Woodside March 13, 2021

 It was predicted to be a rather stable day, but Alex, Kevin, and Tom were going to be working on the lower trail section of the Woodside road, so I tagged along to hike up from their working spot.

Used the new upper trail section and it's pretty nice!  The main section is in the trees, nice and shady, and the last part is rather steep due to the fact it's pretty much a cliff face at that point, and it spits you out by the spot where the old hang gliding ramp used to be.  When walking up the final section, make sure to keep an eye out for launching pilots coming at you from above!

Met Martin and Mia who were flying their paragliders and it was lame-ish cycles so no rush to get ready.  Eventually they both launched and sunk out into Riverside as it was still quite still on launch and not even any birds coming by.

Eventually a group of more hike-n-flyers showed up and lobbed off in the heavy cirrus, myself included.  It was basically an extended sled ride at that point, although later on that afternoon it blued-up again with stronger sun and pilots were able to stay up for a hour +.  There were even 5 hang gliders on launch today.

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