steep scree slope
Jim Ratz, NOLS Director, AMGA Director and Environmental Leader dies in climbing accident
Climber injured by rock fall, rescued by helicopter from Mount Washington, Oregon
Bend Oregon described in 1997 by writer Christine Barnes
Expert skier lost five days in North Cascades without Essentials, map and compass
Cascades Cycling Classic in 2005
Three Mountaineers struck by rock-fall in North Cascades
Solo climber falls from Cooper Spur on Mount Hood
X-Adventure Raid World Adventure Race 2005 news of the North American qualifier in Bend, OR
Geocaching introduced to Central Oregon in 2002
Climber disappears on the steep snow slopes of Mount McLaughlin
Mountaineering Blue Bag alternatives in 1985   

  Mountaineering Accidents
South Sister Hiker falls near summit
Climber rescued from South Sister's east side route
Angeles Forest solo hiker dies in June 2012 - what can be learned?
Sisters hiker collapses, dies despite rescue effort
Mount Hood - Climber slips and slides down icy seasonal face from the Hogsback
Ranger dies during rescue of climbers on Mount Rainier
Four lost in forecast storm on Mt. Rainier-why?
Climbing Mt. Rainier - the Muir snowfield - two pdf pages
Mt. Rainier snowshoe leader falls, rescued from forecast storm, after two days
Mount Hood - Climber dies in 1,000' solo fall from the Hogback
Mount Hood - Experienced Climber dies in solo fall on hard snow
Four lost in forecast storm on Mt. Rainier
Mt. Rainier snowshoe leader falls, rescued after two days
Smith Rock Climbers injured by Monkey Face swing stunt
Two rescued in Three Sisters Wilderness
Bend Teen Falls Into Crevasse on South Sister
Three Stranded Hikers Assisted from Atop South Sister by SAR 
Mount Hood - Analysis of the December 2009 deaths of three climbers on Reid Glacier Headwall
Smith Rock climber survives 40-foot fall, rescued by SAR
Smith Rock climber rescued after 70-foot sliding fall
Two climbers die in fall from Horsethief Butte Crags
Mt. Hood climber badly injured by summer rockfall
Mount Hood - Fatal ice fall below the Pearly Gates during warming winter weather
Man rescued from crevasse just off South Sister climber's trail
Father and sons rescued descending South Sister in storm on Labor Day
Mount Hood climber falls descending Mazama Chute from the summit
Mt. Hood climber killed by summer rockfall
Climber on Mt. Rainier dies, others injured
Young climber stuck on a steep snow slope rescued from Mt. Hood
Climbers badly injured during 500-foot sliding fall on Mt. Hood
You Tube videos of recent incidents on Mount Hood
Final Report to the American Alpine Club on the loss of three climbers on Mount Hood in December 2006
Climber on Mt. Rainier dies of hypothermia in brief storm. What happened
Death on Mt. Hood - What happened to the three North Face climbers? 
Three Fingered Jack - OSU student falls on steep scree slope
Climber injured by rockfall, rescued by helicopter from Mount Washington, Oregon
Climbing Rescues in America: Reality Does Not Support ‘High-Risk, High-Cost’ Perception
Three Mountaineers struck by rock-fall in North Cascades
Solo climber falls from Cooper Spur on Mount Hood
Climber dies on the steep snow slopes of Mount McLaughlin
Climbers swept by avalanche while descending North Sister's Thayer Glacier Snowfield
Wilderness Travel Course Newsletter  this is a large PDF file
Runaway glissade fatal for Mazama climber on Mt. Whitney
Yosemite's El Capitan tests rescuers' skills
Climbers fall from Mount Hood's Sandy Glacier Headwall
Solo hiker drowns while crossing Mt. Hood's Sandy River
Injured climber rescued from Mount Washington
Mt. Washington tragedy claims two climbers
Another Mt. Rainier climber dies on Liberty Ridge
Mt. Rainier climber dies after rescue from Liberty Ridge
Young hiker suffers fatal fall and slide in the Three Sisters Wilderness
North Sister claims another climber
Solo climber Aron Ralston forced to amputate his own arm
Portland athlete lost on Mt. Hood
Broken Top remains confirmed as missing climber
Grisly find: hikers on Broken Top find apparent human remains
Hurt Hiker dead but for cell call to 911
Once again, cell phone alerts rescuers of injured climber
Storm on Rainier proves fatal
Mountain calamity on Hood brings safety to the fore!
Fall into the Bergschrund on Mt. Hood, rescuers crash!
Paying the price for rescue
Accidents in North American Mountaineering
Goran Kropp killed while rock climbing in Washington

