|Mt. Whitney from 13,500' |
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The launch can be tricky though. Walt's is a cliff-launch - that is, you layout on level ground and then pull up-turn and walk off a cliff. . . It can be interesting. Unfortunately, Walt's launch isn't suitable for a large group due to it's restricted size and requirement of high launch skills.
Flights from Walt's are spectacular because it provides views of the Eastern Sierra Range from perspectives that noone else can experience. You can hear and smell - almost touch the most beautiful mountain range in California.
|Mt. Whitney over my shoulder - at 14,000''|
I launched first and went directly to 13,500'. I loitered around launch for 30 minutes to allow a gaggle to form so we could convoy up range together. The views were so amazing that I won't even try to convey their beauty with words. Even my photos don't even begin to produce the vivid colors of the rock and the deep blue of the alpine lakes.
|Dean on his R10.2|
It was a great weekend with 13.5 hours flown and 185 miles flown.
Results will be HERE, when posted. My flights are HERE.