First off, today is the Super D in Post Canyon, so all trails on the course are closed today. That includes the Bins Hill staging area, the top of two-chair, hidden trail, boundary trail, Antoine’s Ridge, Mitchell Ridge, and the G-out. You can still head up to watch, or even better, you can head to Double Mountain around two this afternoon to cheer for the winners and join in the afterparty.
On the river today, light westerlies are the call as low pressure off the coast keeps a significant pressure gradient from building across the Gorge. At best, we’ll see 15ish this afternoon from Stevenson down to Hood River, but you’re probably better off making other plans that windsports, at least this morning.
Memorial day will start off with no wind at all, as an upper low sits just west of Portland. Later in the day, that low slides across Washington, and the wind will pick up a bit. Expect 23-26 in the afternoon on Monday, possibly accompanied by a bit of rain.
If you’re a boater, the Hood’s at 4.0 feet, the White Salmon’s at 3.7 feet, and the Klickitat’s at 2300 cfs. The low-priced trips next weekend are booked for now, but there’s a kayak race next weekend at the White Salmon Riverfest. There are three races on Saturday, and it’s just $5 to enter each race. You can give Wet Planet a call for more information.
Don’t forget that tonight is Peace, Love and Chardonnay at 7pm at the Compound at 1220 Eugene, just east of 13th Street, two streets below the Hood River hospital. This is a benefit for Helping Hands, so kick down a few dollars and enjoy some good music, good shacks, and free Chardonnay.
Have a great day today!