Tag Archives: Columbia River Gorge

August 06

Race Recap: Gorge Downwind Champs

The Gorge Downwind Championships has been an annual pilgrimage from its inception. It’s predecessor, the Wildside Relay, first introduced me to this downwind paradise, and I have enjoyed screaming upstream on the Columbia River in the shadow of snow capped volcanoes ever since. For 2017, the Gorge Downwind Championships would be my first “A” race […]

July 28

Gorge Downwind Championships

With incredible scenery, almost guaranteed perfect daily downwind conditions, simple fast shuttles, great organization, abundant support from almost all the industry and a well contested competition … you are probably thinking of somewhere in Hawaii, South Africa or Australia. But no … this is the Gorge Downwind Championships in Hood River, Oregon and it is […]

July 06

VIDEO: “The Gorge”

June 24

Columbia River Gorge, Questions and Answers

Q: Why is it so windy in the Columbia River Gorge? A: In short, there is a pressure differential caused by the colder moist air over Portland, OR and the hot, dry air over the desert to the east of the Cascade mountains. The cold air is rushing towards the hot air to equalize that […]

December 22

Surfski Shangri-La

The Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon/Washington state line is the Shangri-La for World class fun if you’re an outdoor enthusiast. From year round skiing on Mt. Hood, mountain biking, road biking, trail running and off course the legendary whitewater of the White Salmon, Little White Salmon, Hood, Wise, etc. It’s also one of the […]