A railroad line once connected the towns of Enterprise and Joseph in Eastern Oregon's Wallowa Mountains. Trains no longer run the rail line, but a creative bike enthusiast, Kim Metlen, has found a way to put the tracks to good use. He started what is called railriding; it uses a bike-like contraption to pedal the 6 miles of rail. The best part is that he organizes weekend trips for visitors to railride the old tracks. Wildlife and incredible views abound.
Oregon Field Guide is OPB's long-running local weekly TV series. The program covers natural resources, ecological issues, outdoor recreation and travel destinations across the Northwest region. This award-winning show is one of the most-watched local productions in the public broadcasting system.
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Oregon Field Guide airs Thursday evenings at 8:30 p.m. and repeats Sundays at 1:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. In the Mountain Time zone of Eastern Oregon, the program airs at 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, and at 7:30 p.m. Sundays.