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The Nothing (aka the Thing that lives in the Gorge) is entrenched at the 1500 foot level this morning, but according to secret sources, it’s clear up on Mt. Hood. I can’t promise that’s true (my source could be lying to me), but I’m headed up to check it out. The skiing was quite good yesterday, and should be good today until the weather warms up and turns the snow into concrete.
Not that I’m suggesting you head to Meadows or Timberline to hike. After all, the resorts are closed, there’s no avalanche control work being done, and there are zillions of unmarked obstacles that could ruin your skis or your ski season by breaking your legs or head.
So don’t go skiing today.
Mountain biking is out, as the trails are muddy. Road biking should be good by this afternoon as the roads dry out (even if the Nothing sticks around).
Windsurfers and kiters will find some easterlies in the 25ish range later today at Stevenson and Rooster (likely in the sunshine) as an upper level low rotates along the coast, drawing wind through the Gorge.
Coming up the rest of the week, light rain returns and the wind goes away. Next chance for wind/lots of rain is Saturday night into Sunday as a front crosses the Gorge. Next chance for torrential downpours and melting snow in the mountains is Monday. If the forecast holds, we should see the Hood River come back in by Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning.
Later this evening, the Rocky Horror Picture Show plays at Columbia Center for the Arts at 8pm. There’s also Kayak Polo at the Hood River Pool at 8pm ($8/$40 for the season). The new Poor Boyz movie plays at Andrew’s tomorrow night, and the Cooper Spur Ski Patrol Swap is Saturday at the Hood River Saddle Club. Don’t forget that MHM pass pictures are on Sunday at the Gorge Room at the Hood River Inn. Bring on ski season!
Have an awesome day today!
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