Tuesday. 9/10. Gorge wind. Events. Stuff to do. Beat the heat.

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Temira
Date
 September 10, 2013
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Random Morning Thoughts
90+ degrees. In September. Sheesh.

Wind forecast

It’s going to get hot today and stay that way for several days, so break out your SUP board or your kayak, or just your tanning oil, and enjoy the extended summer. This is your chance to get rid of those spandex tan lines. We’ll have east wind for a couple of days too – It’ll be 17-21 at Stevenson and Rooster Rock today, with 5-10 elsewhere. Tomorrow brings 23-26 at Stevenson and Rooster. Thursday looks light. Next chance for a *big* west wind day is Monday.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Patrol
9am-
11:30a
11:30a-
3pm
3pm-
dusk
Steven’s Locks light E 10-15 E 17-21 E 20-23
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) light light E 0-5 E 0-5
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle light light E 0-5 E 0-5
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall light light E 0-5 E 0-5
Arlington / Roosevelt light light E 0-5 E 0-5


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Stuff happening tonight

For your workout tonight, join the Columbia Gorge Triathlon Club for a 500 yard swim, 7 mile bike ride, and a 2 mile run. Apparently it’s still up in the air whether it’s going to be at Mayer Park or the Event Site. Check the Facebook page if you’re interested in giving it a shot.

If you like food and/or parties, tonight brings double the fun: Ruins Tuesday at Springhouse, where $3 keeps you safe, and $12 Prime Rib (with fries) at Cebu Lounge.

Stuff happening soon, but not tonight

This upcoming weekend is a busy one for cyclists: Hood River hosts the Doublecross race at the high school both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, Cascade Locks celebrates the opening of another section of the Historic Columbia River Highway Trail, and they also host the Cascade to Crown bike ride with routes of 10 to 62 miles on Sunday. Back to the HCRHT: if you ride to Troutdale and back from Wyeth, you will never be on the freeway. You’ll ride almost 80 miles with 5500′ of climbing. Pretty sweet. And speaking of Wyeth, you can always ride the Gorge 400 on your mountain bike…

In dirt world, our Barlow District Ranger, Jimmy T, has a work party on the SuperConnector trail on Saturday – if you’d like to join, meet at Little John Snowpark at 9am. That trail will link Knebal Springs to Surveyor’s – no more riding on the road. So, be there. Show your support for Jimmy T and his awesome grand master plan for the Barlow District. Meet at 9 at Little John or 8:30 at Dirty Fingers.

People preferring to use their own two feet rather than manufactured wheels (why, I don’t understand – wheels are more efficient) can support the Mosier School by joining the Twin Tunnels Run at 8am at the west end of the Twin Tunnels Trailhead on Sunday. You can run 3k, 5k, or 10k.

Have an awesome day today!

Temira