Mom’s Day Forecast

Posted by
 May 9, 2010

Good morning gorge sports fanatics and happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

Judging by the number of people at Meadows yesterday (the main parking lot was nearly full), everyone’s still into skiing and snowboarding, even though it’s May! So, here’s your ski report: Skies are clear on Mt. Hood this morning. At Meadows, it’s 29 degrees with no new snow and 120” on the ground. At Timberline, it’s 30 degrees with no new snow and 165” on the ground.

If you’d like to windsurf or kite today, you best pick an alternate sport, because today’s going to be very light, with a slight chance of westerlies in the evening. Tomorrow looks windier as a weak front and marine push combine for 21-24 in the near east. Tuesday looks stronger yet as high pressure rebuilds at the coast and the corridor fires up for what could be a big day at the Hatchery.

If you’re thinking of hitting the coast for some surf, you’ll have a 4 foot sw swell at 14 seconds. The webcams didn’t show much yesterday (and it’s dark right now), but if you’re not after big surf, you’ll find small, clean surfing out there today.

In biking world, everything’s great and tacky and wonderful, and there’s not much more to say than that: Your open choices are Dog River, Nestor, Post, Syncline, Bear Springs and Lower Surveyor’s. If I were able to ride today, I’d ride Post Canyon, because it’s downright awesome right now. Yesterday I rode Seven Streams to lower GP to Charley’s trail to Toilet Bowl and back home. Thank you to everyone who did work on the new sections of trail in there. That’s an amazing loop!

Boaters, the Hood’s at 4.1 feet, the White Salmon’s at 3.52 ft, the Wind River’s at 628 cfs, and the Little White’s at 616 cfs. If you’d like to run the Wind River on a raft, Wet Planet is running trips right now. I’m thinking I might have to go….

Have a great day today!


P.S. Several people have asked me for information about a memorial fund for Jeff Young’s daughter Hannah. If you don’t know the story, Hannah’s mom died suddenly, with no advance warning, a few years ago. Hannah is 16, and although I’m sure she has plenty of support in the community, she is an orphan and could use what you can spare. Those interested in donating to the fund can visit an U.S. Bank branch and make a donation to the Jeff Young Memorial Fund or they can mail a check to the address below. Thank you for your generosity. Every bit helps.

Jeff Young Memorial Fund
c/o US Bank
1309 12th St
Hood River, OR 97031

Have a great day today.