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    Help needed planning a trip to Oregon this May

    Hi All
    Me and the little woman are heading to Oregon from SF for a five-six day trip -- she is an advanced beginner - intermediate rider and I am intermediate - advanced rider. We plan on camping most of the time, some hotels etc. Looking for advice on locations of good trails and camping -- the Barbie Camp pictures look great! A little worried about snow, this will be third week in May. Looking for any and all advice.
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    Ashland would be worth stopping at assuming you're coming up the freeway. Ashland mountain adventures will be up and running by then to take you up the mountain at $15 a head. The ride from the top of Mt. Ashland is a little over 12 miles down to the city and takes about an hour if you're not stopping a whole lot. Or you can just park at the summit but not being from the area I'm not sure how you'd get back up there afterwards to get your car. Also being in May, you'd probably have to contest with some snow remnants near the top, but you get past it pretty fast.

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    Hopefully Oakridge will be out from under the white blanket by mid-May. There's a few hundred miles of singletrack up there, and the new Brewer's Union Pub will be open by then, too.

    If you get to Oakridge, check out Alpine Trail (you'll def only be able to do the lower portion), Middle Fork Willamette, Larison Rock, Salmon Creek, Flat Creek, maybe more.

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    You will definitely want to check back in with everyone about the snow conditions especially for camping closer to when you leave as the snow keeps on adding up instead of melting!
    The third option to put out to you is Bend. The trails here in Bend are great for boosting confidence for beginner/intermediate riders, but there is the problem that many might be under snow when you visit.
    I would recommend seeing one of two places and really getting a chance to check out the trails vs. trying to drive all over the state. Have a great trip!!
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    OakRidge and Bend

    Both OakRidge and Bend sound awesome, we'll have to play it by ear w.r.t. snow melting. Sounds like miles and miles of singletrack in either case.

    What about camping? Looking for cool places to pitch a tent bya river... don't really need a campground per se .... would both areas work for that too?

    Thanks again...

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    In Oakridge there are a ton of camping spots by the river, some official and others not. In Bend in May the only place is Tumalo State Park which is 6 miles out of Bend, but has hot showers. Later in the season there is great camping next to crystal clear lakes, but right now there is lots of snow.
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