In case you were wondering, today is employee orientation day at Meadows. I know that’s fascinating information for most of you.
For the rest of you, there are more important things going on. At 9am today, there is a work party at Family Man (and other areas of Post Canyon). If you use those trails, considering heading up there from 9-noon today to help make the trails better for everyone. Dirt bikers have a work party on the #160 trail. You can find more information about that at CGORA’s website.
If you’re more interested in shopping for ski stuff than playing in the mud, the HRVHS ski swap continues today at HRVHS.
Also today, there’s a shop paddle out of the Kayak Shed. Meet at the Shed (no, not the one where you get wasted) at 10am. Most likely the paddle will be on the Middle White Salmon.
More importantly, the weather forecast. We’re still on track for westerlies tomorrow, with a mid-teen start likely in the Corridor. Westerlies should build into the 23-26 range (maybe a bit stronger) in the afternoon. Monday looks quite windy as well, as high pressure off the coast combines with an upper low exiting to the east for westerlies in the mid- to upper twenties.
West winds continue on Tuesday, but we’ll see a major shift in the weather pattern on Wednesday. High pressure shifts westward, allowing the storm track to head towards Oregon. Colder air drifts south from Canada and a strong upper low tracks along the coast. We’ll see lots of snow in the mountains (but hopefully not at sea level). I’m not sure yet if it will be enough to get Meadows open next weekend, but if this pattern continues, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the mountain open by the following weekend.
Cross your fingers!
Have an awesome day today!
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