There’s nothing better than fresh salmon and steelhead.
Well, that’s curious. I just looked at iWindsurf, and it’s blowing 28 at the Hatchery and 6 in Hood River. It’s another windy one today: 24-27 this morning from Stevenson to Hood River picks up to 27-30 midday near Hood River, shifting east to Rowena through Arlington at 28-32 this afternoon. On another curious note, the models are favoring Doug’s/Rowena over the Corridor today. I’m not sure what’s up with that, but I’m still calling Hatch this morning and somewhere east this afternoon.
Thursday looks similar, but maybe a little less windy than today, with another round of upper twenties centered from Mosier to Maryhill. Friday morning will be windy, before fading away on Friday night. From this long-distance view, Saturday looks not-windy and Sunday looks windy.
Enough wind. It’s Wednesday, the busiest night of the week, with a group paddle on the White Salmon, meeting at Husum at 5ish, the Post and Pinot women’s mountain bike ride, meeting at Dirty Fingers at 5:30, Sailboat races at the Hood River Marina at 6:30, and most importantly, your local ranger Jimmy T’s presentation about local trail history at Dog River Coffee at 7pm.
On Thursday, there’s a recovery road biking ride leaving Discover Bikes at 5pm. This is an all-levels not-very-fast road bike ride. Then at 7pm, Hood River’s history museum holds a meeting about Gorge Recreation at the Hood River fire station. They’re setting up a new exhibit and want your input, so try to be there.
Coming up this weekend, it’s the Dirty Fingers grand opening party, with a watt bike competition, food, drinks, and music. The party runs at the shop, 13th and State in Hood River, from 3pm to 8pm on Saturday. Also Saturday, it’s the 2nd Wind season opener party, with kiteboard movies and more at the British Pub starting at 8pm Saturday.
Also on Saturday, the Grom Bomb gravity bike race at the HR Skate park for the 13-and-under crowd, a cleanup on the lower Hood River, and a work party at the Hatchery. Also, there’s a swap meet at Windance Sunday. And of course, we can’t forget the fabulous Ben Stenn’s birthday!
Have an awesome day today!
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