Forecast: 33 degrees in Bly.

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Forecast: 33 degrees in Bly.

Postby JWhalen » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:36 am

I noticed on the weather last night that Klamath / Lake counties are expecting possible freezing temperatures this week.

I guess that settles the "what sleeping bag?" debate.
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Re: Forecast: 33 degrees in Bly.

Postby wayneh » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:57 am

It's looking slightly more moderate on extended forecasts, but yes, I would plan on fairly brisk temps at night over there. I'm bringing the 20 degree bag just to be extra comfy.
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Re: Forecast: 33 degrees in Bly.

Postby AllCOVet » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:34 pm

Frankly I'd expect the whole week to be on the "cool" side. We are going to be at elevation most nights. Typical cold morning with nice afternoons until the sun begins to set.
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Re: Forecast: 33 degrees in Bly.

Postby David R » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:48 pm

Last time we were in the area we woke up to 28 degrees in LaPine.

Never fear it was a great day in the sun.
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Re: Forecast: 33 degrees in Bly.

Postby StarlightPurpleIF » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:07 am

David R wrote:Last time we were in the area we woke up to 28 degrees in LaPine.

Never fear it was a great day in the sun.


I remember that morning well. Ice on the tent poles. Until things warmed up, when I rolled my bike forward the pedals tunred.
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Re: Forecast: 33 degrees in Bly.

Postby kimmosan » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:35 pm

I don't think cold is going to be much of a problem. See the attached link to the 15 day forecast for Ashland. High country will be a little cooler, but should warm up quick. Bring shades and sunscreen.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/ashlan ... 282?day=16

The forecast changed in one day, not looking so bright and sunny at the end of the week. Be ready for anything.
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Re: Forecast: 33 degrees in Bly.

Postby dunshay04 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:38 pm

Back in 2004 when we attempted to climb up to Crater Lake via Propsect, they closed the rim due to a storm. I got to within 8 miles of the rim and the State Police turned me and around and said they were closing the course. The night before our climb, the Park Ranger visited us in camp and said: "We have two seasons at Crater Lake, August and winter. And it isn't August anymore." So be prepared for the possibility this year.
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Re: Forecast: 33 degrees in Bly.

Postby goducks1969 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:43 pm

Still will seem positively balmy compared to that 18 degrees in Ukiah in '99.
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Re: Forecast: 33 degrees in Bly.

Postby wayneh » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:02 am

I still get cold just thinking about Ukiah in '99.
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Re: Forecast: 33 degrees in Bly.

Postby mytrot » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:17 am

Latest is high 30's to low 40's depending on who you believe. Still a chilly start.

Wow! 18!!! That would be brutal!
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Re: Forecast: 33 degrees in Bly.

Postby Entiat » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:47 pm

I remember both Crater Lake in 2004 and La Pine in 2007. We got to the rim of Crater Lake just as the storm rolled in - never actually saw the lake (although 2007 was a perfect 70F under crystal blue skies - best day on a bike ever). La Pine...yeah, that was cold, with ice inside the tent and me with pretty much every bit of gear I had.

This year looks more benign all the way through the extended forecast, but you never know. Was it 2006 (2008?) when the extended forecast looked great, and then by the time we got to day six we had to reroute over some pass that was just below the freezing line (but still very cold rain) because our planned route was snowed in? I recall huddling by some large fireplace at some lodge at some pass to try and dry/thaw out.

Pack for cold and wet, hope you don't need it. A repeat of Crater Lake 2007 would rock...
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Re: Forecast: 33 degrees in Bly.

Postby beaker-san » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:42 pm

Entiat- Ugh. That was 2006, when we went from Union to Athena, and Tollgate Pass was snowed in. I will never forget 2,499 of my friends emitting steam from their cold, soaked clothes in that warming hut. But the least pleasant days make the best stories, and CO is nothing if not about the stories. BTW, Tollgate pass was also the same climb we did, in the opposite direction, on the last day of 2010, going from Pendleton to finish in Eglin.
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Re: Forecast: 33 degrees in Bly.

Postby David R » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:30 pm

2006 - Day 6 Union to Athena. Started off wet and cold. I remember there was a whole group of people who said they didn't mind riding up the hill but they were too wet and cold so they sagged down the hill. The fireplace was in the back of the warming hut at the state park. I didn't spend much time there as I was afraid of getting too cold once I was off the bike. Oddly just as we hit the top of the climb we popped out of the rain clouds and had a warm dry descent. By the time we hit Athena I was actualy hot and sweaty with most my clothes stuffed into my jersy pockets.

I'm guessing we will using the gear drop heavly on this CO.
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