10/4 Gorge wind and events

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 October 4, 2012

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This week’s sponsor is Dirt Hugger, offering curbside food waste collection service for your business, school, office, store, restaurant or hospital in Hood River and The Dalles. All that food waste becomes awesome compost for your garden, yard, farm or vineyard. You can pick up that compost or have it delivered. If we as a society can’t make composting happen through our cities and counties, at least we can make it happen through a cool local business. This is one of my favorite businesses in the Gorge. Support them, please

Yesterday was most definitely windy. Today, too, will be most definitely windy. The gradient is a little less this morning, but you can still expect 26-30 at Stevenson today with 28-32 at Rooster Rock. The east wind picks up tomorrow for 30+ at Stevenson and 35+ at Rooster Rock.

This weekend, we’ll have east wind at 25-29 on Saturday and easterlies at 18-23 on Sunday.

That’s good news for the CGKA BBQ at Blackberry Beach in Cascade Locks. Come on down and check out the Gorge’s newest launch and have some beer and BBQ from 3-6pm. Also in Cascade Locks on Saturday, and also from 3-6pm, it’s “take a kid mountain biking day” on the EasyCLIMB trail.

In the little river on Saturday (the White Salmon, that is), it’s the annual Girl Paddle, with class II and class III kayaking for women only. The paddling part is followed by food and drinks and a great raffle.

On Sunday, CGWA has a work party at the Hatchery from 9-12. Da Kine has donated some great prizes for this work party, so come on by, clean up your beach, and go home with some great swag.

Finally, another email went out yesterday from SDS reminding people of trail closures due to extreme fire danger, so I’d like to remind you of the situation. The fire weather could not be more dangerous than it is right now, with low humidity and strong east wind. All SDS, Kreps, Longview, and Hancock lands are closed. Please consider all trails on any private land closed at this time. Currently closed: Hospital Hill, Whoopdee, Hood River Mountain / Puke Hill, Nestor Peak. If you see an orange “closed” sign, do not pass it. Turn around and go home. Trails will reopen after significant rainfall. Sadly, there’s no sign of rain in the extended forecast. Pray for rain, everyone!

Have an awesome day today!