After representing a large swath of Oregon for 22 years, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden is looking forward to new pursuits when he leaves office in January.

“My wife and I are both ready to spend time doing other things,” Walden said in a telephone interview from his Capitol Hill office. Most immediately, he and his wife Mylene, who live in Hood River, plan to “hit the road.” But instead of campaigning or discussing politics, they will join friends for skiing at Mt. Bachelor before traveling to ski areas in Montana, Utah and Wyoming.