|Sims Corner at 4000 m, looking at Banks Lake. Lots of smoke from the Entiat and Leahy fires.|
Chelan PG Nats July 11
After yesterday's mega-task people were moving very slow this morning, in fact I believe some pilots took the day off to rest and recover. So we decided on a straightforward task of Sims Corner and back (~94 km) which would not tax retrieve and not require a lot of mental expenditure of energy by the pilots.
We actually got quite high on the Butte so the glide across was OK, but I had a terrible start. I was low and downwind, and I spent a good part of the flight battling to get high and stay high. I actually hit 4000 m at Sims Corner but other than that it was a struggle, and I landed just short of the rim on the way back, maybe 10 km short. Just didn't seem to be my day, maybe I'm still tired from yesterday's epic flight!