  Map, Compass and GPS
Lost Badlands Wilderness hiker calls 911
Op-Ed, Good maps are vital to the wilderness experience
Whoops: GPS locator switches on- sparks search
Locator beacons "supposedly" can take the Search out of Search and Rescue
SPOT and DeLorme Unveil First Handheld GPS With Satellite Communicator
OpEd: Yuppie 911 devices can take the search out of Search and Rescue 
Writer Doug Ritter evaluates SPOT II
SPOT Unveils Next Generation Satellite GPS Messenger at Outdoor Retailer
Staying found in the backcountry with map, compass and GPS
Exploring The Badlands with a simple GPS
SPOT Satellite Messenger "PLB" reviewed and recommended
Topographic maps of the backcountry work with your compass and GPS
Why is the digital cell phone best for backcountry travel and mountaineering?
Map, compass and GPS navigation training Noodle in The Badlands
BLM guidelines for Geocaching on public lands
Geocaching on Federal Forest Lands
OpEd - Geocaching should not be banned in the Badlands
Winter hiking in The Badlands WSA just east of Bend
Searching for the perfect gift
Geocaching: What's the Cache?
Geocaching into the Canyon of the Deschutes 
Can you catch the geocache?
Z21 covers Geocaching
Tour The Badlands with ONDA 
The art of not getting lost
Can I Geocache in The Badlands?
Geocaching: the thrill of the hunt!
Geocaching introduced to Central Oregon in 2002
GPS in the news
A GPS and other outdoor gadgets make prized gifts
Wanna play?  Maps show you the way
Cooking the "navigation noodle"

  Lost and Found
Lost Badlands Wilderness horseback riders call 911
Lost Badlands Wilderness hiker calls 911
Mount Hood - Missing hiker Mary Owen found alive after six nights alone
Bend father-son snowmobilers lost overnight
Missing snowmobile riders found, Roger Rouse dies from hypothermia
Searchers aid PCT hikers who ran out of water
Hikers found by SAR on Tam McArthur Rim in November
Hikers found by SAR on Tam McArthur Rim in July
Lost Hood climber posts to Facebook before rescue
South Sister climber injured, rescued with helicopter
Two lost hikers rescued in Three Sisters Wilderness
Lost hiker rescued near Horse Lake by SAR
Hiker lost on trail around Elk Lake, turns back just before reaching camp
Lost Nordic skier and two dogs assisted by SAR
Lost Mt. Bachelor skier rescued at Nordic shelter
FCC requirements for providing mobile phone geographic locations
Oregon Search and Rescue Statutes
Lost Bend hiker turns up 20 miles away from rig
Searchers Find Lost Mountain Biker West of Bend
PCT summer section hikers assisted by SAR
Searchers Find Lost Hiker Near Walton Lake
Two rescued in Three Sisters Wilderness
Three Stranded Hikers Assisted from Atop South Sister by SAR
Bend Teen Falls Into Crevasse on South Sister
Hikers Rescued After Long Night In Woods
Mountain Rescue Association's Position on Rescue Charges
Oregon Badlands camper lost overnight, found by SAR
Lost La Pine ATVer Rescued in Fortunate Encounter Twin Lakes Resort
How can I prevent, recognize and treat Hypothermia?
Op-Ed: Prepare for the worst before setting out in the winter
Lost Prineville hunter avoids hypothermia! What did he do right?
Oregon Badlands camper lost overnight, found by SAR
Cross country skier lost near Mt. Bachelor
New Hampshire fines Eagle Scout $25,000 for Rescue Services
What about climbing Mt. Washington, NH in the summer?
United States Coast Guard Position on Charging for SAR
How can I prevent, recognize and treat Hypothermia in the backcountry?
Stranded snowshoers Rescued Near Willamette Pass
Teen skier lost for nine hours in deep powder at Mt. Bachelor
Prineville hunter lost 4 days and 3 nights in the Ochoco National Forest
South Sister, solo hiker found unconscious near the summit
Three stranded hikers assisted from atop South Sister by SAR
Two novice climbers assisted by SAR on Mt. Adams
Several lost hiker incidents near Sisters, Oregon, resolved by SAR
Staying 'found' requires some basic skills
Snowshoer, "lost" near Wanoga snowpark, rescued by SAR
"Be Prepared" to be stranded on winter forest roads in Oregon
Several drivers become stranded on Oregon winter forest roads, led their new GPS' "fastest way" setting
Gear grist, an article written for The Mountaineer, the monthly newsletter of The Mountaineers
Robert Speik writes: "Use your digital cell in the backcountry" for The Mountaineer
Redpoint Climbers Supply looses everything to thieves
Teen girls become lost overnight returning from hike to Moraine Lake
Snowboarder lost overnight near Mount Bachelor, rescued by SAR
 
