Sage Steppes: 800 Miles on the Oregon Desert Trail

Oregon Natural Desert Association, Wahoo Films | 2013 | 9 min.

2014 Official Selection

Join expert long-distance hiker Sage Clegg as she becomes the first person to journey for 800 miles across the newly created Oregon Desert Trail, from the center of the state to nearly the Idaho border. The Oregon Natural Desert Association, a nonprofit conservation organization, created the trail to highlight that Oregon is a desert state home to great beauty and some of the best untouched wildlife habitat in the West. Enduring heat and hail over mountains, across rivers and through canyons, Sage concludes that to know the high desert is to love it. And she embraces that not only is Oregon more than its moss-dripped image, it’s also filled with desert wonders worthy of protection.”