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Jul 13th 2018, 01:27 PM   #1
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  Jan 2016

  '07 GSXR-600, '05 CR85r
Northern Central Oregon Fires?

Hey all! I'm planning to do a day trip out to Fossil and back in August and was wondering if there are any current fires that are keeping roads closed out that way? I'd like to keep an eye on them in case I have to change my route the closer it gets to go-time.

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Jul 13th 2018, 01:58 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
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you might want to consider riding hwy.14 in Washington rather than 84 in Oregon...if you're riding counter clockwise and dropping down into Bigg's Junction be prepared really really windy conditions...I know of a bagger than was pushed off of the road by the wind...have a great ride...oh Fossil in August? hot hot hot hot
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Jul 13th 2018, 02:26 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Prosser, WA

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There was a coupe around John Day but not sure of the status.

You can check this site to see where the larger ones are. Sometimes it's slow to update and there may be a better reference site but I don't know any others.

Good luck!!!!

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Jul 13th 2018, 02:36 PM   #4
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Ya I've ridden this route before and in August no less. It's going clockwise which is why we're staying in Oregon on 84.
Jul 20th 2018, 10:43 AM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Columbia Gorge (Hood River/The Dalles)

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Ashfoot ~ I'd recheck a little closer to your ride date. Seems we're having fires every other week
Jul 20th 2018, 06:29 PM   #6
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  milwaukie oregon

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I just got back from a condon fossil spray ride and i saw no smoke or evidence of fire, that said it was 105*on the way over and the prineville hotshots were camping at the spray campground.
Jul 20th 2018, 07:21 PM   #7
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  Feb 2018
  Bend, OR

Check the day before. It is your best bet. We are doing a ride there tomorrow with a group. Leaving Redmond, OR at 7:15 then topping up in Madras at 8:00.

Remember there is only regular gas in Fossil so bring octane boost or be prepared to pay the gas station price. Sometimes they sell out, FYI.

Iím from the heart of wildfire country, Central Oregon, my whole life.

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