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    Ah!!!

    I don't do FaceBook.

    What's the low-down bro? ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dualsport650 View Post
    I don't do FaceBook.
    That page will give you up to date info on the Bend area trails. Easy to create a FB account and follow it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dualsport650 View Post
    Ah!!!

    I don't do FaceBook.

    What's the low-down bro? ;-)
    Peterson ridge is in good shape so says my runner friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sketchbook View Post
    Peterson ridge is in good shape so says my runner friends.
    Yes it is!

    We just did it.

    No mud.

    Good-to-go!!! :-)
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    Ok.

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    How is the Deschutes River Trail? I am thinking of riding Marvin's to DRT to (hopefully) Sunriver tomorrow. Is it dry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    How is the Deschutes River Trail? I am thinking of riding Marvin's to DRT to (hopefully) Sunriver tomorrow. Is it dry?
    This guy is an ironman, but looks like he was cruisin on a ride the other day. I think it's probably looking pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    How is the Deschutes River Trail? I am thinking of riding Marvin's to DRT to (hopefully) Sunriver tomorrow. Is it dry?
    Okay so I checked with Matt and he said there were a couple puddles down low and then above 41 it got messy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sketchbook View Post
    Okay so I checked with Matt and he said there were a couple puddles down low and then above 41 it got messy
    Cool, thanks

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    Any word on Mrazek's condition? Thinking about riding it this weekend with the wife.

    Second choice will be Maston but would like to try Mrazek.

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    Prescribed burning this Saturday!

    Just passing along a message COTA just received from the US Forest Service:

    Saturday is a burn window for the flat that covers Marvin's Gardens Trail, so the gate, road, and trail will be closed. The trail will be closed from the TH to the jct with KGB. It will likely be closed for a couple days starting this Saturday, April 12.
    "“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view." - Edward Abbey

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    PRT doesn't get any better than it is right now! I rode from the bottom trailhead up PRT West to the top and back down....18 mile ride of hero dirt, amazing landscape, and didn't come across a single soul....epic MTBing....period!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jspansel View Post
    Any word on Mrazek's condition? Thinking about riding it this weekend with the wife.

    Second choice will be Maston but would like to try Mrazek.
    Mrazek is good from what I've heard. People are riding up all the way to the FS roads and then dropping down to skyliners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sketchbook View Post
    Mrazek is good from what I've heard. People are riding up all the way to the FS roads and then dropping down to skyliners.

    Thanks. Looks like my wife decided against doing Mrazek this weekend. We are still pretty new to this so she wants so start out with something more flat. Maston it is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sans soucie View Post
    Just passing along a message COTA just received from the US Forest Service:

    Saturday is a burn window for the flat that covers Marvin's Gardens Trail, so the gate, road, and trail will be closed. The trail will be closed from the TH to the jct with KGB. It will likely be closed for a couple days starting this Saturday, April 12.
    Thanks for the heads up. I sure wish the Forest Service would post those alerts to their alerts page and feed.

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    HOw's storm king? anybody tried the lower parts of funner or tiddly? I haen't even been up century drive for a long time, so i have no idea where the snow level is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyS600 View Post
    HOw's storm king? anybody tried the lower parts of funner or tiddly? I haen't even been up century drive for a long time, so i have no idea where the snow level is.
    Just rode up COD to stormking and down lower SK yesterday. Several trees down upper COD, and 6 trees down on lower SK. 1 small section of mud on lower SK climbing out from intersection w funner/tiddly.

    Other than that it's all totally dry.

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    Upper Phil's on the way to helicopter is still muddy...lower whoops as well. I' m sure everybody is aware of the controlled burn at Marvin's garden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyS600 View Post
    HOw's storm king? anybody tried the lower parts of funner or tiddly? I haen't even been up century drive for a long time, so i have no idea where the snow level is.
    I climbed up Funner on Friday up until just after the lowest split section where there is the DH only route. There was some mud and snow just above the uphill fork of the split.

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    Good to know, thanks guys. I rode today up, what is it, GS? where it tees into upper storm king by the big fallen log, then down storm king to COD. All was clear, a couple of short snowy and slightly muddy spots on Storm King, but they were still frozen pretty hard this morning so no trouble.
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    Lower Storm King to Tiddlywinks to Larsen intersection is perfect. 1/2 mile before Larsen Tylers intersection are dozens of downed trees and many snow patches. A dozen or so downed trees on the way down on Tyler's from Larsen Tyler's intersection.

