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It looks like the wind gods are still on a bit of a vacation, as more fall-like weather hits the Northwest today. However, the early gradient was at .05, and that’s going to be enough for some west wind today. Gusty westerlies in the 17-20 range today east of The Dalles look pretty likely, possibly filling in back to Hood River late in the day.
If you like mountain biking, think about heading to the Washington side today instead of beating on Post and the 44 road trails. They’re pretty muddy at this point, but as the weather dries out this week, they should get perfect! I’m guessing Wednesday is the day if you want to ride the Super D.
If you’d like to double up on activities, there’s a pretty good chance you can multitask and pick mushrooms while you’re riding. The chanterelles are out in force now… they’ve been spotted at 1000 feet and as high as 3000 feet!
And if you want a casual ride, weather permitting, join the crew from Mountain View cycles for the last Alternative Ride of the season, leaving the shop at 6:30 tonight, heading to the Thirsty Woman in Mosier, and returning after dark. If you are going to join the crew for this ride, leave your spandex at home, but bring along some lights.
Boaters, the White Salmon came up to 2 feet yesterday, the Klickitat’s at 900 cfs, and the Hood never did make it to 4 feet.
Have a great day today!
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