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Work It, Baby! Metolius-Windigo trail is good to go as COTA crews continue their high elevation work 

With recent warm temps exacerbating the dusty conditions closer to town, riders would do well to focus their energy on shaded and high elevation trails where summer has been slowest to chase the moisture from the soils.


With recent warm temps exacerbating the dusty conditions closer to town, riders would do well to focus their energy on shaded and high elevation trails where summer has been slowest to chase the moisture from the soils. The snow's recent retreat has allowed crews to ramp up their trail clearing efforts at elevation, opening up more miles of riding a little further from town.

Some of COTA's recent work includes the not insignificant task of clearing the entire Metolius-Windigo trail from Todd Creek to Park Meadow trail head and north toward Sisters. Crews have also been out in the Vista Butte area just north of Century Drive where single track riders should find that most of the blowdown and debris from this past winter has been cleared. Please keep in mind the Flagline trail will be closed until Sunday, August 15 to protect elk breeding habitat. Wait until next week to ride that, please.

Another trail that is ready for riding is the Newberry Rim trail around the top of Newberry Caldera. Start this ride at Paulina Falls and ride up the road toward Paulina Peak to access the single track. This trail drops steeply off the road about a half mile below the summit. There are several great viewing spots of both the lakes in the caldera and the mountains to the west. Newberry Rim is one of those classic loop rides, pick up the latest Central Oregon map and get out there.

If you're looking for more information about current conditions, COTA posts the most recent trail work updates on our website www.cotamtb.com on the "worklogs" page. This is a great place to check in before heading out to the trailhead.

For trail-related questions, comments or concerns please email chairman@cotamtb.com

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