Upper launch is now open, but this time of year it's often unnecessary to go all that way, lower launch will do just fine ;). Winds aloft were north so not much chance of a Whistler Express, but this time around there was a bit too much instability in the airmass so the skies clouded over and it was quite overcast. Fortunately Alex and I were able to get off launch while the sun was still out, but the climb out was slow. It took about 45 minutes to climb out to upper launch where the upper-launch-pilots were waiting for cycles.
|Lots of shade came in to shut things down on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Alex Raymont.|
|One Mile Lake, I'm sure it's still cold since it's only May!|
|Overdevelopment and rain near D'Arcy.|
There was a nice cloud street set up from Goat Mountain all the way to Athelstan, but I wasn't too enthused to fly underneath (or alongside) in case it decided to go kablooey like some other clouds and already done, so I turned around at Goat Mountain. We were keeping a close eye on the OD but it was staying nice to the SW (and where the upper wind direction/weather was coming from).
|More OD and rain east of Lilloet Lake. To the SW it stayed nice though.|
|Dusk at Porteau Cove. Photo courtesy of Alex Raymont.|