Monday, August 23, 2010

Fun around Hood River

Wow, what a great time we've been having here in Oregon! Todd and Chris have been kitesurfing in awesome conditions at the sandbar since we arrived, so on Sunday, we drove out to Rufus to check out a different launch site. Talk about gnarly!! Todd rode completely lit up on his 9m for an hour and a half or so, and then we came back to the sandbar and Chris ripped it up in much friendlier conditions for a couple of hours while Todd and I chilled on the beach.


Today, the guys humored me and came hiking - the skies were clear and blue and there wasn't an ounce of wind, which made for a fantastic trip up the Cooper Spur on Mount Hood.

After checking the forecast, it has been decided that we are heading back north tomorrow, in hopes of catching some wind at Old Man Dam. I can hardly wait! I've never been there but I've heard it is beautiful! And perhaps we can even meet up with our good friends the DeCosses? Fun fun fun!!

Cooper Spur - Mt. Hood
Time (car to car): 3-3/4 hrs
Distance: 9km
Elevation Gain: 950m

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow!! you guys have certainly been to the top of a lot of mountains in the N.W> states ,,,should be lots of wind at The Old Man Dam,, safe journey ,, cheerio,,, dunkster..