Random Morning Thoughts
Thank you again to all of you who sent me all those birthday cards. I read them out loud with a friend yesterday, and it was an incredibly powerful and transformative experience. Thank you.
Mt. Hood Snow Forecast
No snow or precip of any type in the extended forecast. The mountain will be sunny through Thursday, at least. The FAF today will be 10,000′ with temps at 5000′ rising to the upper 40’s. Wind will be light NW. Tomorrow sees the FAF at 12,000′ with temps at 5000′ around 50 degrees. Wind will be light W/NW. Thursday sees the FAF at 12,000′ with temps at 5000′ around 60 degrees with light wind.
Ah man. I have to go outside and look this morning. Stand by. Yep. It’s cloudy. But it’s not that cold. I didn’t freeze my tits off. Not even close. So. It’s cloudy and mild. 44 degrees to be exact. Models say we’re going to 50 degrees today. And that it’ll clear. I doubt that it’ll clear. I expect us to remain at least partly cloudy. Tomorrow starts in the upper 30’s, rising to the mid-40’s, with an inversion cloud. Thursday looks similar.
Gorge Wind Forecast
I really tried to go windsurfing. I got the gear in the car, and then the wind died. Today starts with a light west gradient, but it switches to east in afternoon with easterlies rising to 15-18mph. Wednesday looks light. Thursday brings east wind at 26-30.
Road and Mountain Biking
If it’s as warm today as they’re predicting, it’s going to be a great day for a road ride. Or… maybe, just maybe, maybe? Syncline dried out in the wind yesterday? Maybe? Maybe give it a day. But I bet Eagle Caves in The Dalles is rideable.
The Clymb: free membership. Cheap gear. Temira approves. Click to join.
Events – email me if I’ve missed any outdoor-related events
Tonight at 5:30pm, you can play pickup rugby at Hood River’s Waterfront Park. Or you could go to the Hood River Area Trail Stewards’ monthly BOD meeting – they are looking for a treasurer, so please show up if you are interested in giving back to your local trails by doing a bit of volunteer work. At 6:15 tonight, Shortt Supply hosts a talk for women on ways to keep workouts and food interesting. There will be wine, snacks and prizes at this event, and there won’t be any boys. From 5pm-9pm tonight, you can enjoy a hunk of Prime Rib at Cebu for $12, and after that, you can play Kayak Polo at the Hood River pool ($8/session or $50/season).
Have an awesome day today!