An old-fashioned ski area

An old-fashioned ski area

LAKEVIEW — There was a time when downhill skiing and snowboarding didn't include high-speed lifts, mountaintop gourmet restaurants, high-tech equipment and designer clothing.

The Warner Canyon Ski Area, 11 miles from the southeastern Oregon community of Lakeview, relishes its laid-back charm and history. It was on Warner Canyon's slopes that U.S. Ski Hall of Famer Jean Saubert, a 1960 Lakeview High School graduate who won a silver medal in the giant slalom and bronze medal in...

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A perch with a view

A perch with a view

After being razed by a forest fire in 2002, a popular cabin in the Fremont-Winema National Forest is once again hosting visitors and offering spectacular views of Eastern Oregon's Summer Lake Valley.

When the Winter fire roared through Lake County in 2002, about 34,000 acres of forestland were scorched, along with the Fremont Point Cabin, a cozy, 24-by-16-foot, one-room structure that had been built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1931.

The rebuilt cabin, which mostly...

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Outside-in at The Rock

Outside-in at The Rock

“The Rock” — the locals' name for the geological formation formally known as Fort Rock — looms large over northern Lake County's high desert.

A geologic oddity that's been called a petrified version of the Roman Colosseum, The Rock is a natural phenomenon created thousands of years ago by cataclysmic eruptions. The ring of the crescent-shaped monolith is about 4,460 feet in diameter, while its basalt walls rise upwards of 325 feet above the surrounding...

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