This old mining town has some wonderful groomed trails and nostalgic sledding around inactive and active mines. A trip through Bourne is a town crazy deep in the mountains, featured in the Sci-Fi Channel show "Ghost Miners." There are some private areas you must be cautious about and some wilderness lines up high, but otherwise the open ridges up high offer some fun climbing and terrain challenges.


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SNOW OBSERVATION    
With rain and miserable weather, it was a good time to take another avalanche scouting trip and we found some huge ones described in the narrative below. Otherwise it was warm and raining in Cornucopia with fog coming in thick at the upper elevations.  Read more

Echo West Ranch & Vineyard Mountain Bike Trails - Echo, Oregon

Distance: 10.24 miles  ·  Gain: 1,206 ft  ·  Season: All
Echo has developed a great reputation for fun mountain biking in the Northwest because of its central location and year-around riding weather, not to mention the trails flow like tumbleweeds. (That's a good thing, because tumbleweeds roll fast across the Columbia Plateau.) We owe a great gratitude to Lloyd and Lois Piercy for breaking the farmer/rancher mold and offering up their uncultivated land to mountain bikers to build trail. They went out of their way to ask Scott's Cycles in Hermiston about turning their land into a mountain bike oasis...  
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Angell Basin Backcountry Skiing

Distance: 1.64 miles  ·  Gain: 1,213 ft
Angell Basin and the surrounding slopes are popular for backcountry skiing and snowboarding in northeast Oregon. The peaks boasts easy access by car at a relatively high starting point at 7,000 feet. The basin is a short tour from the Anthony Lakes Ski Resort parking lot. Because of the winter recreation, the road is plowed regularly. The ski area is generally open Thursday-Sunday and holidays, but the backcountry is always open...  
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