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Old Oct 28, 2010, 11:08 PM
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anyone fly off badger or whatever it is right outside richland? there are two i'm thinking of, one is hike to the top only, the other you can drive.

my in-laws live in Tri-c and i've been itching to fly everytime i go past those/hike up

The usual flying sites in the Tri-Cities are detailed on the Mid Columbia Soarers website. Eagle Butte overlooks Badger Road and it is "drive and fly" but you need to be a member to access the private property. The others, Chandler and Kiona overlook I82 around Benton City and are public lands so open to anyone. Which means lots of nonfliers use it for hiking, trail riding, target shooting, drinking, busting bottles (see target shooting), etc.

Mike
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 12:04 AM
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Hey Mike,

Nice to make your acquaintance up on the hill this past weekend. Welcome back to the PacNW!

Cheers,

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Old Oct 29, 2010, 12:05 AM
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Anyone going back for Round 2 this coming weekend?
Old Oct 29, 2010, 12:13 AM
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Wish I could but its Halloween this weekend and I gotta go trick-or-treating.....
OOPS I mean I gotta take my kids trick-or-treating......

Happy Halloween

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Old Oct 29, 2010, 12:20 AM
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Sunday, Sunday...
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 12:41 AM
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BTW, where was My Precioussss last weekend? Possibly moving on to aerotow now as well?... I hear the lawn chairs stay-put.
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 09:37 AM
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Thanks, Vic. It was fun meeting and flying with all of you guys. I'll be there Sunday if the wind is there.

Mike


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Hey Mike,

Nice to make your acquaintance up on the hill this past weekend. Welcome back to the PacNW!

Cheers,

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Old Oct 29, 2010, 09:50 AM
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http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/richland

the forecast has changed for the better on Sunday.
Old Oct 29, 2010, 01:07 PM
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BTW, where was My Precioussss last weekend? Possibly moving on to aerotow now as well?... I hear the lawn chairs stay-put.
Family was in town!
No aerotow here!
I still have a need for speed!
A few of us will be on the hill Sunday.
DS Derrick is chomping at the bit!
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 05:38 PM
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some of Mike's less than desirable So. Cal. flying buddies are considering a trip to the NW. When's the best time of year wind wise?

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Old Oct 29, 2010, 06:43 PM
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We'll see you all on Sunday!
Old Oct 29, 2010, 07:42 PM
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some of Mike's less than desirable So. Cal. flying buddies are considering a trip to the NW. When's the best time of year wind wise?

Greg (working on kitchen passes for 2011...)
April, May, June, September, October.

The other months are flyable when the wind is working. It is either too hot or cold. I flew Thanksgiving weekend two years ago. A balmy 10 degrees, with the wind chill. Transmitter mitts are a must in those conditions.

I like the May-June period. Nice warm long days!

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Old Oct 29, 2010, 10:22 PM
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April to mid May to have the best chance for big air.

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Old Oct 29, 2010, 11:56 PM
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What was the name of that event a few weeks before PSS Fest at Cajon?
Wonder if we can get the posse mobilized to infest the buttes in May.

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the place i'm thinking is just south of a big church, with a fairly new development with some mini mansions creeping up the footsteps, a nice park and a trail lead to the top from the north side, and gated access from the south i think, though i've only hiked up it a couple times, but the wind was great!! next time i'm out i guess i'll bring the sloper and see whats up i guess...i've not found any nice slope sites here which is a bummer...i'm gonna try DLG though but i'm guessing thermals may be hard to come by too...


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The usual flying sites in the Tri-Cities are detailed on the Mid Columbia Soarers website. Eagle Butte overlooks Badger Road and it is "drive and fly" but you need to be a member to access the private property. The others, Chandler and Kiona overlook I82 around Benton City and are public lands so open to anyone. Which means lots of nonfliers use it for hiking, trail riding, target shooting, drinking, busting bottles (see target shooting), etc.

Mike


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