Winds were light SW so several of us headed out to Althelstan and return. The run out was beautiful with a cloud street pretty much over the entire range at around 3000m. We weren't dressed quite warm enough (the Rasp said -4C at 3000m) so we were all freezing, but nobody was about to cut their flight short due to a little cold :)
|Crossing Hurley Pass.|
|You can faintly see the new road the loggers have put in which goes towards Meager Hot Springs.|
Fortunately the Miller Beer Farm is right under Owl Peak and easy to land at, and there were already lots of pilots there from earlier in the day, so we joined them to warm up after our 4-5 hour freeze-off. One of the last good XC days in the area, and it was epic conditions: fast, strong, high, and cold! Just like March or April, only it's September!
Athelstan and return flight.