Monday, March 02, 2015
We had to wait out quite a few squall lines and showers before we got off the hill. Then Steve kited up and launched and top landed multiple times before the direction came around enough for us to stay up. Thanks for being the guinea pig! I mean the lead scientist! But once we were up it was working like crazy, and we all crossed the bay without even thinking about it.
In addition to the waterfall between the launches, there was also a nice waterfall in the ravine on the other side of the rhino horn. Then across the bay there was a waterfall on the cliff face just before Hidden Valley. And of course the really tall waterfall in Hidden Valley was super spectacular.
Steve ended up going back to land at Kahana, but Jeff and I had fun setting up landings at Swanzys, one of my favorite landing zones. There were lots of folks camping there, and a bunch of kids ran up to check us out after we landed. They asked a lot of awesome questions about paragliding, including this one: what’s the fastest car? Well I guess they ask everyone that. They had money on a Lamborghini. But Jeff and I both said Tesla made a faster one. I don’t know how I knew that, but Jeff knew the name of the car and everything.
Later we met Jonathan out there, and he did some kiting before running up for the last flight of the day, the sunset session.
What a great day scoring an unlikely squall dodging cross country window in super north conditions.
Posted by Alex at 12:02 AM