This week’s report is brought to you by Classic Wings Aero Services in Hood River. At Classic Wings, you can go for a flight over the Columbia, around Mt. Hood, or anywhere your heart desires. And if your heart desires to learn how to fly, Classic Wings can help you out with that too. If you’ve never taken a scenic flight in the Gorge, you should. Darla took me up one day, and I was amazed. You can see your ski hill from above, your bike trails from above, and you can take awesome photos of the entire Gorge Gym from above. I know it sounds really touristy, but it’s a great experience and I totally recommend it!
If you’re a fisherman getting after the salmon run, you’re in heaven, as it doesn’t look like the wind is going to blow for the next few days. So, start off the week with some early morning fishing. If you’re a windsurfer or kiter, you’re going to have to find something else to do until the middle of the week.
It’s going to be a great few days for standup paddling, wakeboarding,, or practicing your kayak rolls in the Columbia. With temperatures in the low 80’s the next few days, whitewater kayaking or rafting is going to be a good call too. And if you want to stay on land, it’s going to be perfect weather for road biking, with zero headwind, zero crosswind and low humidity.
Speakng of biking, coming up this evening at 6:30, the Alternative ride leaves Mountain View Cycles and heads for the Thirsty Woman in Mosier. There’s only one week left after this, so grab your lights, leave your spandex at home, and come along for a mellow ride this evening. As a bonus, there’s a prize drawing tonight for a free brake bleed for your mountain bike.
Boaters, the White Salmon is still great at 1 ¾ feet, the Klickitat’s still barely runnable at 704 cfs, and the dam controllers at the Tieton dropped the river back down to 1740 cfs yesterday.
Have a great day today!
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