Sunday 9/8. Gorge wind. Events. Dirt. Water.

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 September 8, 2013

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Random Morning Thoughts
All this brown pow made my legs really tired.

Wind forecast

The light wind continues in the Gorge this morning, but by this afternoon, an approaching weather system will bump the westerlies up to 17-20 from Stevenson to Mosier. We’ll see a bit of leftover west wind tomorrow morning, light wind midday, and west wind at 13-15 late.

If you really want to do wind sports, head to the coast. It’ll be 20-25 from Manzanita south today, with a 5′ swell at 10 seconds. Tomorrow at the coast, you’ll get 25+ from Oceanside south with a 5′ swell at 9 seconds.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Steven’s Locks light light W 10-15 17-21
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) light light 10-15 17-21
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle light light 5-10 10-13
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall light light light light
Arlington / Roosevelt light light light light

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Dirt News

Judging by the crowds at the bottom of Post Canyon Road yesterday, the mountain bikers got the memo that the dirt was amazing. Apparently nobody got the shuttle memo, because there were only two cars of mtb shuttlers up at Kingsley at 11am. (BTW, Hood River Adventures will shuttle you for $10 – 400-1216, and on weekdays, the CAT bus will take you to Binns Hill Staging Area for … I think it’s $3 – 386-4020) But you moto folks, where were you yesterday? I saw maybe 5 dirt bikes and two quads yesterday. The NW Area (aka Binns Hill/Kingsley) is OPEN to OHV use as of Friday night.

Speaking of trail news, just a reminder that Hospital Hill, Whoopdee, Puke Hill, and all SDS/Longview/Kreps lands are still closed to all uses – that’s biking, hiking, running, and anything else, until the landowners decide fire season is over on their properties. So please respect their wishes and play anywhere else.

Other important Gorge news

In other news today, the Civil War encampment continues at the Ft. Dalles Museum, the Hood River Fly-in continues at WAAAM, and the Oregon Enduro series continues today at Timberline and Skibowl. In Hood River, it’s the Rural Rampage bike race, benefiting the Hood River School District. Also, if you are a whitewater rafter or a kayaker, let it be known that the Tieton is in, flowing at 1700cfs.

Have an awesome day today!