East wind today, which is always good for high altitude gains at Bridal Falls!
Hard to go XC on a strong east day in the FV, but Bridal works well if you just want to get high and enjoy the view. Got over Cheam summit quite easily as we were getting to 2600-2700m, and Peter flew over to Lady Peak. But he didn't make it back and ended up landing at Spoon Lake where he got a ride down with some hikers. Meanwhile Simon and I were enjoying flying over the summit and waving at the crowd of people on the peak.
Went over to the Butterfly and found not much, but enough to let me get back to Cheam and where the only lift seemed to be. But the really high lift had died by then and it was more standard flying as the east wind died and the west wind came in.
|Looking west up the Ryan River Valley.|
|Leaving Overseer Peak, looking down at Capricorn creek and the 2010 landslide.|
|Crossing to Mt. Meager. Pebble creek fire in the distance.|
|Approaching the landslide, looking at Mt. Meager and Plinth Peak.|
|Passing over Mt. Meager and soaring the dust plumes from the constant rockslides.|
|Looking NW to Lilloet Glacier. Plinth peak lower right corner.|
132 km out and return.