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Intel on Odelle lake?

 
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KOF

Since 30 Mar 2011
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PostThu Apr 19, 18 2:59 pm    Intel on Odelle lake? Reply with quote

My family and I are seriously considering moving to Bend and Iím wondering if Odelle lake is the best, most consistent local kite option? How tight is the actually launch? It it any worse than self launching at Viento?

Is the setup similar to Lake Wenatchee here in Wa where if there is fog or clouds on the coast and itís clear east of the mountains it blows?

Thanks

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KOF

Since 30 Mar 2011
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Seattle
 



PostSun Apr 22, 18 7:45 am     Reply with quote

Can one launch using a caribeener from the Odell Resort and campgrounds?

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Ho-Toe

Since 30 Apr 2014
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PostSun Apr 22, 18 7:41 pm    Odell, Oschmell Reply with quote

Odell Lake is approximately 2 hrs from Florence. My heartfelt advice to you: keep driving westward...

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Mrlaroo

Since 02 Jan 2007
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Bend
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PostMon Apr 23, 18 8:59 am     Reply with quote

I can tell you that it is a tight launch but the wind is there. It is still a decent trek from Bend, my thoughts are I would rather just drive to the gorge instead.

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beefcake

Since 11 Jul 2007
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PostMon Apr 23, 18 11:12 am     Reply with quote

use search function, post from a couple years ago "Crescent or Odell Lake", link below might not work.

http://www.nwkite.com/forums/t-23084.html&highlight=odell

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dude abides

Since 06 Apr 2014
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Bend, OR
 



PostMon Apr 23, 18 1:55 pm    central OR Reply with quote

here's the problem:

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the best, most consistent local kite option


There is none. As mentioned previous, search and find the intel. I have posted several times on the lakes surrounding central oregon and what to expect. Wickiup Reservoir is the only place I kite any more. It is not consistent, only good when it is good. And when it's good, you can bet there will be no more than 5 kites on the water. usually it's just 1, me.....

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caps

Since 23 Dec 2010
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PostMon Apr 23, 18 2:42 pm     Reply with quote

From Bend to Odell: 75min
Bend to Rufus: 140min

For the sure session, go to Rufus. Odell is the best for wind but I have yet to find the motivation to go for it due to unfriendly launches. Like above, I hit up Wickiup on a windy CO day and always bring backup activities. Iíll try to pm you the next time conditions look good for Wickiup. In general, for nw winds hit Wickiup and sw winds hit Crescent.

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