6/30. Sunday. Gorge heat, Stevenson wind, swappage and advocacy. Man is it hot.

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Temira
Date
 June 30, 2013
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Good morning,

Yesterday I went on a bike ride with my friend Clint and a group of his friends. When Clint invited me my brain heard his invitation as “High Prairie to Sawtooth shuttle” which is a lovely 25 mile, mostly downhill mountain bike ride. So that’s how I packed my pack – 25 miles. What Clint really invited me to ride was “Bennett Pass to Sawtooth”, 41 miles. That long story is, of course, my excuse for sleeping in today!

Wind forecast

Today’s going to be a hot one around here, as the wind shuts off in the central Gorge and temps rise into the mid-nineties. Yep, it’s a day for SUP, whitewater anything, and swimming. Expect light wind today picking up to E 5mph or so, except at Stevenson midday to early afternoon, where you’ll see easterlies at 15-18. Hot. Hot. Hot.

Tomorrow starts off light, but west wind picks up in the afternoon from Stevenson to Hood River at 17-21, maybe a bit more. On Tuesday, high pressure in the Pacific combines with low pressure in the desert for west wind in the 23-26+ range in the Central Gorge. The rest of the week, at this long vantage point, looks quite wind, but models aren’t 100% in agreement yet.

Before I forget (yet again), there’s a swap meet at Luhr Jensen this morning. This swappage is brought to you by your local advocacy organization, CGWA, so please join and support while you’re shopping. Also today in wind world, WindlessFest continues.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Patrol
9am-
11:30a
11:30a-
3pm
3pm-
dusk
Stevenson E 5-10 E 14-17 E 14-17 E 5ish
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) SUPing
weather
swimming
weather
kayaking
weather
SUPing
weather
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle swimming
weather
swimming
weather
swimming
weather
swimming
weather
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall hot and
light
hot and
light
hot and
light
hot and
light
Arlington / Roosevelt hot and
light
hot and
light
hot and
light
hot and
light


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Cycling news

In mountain biking and hiking news, we have some good news today: Gunsight trail is now snow free, with just a few trees down. But the bigger news is that some wonderful volunteers cleared Huffman trail, meaning you can now do a 20-something mile loop including the amazing Siouxon Trail. If you’re a hiker or a biker and you’ve never been to Siouxon, check it out. It’s beautiful singletrack through old-growth forest along a beautiful river with great swimming holes. It’s my favorite.

Other stuff

Sailboat racing continues in Cascade Locks today, with the Gorge Dinghy Invitational, and today marks the last day of the Maryhill Festival of Speed. Coming up this (hot) evening, there’s pickup touch rugby at 3pm at the Mosier School, and there’s pickup Ulitmate Frisbee at 4pm at the Hood River Marina.

Have an awesome day today!

Temira