Woman leaves car stuck in snow near Klamath Falls, dies from hypothermia
Man rescued from crevasse just off South Sister climber's trail
Climbing South Sister: A Prospectus and a Labor Day near disaster
Trail runner survives fall on ice with cell phone call
Once again, hypothermia kills stranded Oregon driver
Lessons learned from the latest lost Mt. Hood climbers
Lessons learned from the latest lost Christmas tree hunters
New rescue services for all American Alpine Club Members
OpEd: Oregon requires electronic communications in the backcountry
Rescue charges in traditional alpine mountaineering
Governor establishes a Search and Rescue Task Force
Oregon Search and Rescue Statutes
Lost hiker in Oregon backcountry found with heat-sensing device in airplane
HB2509 mandated electronic locator beacons on Mt. Hood - climbers' views
Oregon HB 2509
Three hikers and a dog rescued on Mt. Hood
Motorist stuck in snow on backcountry Road 18, phones 911 for rescue
Snow stranded Utah couple leave car and die from hypothermia
Death on Mt. Hood - What happened to the three North Face climbers? 
Two climbers become lost descending Mt. Hood
Missing California family found, dad dies from exposure and hypothermia
Missing man survives two weeks trapped in snow-covered car
Missing snowmobile riders found, Roger Rouse dies from hypothermia
Lost snowmobile riders found, one deceased from hypothermia
Lost climber hikes 6.5 miles from South Sister Trail to Elk Lake
Hiking couple lost three nights in San Jacinto Wilderness find abandoned gear
Expert skier lost five days in North Cascades without Essentials, map and compass
Climber disappears on the steep snow slopes of Mount McLaughlin
Hiker lost five days in freezing weather on Mount Hood
Professor and son elude search and rescue volunteers
Found person becomes lost and eludes rescuers for five days
Teens, lost on South Sister, use cell phone with Search and Rescue
Lost man walks 27 miles to the highway from Elk Lake Oregon
Snowboarder Found After Week in Wilderness
Searchers rescue hiker at Smith Rock, find lost climbers on North Sister
Girl found in Lane County after becoming lost on hiking trip
Search and rescue finds young girls lost from family group
Portland athlete lost on Mt. Hood
Rescues after the recent snows
Novice couple lost in the woods
Search called off for missing climber Corwin Osborn
Broken Top remains confirmed as missing climber
Ollalie Trail - OSU Trip - Lost, No Map, Inadequate Clothing

