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Para-gliding off the summit of Mt. Bachelor near Bend in Central Oregon

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All images on this page Copyright© 2004 by Robert Speik.  All Rights Reserved.

Note: We were having a beer (one beer) at the Mt. Bachelor parking lot when the parachute appeared circling above. By the time I got the digital out of my pack, the pilot was landing. We walked over to see about this spectacular new sport. The pilot who landed had been sailing about for about two hours, his partner had landed sooner. I will try to provide more pictures of flyers from Pine Mountain east of Bend soon. --Webmeister.





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  Events in Bend, OR
Pacific Crest sports festival in Sunriver: Triathlon and Duathlon   Check back for news coverage!
X-Adventure Raid Adventure Race North America Qualifier in Bend!      Seven pages!     News of this event!
X-Adventure Raid North American qualifier in Bend - racers' route map        Broadband only!

Pole Pedal Paddle course changes for 2004
Pole Pedal Paddle 2003 race results
Pole, Pedal, Paddle watercraft put-in on the Deschutes River
Snowshoe Shuffle comes to Bend, Oregon
Annual race to the top of Pilot Butte 
BARK - Bend Adventure Racing Klub  
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Cascade Cycling Classic 2002
Bouldering gets a handhold at Smith Rock 
CORK, Central Oregon Running Klub plays in The Badlands 
Atta Boy 300 dog sled race start and finish from Mt. Bachelor

  Traditional Mountaineering R & R in Central Oregon
Winterfest in Bend, Oregon
Bend's Tower Theater restored to 1940s elegance
A snowshoe adventure with Bend Parks and Recreation

Bend's Wednesday market near the Deschutes River in Drake Park 
Central Oregon's High Desert Museum in Bend  
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Bend Log Jam celebrates the opening of the Deschutes southern crossing bridge   sound icon
Bend's southern crossing bridge
The Beach Boys concert in Bend Oregon, Summer 2003   sound icon
Pilot Butte - hike and run to the summit 
Cascade Music Festival in Drake Park, Bend Oregon  
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A sea kayak adventure on Puget Sound 
Bend Adventure Racing Klub - The Wild Juniper Berry Race 
Misty River Band plays a free concert next to the Deschutes River   sound icon
Riverfest boat-demo in Bend Oregon 
Earth Day in Bend, Oregon  sound icon
Customer appreciation night at a local store
ABS Contest night at InClimb Gym  
Nordic Club's fall ski swap   
Sustainable living expo in Bend   
Fall festival in Bend  
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Joan Baez concert at the Athletic Club of Bend  
Sunriver Resort exotic car rally  
Munch-n-Music R & R in Bend 
Flashback rally in downtown Bend  

  Traditional Mountaineering Activities

Alpine Mountaineering: This is the central interest of TraditionalMountaineering. This tradition-based sport includes: on and off trail hiking, scrambling, light weight wilderness backpacking, Leave-No-Trace camping and bivouacking, as well as technical travel and mountaineering on snow, rock and ice, glacier travel, technical rock climbing and summitting peaks.
Related Activities: Alpine Mountaineering is an aerobic sport. It includes jogging, running, hiking the hills, backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, back country skiing, snowshoeing, telemark skiing and similar sports all acting together to improve aerobic capacity, strength, balance and athleticism.