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Old 07-27-2009, 04:23 PM
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You're looking at a different Larch Mountain. People here have been discussing the one in Multnomah county, not the Washington county one.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:48 PM
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That's the wrong Larch Mtn. I know, it's what Google will display if you enter "Larch Mtn, Oregon" in Google Maps.

The Larch Mtn referred to in this thread is in the Mt. Hood national forest:

http://www.columbiariverimages.com/R..._mountain.html

http://www.rubbertotheroad.com/?p=498

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Old 07-27-2009, 07:04 PM
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The correct google map keywords are Larch Mtn, Multnomah, OR.

There is also one in Clark Co. WA. Strangely, they're all 50 miles or so from my apartment. Maybe I should spend a week Larch hunting.
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:50 AM
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Is there camping at Larch Mountain?
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:08 PM
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I dont think there is any camping.

But, the road might be clear. A hiking report from 2-19 had a bare upper parking lot. The snow gate is almost certainly closed though.
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:58 PM
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camping at Larch Mtn - well, not at the top, but I seem to remember that there are some campgrounds all along the road up. I think. Could be confusing it with Ripplebrook Probably don't open until the road is clear.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:34 AM
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Road is gated at mile 10, but snow free to the top. Hello, El Nino.
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:31 PM
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Snowing in Beaverton. And I totaled my derailleur. Shame, I was going to do it this weekend.
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:37 PM
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Tried Larch with some shifties on 3/27. About 3/4 mile from the gate at mile 10, at the switchback, there was snow about 4" deep on the roadway. There was a narrow, slushy car-tire track you could barely ride in, but this not being the Giro D'Italia, and me not being Andy Hampsten, I turned around. Two more intrepid members made it to the summit, but had to push their bikes through snow the last mile.

Kids.
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Old 04-24-2010, 05:20 AM
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Any current news on if Larch Mt. is open? I really want to try this route. Thanks.

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Tried Larch with some shifties on 3/27. About 3/4 mile from the gate at mile 10, at the switchback, there was snow about 4" deep on the roadway. There was a narrow, slushy car-tire track you could barely ride in, but this not being the Giro D'Italia, and me not being Andy Hampsten, I turned around. Two more intrepid members made it to the summit, but had to push their bikes through snow the last mile.

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