High pressure holds sway today, sending temperatures soaring into the 90s, calming gorge winds and sending you running into the nearest body of cool water. The earliest opportunity for wind is Satuday morning, as a weak marine push hits the coast. Even so, it doesn’t look like a big day, but maybe if we all cross our fingers, the marine push will be stronger than expected.
In the meantime, there’s plenty to do.
First off, today is the Butterfly Effect. All waterwomen are welcome to come along for a stand=up paddle around Wells island. Meet at Big Winds at 10am. If you don’t have a board, you can rent one for just $10 for the trip. And if you’re working today, there’s a party at Brian’s Pourhousetonight for all Gorge waterwomen.
Also today is the Dirty Diva mountain bike ride on Hospital Hill. Again, women only. Meet at Discover Bikes at 8:45. This evening is the Post and Pint Ride, a quick lap around Post Canyon followed by social hour at Dirty Fingers Bike Repair. Meet at 5:30 at Dirty Fingers. Everyone is welcome for the Post and Pint.
Also tonight is the Hood River Triathlon. Meet at the Event Site at 5:45… or meet at the event Site tonight for Big Wind’s standup paddle races.
Finally, some love for you whitewater boaters: The Hood’s at 3.4 feet, the White Salmn’s at 2.3 feet, and the Little Whites at 330 cfs.
Enjoy the sun today, and have an awesome day!