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Old Oct 06, 2014, 11:19 PM
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Castle Ridge 2014

Bruce and I hiked up to Castle Ridge yesterday.
No flying but some nice views.
We will be back.
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Old Oct 06, 2014, 11:52 PM
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Looks nice! I'd love to be there sometime when its blowing 60+ ;o)
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 12:43 AM
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Such a good looking ridge! Beautiful day by the looks too
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 01:45 AM
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Thats really cool to hear. It will be great to what speeds can be set with modern planes and thumbs. Its been years since a speed was posted there.
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 03:24 AM
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I remember when the Velocity went 265 there and the Supertron broke 200. Was huge news at the time
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 10:41 AM
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No wind? I see part of a plane in a backpack.
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 01:02 PM
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Bruce brought up his light K2M. We had a slight East wind but not steady or strong enough.
It's a bit of a trek in nice weather. With stormy conditions it might get uncomfortable fast.
The ridge is approx 8700ft elevation.
There's no obvious "perfect" spot for DS but many possibilities. On the backside, there are areas of sheer cliff and other areas that are more forgiving. Landing a crunchy without finding a rock could be a challenge. Foamy is probably pop and drop.

Lodging is easy to find in Truckee or Donner Lake area and it's a nice spot to take the family. Boomtown Casino in Reno is usually cheap and still only about 35-40 mins away.

Can anyone find the Supertron vid?
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Old Oct 08, 2014, 12:08 AM
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THe velocity vid was cool, epic noises from what I remember. Used to have it
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Old Oct 09, 2014, 06:42 AM
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Great pics Stu, beautiful place, a great walk. Really glad you guys got to go up there but I wish I'd been there too! And I hope the wedding was good Bruce!
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Old Oct 09, 2014, 03:30 PM
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Yeah, just what I need, two guys showing me up on the hike.
It actually took until today for my legs to recover.
I'm not yet convinced that this place is "the one" but it does have the potential for some fast speeds. I'm now looking more closely at some local spots that would require a similar hike. They are all on or near the Sierra Crest and see 100mph winds several times a year.
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Old Oct 10, 2014, 01:26 AM
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Went wheeling a few weeks back to the Foresdale Divide, near Roundtop Mt. south of Lake Tahoe with my bro. We found this cool 4x4 trail that takes to a place you could park that's within a half mile of this 9500ft due-North facing bowl

Really looks promising but haven't had a chance to try it yet. The road was fun but probably not passable after the first big snow.

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Old Oct 15, 2014, 09:30 AM
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Kurt, I'll have to have a better look at those Google Earth pics, thanks for posting. Yesterday looked like really good wind up on the ridge. But I couldn't get out of work. I am told that clouds and snow came in quickly. So that's another thing to consider.
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