Well, I have been away from Maui for about two weeks now, and I have just arrived in Hood River. I spent the last few days road tripping across the country to the Gorge (almost 2000 miles). The weather was nice today with light west winds and sun. I am looking forward to my first days on the river. I heard the water was cold, but manageable with good rubber. There is also tons of snow on the mountains, so there should be plenty of water moving. It looks like it’s gonna be good soon!