Summer weather tapers off
After a short spell of hotter temperatures, the forecast is calling for temperatures ranging in the high 60s to mid 70s. As the school year ends today for Bend La Pine Schools, expect increased use at recreation sites and trails.
Snow lines remains at or above 6,000 feet with highly variable snow conditions. North Fork Trail above Tumalo Falls remains closed with snow. Bikers and hikers should avoid until snow melts out. Paulina Peak remains closed with opening in near future. Todd Lake trailhead is accessible, but the trail is blocked by snow.
Pacific Crest Trail is 30-35 percent snow-free. Avoid until further melting takes place and conditions are safer. Moraine Lake and Green Lakes areas still have 6-8 feet of snow with lakes frozen over. Black Butte Trail is in good condition.
Pole Creek Fire burn area trail restrictions are still in place until further notice. Users are urged to stay on trails for safety. Chush Falls, Scott Pass and Pole Creek trailheads remain closed to vehicle access.
State Highway 46 is now completely open from Bend to the Crescent Cutoff Road. Road 21 into Newberry Caldera is open for the season.