The Fraser Valley was predicted to be a bit too windy but fortunately Big Johnson in WA state is enough out of the FV flow to escape the wind. Pretty burley in the air and felt like springtime conditions...I find that the first couple of weeks of September are often a short-lived return to instability (the nights are getting longer and colder, while the days are still warm) before the XC flying shuts down for the season.
Went over to Porter Mountain and it was rough and strong over there, cloud base was somewhere above 2000m and the Twin Sisters were poking out above the clouds, very scenic!
FAI triangle at Big Johnson
|Mt. Baker and the Twin Sisters. Photo courtesy of Alex Raymont.|
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