Most of the southern part of the province east of Vancouver is on fire, and with the winds, we didn't have a lot of flying options. Clearwater looked to be the least windy, although smokey, so the BCXC group headed there for the day.
|Clearwater RASP for July 19|
Hot hot hot as usual in Clearwater in mid-July :) and the wind was crossing from the west as per usual, making thermalling in the smoke difficult. I stayed up for 30 min before calling it a day and landing for a swim at Dutch Lake. Peter and James flew to Clearwater to land closer to the lake ;) Too smokey to be really enjoyable, but it was nice to get away from the coast for a few days!
|A smokey and dry (look at the dormant grass!) El Nido launch. |
Photo courtesy of Richard Bruneau.