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    Any updates on Deschutes River Trail? I can handle a few downed trees, but want to avoid lots of mud.

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    DRT is in perfect condition from meadow picnic area all the way to Sunriver.

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    Skyliners, Storm King both in excellent condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Side View Post
    Skyliners, Storm King both in excellent condition.
    Trees still down on lower SK?

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    Trees still down on lower SK?
    Hmmm. None that required any dismount.

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    Being new to the area, this is something I've yet to figure out. How quickly does the soil around here (or specifically: that at phil's) typically recover from light rains like we saw today?

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    2014 - Bend Area Trail Conditions & Blow Down Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by tristans View Post
    Being new to the area, this is something I've yet to figure out. How quickly does the soil around here (or specifically: that at phil's) typically recover from light rains like we saw today?
    Really fast. Usually while you are riding. No puddles or muddy spots that I could see. Go hit it!!!
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    anyone know if 310 road ever dried out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ORviaCO View Post
    anyone know if 310 road ever dried out?
    it did.

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    Great riding Larsen's and down Tyler's Traverse. Thanks for clearing all the downed trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Side View Post
    Great riding Larsen's and down Tyler's Traverse. Thanks for clearing all the downed trees.
    Yep, just got Larsen's recut and Tyler's open. Snow line is abrupt above Larsen's. Gonna be a week+ even with the warm spell coming before T'winks connects. Gonna be several weeks for the rest of Tyler's. Enjoy the lower while it's good.

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    Sure miss riding down Ben's….

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    Quote Originally Posted by Costigan View Post
    Sure miss riding down Ben's….
    You'll get used to it. It's still only April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willem3 View Post
    Really fast. Usually while you are riding. No puddles or muddy spots that I could see. Go hit it!!!
    You were right! I rode in some like rain the other day, and the dirt became truly amazing - endless grip and none of the normal dust. It was phenomenal. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    You'll get used to it. It's still only April.
    LOL!!! Yeah, I know. I'll be alright. I got some lights if I get too sad about stuff….

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    Heading out via Phil's TH how high up can we get before hitting snow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StreamRider View Post
    Heading out via Phil's TH how high up can we get before hitting snow?
    I hit snow about ¾ mile up Upper Whoops yesterday. It was in the shaded section that is always the last to melt out of Upper Whoops. I turned around here, but I bet beyond this patch there was another good ½ to ¾ mile of clear trail.
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    Has anyone gone up Tumalo Ridge yet? How far can you get? I'd imagine one could get to where the road veers to the left to start its climb.

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    Still snow on Tylers Traverse above Larsen's.

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    Just bombed Funner from Wanoga. There are only two or three wee little snow patches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    Has anyone gone up Tumalo Ridge yet? How far can you get? I'd imagine one could get to where the road veers to the left to start its climb.
    clear of snow and trees from what i hear. Pretty deep snow at the fire road.

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    Saw-weet!!
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    just bombed funner from wanoga. There are only two or three wee little snow patches.
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    Funner.....!!!! YES!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phishy54129er View Post
    Funner.....!!!! YES!!!!
    Tiddlywinks downhill.... EVEN MORE FUNNER!! (but, alas, we have to wait a few weeks for it to melt)

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    I just rode up Farewell hoping to ride down Mrazek. Didnt make it. The climb is fine, but the top where it flattens out is still about 3wks from being snow free and there is a ton of blowdown. Its going to be a big job clearing it all out. I gave it a good try, but turned around just short of the Mrazek jct.

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    Had you reached Mrazek you would have found a lot of blow down on the first mile or so of the descent.

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    Does anyone know how often the trail conditions are updated on the COTA website? From my limited knowledge of the area it seems like things are somewhat current. If the weather holds, I'm looking to stitch together a couple 50+ mile rides this weekend so I'm wondering of that is good resource for trail conditions.

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    50+ should be no problem at all. Great trails with freedom to go up and down to create some epic loops. Oh wait.... We have rules now. Don't forget about the one ways on flat trails. You will pass more people going up Ben's and down Phil's then ever before.......!

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    I would think 50+ would be a tad boring now, with all the great trails still buried by snow. Lots and lots of Phil's-ish endless loops. Nothing wrong with lower-elevation loops, though, I suppose.

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