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    Current conditions of Middle Fork Willamette trail

    Does anyone know the current conditions at Middle Fork? I rode Larison Creek about one week ago and encountered much snow within the first 2 or 3 miles. I imagine the higher temps this week coupled with rain will melt much of the snow but don't know how well that trial drains.

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    the upper part of that trail will be under snow til June at least. The upper stretches are higher than anything on Larison Creek for several miles. I would guess that anything over 3000 feet is worth assuming a no go and anything over 2500 is a smaller gamble. I remember that trail being relatively rocky so maybe it will be well drained but I have not ridden it in the dead of the winter before. Good luck if you go!

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    Let us know whatever you find out if you go up there... I might head up to ride it this Sunday.

    Although I don't know current conditions, I can say that MFT is often rideable during the winter, up to Rigdon Meadow. The canyon is much wider than Larison Creek; also the lower canyon runs more N/S (as opposed to E/W) so it receives more sun. Personally I'll bet it's good to go, but this is speculation.

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    Rode it today - overall good, relatively dry, with frost in spots, but there was a pretty large flooded area ~ 4 miles in. We then decided to ride L. Creek, which was superb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goliath_2 View Post
    Rode it today - overall good, relatively dry, with frost in spots, but there was a pretty large flooded area ~ 4 miles in. We then decided to ride L. Creek, which was superb.
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