This week’s sponsor is Cascade Acupuncture Center. During the month of October, Cascade Acupuncture Center will offer all Happy Hour Acupuncture treatments in the Hood River Clinic on a sliding fee scale of $15-$35, and will donate 100% to the Hood River Save Our Library Committee. Happy Hour Treatments are offered on Monday, Wednesday (that’s today), Friday and Saturdays in Hood River. These are special 40 minute focus treatments designed to address stress, boost your energy, immune system and overall happiness. Speaking of boosting stress, although you can’t directly get a massage from CAC, there are 5 independent massage therapists practicing at 104 5th street. Call us at 541.387.4325 to schedule your appointment!
It’s officially nuking, with a 41 reading at the new iWindsurf sensor at Rooster Rock. Many thanks to those guys for putting in an accurate sensor so we can actually have a 70mph reading when it’s blowing 70mph. At Stevenson, it’s blowing right about 30mph. The 7am gradient was .17, and that’s big. It’s not as big as we’ll see this winter, but it’s enough to get you out on the water on your small gear today.
As always with the easterlies, don’t take your time. Get down there and sail while you can.
The flow direction switches late tonight as the ridge of high pressure slides east out of the picture. By tomorrow morning, we’ll see light west winds, and in the afternoon, as a front approaches, they’ll pick up into the 16-19 range from Stevenson to Hood River. Westerlies linger early Friday morning before high pressure builds back in, giving glassy conditions on the river or possibly weak easterlies.
Also this week, there’s an Energy Trust workshop at the Hood River Inn tomorrow night. Come learn how to make your home more energy efficient and get a yummy free meal. More information at EnergyTrust.org. On Friday night TeleVision, the new PowderWhores telemark ski movie, plays at Dog River at 8pm. On Saturday, there’s a work party on the new Sexy Beast trail in Post Canyon. Meet at Binn’s Hill staging area at 9am, and expect to work for 4-5 hours. Food provided. If you ride upper Post, you should come help with this one. It will vastly improve your shuttling, free-ride, downhill-lovin’ experience!
Saturday night brings 2nd Wind’s official pre-season ski party at the Horse and Hound Pub. The Meatheads ski movie plays outside on the big screen at 8pm and the DJ starts inside at 9pm. This event – Hot Tub Time Machine Snow Party – is sponsored by Skibowl, so dress up in your best 80’s gear for a chance to win some Skibowl Swag!
Have an awesome day today!
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