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    Toby Wong?
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    Mar 2004

    The best last days of the year - Oakridge, OR trip report

    Schralper and I headed over to Oakridge on Sunday and Monday to meet up with his brother and ride some of the best singletrack Oregon has to offer. Out here in Central OR, our dirt is dry and dusty and our trails, while awesome, don't have the climbing or the wickedness that exists in Oakridge. Needless to say, it rocked. Hands down some of the best singletrack riding i've ever done. Sure Moab has the rock, but if you want amazing forest riding, this is the place.

    Oakridge is 2 hours from Bend and 40 minutes from Eugene. There are trails everywhere. October is the best time of year to visit this area. It's indian summer and the sun is out, the trees are changing, and the dirt is duffy, grippy, and fast.

    Sunday we did Alpine Trail and Monday it was Larison Creek.

    load it up - notice the keg of Deschutes brew

    take it on the road

    on the way, you pass Maiden Peak - can you say 3000' vert of singletrack in 4 miles? Eric and I did this last year and it was amazing - fast DH

    at the trailhead...a perfect 70 degrees and sunny

    We shuttled up to the top of Alpine for the 4000'+ descent

    view from the drop-off....we're headed all the way down into the valley

    Alpine Trail panorama - only pics from Alpine as it was just too fun to stop


    sunset in Oakridge

    Monday - Larison Creek - a 2 hour climb followed by 1 hour descent of 2000'+

    ride down from the trailhead

    to this amazing dam

    head across the dam and step over the railing

    2 riders here

    deep, dark, duffy, and dank

    total success

    The weather has already changed up here in the desert and the snows are on their way....Indian Summer is over....we scored. I'm ready to go back.

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    Oct 2005

    Great trip report . . .

    Thanks so much for posting up your report and photos. As I'm sitting here in south-central Alaska with morning temps in the teens I'm mighty envious of your indian summer riding.

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    Dec 2003
    Damn, thats awesome stuff. Great riding, camping and a keg!

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