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I saw people out spraying and road biking yesterday, but today’s not going to be a good day for it. The wind is quite light right now, with the gradient only at .03, but it’s going to get quite windy today. The only problem is that this classic Gorge setup includes a little disturbance moving through. That tends to make it windy for a while in the Corridor before the strong wind shifts to Stevenson and Hood River. Anyway, we’ll see a steady increase to 26-30 by early afternoon. You can probably kite or sail anywhere you wish today, as it’ll be windy from Stevenson all the way east.
It will be very windy tonight, especially near Hood River, where Arthur’s garbage cans are likely to blow away. Tomorrow morning will be somewhere between 25-30 near Hood River, east to Doug’s, backing off to 23-26 in the afternoon from Hood River eastward. High pressure builds back in on Thursday for lighter west wind, and possibly a switch to east wind.
If you want to work on trails, there’s an all-girl work party today in Post Canyon. The girls will be working in upper Post with Rick Higgins of CGORA and Douglas Johnson of Hood River County. If you want to join them, meet at Family Man at 8:45 or 10 Speed Roastery at 8:15 for coffee. If it’s later than that, they’ll be up on the 133 trail.
Coming up tomorrow, there’s a lot going on. The Kayak Shed’s shop paddle will either be on the Lower White Salmon or the Lower Hood. The first is class II and the second Class III, and they are both running at pretty stiff levels. Call the shop for more information. At 6:30 tomorrow evening, the sailboats leave the Hood River Marina. At 7pm, the Hood River County planning commission starts a meeting about the Barrett Park proposal, so be there to present your side. Finally, at 7:30 tomorrow, Richard Hallman presents a slideshow at Dog River on surfing the Oregon Coast.
Have an awesome day today!
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