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May 14th 2016, 01:14 PM   #1
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  Jan 2016
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Road Report: FS-48/Wamic Rd. - Now Open

Just wanted to give a heads up that FS-48 is now open.

Mt. Hood National Forest

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48 | Wamic Rd. | 5/10/16 | OPEN | Clear and safe for travel. Logging activity, may cause delays; use caution

I went for a "Wander-About Ride" yesterday, and ended up on HWY 35. I came up to the FS-48 Rd Jct, thought about it, and said to myself: Why not. So, off to Tygh Valley I went.

Surprisingly, the road is in very good shape (roughly same condition as last year).

With the exception of the HWY 35/FS-48 Rd Jct, the road is very clean. There is a little damage in a few spots, but most of it is easily avoided (speed dependent), and no worse than pictured below.

Damage is in West bound lane.

Also, the road construction on the twisty grade above Tygh Valley has been completed. There is now new pavement for most of the upper grade.

I can't give any first hand info about the west-bound lane, as I took another route back (218, 19, 206, etc.) Until someone can give a first hand account, I would still advise a modicum of caution if traveling in that lane. In prior years, it was the lane with typically the most severe damage. Even last year it was still a little bumpy in spots.
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May 14th 2016, 03:25 PM   #2
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it's been a couple of years since I last rode 48...the best way to get to Maupin from Portland if you ask me...
May 14th 2016, 10:01 PM   #3
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Very good to know, I was hoping, thanks.
May 15th 2016, 10:50 AM   #4
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What a great post. Loved the links and the photos. Looked like a nice ride. I would have loved to join you, too bad you didn't post it ahead of time!!!
May 15th 2016, 01:17 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by no splat matt
What a great post. Loved the links and the photos. Looked like a nice ride. I would have loved to join you, too bad you didn't post it ahead of time!!!
Sorry Matt. It was such a late notice thing, I didn't think to post it up. To be honest, it was a true follow the front tire ride. It started out as a: "Think I'll go to Morton". Then, it morphed into a: "Naaaawww, lets go hit FS-90/23 via "Old Man Pass". That in turn mutated into a: "Wait a minute. South Paw already reconed the western side, so let's go check out the eastern approach, and see how far I can make it up FS-23. All was going according to my cunning plan until the turn off to Cook-Underwood Rd came into view. Natural causes resulted in my Ninja turning left, and the enjoyment of twisties to ensue. This in turn led to fond memories of Copper Spur Rd, and then... Well, you get the idea.
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