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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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