|Looking north toward Hurley Pass.|
First thing in the morning Greg, Reto, and Jim took a helicopter up to Mt. Currie where they all flew off. Over at MacKenzie it was sunny and hot, and a bit of NW wind. Nice launching conditions but we never actually launched until sometime after 1pm.
I was flying Alex's glider since he was flying mine so it took a few turns to get used to the new brake pressure etc. But got away from launch and up to the towers, and then turned north. (BTW, there is still 1 patch of snow on the road to upper launch that is preventing pilots from driving all the way, but it's about a 10 minute walk from the last snow patch.)
|The new launch still has snow on it.|
Back at launch there were reports of a glider in the trees just below launch but the pilot was OK. Then I watched another pilot spin their glider into the trees just on the ridge before you get into the south bowl, they were OK as well and hiked out within the hour.