Author Topic: Sierra/Cascades Route  (Read 3162 times)

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Offline mrphil

Sierra/Cascades Route
« on: July 11, 2010, 09:02:43 pm »
Looking to ride the the entire Sierra/Cascades Route(north to south). Leaving the first week of October. Any information on weather conditions that time of the year. Especially, Washington and Oregon.

Offline MrBent

Re: Sierra/Cascades Route
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 09:58:11 am »
Hey, Mr. Phil:  That sounds like WAY to late in the year, especially on the northern stretches where you'd be likely to encounter some pretty nasty weather.  Now, a Norwegian cyclist pedaled across Canada IN THE WINTER, so anything is possible, but if you want to enjoy the ride, I'd strong urge an earlier start date.  Look at your best conservative pace, and time the route so you hit the Tahoe area in mid/late September.   October in the Sierras is usually fantastic, although the later you get in the month, the greater the chance you'll hit a snow storm, but the serious, pass-closing storms usually don't come until mid/late Nov.  Remember, Tioga Pass is almost 10,000 ft., and that's pretty far south on the Sierra/Cascades route.  Riding during the fall season is best, in my opinion, but you'd be really pushing it starting so late.

Have a great adventure and report back!



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Re: Sierra/Cascades Route
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 04:50:34 pm »
You could encounter snow/ice/very cold temperatures at Crater Lake.