Saturday, 6/15: Gorge wind, trail work party, and other events. Go runners!

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 June 15, 2013

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Good morning,

Wind not right to surf or kite? Stand up paddle and do it right! New Gorge Non-profit Club, the Gorge SUPer Club, Inc., is now offering season memberships for families and adults. Variety of boards brought to the *Site of the Day* each day starting June 21. No more lugging your gear around. Let the SUP Club do the work! All equipment provided for one low membership fee. No rentals. Members only. For complete details, email the SUP club or phone 541-806-2612. If you were on the email list, you could enter the drawing for a free day pass. =)

No guarantees on tomorrow’s forecast availability. I’m doing a huge bike ride today, and might just sleep in really late tomorrow…

Wind forecast

With sunshine across the state today, we’ll have east wind to start: light wind at Stevenson in the morning builds to 22-26 midday, with 5-10 in the rest of the Gorge, with everywhere switching to light west wind late in the evening.

On Sunday morning, we’ll be back to west wind, with 23-26 pretty much all day long, strongest near Hood River in the morning and moving out to Lyle, Doug’s, and Maryhill in the afternoon. There’s a solid chance we’ll see some 26-30 late in the day from Maryhill out to Arlington, assuming we don’t see thunderstorms… or tornadoes… sheesh…

At this point, Monday also looks windy. West kind windy. Mid-twenties kind windy. But… an upper low off the coast will likely make it gusty on the river.

In other wind news: As of Monday, June 17, the Event Site will revert back to its summer policy of being pump-and-dry only for kiteboarders, who will not be allowed to launch and land kites from the Event Site grass for the remainder of the summer season.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Stevenson E light E 15-18 E 22-26,
w 5-10 late
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) E 0-5 E 0-5 E 5-10 W 5-10 late
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle N 5-10 light light light
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall light light light light
Arlington / Roosevelt light light light light

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Cycling news

For all of you moto riders and quad riders out there, there’s a work party on the extension Post Canyon trail 130 today. Meet at Post Flats at 9am, and if it’s later than 9 now, well, you’ll have to come to the next work party! Mountain bikers and equestrians, mark your calendar for next Sunday, the 23rd, for trailbuilding on the 44 Road to connect the Knebal Springs trail with Surveyor’s Ridge.

Other Stuff

It’s the White Salmon Backyard half-marathon this morning. If you’re racing, good luck. If you want to cheer the runners at the finish, head to Rheingarten Park in White Salmon. Bring the kids, because it’s the Kids in Motion Festival today, with free games and activities and free swimming at the pool. In the afternoon, there’s the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic kids Crit race – registration is at 3pm at Water’s Edge in The Dalles.

And… tonight is the grand opening party at the Power Station Gym (what used to be Big Gym). Come for contests and prizes and supposedly beer.

Also, the Solstice Kickstarter campaign is still going on. Please head on over, pre-purchase a pizza or some slices, and help out this great local business. You know you’re going to eat pizza winter, spring, summer and fall at the waterfront, so join the campaign!

Have an awesome day today!