  The Badlands Wilderness
Lost Badlands Wilderness horseback riders call 911
Lost Badlands Wilderness hiker calls 911
Oregon Badlands Wilderness Management Plan Scoping Comments-2012
BLM announces new policy for Wilderness quality lands
Fobbits volunteers "restore" Badlands Wilderness values
Wilderness Restoration: The Paradox of Public Participation
The Wilderness Act of 1964, Including the legal definition of Wilderness
Wilderness Restoration: The BLM and the Student Conservation Association
Applying the Concept of Wilderness Character to Planning and Management
Bend businesses sponsor a Badlands "Wilderness Restoration" Day 
Badlands wilderness trail closure methods "trammel" required values 
BLM partners with "Friends of the Badlands" Meetup Group to provide Stewardship for Badlands WSA 
The Oregon Badlands Wilderness Bill is signed into law
Oregonian criticizes Congress for pushing back OR Wilderness bills
Oregon Senator Wyden to introduce Badlands Wilderness Bill
Badlands a step closer to Wilderness designation
OpEd: Why Congress should classify Badlands as Wilderness
Governor Kulongoski endorses Oregon Badlands Wilderness
Oregon Natural Desert Association introduces Oregon Badlands Interns
Oregon Natural Desert Association Badlands Tour 
Bend Oregon Badlands WSA hiking map available from BLM
BLM's final UDRMP opens Bend's Badlands to Geocaching
OpEd: Speik - Geocaching should not be banned in the Badlands 
OpEd: Geocaching should not be banned in the Badlands 
Protest of exclusion of Geocaching in Badlands WSA in BLM's UDRMP
BLM's UDRMP puts Bend's Badlands off limits to Geocaching
BLM's final UDRMP closes Bend's Badlands WSA to motorized vehicle use 
Wilderness workshop for USDA Forest Service held by University of Idaho
Hunters who use ATVs are hurting Oregon's elk population
BLM's UDRMP plans for Badlands deal with exploding public use
Map, compass and GPS free navigation training Noodle in The Badlands
Deschutes County Commissioners fail to support Badlands Wilderness!
Deschutes County takes no position on Badlands Wilderness
Deschutes County Commissioner DeWolf supports Badlands Wilderness
OpEd - Dirt road through The Badlands must close
Photos of Road 8 damage sent to Commissioners 
Badlands Wilderness with a road?
The Badlands have unique interest for the hiker
BLM guidelines for Geocaching on public lands
Geocaching on Federal Forest Lands
Fee Demo groundwork may save Geocaching on our public lands
Deschutes County Commissioners hearing on Badlands Wilderness support
OHV use restricted in Upper Deschutes Resource Management Plan
Winter hiking in The Badlands WSA just east of Bend
Tread Lightly OHV USFS tip of the month 
OHVs to be held to designated trails by USDA Forest Service!
New pole shows Badlands Wilderness favored by voters
Juniper: Oldest trees in Oregon
BLM posts Reward for information on Juniper rustlers
BLM weighing public input on management plan
Oregon's Badlands hit by old growth Juniper rustlers  Photos 
Congressman Greg Walden to visit The Badlands
Badlands Wilderness endorsed by COTA
OpEd - Unregulated OHV use is being reviewed across the western states
OHV use curtailed by new USFS policy decisions
Sierra Club's Juniper Group supports Badlands Wilderness
OHV regulation discussed at BLM meeting in Bend, Oregon
OpEd - Badlands part of BLM's recreation management area
OpEd - We need the Badlands Wilderness
OpEd - Off-roaders have no reason to fear Badlands Wilderness designation 
Speak for the Badlands at Town Hall Meeting
Hiking poles are becoming essential gear
Vandals destroy ancient pictographs in the Badlands
Senator Wyden tests support of Badlands Wilderness
Badlands Wilderness endorsed by Bend City Commissioners
The Badlands: proposed for Wilderness status
The Badlands unique geologic forms explained by Chitwood  pdf
The Badlands, a brief history
The Badlands pictographs reported 75 year ago

  Environment
Hantavirus hits a ninth visitor to Yosemite
Deschutes Land Trust: Big step for Camp Polk Meadow
BLM announces new policy for Wilderness quality lands
BLM ordered by Court to cease illegal development in the Steens
Skull Hollow campground becomes a recreation fee case study
Deschutes Basin Land Trust Donation
Wildland Fire Use in the Three Sisters Wilderness
Polycarbonate bottles may be bad for your health
US Forest Service to gut Recreation Budget to pay fire fighting costs
Leave no Trace with Restop bags
Mountaineering blue bag, WAG bag and Restop bag waste solutions in 1985
"Climbing is a Quantum Experience"
Skyline Forest progress reported by Deschutes Basin Land Trust
Theft of ponderosa pines in the National Forest near Bend, OR
Skyline Forest should be purchased by Deschutes Land Trust!
Hunters who use ATVs are hurting Oregon's elk population
Outdoor folks can help Katrina incident victims now!
An update on the Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge in Oregon
The Store Wars   best with broadband!
TraditionalMountaineering adopts the Crooked River through Smith Rock State Park
The Republican Political Party is responsible?
Times Up, by Yvon Chouinard
Nation's forests might be on the road to ruin, by President Bill Clinton
Wilderness at risk from new Bush policies
Steens management scandal may affect wilderness study areas
BLM outsourced Steens Management Plan to mining industry leaders!
Owyhee River wilderness study area inventory with ONDA
OHV vandals charged in Yellowstone
Oregon's B and B Complex fire closure modified
Senate says NO to Big Oil in Alaska
Gloria Flora - Environmental Hero
Re-introducing wolves into Oregon
George Bush overlooking the environment

