Just to prove some things never changed, I hopped on the sailboard again. In a habit started when I was twenty, I managed to end up way downwind, and had to walk back to my launch site The day started off pleasant enough with Day 2 at Flow Yoga, then a casual windsurfing start. We rolled down to the Waterfront Park, in Hood River, and I rigged up. Started the day day on a 5.2 meter sail. I was fortunate to be on the river at the windiest point in the day. Unfortunately, I decided to rig a smaller sail and head back out, just as the wind backed off. Quite a bit of slogging and I just made it to shore at Kite Beach. Thus the long walk back to my launch site, and Francine who was reading a book out of the wind.
|Francine, Gunsight Ridge Trail|
|Top of our Hwy 35 climb, Dirt road starts out of the snow park |
across from Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area
|Climbing on Gunsight Ridge Trail|
|Selfie with Hood kind of visible|
|Kevin rides through a burned out area|
|Francine and Kevin|
|Getting steep on Gumjuwac|
Rolled into Hood River, and started settling into our vacation. Stopped at the motorcycle shop and picked up a couple of Off Road Vehicle tabs for our dirt bikes. A whopping $10.50 each. Free map of Post Canyon included. Checked out a good beach for windsurfing, then signed up at Flow Yoga to make sure we work out all our muscles on this trip. Mountain biking, windsurfing, yoga, motorcycle riding, beer, and good food. It's going to be a nice vacation. We jumped on our motorcycles and ran over to Post Canyon to see if we could get lost before dark. Luckily we didn't get too lost.
|Francine on her little Honda CRF 150|
|Kevin - Trail 116|
Got out on the dirt bike and did a Mt. Catherine circumnavigation with a detour to a Pretty pond in the Silver Peak basin. Great Weather.
|Vic sticks in a ear plug|
|Mt. Catherine in background. Day 1 vacation|
|Driveway view. Mt. Chikamin at the end of Gold Creek Valley|
|Lupine in bloom|
New trail - Switchback Alley! Across the street from the rope tow, there is a new climbing/descending trail that takes you up to The Shoe. Good stuff. Light rain all morning, before our ride, made for most excellent trail conditions. We also checked out Dust to Glory, new last summer. Still trying to dial in the best loop up top, but Minor Threat to The Shoe and Switchback Alley made for a great descent. 15 miles.