More skating. Not quite as long ago.

A month or so ago, there was one of those really amazing Spring-like days in Portland.  Sun shining, sky as blue as the middle of July.  So we got up early and went out to Happy Valley.  After a bit, the park filled up.  But not with the usual crowd of tweens on scooters.  It was several crews of adult skaters that had the same idea as us.  It was fun having that many people on the session but a little hectic in that tiny park.  So we cruised to a ledge spot out that way.  A good day all around.

Derek ollied.

And so did Jesse.

Jesse still has the switch tricks on lock.

Ryan getting slappy.

Derek, Jesse, and Ryan.


Skateboarding from months ago.

It must have been fall.  Ryan's friends came out from Chicago to skate.  But it rained because it's Portland.  So we all analyzed our weather apps and decided to head up the Gorge to Hood River, Bingen, and The Dalles.  Hopes were high that these places in the rain shadow of the cascades would have dry skate terrain and we weren't disappointed.  It was even almost sunny in The Dalles.  Here are some photos...

Jen cruised the bank while I tested lighting.

 Zack warmed up with a nice backside ollie.

Then he did a really nice looking kickflip.

Tim had this funny bail photo.

And Ryan wrangled this switch boardslide to end our day in Bingen.