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Mar 24, 2012, 11:59 PM
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=======Tehachapi slopers=======


Hi, all! I'm now a dedicated Tehachapi-area sloper having moved to Bear Valley late last year. I know there's a bunch of you out there so hopefully we can use this thread to share info, flying sites and especially getting together for some great Southern Sierra Nevada sloping.

Convict Hill is my "local" site and I've been to Dovetail Hill lately too. In an east wind that bluff off the south side of the 58 just before Towerline Rd. has been flown and reported to be a good place with a nice LZ so let's share some info and whereabouts in this great hobby. The more friends to fly with the better!

Here's a list of our flying sites with GPS coordinates and wind direction:

- Convict Hill (W wind, Cummings Valley): Lat 35 7'47.20"N, Lon 11833'31.60"W
- Dovetail Hill (W & E wind, Golden Hills): Lat 3510'1.94"N, Lon 11828'57.41"W
- Towerline Bluff (E wind, Hwy 58 at Tower Line Rd): Lat 3518'51.09"N, Lon 11847'26.92"W
- Couch Hill (N,E(?) & W winds, Hwy 58 at Sand Canyon) Lat 35 6'58.58"N, Lon 11819'35.74"W

mw
Last edited by Mark Wood; Sep 08, 2012 at 08:01 AM. Reason: adding sites & GPS coordinates
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Mar 25, 2012, 08:57 AM
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Have you found a site that's good for a South wind?
Mar 25, 2012, 10:22 PM
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Not yet but hey. I'm the new guy in town. I'll have to do some Google checking and see what we can come up with. Any ideas where to look? I'd think maybe the north side of Cummings Valley or somewhere in Golden Hills might yield something.

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Mar 25, 2012, 10:26 PM
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Hey I'm a Tehachapi Sloper!!!

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Mar 26, 2012, 08:54 PM
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Hey I'm a Tehachapi Sloper!!!

Matin
"Location: Lives in RB...Works in RSF........ Flys in Carlsbad" ...... Wishes he lived up here.

C'mon up, Matin. We'll make one of ya!

mw
Mar 26, 2012, 11:19 PM
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I'm ready to unite!
When is the unification going to happen?!!!

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Mar 27, 2012, 10:05 AM
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Already in progress. When are you coming up?

mw (appreciates Matin's bumps )
Mar 27, 2012, 10:22 AM
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Protip, Wood: post some pics of the slopes. Get us pumped up and maybe we'll visit

Steve
Mar 27, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Lots'a good places to slope up in the "hill country" of Tehachapi!! Been years since I've flown up there--might have to make a "road trip" and hit the slopes!! Enjoy!!
Mar 27, 2012, 03:12 PM
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I see a "T" Fest coming up!

Matin
Mar 27, 2012, 03:29 PM
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when's the snow melt?
Mar 27, 2012, 09:49 PM
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Whats nice about snow is it makes for a cushy landing. I am grateful to Mark to begin rallying folks for some local flying.

We will put our heads together and look for some good multi-wind direction slopes. If everyone can Google earth our area as well and come up with some additional suggestions it would be helpful. There are some slopes for South facing winds, some potential great ones, but we need to work out access with some local property owners. The bowl above Monolith/Lehigh concrete would be great for South and East winds, I will contact their management to determine if we can secure permissions.

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Mar 27, 2012, 10:00 PM
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Matin, I didn't know you were a Tehachapi guy, but welcome aboard (THIS IS A WEAK, DRY ATTEMPT AT HUMOR).

Jim
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Mar 27, 2012, 10:25 PM
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Snow's long gone down here but still in the upper hills some. At my altitude it's around for a few days then gone. I like it that way.

A "T-fest" would be a cool idea. It'd be kinda like WeaselFest with access to different sites depending on wind conditions. If it's completely dead, bring a motor job and we'll have at it here in BVS at the local field.

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Mar 28, 2012, 12:04 AM
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Or bring some DLG's maybe Mark?

Jim


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