Hood River-based youth Stand Up Paddle team, Team Big Winds, capped a breakout summer season with the Battle of the Paddle last month at Dana Point, California’s Doheny Beach. The annual event consists of two big races — a course race on Saturday and a 10-mile distance race on Sunday. With well over 400 competitors, it is by far the largest SUP race in the world and attracts athletes from virtually all corners of the earth.
The chase is on! The 5K Vampires and Victims race will be held Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Hood River Valley High School track and stadium.
Harvest Fest and Fruit, Craft Fair return; see special insert
If current forecasts hold up, we should expect mostly sunny weather for a couple of main events this weekend: The Harvest Fest and the Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair.
HRV water polo has great week; Harvest Hustle is Oct. 26; 44Trails Association Party; HRATS work party Oct. 26
Second house concert added, more
The fourth-annual Grominator skateboarding contest brought 32 kids to the Hood River Skate Park Saturday for what turned out to be the nicest, and driest, day in the last few weeks.
I was lucky; I harvested a decent size buck on my first “real” hunting adventure, a 3x4 mule deer from Eastern Oregon’s Fossil Unit in 1977.
The fourth-annual Grominator skateboarding contest is Saturday at the Hood River skate park. Registration will run from 9-10 a.m. with the contest to follow for kids ages 15 and younger.
100 miles in 33 hours
Mark Chamley returned to his Hood River home this week after finishing 117th in the Bear 100. For many running events, 117th place wouldn’t be much to brag about, but simply finishing this 100-mile, high-altitude ultra-marathon is a feat in itself, made even more impressive by the fact that Chamley is 60 years old.
Did you know that Sam Hill was one of the Northwest’s leading visionaries when it came to good roads? The Historic Columbia River Highway, Highway 101 along the coast and the road to Crater Lake were all constructed because of Sam Hill’s powers of persuasion.
Women who like to sing Christmas carols are invited to sing with the Sweet Adelines throughout the holidays.
Below is a selection of upcoming fun runs scheduled for the Gorge area. Although not a definitive source, a good site for information on these and other runs is www.columbiagorgerunningclub.com.
Group logs 115 miles in 72-hour journey around Hood, Adams and St. Helens
Four friends, three mountain peaks and 115-miles of trail in 72 hours: This is one epic exploit that few places in the world could accommodate so readily and few people could accomplish, but for Michael Stevens, the adventure was just down the road.
Ski slopes get fresh white coat, weather expert says this could be a great year
While this week’s unseasonably foul weather meant wet jackets and soggy shoes in the lower reaches of the valley, up higher on Mount Hood a thick coat of white covered the ground in the first decent snowfall of the 2013-14 winter season.
We’ve sung her praises many times before and even though we’re only a month into the current league season, it’s already time to do it again. To put it simply, Nancy Asai cleaned house last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.