As it says. Any reasonably good spot that got discovered in Europe is
flooded by people all-year round now. I wonder if the same happens to
the gorge ?
The worst is when the only place with steady 5.0 conditions are
Swell/Hatch. This happens A LOT later in the summer as prevailing
wind conditions weaken.
On these days it becomes a zoo and I usually go Mt.
Bike riding or some other alternative.
Crowds are also obviously dependant on time of year. The past
couple of years, I have been starting to notice the crowds earlier
and earlier in the month of May. June through August is peak crowd
sessions at their best. Sailing early or late (yeah) in the day helps.
But year round? No the Gorge is not crowded year round. I feel
fortunate to be able to enjoy the Gorge in the early spring (like
right now !) and late fall. I especially like September.
> As it says. Any reasonably good spot that got discovered in Europe is
> flooded by people all-year round now. I wonder if the same happens to
> the gorge ?
I often harass him about his "missed" opportunity in not acquiring real
estate in the Hood River area during those pioneering days.
Jim's the guy with the gray 4Runner carrying the Oregon plate "AEOLUS"
(or is it AEOLIS?).
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