  Fee Demo, FLREA, HIRA and Climbing Fees
Ninth Circuit rules Trail Head parking fees illegal
Mt Lemon Lawsuit ruling eliminates parking fees unless "amenities" are actually used
New Forest Service Report Shows Sharp Decline In Visitors
Montana, Idaho Senators Team Up To Repeal Recreation Access Tax
Idaho Legislature votes to repeal RAT tax (Federal Recreation Access Tax)
Idaho Legislature Passes Public Land No-Fee Resolution
Forest Service plan would privatize jobs
Washington legislature calls for repeal of state parks pay to play fees
Man disputing camping fees killed by State Parks Officer
Oregon legislature votes to repeal new federal Recreation Access Tax
Disney to offer "adventure tours" in Yellowstone! An Editorial
Fee Demo fees replaced by new Recreation Access Fees
Fee Demo groundwork may save Geocaching on our public lands
Fee Demo program made permanent through last minute political deal!
Reserve your next backcountry adventure!
Fees, forests don't always fit, by Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho
Congressman Greg Walden limits fee demo
Fee demo program discriminates against our poor folks
Fee Demo looses to grass roots outrage
Fee Demo Forest Pass dropped at 20 sites on the Deschutes National Forest!
Senator Regula's Fee Demo support and The Wilderness Center, Inc.
Senator Craig calls Fee Demo a failed program
Outdoor recreation in Oregon far from free
Oregon Field Guide: “Pay to Play on Public Land”
National Park Service plans climbing fees increase!
Fee demo rejected by USFS employees
Fee demo has "fallen short" - Senator Craig
Fee demo demonstrations

  Mountain bikes
COTA receives $20,000 grant for new trails near Bend
Phil's Trail has put Central Oregon on the Mountain biking map
Mountain bike trails in Bend Oregon, a COTA report
Unregulated OHV use is being reviewed across the western states
COTA: A Mountain Bicyclist's Guide to Responsible Riding

  Snowmachines
Bend father-son snowmobilers lost overnight
Missing snowmobile riders found, Roger Rouse dies from hypothermia
Injured snowmobilers rescued after 911 cell calls
Snowmobiler dies in avalanche below Paulina Peak
Proposed Tumalo Recreation Zone in the Deschutes National Forest
Kapka-Tumalo Snowmobile Parks in Deschutes National Forest
Deschutes National Forest Supervisor's Office looses lease!
Snowmobile/skier restrictions published for Dutchman Flat
Snowmobile Safety Summit on Dutchman Flat area
Report snowmobile renegades - an Editorial
Snowmobiles should not mix with skiers and snowshoers
Snowmobile accident draws 11 million dollar damage award
Snowmobilers keep the Atta Boy Race on track
Snowmobilers must give a little on parking at Dutchman Flat
Recent snowmobile accidents near Bend
Set snowmobile limits at Dutchman Flat
Unregulated OHV use is being reviewed across the western states
Snowmobile access to summit of Mt. St. Helens questioned by The Mountaineers
Snowmobile speed limits on Dutchman Flat in Oregon
Snowmobiles offer thrills
Snowmobiles in Yellowstone
Snowmobiles as a tool for traditional mountaineering

  Snowshoes
How can I prevent, recognize and treat Hypothermia?
Injured snowshoers rescued after 911 cell calls from Meissner snow park
Snowcamping offers rewarding adventure
Snowshoes keeping up with the times
Snowshoe trail tips
Technical snowshoes
Snowshoe touring techniques for the backcountry
Snowshoe tours, introductory and free at Mt. Bachelor
Snowshoe tours with Forrest Service volunteers

