We crossed the border into Idaho and arrived at AJ's Cafe in Priest River, ID about 15 minutes later.
Attending the event was (clockwise from the bottom) Dan Rogers from Diamond Lake WA, Mike Cox from Everett, WA, Kim Apel from San Clemente, CA, Dennis McFadden from Burnaby, BC Canada, Steve Lansdowne from Austin, TX, Tom Gale from Port Townsend WA, Joel Bergen (me) from Mukilteo, WA, and Thom Vetromile from Sagle, ID.
With all boats launched, we set forth as a group towards Indian Creek. Sailing was pleasant at first, but ahead, in the distance, I thought I saw whitecaps. A few minutes later, the whitecaps appeared to be headed our way. Fearing Dan might be right after all, I began to tie in a reef. Halfway through tying in the reef, WHAM it hit us.
We named this windstorm "Hurricane Dan".