Perfect 4.2-4.5 mellow afternoon up and down the river. We were at Doug's.
Looks like heat lows are setting up this week. Pistol River trip is out. (although it happened some over the weekend). Hot here in Hood River....but some sailable wind. Just to lazy to get on it. Probably 5.0 ish at The Hatch. Looks like next chance for some real wind isn't until Wednesday. In the meantime, good hiking up at Wind Mountain. Probably heading to Mt. Hood tomorrow to play in some snow.
It blew some yesterday, despite the forecast. We hiked and tired ourselves out too much to get on it. By "blew", I mean to say...mid 5.0's. Today might be the same, but we're going to see a concert in Portland (ex Decemberists, now "Black Prarrie" at The Rose Garden. FREE. Tomorrow's forecast is 20-30. Will try to make it a marathon day.
Second week was windy, but when you get used to sub 4.0's, even 4.7's seem like a little light. Mark sailed about 60
5 of the time. I got sick and only sailed a couple of times. Lots of other things to see and hear around Portland...."Black Prarrie for free at The Rose Garden, hiking up Wind Mountain, coastal trip to Astoria....
You guys must be exhausted! That's a lot of hiking, riding and windsurfing! Sorry you didn't get to feel the thrill of a 3.0 day there.
Here are pics from our trip...I may post some video later:
By the way, catch Rob's forward loop attempt at 2:23...
Very nice!! I wanna go back