Random Morning Thoughts
Gratitude Month, day 23: Today I am grateful for the fact that I love what I do for work. Period. End of discussion.
Awesome Temira-approved Local Business – Cebu Lounge and Riverside Grill
Hey Portland. Hey Hood River. Skip the cooking this Thanksgiving: ride or sail or ski all day and then head on down to Riverside for Thanksgiving dinner. They’ll take care of your dinner and clean up, with served plated dinners. Traditional turkey and trimmings, or vegetarian, prime rib, and salmon options. Serving 12-9pm. Reservations recommended. 541-386-4410. And as always, the best happy hour in the Gorge 4-6pm and $12 Prime Rib Tuesdays, Temira’s favorite. The folks on the mailing list are in a raffle for free Prime Rib for two. Don’t you wish you were on the mailing list?
Snow Sunshine Forecast
Sunny weather continues on Mt. Hood today. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be 10,000′ early, rising to 12,000′ in the afternoon, with temps at 5000′ in the mid-30’s this morning and low 40’s this afternoon. Wind will be E/NE at 10-20mph.
Tomorrow starts with the FAF at 12,000′, holding there all day. Temps at 5000′ will be in the upper 40’s all day. Wind will be NE 10-20.
Monday looks very, very exciting, as the FAF stays at 12,000′, but the wind switches to S/SW ato 10-15mph.
In the extended forecast, models are coming to a consensus that the next possible precipitation isn’t anywhere in the forecast, as the next storm system slides meanders down the coast and over the peaks of California. Temps will stay above freezing at 5000′ for the extended period.
Plain Old Local Weather
Clear and cold down here in the Gorge for the next couple of days. End of forecast discussion. Okay, okay. Highs will be in the upper 30’s today, low 40’s tomorrow, and upper thirties on Monday.
Gorge Wind Forecast
Thank you to Gregg G. for proving to me that people were on the water yesterday. The Liquid Force team was out testing kites. If you want to get on the water today, more power to you. Or maybe less power would be better. The forecast is 35-45mph at Stevenson and 45-55mph at Rooster. Expect 30-35 at Stevenson tomorrow and 35-45 at Rooster. Knock 10mph off for Monday.
Road and Mountain Biking
Post was frozen solid yesterday except for the clearcuts, so enjoy the riding. Whoopdee gets too much sun, so please leave it alone. No word on Syncline. No word on 44 Road, but I bet 8-Mile and Knebal are good. Speaking of Syncline, I keep forgetting to mention something: If you are missing a pair of blue sunglasses that you dropped at Syncline about a week ago, please email me to describe them and get them back
The Clymb: free membership. Cheap gear. Temira approves. Click to join.
Events – email me if I’ve missed any outdoor-related events
If you want to be a star, or just join in a picnic, head to the White Salmon Bike Park today at noon. They’ll be filming folks of all ages riding the park. Park at the ball fields on … is it Tohomish? And ride down to the park. Coming up tonight, there’s a big music shindig at the Bingen Theater. Tomorrow brings you rugby time at 3pm at Mosier School.
If you’re interested in serving on the Hood River County Recreation Trails Committee, there are three positions open to application: Moto, Citizen, and Hiker/Runner. Applications are due on December 13th.
Kanaha Beach Park Petition Information
I’m passing on the link to the Kanaha Beach Park petition. My (admittedly incomplete) understanding of the issue is that there’s been a conflict between swimmers and kiters, resulting in a lawsuit to close major portions of the waterfront to vessels (including kiteboards and windsurfers). This lawsuit asks the state to enforce laws already on the books but not currently being enforced. Make a difference: sign the petition. Keep Kanaha accessible to all users.
Have an awesome day today!