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Wanoga: Outer Loop Trail

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  COTA Grooming and Trail Report

2 to 3 inches new snow, That was a nice surprise! 21° and foggy @ 6pm. Loops groomed. Should be a nice day Saturday.

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Please Help Keep Trails Open to us by Respecting Trail Etiquette:

  • We share the ski and snowshoe trailhead on the north side of parking lot.
  • Take the snowshoe loop. PLEASE stay off the ski loops. Do not ride on or in the classic tracks.
  • Wide tires 3.8″ or wider.
  • Important: TIRE PRESSURE – based on current conditions use 4 PSI. Your sidewalls should wrinkle like a funny-car tire.
  • If you’re leaving ruts its too soft to ride.
  • Yield to all other users when riding.
  • Meissner Nordic helped us get our trails please help ease trail conflicts and stay off the groomed Nordic trails.

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    1. Grace Ogawa says:

      Really great conditions especially on the SE section under the trees. Trail nice and cushy from the extra snow snow definitely air down your tires. Also gaiters are nice since you could go in up to your knee when you move off the trail to let others pass.

    2. Miguel Montaña says:

      Perfect. Thanks groomers!

    3. Grace Ogawa says:

      Great job trail crew! Outer Loop in good condition this morning/midday! No ruts or bootholes!

    4. Grace Ogawa says:

      Great conditions this morning—crisp and firm and only a little slick in places under the trees. A+ groomers!

    5. BendTrails says:

      The current COTA Snow Groomer’s Report is now automatically posted at the top of the Outer Loop and 3PSI trail pages. If you see the groomers working out there, give them a high-five.

    6. Paula Westhusing says:

      Rode a couple laps on the outer loop this am and it was excellent!!! Start early if you want to ride-we left parking at Wanoga at 9:30 and it was perfect. Second lap was a bit softer, but no ruts.

    7. Miguel Montaña says:

      Very well packed. No ice.

      1. Miguel Montaña says:

        Thanks groom crew!

    8. John Ballard says:

      Riding well this past weekend

    9. Deep drifting snow in the open areas made the Outer Loop unridable in sections. 3PSI had the same issue.

    10. Gary Meyer says:

      Groomed Saturday afternoon. Set well and was riding well. Some drifting snow.

    11. Gary Meyer says:

      Groomed today. LOW tire pressure for the next few days.
      Quite a bit of drifting through the open areas.

      Will be groomed again tomorrow Saturday afternoon.

    12. Gary Meyer says:

      Winter Storm!
      White out conditions at Wanoga.
      3-PSI is gone until this storm passes.
      Expect VERY soft conditions and deep drifts on Outer Loop

    13. Riding great on Friday afternoon. Firm and fast. Great base for this weekend’s freshies.

    14. Gary Meyer says:

      Steve groomed both loops.

      I’ll hit it again tomorrow.

      1. Derek Manwill says:

        It was nice to meet you, Gary. Big thanks to you and Steve for grooming!
        Inner loop was riding great. Out loop was a little soft in the middle, but Gary was about to groom it again.

      2. Mark DeJohn says:

        Major suck fest about half way around the Outer Loop. Had to bail to the road to get back.

    15. Derek Manwill says:

      Deep snow drifts in most clearings throughout the loop. Still fun!

    16. Miguel Montaña says:

      Pedaled this morning. Firmly packed snow with a dusting of about 1/2″ on top. Riding very well. Didn’t see any icy spots to speak of.

    17. Gary Meyer says:

      Groomed and riding well

    18. Gary Meyer says:

      Outer loop is riding well today. A few rough spots but overall great.

    19. Gary Meyer says:

      Outer loop is now groomed and open for business.

    20. Gary Meyer says:

      We have ONLY roughed in the Outer loop.
      There are areas with dirt showing so we can not groom it.

    21. Gary Meyer says:

      We are done grooming for the season.

    22. Gary Meyer says:

      Freshly groomed.
      May be the last time we groom unless we get more snow.

    23. Derek Manwill says:

      Trails were great in the morning!

    24. Gary Meyer says:

      Trails are soft

    25. Gary Meyer says:

      Still too thin

    26. Gary Meyer says:

      Jan 30th 2018
      Still not enough snow :(

    27. Gary Meyer says:

      Short answer when we say its soft yes it’s too soft to ride.
      Always check the weather. The last few days we have been in an inversion, Bend is cold the mountain is warm. Wanoga has been in the mid 30s durring the day and barely reaching freezing at night.

    28. Erik Santner says:

      So I can’t ride a 27.5 plus bike on Wanoga trails? For some reason I thought the minimum requirements before were 3″ tires.

    29. MOD Brown says:

      Fat Bikes, LOL

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