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Spence has re-opened!

Spence Mountain is officially open again. Thank-you for your patience during the fire closure over the last month. We are still at Level 4 or Extreme fire danger but temperatures have moderated and the nights are cooler. Also, from a … Continue reading

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Spence Closure 8/5/21

With the advice of the Oregon Department of Forestry, the owners of the Spence Mountain land tract have closed public access to the Spence trail system/roads/forest. This is related to the high fire danger. the hope is that this is … Continue reading

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Moore Park Skills Area grand opening

The skills park above the gingerbread house in Moore Park will have a grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting on 8/13/21 from 5 – 7 PM. There will be food and refreshments available.

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New section of Speed King opened.

With the recent rains, an additional 0.5 miles of Speed King has been opened. The top new originates at a road crossing higher than the temporary access added previously. The remainder of the trail will be finished in the fall … Continue reading

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There are three access point for Speed King at present

The lower 2/3 mile of Speed King is open. There are three easy ways to get onto the trail. 1) Permanent access trail off of South Ridge Tr: The access is just past the first road crossing for South Ridge … Continue reading

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Spence Mountain Fire Update 7/20/20

After a survey of the trail damage today there are several areas of fairly extensive damage on South Ridge Tr that will need to be addressed in the following weeks. We will likely need to wait until mop-up activities are … Continue reading

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Spence Mountain Fire update 7/18/20

A fire was reported a couple days ago near the Spence Mountain Trailhead along Hwy 140. The fire is currently mostly contained and the ODF is optimistic that it will stay that way. The fire is currently about 80 acres, … Continue reading

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Spence Peak and Peak Tie are now Open!

Spence Peak and Peak Tie trails are now open for business. These two trails add about 6.5 miles of new trail to the northwest side of Spence Mountain. Spence Peak (Blue) starts off of Mazama Tr just past the road … Continue reading

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Spence Peak Tr from Mazama to J5 is now open.

The lower 3.7 miles of Spence Peak Tr is now open. It is a two way trail, but made to be a nice climb. Work continues on the portions above this level that will eventually connect to the top of … Continue reading

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Spence Trailwork Update

Trail work is one of the few occupations where social isolation is the norm. Work is going on on Spence Peak Tr now, but can’t go too high on the mountain yet because of snow. They have more done than … Continue reading

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