We had a visiting pilot from Germany flying Bridal for the first time, so I made sure he got off launch safely before launching myself. In the air it was a bit punchy and the glides were punctuated with a bit of turbulence; it was hard to stay on the bar for long periods of time without getting jostled around at some point. But there was plenty of lift and easy to do the Bridal milkrun from Ludwig to Elk.
|At the Lakes at 1850m, looking west to Cheam|
Some pilots had toplanded at Upper Bridal but I opted not to (reports of muddy spots on the front of launch where the snow has melted off) and did a run out to the Agassiz bridge. I was curious to find out how low I could return to the soaring knob and still get back up; Rob has done it from 250m and I've done it from 300m. Today I got back at 260m and wasn't able to do it :( so ended up landing at the LZ. Oh well, now I have a new challenge to do at the end of the day...can I break 250m?