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In ski news, some sad news. Meadows has announced that next weekend will be the last weekend they’ll be open this season. So, make plans to spend some time on the mountain – They’ll be open 9am-3pm Saturday and Sunday.
It looked like a pretty fun day on the river yesterday. I spent it in the rain at employee ski day at Meadows, and was reminded that skiing in the rain is actually pretty fun, if you can stay dry. The snow is fast and fun, and the sleet blasting through the air will exfoliate the skin on your face, leaving you looking young and fresh.
Today brings another round of west wind, but not as strong as yesterday. We’ll see 10-15 near Hood River this morning, with 17-21 in the desert in the afternoon. Tomorrow looks lighter, with westerlies at 10-15 or less, and then on Thursday, we’ll see east wind, switching to west late in the day. Next chance for strong westerlies is Friday, but that’s a long ways out to be making a call about the weather. However, models are consistently predicting upper twenties on Friday followed by more west wind Saturday and Sunday.
Coming up this week in events, there’s sailboat racing on Wednesday at the Hood River Marina and the Kayak Shed’s shop paddle on the Lower White Salmon, taking out at the new takeout at the former Northwestern Lake Park.
In mountain bike news, the Dog River Enduro is this weekend, however, Dog River trail is not yet open due to snow on the 44 Road. You can ride up (I’ve seen bikes there) but it’s unclear what kind of shape the trail is in. Siouxan trail, according to James, is open. If you’re interested in working on trails, the Girls who love dirt have a work party next week in Post Canyon. If you’re interested in joining (girls only), here’s the link for the Doodle schedule.
Have an awesome day today!
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