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What's the coldest temp anyone has ever endured at the Bend?
Just returned from the park...was my c-c-c-coldest trip ever to BiBe. I've been many times between Dec26 and Jan7 since the 80s. Had snow before and one particular night in the mid teens, but it always warmed quickly. This time, (once the freezing drizzle left on Sunday night) was just dry, windy and biting cold. Wednesday (1/3) at RGV was 14°F. Lotsa folks moving to sleeping in their cars. Daytime temps never got above the 30s/40s anywhere I visited. Vega trail in particular on Tuesday (1/2) remained in 30s with knock-you-off-your-footing, strong winds all day. Was glad we only did a day trip - I worried that night for the many trekkers we saw headed up the crystal highway and the 'big up' on our way back. Can't imagine how miserable it was at split rock (etc) that night.But as golfers say 'a sucky day at golf still beats a good day at work'. I'll still take any cold/hot days in the Bend.
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