Monday, September 29, 2008

Unreal Potential

That was Scot's assessment of the day after he got his first glimpse of the vista downrange from Makapuu. Jorge and Scot led the cross country charge, with Don, Aaron and me in close pursuit.

But the north wind in advance of the cold front was a bit too brisk and a bit too northerly to make it worth fighting much past Greenwalls. It was easy to get high along the entire route though, and we spent a lot of time playing in the thermals over Waimanalo. Maui Aaron got to cloudbase at around three grand over Puu O Kona, and flew out to the beach at Sherwoods to land in front of his mom. As the rest of us landed at the Makapuu LZ, we heard that Jeff and Jim were realizing the truly unreal potential out at Nanakuli, with Jeff scoring a personal best altitude of 4,200 feet. Way to go, westsiders!

Nanakuli Teaser 9.28.2008 from KahanaEarl on Vimeo.

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