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Again, thank you to all of you who voted for me in Grant’s photo contest. We won! My new Icelantic skis (made in Colorado) are happily awaiting mounting, and I’ll be going for a ride in a Subaru rally car (courtesy of Dick Hannah Subaru… thanks, guys!) on Friday.
Good morning. Be glad you’re not a Meadows employee. Today is employee ski day, and let me assure you that it’s miserable up here on Mt. Hood. At lodge level, it’s pouring rain, sideways. Supposedly it’s a mixed up mess up high with icing on structures (meaning freezing rain or snain). Oh joy. At least there’s a good sale in the shop and good raffle prizes!
Meadows has just called it for the season: one more weekend, May 5th and 6th, and then no more Meadows for the season. Timberline is open for spring pass usage through the 28th of May. Passes are $110.
If you’re looking for something to do tonight, the surf movie Splinters is playing at Andrew’s. Actually, it’s playing four nights this week, but they’re hyping the 8:20pm showing tonight. That’s way past my bedtime, so maybe you can go for me? This is a benefit for the Surfrider foundation, dedicated to saving beaches and surf breaks around the world. Thanks to Everybody’s for donating a keg, so if you go to the movie and buy beer, it benefits Surfrider!
Coming up this week in events, there’s sailboat racing on Wednesday at the Hood River Marina (show up with a 6-pack to get on a boat) and the Kayak Shed’s shop paddle on the Lower White Salmon, taking out at the new takeout at the former Northwestern Lake Park. The girls who dig dirt have a work party this week. For more information, email me.
In your wind forecast, nothing this morning becomes 15-18 near Hood River and 26-30 east of The Dalles this afternoon, with good wind at Maryhill and Arlington (and maybe Doug’s/Rowena too, but I don’t know). Tomorrow we’ll have leftover westerlies at 17-20. Then Wednesday brings light east wind and Thursday brings stronger east wind before another low pressure system blasts across the Northwest.
I’m going to go ski in the rain now. Have a nice day!
Have an awesome day today!
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