We are headed to Waldo Friday, one last lap before the snow flies. Anybody been out there lately. I expect there may be thin patches of early snow. Also, clockwise or counterclockwise? Never done it...
Better come prepared. The NWS is currently calling for 1-3 inches of rain and snow Friday pm.
7-Day Forecast for Latitude 43.76°N and Longitude 122.04°W (Elev. 5409 ft)
I'd also expect some snow on the ground, check out the willamette pass cam on the odot tripcheck page, keeping in mind that waldo trail is 300-500 feet higher elev.
TripCheck - Road Cams, Road & Weather Conditions in Oregon - ODOT
When stating on the north side, I normally ride CCW, but many ride CW too.
Oh yah, not much for cell reception up there, so you're on your own. The good side is you'll likely have the place all to yourself, which is not the case earlier in the fall for this beloved eco-yuppie disneyland.
Partly sunny friday, with moisture arriving p.m.
CCW is the way to go.
The snow is to be minimal at best. NWS always overstates the case. I'd camp, if I went.
Lucky . . .
Originally Posted by jrahm
Be prepared for the worst.
This Snotel site is about 7 miles north of Waldo Lake with a similar elevation.
I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.
Ditto to that ! Do an extra lap for me please !
Originally Posted by Snake Muesl
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Last time I rode waldo I we rode the usual CCW, but started out at shadow bay since we weren't camping at the N campgrounds and needing to end up there. I really liked that route.... got the biggest 'climbs' out of the way first (we had some newbies with us), and let us finish w/ the rolling south terrain. Super fun for legs that were on their 3rd day of riding. you technically get a tad bit more extra singletrack on the tie trail from the shadow bay boat ramp parking.
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