The wind started blowing over the Sierras just right today and we got the wave were were hoping for. I had an early flight in the Pegasus, which I hadn't flown in about a year. I managed to eventually thermal up to 10,500 feet after I spotted a pair of dust devils merging.
I hit the bottom of the secondary wave a few times but never got up in it. So I tried pushing into the primary but ended up in the rotor.
I then flew in the club Grob with Ralf in the front seat. We took a wave tow and released in 10knot lift that took us all the way to 18,000 feet. Here's a shot of the alitmeter reading just below 18,000:
And here's one of many pictures I took of Lake Tahoe from above 17,000 feet.
We flew down south to Alpine and then north to Reno and I-80. Of course, we screwed around in a few other places too.
The scenery was simply beautiful. I've uploaded the photos from the first three days (smaller versions):
- Wave Camp 2005, Day #1 photos
- Wave Camp 2005, Day #1 photos (yesterday)
- Wave Camp 2005, Day #3 photos (today)
And yes, it was cold up there. But luckily the sun was shining. :-)
I'll put the full sized images on Flickr when the trip is over.
Posted by jzawodn at April 11, 2005 10:56 PM