Before I get to the forecast, I want to remind you of a couple morning events. First, there’s the Twin Tunnels Run, benefiting the Mosier School. Registration is at the Hood River side of the Twin Tunnels trailhead at 9am. You can run either 5k or 12k. Also this morning is the biggest swap meet of the year at Windance, so if you’re looking for new gear of any sort, head over.
You can shop in peace this morning, as the wind will be in the 10-15 range early, This afternoon, we’ll see gusty 16-19 near Hood River and Mosier under partly cloudy skies, with the Rowena to Arlington stretch of the river seeing 24-27.
Tomorrow starts off with light west wind, and the afternoon wind depends on the timing of a low pressure system that’s headed east. If it moves early, the wind will pick up into the 25-28 range by 5pm, most likely concentrated from Rowena to Maryhill. If that low moves more slowly (most likely scenario), the wind will only climb into the low twenties before dark. West wind continues on Tuesday.
Yes, the mountain bike trails are in great shape (Ranger Jim says Lewis River is good to go), and yes the roads are in great shape (if you want to ride BZ-Glenwood today, get in touch with me).
Finally, I want to give a shoutout to Hootie from Wet Planet who was my awesome guide down the Klickitat. If you’ve never been rafting locally I highly recommend you check it out. Now’s a good time, as the rivers are all up: The White Salmon’s at 4.5 feet, the Klickitat’s big and beautiful at 3500cfs and the Hood is at 5.2 feet. Seriously, this goes beyond advertising for Wet Planet (even though they have the coolest group of people working there). The local rivers are beautiful, and I’m guessing most of us don’t think of going whitewater rafting … that’s what tourists do, right? Well, start being a tourist in your backyard.
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