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Old Mar 20, 2012, 08:17 PM
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Ok, Thursday afternoon is looking like some wind (current forecast is 14 from the West in Kennewick). My samurai is built and test flown. This is a recipe for disaster. Anyone else going to be up there on Thursday afternoon/evening? I need someone to show me the ropes. Never done this slope thing before.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 09:32 PM
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I'm hoping to be there Thursday.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 09:58 PM
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Awesome! I will head up after work - probably be there around 4:00.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:19 PM
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Turn away from the slope.........
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:31 PM
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Philthyy,

You live right across from a decent slope there in HR. Good lift in the late spring and summertime W wind. Check out Lumber and Bald Butte sites here....

http://passoaring.us/Page_Sites.shtml

G/L,

Vic
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 11:02 PM
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4:00? We may be gone by then...

This will be a day trip, 4 hours drive each way. We usually try to get there by 10:00 and usually head home around 3:00. Weekend trips are different...
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Old Mar 21, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Ah, well crap. I wish I could get away earlier, but I just won't be able to on Thursday.

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4:00? We may be gone by then...

This will be a day trip, 4 hours drive each way. We usually try to get there by 10:00 and usually head home around 3:00. Weekend trips are different...
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 01:23 PM
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Brrr, it's cold up here!

(and a little snowy!!!)
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Thanks. Rub it in. Looking like it is going to be a bust by the time I get up there... Going to try anyway though.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 09:51 PM
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Ok Neddis, here's what you missed...

As I mentioned earlier, it was a tad chilly when we arrived.

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Creg got brave first, and pulled out the Contender. AND, his thick gloves!

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After that bit of entertainment, it was time for the Acacia II to come out and play.

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Old Mar 27, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Creg started complaining about being cold, so he decided to go on a little walk.

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This is what happens when you let Jeremy huck your plane into the back side of a thermal cycle!

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Eventually, it warmed up and some more gliders decided they wanted a turn.

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Despite a somewhat auspicious beginning, the day turned out to be a lot of fun. Early, it was cold, but winds were 25+. As the day wore on, it warmed up nice, and winds slowly tapered off. We had an hour or so of great Slermal conditions before the wind completely died around 3:30.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 11:59 PM
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I am sad that I had to miss it. I will meet up with you guys at some point though, I promise.

Tomorrow looks good. Time to maiden the Samurai.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 12:33 AM
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Any idea of how this Friday is looking?
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 12:39 AM
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Looks good. Forecast is calling for straight in on Eagle (220*) @ 17 which basically translates to 30-35 on the hill.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 08:15 PM
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Friday is now looking like 42mph... Bigger wind each time I look.

I was up at Eagle today and it was probably 30+ and AWESOME. I am just guessing though. Kennewick weather station was reading 19-21mph. Can't believe nobody else was up there today. It was nice to have the hill to myself though. Got to wring out my Samurai pretty well.
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