And Heckletooth is good to go as well. Er, up & down the trail, anyway. Did this 2 weeks ago and I hear the road is open so now it's possible to loop it. Hmmm... might do this tomorrow or the next day.Don't tell anyone but alpine is open to Kate's and almost snow free and dead mountain is clear and riding great. Larison rock is open but people are being silly about keeping it a secret. Everything above 2500 ft has little or no blow down. Braaaaaap!
The OA location on 58 was quiet this past weekend. Everything was closed up except for the main gate. No activity. I got an Alpine shuttle from Cog Wild on Sunday, June 16th. Some of the other clients said that OA didn't get their operating permit from USFS this year. So, that coupled with the new operations for MBO and, I guess it's over?anyone know if Oregon Adventures is still in business?
The drivers and managers for the Oakridge shuttling being operated by Cog Wild are locals to Oakridge. They all did a great job. To me it's worth it just to have someone handle the logistics.especially since Cog Wild is located in Bend
I've done the Alpine Trail 3 times in a single day by climbing the road. Took me right at 12 hours total. If you're reasonably fit, I'd think you could pull off 1 lap in 4 hours with minimal stops. If I remember correct, the fastest guys were doing it in 9 hours that day.Is it best to stay near Bend if a person plans a shuttle, as opposed to staying in OakRidge?
Is it all that long of climbing that you'd only get one one in per day if you need to climb 4,000 to do one run?
Um... that's not exactly true, Tim. :ihih:The only people I know who climb up to Alpine and then ride all of ATCA are either doing it during the Cascade Creampuff or training for the Cascade Creampuff.
Mmmmm... I always climb it. Already have this year. I would take another day off work before I would pay to ride. Bunchgrass IS worth a shuttle.The only people I know who climb up to Alpine and then ride all of ATCA are either doing it during the Cascade Creampuff or training for the Cascade Creampuff.
The drivers and managers for the Oakridge shuttling being operated by Cog Wild are locals to Oakridge. They all did a great job. To me it's worth it just to have someone handle the logistics.
That vid summarizes my opinion of Bend's trails, terrain & tread conditions and the chief reason I choose Oakridge over Bend for pure riding. However if you seek a plethora of restaurants & breweries, shopping ops plus bumping elbows with a zillion other touristy, transplanted outdoorspeople, Bend is the place!
This one helped me understand what Bend is all about.
Drifting off topic here like a poorly-executed turn in a sandy berm on Mrazek in August on a 90F day at 3:30pm, BUT...That vid summarizes my opinion of Bend's trails