  Avalanches
Four Japanese climbers feared dead after avalanche on Mount McKinley
US National Avalanche Accidents Database
Snowmobiler dies in avalanche below Paulina Peak
The latest avalanche victim was only 13
Climbers swept by avalanche while descending North Sister's Thayer Glacier Snowfield 
Snowshoer dies in backcountry avalanche in Washington State
Young Bend man dies in remote backcountry avalanche
Recent deaths cause concern over avalanche beacons
Skilled member of The Mountaineers killed in avalanche
Basic Responsibilities of the cross country skier
Avalanche avoidance a practical approach to avalanche safety
Tumalo Mountain a wintertime treat

  Notable Events
PCT Oregon Trail Angel Lloyd Gust steps down!
Outside Magazine reports on 2012 Everest Tragedy
Sherpas fix ropes to the summit of Mt. Everest
American Alpine Journal now for AAC Members only
In Memory of Chris Chan, July 9, 2010
Remembering Jim Witty, 1958-2008
Alpinist Magazine has closed its doors
Sir Edmund Hillary dies at the age of 88
Pilot Butte hike claims Forest Service Geologist Larry Chitwood
Free solo climber Michael Reardon swept from Irish sea cliff and drowns
Bend's Mountain Link Guides put four climbers on the summit of Everest!
HERA , Rebeckah Berry and the Climb for Life at Smith Rock State Park
Royal Robbins speaks on 40 Years of Adventure, first ascents and first descents
Steve House of Bend and Vince Anderson summit Rupal Face Alpine Style 
REI opens new store in Bend Oregon
Patagonia by Pandora's Backpack get a new website
Tommy Caldwell free climbs both The Nose and Freerider in a day
Climbing Mount Hood in April with Arlene Blum and friends
Tomaz Humar rescued from Rupal Face in Pakistan
Jim Ratz, NOLS Director, AMGA Director and Environmental Leader dies in climbing accident
Climbers summit Rainier, Adams and Hood in 28 hours!
Pandora's Backpack opens in downtown Bend Oregon
Ed Viesturs summits Annapurna
Jim Angell, master trail builder, dies at age 76
Fred Beckey, "Will Belay For Food!!!
Smith Rock "Spring Thing"
About Brad Washburn by Michael Chessler
Top of the world: Bend team set to scale Mt. Everest
Annapurna, a woman's place is on top
The search for Peter Starr
Seven summits in twenty-four hours in Oregon Cascades
Cascades Trifecta: Rainier, Adams and Hood in 28 hours!
Mountaineers mourn Ira Spring
Climbing Legends returning for another shot at Everest
Fred Beckey, icon and living legend
Galen and Barbara Rowell die in plane crash
Mike Bearzi spearheads donation of rescue cache to Smith Rock
Veteran alpinist Mike Bearzi dies while climbing in Tibet
Bend's Midge Cross with women's team on Everest!
Bend's Nancy Knoble climbs Aconcagua!

  Athletic Events in Bend, OR
The Three Sisters Marathon by Kevin Grove
Cascades Cycling Classic
X-Adventure Raid World Adventure Race North American qualifier in Bend, OR
Tri-Athlete Mark Allen talks about training your aerobic base for Rebound Physical Therapy 
McMenamins opens new pub, theater and hotel in downtown Bend
Cascade Cycling Classic final results
X-Adventure Raid World Adventure Race North America qualifier in Bend
Wild Snowberry Adventure Race
Bend's Blacksmith restaurant named best in Northwest by Conde Nast!
Pole Pedal Paddle course changes
Winterfest in Bend, Oregon
Annual race to the top of Pilot Butte
BARK - Bend Adventure Racing Klub
Pole Pedal Paddle race results
Cascade Cycling Classic
Bouldering gets a handhold at Smith Rock

