Undoubtedly, those of you who live for winter sports here in Central Oregon are impatiently waiting for the snow to fall. This transition from warmer temperatures to our winter season leaves me with mixed feelings—I’m sad to see our long summer days fade, but am excited for the holiday season to be upon us.
This issue’s focus is twofold. We bring you stories to prep you for your winter adventures and, because it is the season of giving, we shed light on local charities that can greatly benefit from your support. To make giving easier, we’ve included wish lists for these charities as well.
Take a look inside to read about staying warm and dry in winter’s backcountry, hiking Smith Rock State Park in the snow, and what exciting changes await you at Mt. Bachelor this season. Here’s to a fulfilling winter season full of adventure!
As always, I want to express a special thank you to our advertisers for making this magazine possible. When you visit these local businesses, be sure to tell them you saw their ad here, in the pages of Bend Lifestyle.
COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHANNES WAIBEL