Monday 5/24 Forecast

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 May 24, 2010

Good morning!

Today and tomorrow look like light wind days in the Gorge, as a low pressure trough equalizes pressures on the east and west sides of the cascades. If you’re really, really, really desperate for wind, you can head to the coast this afternoon for 25-30 knot south winds with a 4 foot west swell.

Since you’re probably not going to be spending time on the Columbia today, you might want to think about a bike ride. Post Canyon is in excellent shape, with the exception of a few muddy areas on the Super D course. If you’re competing in the Super D next Sunday, the course should be fully marked by Thursday for practice runs and if you want to race the super D, you must register by Saturday – there’s no day of race registration.

Dirty Fingers Bike Repair will be running a shuttle of the Super D instead of the usual Post and Pint this Thursday. If you’d like to participate, great. If you’d be willing to be a shuttle driver, even better. Shuttle drivers get a free DF T-shirt (if they want) and free beer (after driving!). Give DF a call at 541-308-0420 if you’re available to drive Thursday around 5pm.

Also in bike world, according to Ranger Jim, whose word is the gospel, Surveyor’s ridge is now clear of snow and downed trees from top to bottom.

And don’t forget that tonight is Mountain View’s Alternative Ride. Helmet and some form of light required. Clipless pedals and spandex not allowed. You’ll ride to Mosier and back, stopping for food and beer at the Thirsty Woman.

Boaters, the White Salmon’s at 3.75 feet, the Little White’s right around 3.0 feet, and the Hood’s at 3.95 feet.

If you’ve lived around here forever and haven’t gone down the White Salmon, there’s a Skamania/Klickitat county locals’ day coming up on June 5th with $15 rafting. Call Wet Planet for more details. I went rafting on the White Salmon with Wet Planet yesterday, with a great guide named Drew, and I totally recommend it. Go check it out!

Have a great day today!