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cgka

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PostTue Oct 02, 12 9:25 am    CGKA - Blackberry Beach BBQ/Kite Party - SAT Oct 6 Reply with quote

The CGKA Board of Directors and Volunteers in partnership with the City and Port of Cascade Locks, with the support of local Cascade Locks Businesses,
would like you to join us for an afternoon/evening of BBQ, Beverages and Celebration of the continued development at this newest Columbia River Gorge Kite Launchsite.

When : Oct 6, Saturday afternoon, starting around 3pm-ish
Where : Blackberry Beach, just east of Cascade Locks, along Herman Creek outflow.
*See photos with directions
What : A BBQ Party to celebrate this new kite launch location that the City and Port of Cascade Locks and The Columbia Gorge Kiteboarding Association worked together on to create.
The CGKA and local businesses will be providing some Food and Beverages as part of our membership drive in support of the continued investment and improvments at this new location.
Bring any extra food & beverage that you would like to have either for yourself or to contribute.
Why? : It's a BBQ at a new kite launch location. It's like winning the lottery, so celebrate and relish this opportunity, because brother, it don't come that easy or that often, if at all!!!!

Directions and some progress photos.


   HR to BB Beach directions.jpg 
   PDX to BB Beach directions.jpg 
   blackberry beach before.jpg 
   blackberry beach during.jpg 
   blackberry beach after.jpg 

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windobsessed

Since 07 Aug 2008
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PostTue Oct 02, 12 10:47 am     Reply with quote

WOW, great job!

Last time I was there people actually drove all the way
to the launch area. Is that the plan for the future is to park there too?

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beefcake

Since 11 Jul 2007
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PostTue Oct 02, 12 11:20 am     Reply with quote

Wow, that looks awesome! Great job all, sandy beach too. Easties in the forecast.

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Jonpnw

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PostTue Oct 02, 12 11:58 am     Reply with quote

It would be great to stop and patronage some of the local business as well. Lets show Cascade Locks what having a friendly, open mind can do for a local economy.
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Mike D

Since 28 Apr 2011
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PostTue Oct 02, 12 12:18 pm     Reply with quote

windobsessed wrote:
WOW, great job!

Last time I was there people actually drove all the way
to the launch area. Is that the plan for the future is to park there too?


The road will be closed off with a boulder or two in the near future. The road is too narrow and will eventually erode away if we continue to drive on it.

Amazing before and after shots there. Looking forward to trying this launch out, should be a fun weekend!

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Blazeheliski

Since 30 Mar 2011
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PostTue Oct 02, 12 1:38 pm     Reply with quote

Mike D wrote:
windobsessed wrote:
WOW, great job!

Last time I was there people actually drove all the way
to the launch area. Is that the plan for the future is to park there too?


The road will be closed off with a boulder or two in the near future. The road is too narrow and will eventually erode away if we continue to drive on it.

Amazing before and after shots there. Looking forward to trying this launch out, should be a fun weekend!


If this becomes a popular spot and provides some business to Cascade Locks - do you think they would consider adding material (rock,gravel) to both sides of the road to widen it and make it safe to drive? I noticed that the gravel yard next to where you turn had a pile of rock and gravel big enough to make that a 4 lane freeway. Being able to park right next to the launch would make it an awesome launch. It still looks fantastic now. You guys did a nice job on it. The last time I checked it out - it was still all gravel.

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forrest

Since 21 Jun 2005
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PostTue Oct 02, 12 4:16 pm     Reply with quote

Coming out on Saturday and signing up as a CGKA member is a great way to show your support for this beach! I'll be there sporting a tablet PC to take your details!
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Johnb

Since 02 Aug 2010
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PostTue Oct 02, 12 4:55 pm     Reply with quote

I see myself... Lol.

The launch has come a long way!

Did those 2 trees on the west side of the beach get cut down? I can't tell from the pictures. The dang saw broke when we tried to cut them down during the work party.

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Kruse

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PostWed Oct 03, 12 9:48 am     Reply with quote

Is anyone kiting there this afternoon?

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97031

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PostWed Oct 03, 12 10:42 am     Reply with quote

Forecast looks perfect for east wind kiting and barbecue Saturday. Come show your support for the CGKA and the new launch!

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Rollo Tomasi

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PostWed Oct 03, 12 3:18 pm    Awesome! Reply with quote

See you there! 3pm Saturday!
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97031

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PostThu Oct 04, 12 7:21 am     Reply with quote

Barbecue/party starts about 3, but come earlier if you want to kite as it looks like the wind will calm down in the afternoon.

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tjgulizia

Since 06 Feb 2007
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PostThu Oct 04, 12 2:44 pm    Be there early to kite! Reply with quote

Sat, Oct 6 2012

Strong easterlies in the West Gorge again, Home Valley to Troutdale. Looks solid upper 20's to low 30's Cascade Locks, low 30 and higher gusts for Rooster.

Looking solid for the inauguration!

BBQ and Beer? Be There!!!

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Rollo Tomasi

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PostThu Oct 04, 12 4:07 pm    Re: Be there early to kite! Reply with quote

tjgulizia wrote:
Sat, Oct 6 2012

Strong easterlies in the West Gorge again, Home Valley to Troutdale. Looks solid upper 20's to low 30's Cascade Locks, low 30 and higher gusts for Rooster.

Looking solid for the inauguration!

BBQ and Beer? Be There!!!


Forecast

West Gorge easterlies power up again on FRI, still solid SAT, decline on SUN. Coast winds light thru the extended.

SAT Light coast winds, while in the Gorge, easterlies hold on another day, same pattern, looking strong still, solid upper 20's to 30's



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melokitegirl

Since 28 Oct 2008
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PostThu Oct 04, 12 7:35 pm     Reply with quote

Looks like Gorge Kite-opia to me. Wow! Great Job! Really Proud!
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user124

Since 02 Aug 2012
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PostThu Oct 04, 12 8:12 pm     Reply with quote

How kiteable is this location for a relative beginner with questionable upwind abilities? Are there any east wind gorge locations that are more forgiving if you get blown downwind?

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dangler

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PostThu Oct 04, 12 8:23 pm    go for it Reply with quote

makes for a good newbie downwinder to cascade locks. set up a shuttle car or getting back is tough.
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