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    Bend Area Trail Conditions & Blow Down Thread for 2013

    Kicking this off. Phil's is open to Road 300. Ben's, Kent's, and Phil's are riding nicely.

    Blowdown on Phil's below Road 300. Three trees in one cluster. Ben's has some blowdown right below Road 300 and also about one KM West of the Voodoo Junction.

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    At least one on the DRT about a mile before Benham Falls (heading from north to south). I turned around near this tree, because the mud got pretty bad.

    But the DRT is great up to this point!

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    Great News! Heading out there tomorrow for some lower trail riding.....

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    Does anyone know if you can ride Mrazek to the old canal ditch? Too muddy? I might check it out tomorrow.

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    Hows voodoo looking for the crossover form Bens to GS?
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    Voodoo i think is clear. Mrazek I would guess is clear to the canal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sketchbook View Post
    Voodoo i think is clear. Mrazek I would guess is clear to the canal.

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    Clear to the canal and maybe a little beyond. Voodoo is clear.
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    Jims trail has one tree down

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    Paul's (upper phil's on way up to helipad) has a tree down. Will be cleared this week.

    Not that this trail is really open yet. Still under snow in a few sections.

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    I rode Voodoo up to the bike-sculpture on saturday after trail work and there were a couple of trees. One you could ride over, and one that was suspended about 4' off the ground that you had to duck under. Trail was mostly great though.

    The one you can ride over should be left there!
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    Tree down on Voodoo (at least I think it's still voodoo) on the GS end before it starts getting twisty and rocky. However, there's a seemingly legit reroute that bypasses it so not sure it's an issue.
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    That's the one that is suspended a few feet above the ground, right? That re-route did look heavily used, not sure it was COTA sanctioned. It's kind of a lame route though because it cuts out a couple pretty good turns.
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    Today (Monday) rode Phils, Bens, Kents, MTB, Voodoo all below Rd300 and all were in fine shape. No mud, only a couple of soft spots along Voodoo from sculpture to rocks & 2 trees down (1 under, 1 over). Also two larger trees down on upper Bens with short go-arounds. With temps predicted above freezing, they should hold up well to the modest precip predicted later in the week. Go enjoy!

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    Noticed an update on COTA's website. Blowdown in Phil's and Ben's cleared. Thanks Jade!!! Cheers
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    The one 4 feet off the ground on Voodoo (was it small in diameter?) has been cut.

    There's a bundle of three down on Grand Slam, about a quarter mile west of Rd 4610.

    Good news! GS all the way to Storm King is snow free, and the mud is very minimal!

    And thanks to Jade for clearing those two trails.

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    Bend Area Trail Conditions & Blow Down Thread for 2013

    Awesome news!!! Will hit it tomorrow!!!!


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    Lower Whoops is clear most of the way up. A couple small spots of mud/snow, but pretty minimal. It started to get snowier near the top so i didn't go all the way up. Dirt is great right now, sessioned it a couple times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyS600 View Post
    Lower Whoops is clear most of the way up. A couple small spots of mud/snow, but pretty minimal. It started to get snowier near the top so i didn't go all the way up. Dirt is great right now, sessioned it a couple times.
    Another report! Rode Voodoo out to GS and up to Storm King, then the backside to the Heli. Some blowdown still on Voodoo, also blowdown on GS and upper Storm King. Nothing massive. Still some snow on Storm King. A few patches that you can ride. Should be gone by the weekend. Cheers!
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    Downed trees removed from Paul's trail. Still a couple small sections of snow in the flats (front side) and 1 large snow patch on the back side before stromking junction.

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    Mrazek is clear of snow and tree fall at least up to 5,000'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Side View Post
    Mrazek is clear of snow and tree fall at least up to 5,000'
    Awesome!
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    Cleared lower Storm King of blowdown while riding today, one big guy left but it's down almost parallel to a corner so it's barely in the way. Props to whoever worked on the upper section. Jumps need to be built up a bit but otherwise riding great!

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    Is it worth while for a trip from Canada? I'm dieing for some nice weather riding. Even just dry riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorse View Post
    Is it worth while for a trip from Canada? I'm dieing for some nice weather riding. Even just dry riding.
    Hard to answer that for someone. Our best riding is still under snow and its been raining here for a couple days. I'd say head to Moab or Arizona


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    Whoops getting dialed in!

    We have put in 5 days of buffing and grooming lower whoops, still lots left to do. Its getting better every day! A reminder: Whoops is a one way trail, please do not ride up the trail even if you are "just checking it out".
    That is not safe, Thank You.
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    Thankx

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    Nice. So you walking up or walking down to lower whoops?