  Op-ed
Op-Ed: Bulletin survival recommendations don’t offer full picture-2013
Op-Ed: Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley writes about the use of the filibuster and the dysfunction of the Senate
Op-Ed: Prepare for the worst before setting out in the winter
Op-Ed: Yuppie 911 devices can take the search out of Search and Rescue 
Op-Ed: Lost snowboarder could have been better prepared
Op-Ed: Gear grist, an article written for The Mountaineer, the monthly newsletter of The Mountaineers
Op-Ed: Cell phones critical in the wilderness
Op-Ed  The Bulletin: Vote the Democratic Ticket!
Op-Ed: GOP contenders all but condone Limbaugh’s misogynistic rant
Op-Ed: Bulletin survival recommendations don’t offer full picture-2007
Op-Ed: HB2509 mandates electronic signaling devices - climbers' views
Op-Ed: Skyline Forest should be purchased by Deschutes Land Trust!
Op-Ed: Geocaching should not be banned in the Badlands 
Op-Ed: The Republican Political Party is responsible?
Op-Ed: Day by Day
Op-Ed: Mark Fiore animates the Bush Roadless Rule You will like this!
Op-Ed: Mark Fiore animates the Democratic Convention   and this too!!
Op-Ed: Terrorism is a tactic, not an enemy
Op-Ed: President Bush misleads the nation
Op-Ed: Unregulated OHV use is being reviewed across the western states
Op-Ed: Badlands part of BLM's recreation management area by Mollie Chaudet
Op-Ed: Dirt road through The Badlands must close
Op-Ed: President Bush hopes no child will be left behind
Op-Ed: Off-roaders have no reason to fear Badlands Wilderness designation
Op-Ed: Cell Phones Prove to be Critical in the Wilderness by Bob Speik
Op-Ed: Road 18 Caves by Brook Sandahl, Metolius Climbing
Op-Ed: Road 18 Caves by  Bob Speik, Oregon Climber's Coalition
Op-Ed: Mt. Hood Wilderness to Enforce Solitude Values by Bob Speik
Op-Ed: Joe Eszterhas speaks out on Hollywood's responsibility for smoking deaths
Op-Ed: Blame For Bend Cable's Info-mercials Depends On Who You Ask

  Places to go
Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens winter recreation 2011-12
Hiking to the glacial tarn below Broken Top with Jim Witty
Bend Oregon described in 1997 by writer Christine Barnes
Hiking trails near Bend Oregon
On top of the world at the Steens
Of mountains and men
Smith Rock's Misery Ridge trail gets a face lift
Grey Butte will take your breath away!
Smith Rock State Park hosts kids
Steins Pillar is nearby
Hike Pilot Butte for fitness
Take the upper Deschutes river trail for fitness
Hiking South Sister in the summer

  Road 18 Caves off limits to climbers!
go to a list of several documents on this web about this Access Fund issue!
We received the Annual Access Fund "Sharp End Award" in 2000 for our work on this issue.

  TraditionalMountaineering in Central Oregon
Recent rescues, tragedies spur hiker-safety reminders on KTVZ
Pomona College Magazines Expert Advice from Robert Speik Class of '50
American Alpine Club's Trad Award goes to Robert Speik
Bend Weekly profiles Bob Speik "Up Close"
Map, Compass and GPs Class Sold Out!
Deschutes Basin Land Trust Donation
ONDA thanks Robert and Margret Speik for their service in 2005
Crevasse Rescue Seminar participant offers kudos and help
Robert Speik interviewed by radio station KPOV   mp3 file
Mountain Link's Robert Link throws a party in Bend Oregon
Dennis Hanson’s slide show of his trip to Cordillera Blanca in Peru
News Channel 21 interviews TraditionalMountaineering.org
Winter hiking in The Badlands WSA just east of Bend
Robert Speik interviewed for television program
Gearheads are prepared for every adventure
Mountaineering Blue Bag solutions
Mountaineering blue bag, WAG bag and Restop bag waste solutions in 1985
Access Fund Sharp End Award goes to Robert Speik in 2000
Oregon State Parks thanks Robert Speik for his past service
Robert Speik instructs mountaineering classes at COCC 
Outdoor classes offered by COCC
Retired banker introduces TraditionalMountaineering at COCC 
Robert Speik's founding principles for a mountaineering club 
Bob Speik founds an alpine mountaineering club
Glacier travel and crevasse rescue seminar training
Forest Service award goes to Robert Speik in 1996
Robert Speik volunteers for the Forest Service in 1997
Robert Speik honored in 2001 by inclusion in Sierra Club's list of "Great Leaders" 
Sierra Club's BMTC climbing instruction at Joshua Tree in 1985
Sierra Club Awards go to Robert Speik in 1985 

 

 

    WARNING - *DISCLAIMER!*
Mountain climbing has inherent dangers that can in part, be mitigated!

 


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