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Dern

Since 11 Jul 2010
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PostThu Jul 30, 20 8:08 am    Anyone launching from Doug's? Reply with quote

I recall a bunch of people working to fix up the Doug's Beach site so that kites could launch from it. Anyone put it to the test this year? With the ES/Marina on limited/no access, and Lyle being Lyle, I figure this might be one of the options for gorge-bound folks.
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Sasquatch

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PostThu Jul 30, 20 8:17 am    Did you see this recent post? Reply with quote

http://www.nwkite.com/forums/t-48319.html&highlight=dougs

The most current info I've taken in. Read the entire post and threads for info.

The river in a short amount of time can take out lots of sweat and effort; the power of water never ceases to amaze me.

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Dern

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PostThu Jul 30, 20 8:20 am     Reply with quote

I missed that post, thanks!
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shred_da_gorge

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PostThu Jul 30, 20 1:16 pm    Re: Anyone launching from Doug's? Reply with quote

Dern wrote:
...one of the options for gorge-bound folks.

Another is hike out to the sandbar from kite spit now that the water is low - probably equidistant.

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knotwindy

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PostThu Jul 30, 20 2:25 pm     Reply with quote

Just looked at it today. Upper path seems in good shape, the lower path is passable but won’t be for long without some attention. The water level is down so there is a ‘beach’ (read; mud flat right now, will dry out quickly) to launch/land on if the water level stays low. It is straight onshore wind but usable. Might have to drift launch depending upon wind strength/angle but very shallow so easy enough.
Could also launch just above the windsurf spot with the right wind angle, also shallow.
Could change daily with water height.

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HRnico

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PostThu Jul 30, 20 3:41 pm     Reply with quote

Was there Sunday to check it out. Lots of kiteline grabbers on the West side. Not much to look at. Will alot of work over next couple of seasons.
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PostThu Jul 30, 20 4:22 pm     Reply with quote

Somebody put a small metal post on the south point of our kite beach at Doug's. You can hook your chicken loop on it and walk your kite out and do a self launch. Foilers beware, lots of Eurasian Milfoil!
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