Did you know that you can snowboard at Mount Hood year round?
It is only an hour drive from Portland, so it is a perfect day trip. If I had known, I would have brought my snowboard in the middle of summer.
But I did get introduced to a new outdoor adventure activity a little more appropriate for the season.
I watched kitesurfing and windsurfing at Hood River.
I heard that in the summer a community of kitesurfers camps out at Hood River and spends their days out in the water doing what they love.
The word mesmerized sounds a bit melodramatic, but it really does fit.
I could have watched them for hours.
Next time I want to participate.