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    We have been hiking up, but after 6 days of work we resorted to parking along the 310rd depending on where we were working. Lots left to do still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NastyNick View Post
    We have been hiking up, but after 6 days of work we resorted to parking along the 310rd depending on where we were working. Lots left to do still.
    Saw you guys up there yesterday while riding up 310. Thanks for your work. Cheers!
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    What are conditions generally like at the end of April? Lots of rideable options?

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    Bend Area Trail Conditions & Blow Down Thread for 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by cleopatra999 View Post
    What are conditions generally like at the end of April? Lots of rideable options?
    Typically still under snow and very wet. This year has been super mild. There are lots of options this year. This thread provides a good overview. Also look at Peterson Ridge in Sisters and Horse Ridge/Horse Butte/Maston. Look at http://www.cotamtb.com under trails. Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NastyNick View Post
    We have been hiking up, but after 6 days of work we resorted to parking along the 310rd depending on where we were working. Lots left to do still.
    Thank so much for the hard work. I think my wife and I blasted by you guys twice yesterday evening. Whoops has NEVER been so polished!
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    Is whoops rideaable now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CmbtDvr185 View Post
    Is whoops rideaable now?
    I would say yes. Nice and melted out up there. Trails are tacky... Go get em'!
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    More blow down on Paul's Trail (Phil's West of Rd. 300). One medium sized tree. Also new blow down on Storm King below the GS Intersection. Trails are riding nicely. No snow on Storm King or near the Heli.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willem3 View Post
    More blow down on Paul's Trail (Phil's West of Rd. 300). One medium sized tree. Also new blow down on Storm King below the GS Intersection. Trails are riding nicely. No snow on Storm King or near the Heli.
    was windy lately. Good to know!

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    Wow, I've been away for over a week and come back to ride Storm King today and find it's 100% snow and mud-free!! Clutch!

    This may be one of the earliest dates, if not the earliest, that Storm King is in great shape.

    Next up?? T'winks and Funner. Bring 'em on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    Wow, I've been away for over a week and come back to ride Storm King today and find it's 100% snow and mud-free!! Clutch!

    This may be one of the earliest dates, if not the earliest, that Storm King is in great shape.

    Next up?? T'winks and Funner. Bring 'em on!
    Larson Trail is almost clear of snow. A few small patches and multiple blow downs. Wanoga Trails should be snow free within 10 days or so. The lower sections are dry.
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    Bend Area Trail Conditions &amp; Blow Down Thread for 2013

    Any idea of conditions on Tiddlywinks and Funner? Is there still snow? Trying to plan a trip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangtime View Post
    Any idea of conditions on Tiddlywinks and Funner? Is there still snow? Trying to plan a trip
    See the post directly above yours.

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    Bend Area Trail Conditions & Blow Down Thread for 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    See the post directly above yours.
    How'd I miss that. ? Oh well that's good news.

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    Bend Area Trail Conditions & Blow Down Thread for 2013

    Deschutes River Trail clear to Benham and beyond. Riding nicely.


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    Trails on the Westside are snowed in with at least 2-4 inches of snow and should thaw out quickly resulting in muddy conditions. Please stay off for a day after the thaw to allow them to dry out! Thanks!
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    Trails still wet near RD 300. Will take one more day of mild temps to dry out and drain.
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    Looks like longer maybe. It's raining now and showers forecast for the rest of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CmbtDvr185 View Post
    Looks like longer maybe. It's raining now and showers forecast for the rest of the day.
    Looks good from tomorrow onward. Should be good! Weather in Deschutes River Woods - AccuWeather Forecast for OR 97702
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    Quote Originally Posted by CmbtDvr185 View Post
    Looks like longer maybe. It's raining now and showers forecast for the rest of the day.
    Do you really think the Phil's area got rained on much (if at all) today? It has been pretty much dry all day in town so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    Do you really think the Phil's area got rained on much (if at all) today? It has been pretty much dry all day in town so far.
    At most some minor moisture. Lots of wind though!! Yuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willem3 View Post
    At most some minor moisture. Lots of wind though!! Yuck.
    Yes, I biked around town on my commuter, running errands, and the wind was brutal. I guess it helps dry moisture though, no?

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    Skyliner has only 3.5 trees down (the "half" can easily be ridden around). If I'd had my hand saw today, I could have cleared two of the trees. Five minutes of chainsaw work and it'll be perfect!

    Oh yeah, it's also snow-free!

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