Columbia Gorge Winds

These pictures were taken at Rooster Rock State Park at the West end of the Columbia River Gorge on a winter east wind day. Wind guage records show gusts over 70 mph! This section of the Gorge is our normal winter gnarl-fest and I've done it in winds gusting in the 50-55 mph range, but this was something else. Call me a whimp, but I'm glad I wasn't on the water today!

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