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Good morning, and welcome to another day in a string of winter-like days in the Gorge. It’s cloudy out there this morning, from the Columbia River to the top of Timberline (as best I can tell, anyway).
There’s not much wind in the forecast for the next few days, unless you’re headed to the coast for southerlies. If you are, you already know that it’s windy. Speaking of the coast, the Nelscott Reef contest is yellow-lighted for a short window of opportunity with a 31 foot swell at 17 seconds.
If you were thinking of earning turns today, you’re going to have to go pretty high. The snow level was above the base of Meadows yesterday, and at least .5” of rain fell. In addition, on Wednesday, the sun warmed the snow enough that the surface melted. It’s going to be dust-on-crust conditions below 6000 feet (or maybe even higher than that) Hike high or don’t hike at all. If you don’t want to earn turns, Timberline is open Fri-Sun with Pucci, Bruno’s and Molly’s lifts operating on the lower mountain. Your fusion pass will get you on the mountain now through June.
Boaters, the White Salmon was at 2.0 feet last night, and the Hood is still hovering around 3.3 feet. At this point, I’d say our best chance of seeing the rivers come up again is Sunday morning, after a fast-moving front swings through on Saturday night.
Coming up this weekend, there’s the Cooper Spur Ski Patrol ski swap at the HR Saddle Club on Saturday at 9am. Also on Saturday at 9am is a trail work Party in Post Canyon. Meet at Family Man at 9am. (If you were wondering, the HRVHS swap is November 12th this year). On Sunday from 10-4, you can get your Meadows pass photo taken at the Hood River Inn.
Have an awesome day today!
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