Yesterday ended up being a monster of an east wind day in Stevenson and at Rooster Rock. We’re not going to see anything so spectacular today. The wind starts out light out of the east this morning, picking up out of the west this afternoon, and blowing in the 17-20 range from Stevenson to Mosier.
The wind starts out light again tomorrow, and then as a system passes to the north late in the afternoon, westerlies pick up to 10-15 near Hood River and, briefly, 23-26 east of The Dalles. On Sunday, a big low pressure system off the coast turns the wind around again, and we’ll see light easterlies for much of the day.
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Coming up this evening, it’s rugby night at the Hood River Marina. It’s touch rugby, so it’s open to everyone, and no experience is required. Game starts at 6pm. And if that’s not enough rugby for you, there’s another pickup touch rugby game in Mosier at 4pm on Sunday.
Also this weekend, on Saturday, it’s Hops Fest in Hood River from noon ‘til 9pm. It’s also Ocktoberfest in Leavenworth, where you can ride bikes with the Dirty Fingers Bike Repair gang. If you want to ride bikes here, the best riding is either to the west or at higher elevations, where the rain has turned the dirt into mountain bike perfection. While you’re out on the trails, keep your eyes open for chanterelles and boletes, because they’re starting to pop up where it’s been raining.
Have an awesome day today!
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