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Glacier kiting on Mt Hood, pics

 
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30knotwind

Since 20 Apr 2012
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PostTue Feb 05, 13 7:29 am    Glacier kiting on Mt Hood, pics Reply with quote

I was up on Mt Hood, Palmer, on Sunday and snapped a few pics of some impressive kite uphilling! (If you want HQ copies, download the pic by right-clicking on the slide show pics and opening in a new tab; then Save As.)

http://www.30knotwind.com/2013/02/snow-kites.html

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Wind Slither

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PostTue Feb 05, 13 7:36 am     Reply with quote

Nice share 30-knot! Thumb's Up

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D-Krep It Kiter

Since 18 Jul 2011
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PostTue Feb 05, 13 9:31 am     Reply with quote

Nice pics... don't really get the comment section "only windsurfers could be found on the river"... we were out kiting the Columbia on both Saturday & Sunday, Feb 2nd & 3rd and didn't see any windsurfers at all.

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30knotwind

Since 20 Apr 2012
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PostTue Feb 05, 13 9:58 am     Reply with quote

@ D, Sorry, "Migration" was a colorful concept for writing since I stopped by Rooster at ~11 on Saturday--I didn't get wet--and didn't see any kiters; air temp was over 50F so I thought I'd see lots of both kiters and windsurfers. The uphilling sure illustrates how much more versatile kite skills are. I edited the comment.
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mitchl3000

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PostTue Feb 05, 13 10:19 am     Reply with quote

My boy pauldridge killin it!!

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Gman

Since 11 Feb 2006
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Portland
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PostTue Feb 05, 13 10:51 am     Reply with quote

outed

big weekend - surfed PC friday, some nelscott spectating & rooster skim sess sat and elusive mt hood sunday with these rockstars


   hoodkite1.jpg 
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   hoodkite4.jpg 
   hoodkite33.jpg 

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MikeZ

Since 17 Jul 2012
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PostTue Feb 05, 13 10:55 am     Reply with quote

D-Krep It Kiter wrote:
we were out kiting the Columbia on both Saturday & Sunday, Feb 2nd & 3rd and didn't see any windsurfers at all.


Just curious - where were you this past weekend? Not that I would have been able to make it out - just wondering where it was good...

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D-Krep It Kiter

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PostTue Feb 05, 13 11:16 am     Reply with quote

MikeZ wrote:

Just curious - where were you this past weekend? Not that I would have been able to make it out - just wondering where it was good...


I was at Blackberry Beach on Saturday, then there was about six of us that kited at Hood River on Sunday afternoon.

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Sella

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PostTue Feb 05, 13 1:23 pm     Reply with quote

Wow some great pics 30knot. Thanks for sharing! Thumb's Up

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Blazeheliski

Since 30 Mar 2011
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PostTue Feb 05, 13 2:30 pm     Reply with quote

So did you guys skin across Timberline and up a bit to get above the tree line so that you could set up just left of the ski area boundary? Nice shots!

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Gman

Since 11 Feb 2006
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PostTue Feb 05, 13 2:39 pm     Reply with quote

Yes - skin up till you find wind - be respectful of the ski area boundary -watch for rocks and greyhound eating holes

Nice shots and site 30knotwind - like the nuktacular rooster windsurf shots

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Blazeheliski

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PostTue Feb 05, 13 7:43 pm     Reply with quote

Nice! Looks like wind was WSW? Did the Timberline wind sensors give you an idea of what size kite to pack - or did you guys pack several kites? How was the wind? Gusty or pretty steady? I ski Meadows a lot - wind seems pretty gusty on that side the times I am up there. I would think slopes closer to the west side of the mountain the wind would be more direct and less gusty with an approaching front?

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TWIN-FIN

Since 24 May 2006
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PostTue Feb 05, 13 9:11 pm     Reply with quote

SWEET Shots 30knotwind.
If it wasn't for a certain person carrying on like a crazed spastic, G-Man and I were not too stoked to risk life and limb on a surface of "Death Cookies". But once we got up higher the conditions got better and the wind go stronger. We flew 7M Drifters and 6m RPM.
This was the first time G got it in 12 attempts. SW and SE wind should work, we looked at the current wind speed reading and went for it.
Thanks again for sharing your photos.

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