Saturday, September 21, 2013
It was a rare day without kid pickups for me, so while I was a bit sad to see the other guys landing early, I took advantage of the clearing clouds and strengthening lift to add a full chronic triangle to that initial loop, climbing as high as 2,800 feet and connecting dots from Mokolii to Punaluu. I had hoped this might be a day to tag the Pyramid, but the wind strength and cloud base weren't really in the zone for that mission. Finally, after four hours and twenty miles, I figured my wing must be dry, and I brought her down to the LZ. I even managed to swoop down and brush my hand over the sand just before landing, a fun little stunt I've finally started to figure out.
Happy Birthday to Joey! Great to see everyone out there: Joey, Allegra, Woody, Steve, Thom, Ike, the other Steve, Larry Mac, and Drew.
Posted by Alex at 2:42 AM