Photos by Andy Tullis / The Bulletin The elite men?s starters take off from the start during the Sisters Stampede mountain bike race Sunday morning in Sisters.
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Preparing for the ?Wild? effect
Mark Morical / Bulletin file photo With Mount Washington looming in the distance, hikers make their way along the Pacific Crest Trail. The number of people seeking permits to hike the trail has skyrocketed in the wake of ?Wild,? the best-selling memoir by Cheryl Strayed that was turned into a film starring Reese Witherspoon.
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Hike up, ?ride down: Spring at Mount Bachelor
Andy Tullis / The Bulletin Mike Casey, of Redmond, hikes up Mount Bachelor on his way to the summit Friday.
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Lava fields forever: riding Black Rock Trail
Mark Morical / The Bulletin The Black Rock Trail skirts the edge of a vast lava rock field.
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2015 has fewer competitors
Dean Guernsey / The Bulletin Volunteers place boats in Riverbend Park during the Pole Pedal Paddle on Saturday in Bend.
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Thomas runs away from 6-time winner Greene for 1st win
Tess Freeman / The Bulletin Jesse Thomas, winner of the elite mens division, completes the final half-mile sprint of the Pole Pedal Paddle. Thomas finished with a time of 1:42:50.
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Now back home, Arritola earns her rite of passage
Tess Freeman / The Bulletin Morgan Arritola, first-place finisher in the elite-womens division, crosses the finish line during the Pole Pedal Paddle on Saturday morning. Arritola finished with a time of 2:05:37.