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Re: Nuking in the gorge
« Reply #105 on: August 18, 2017, 06:29:36 PM »
We need more days like this. Maybe some early fall frontal passages will save us from the doldrums of late summer blow dryer thermals. Pass the whine please.

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Re: Nuking in the gorge
« Reply #106 on: August 19, 2017, 09:02:42 AM »
  Friggin cold here. This is winter weather in my saner part of the country. Would have been nice to have a day or two of practice but the start of the downwind will be my first time touching this water.

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Re: Nuking in the gorge
« Reply #107 on: October 12, 2017, 02:52:16 PM »
Well, it wasn't exactly nukin', but Joel and I got out a couple days ago and did a rain squall powered Viento. It was actually a pretty good run and super fun. We stayed super close to shore in case the wind died, but I've found that to be a pretty fun line because you get some wild swell around a few of the rocky outcroppings that stand up pretty good when combined with the eddy line. Really good long glides until just before Split Rock when it died to about 8-10kts. With the current down to 107k cfs it was still really easy to get back in slow cruise mode. The water temp is still about 61f, but with air temps in the 50's and rain squalls, the 3/2 full suit was the right call. Hopefully we'll get in a few more runs before winter, but with heavy snow down to low altitudes forecast the next few days, I'm not going to hold my breath. A good way to cap the season that was put on hold for the better part of a month by the fires.
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