6/19 Gorge wind and events

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 June 19, 2012

Good morning,

Henni’s Kitchen and Bar is this week’s sponsor. In Washington? Hungry? Henni’s is here for you 7 days a week from 5pm-close. Chef Christiaan Erasmus earned his stars at many delicious restaurants, including Abruzzo in Hood River and Portland’s Fratelli. He’s moved on from Italian, to your benefit. At Henni’s, you’ll find curries, burgers, delicious pasta, and all sorts of mouth-watering small plates. Prices are quite reasonable, and the drinks are delicious. Like Henni’s on Facebook and know about the daily mixed drink specials. More importantly, Henni’s gives back to the community: Christiaan, a newly-minted citizen of the USA, put together the pig roast for the White Salmon Pool. Talk about giving back to your community… Henni’s supports White Salmon – you go support Henni’s!

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Today’s forecast: For those of you who are tired of the wind, hang on for one more day, because it’s going to back off. Today, though, we’ll see west wind at 10-15 in the western Gorge under clouds. East of here, 23-26.

Tomorrow starts off with light east wind, picking up to 21-24 at Stevenson and Rooster Rock. Thursday starts off light, but we should see the wind pick up out of the west on Thursday afternoon. Along with the light wind on Wednesday and Thursday, we’ll see warm weather, with highs in the 70’s.

If you’re looking for something to do tonight, there’s the Hood River Triathlon club’s workout of 500 yards swimming, 7 miles on the bike, and 2 miles of running. Everyone’s welcome to come try this out. Also tonight, free standup paddle lessons and demos at the Ladies Supper Club. Meet at the Big Winds tent at Hood River’s Event Site at 5:30. This is weather permitting, so check the Big Winds website or give them a call to make sure it’s on this evening.

Tomorrow night, it’s the Post and Pinot women’s mountain bike ride, the Kayak Shed’s whitewater shop paddle, and the sailboat races out of the Hood River Marina. On Thursday, it’s the Thursday recovery road bike ride from Discover Bikes, more standup paddle demos at the Gorge Kayak School, and a run in Post Canyon with the Triathlon crowd, meeting at the bottom of Post Canyon Road at 5pm. Also in Post on Thursday night, it’s the Post and Pint bike ride.

This upcoming weekend: The Ashland Super D/Enduro bike race thingy. Closer to home, a tour of the Hood River County forestland with forest manager Doug Thiesies. This is for all of you who have been asking why the county is unable to make designated trail corridors and other forest-related questions. Sign up for this class through community ed, and you will come away with a much better understanding of how the county forest works.

Have an awesome day today!


One comment

  1. erica |

    Just to let you know that the Gorge Blues & Brews Festival is going on this weekend June 22-23 in Stevenson. Curtis Salgado is the headliner for Sat. night.


    thanks for your reports! Erica