Locals’ Day Forecast

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 September 8, 2009

So, it’s officially mountain biking season, with the trails all tacky. Timberline had their first fresh snow of the year yesterday, so it’s officially ski season. Speaking of T-line, they’re closed for a month or so now, but passes for the winter season go on sale today!

It’s a good thing it’s perfect mountain biking and road biking and hiking today, because windsurfing and kiting isn’t looking promising. We’ll have light east winds, under sunny skies. My pick of the day is hiking anywhere you can see Hood or Adams or St. Helens, because they’re beautiful with the new snow. I hiked around at Meadows yesterday, and it was awesome.

The wind scene looks better tomorrow. A weak front pushes into the Norhtwest midday, starting up Gorge westerlies again. It’s not going to be spectacular, but it’s going to be 18-22, maybe a bit better, tomorrow evening.

High pressure builds n Thursday and Friday, causing east winds to build. It’s hard to say how strong it’s going to be, but it’s worth watching the sensors on Friday.

In road biking news, the twin tunnels trail remains closed, as 400 pound boulders, set free by the fire, continue to tumble onto the path. Please don’t try and poach it, because you will be cited. Also, Mosier Kris emailed me to let me know that the BZ-Glenwood loop was chipsealed recently, so give it some time before you head there for a road ride.

Enjoy the sunshine, and whatever you do today, have an awesome day!