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by gregangsten
Sat May 15, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Central Cal flying
Replies: 0
Views: 12

Central Cal flying

Did a little trip up north awhile back and flew Tollhouse and Dunlap with very nice flights in both spots. Ron Jones lives right near the LZ and is the guy to talk to about flying there. He showed me a spot to spend the night up there and arranged a driver when 3 of us went up to fly one day. Info f...
by gregangsten
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yosemite this summer. Save the date, as they say.
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Yosemite this summer. Save the date, as they say.

The work on the Glacier Point road was postponed a year and Arthur has signed up to monitor July 17 and 18. Last season to fly the Y for awhile as the road is scheduled to be closed the following 2 years. I will be going up earlier in the week as usual to grab a spot or two so as the time approaches...
by gregangsten
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Over the Back
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Over the Back

Fantastic, Greg. Congratulations.
...and I didn't even look at the weather Monday because I was sure it was blowing down.
by gregangsten
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Saturday's incident
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Saturday's incident

Great to hear, Vrezh! Sounds like there is not much long term damage, if any? Glad to hear you are home. Good luck with it.
by gregangsten
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bates Beach
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Bates Beach

Just read this article about the Rincon trail project at Bates Beach: http://www.coastalview.com/news/city-releases-environmental-impact-report-for-rincon-trail-project-solicits-public-comments/article_225d75ac-8767-11eb-a784-8f7dd162c372.html I have to say it looks like our status won't carry much ...
by gregangsten
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Red Rocks Fly-in
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: Red Rocks Fly-in

Anyone planning to go? I am.
by gregangsten
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yosemite over Labor Day?
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Re: Yosemite over Labor Day?

Well, it was an interesting trip. I got up there first Thursday afternoon with a little family entourage and was happy to discover that our "parking lot" campground had porta-potties, a trash dumpster and lots of good camping areas in the trees and meadow around the perimeter. The whole scheme prove...
by gregangsten
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yosemite over Labor Day?
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Re: Yosemite over Labor Day?

Fires are clouding the picture for next weekend. Here are two sites to monitor the air quality: A map: https://www.purpleair.com/map?opt=1/mAQI/a10/cC0&select=14537#9.85/37.6263/-119.8048 , and a High Sierra webcam near launch: https://www.nps.gov/media/webcam/view.htm?id=81B464CB-1DD8-B71B-0BCE0506...
by gregangsten
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Red Rocks Fly-in
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Red Rocks Fly-in

Dear Chapters and clubs. I would appreciate your help with getting the word out about the 2020 Red Rocks. Please forward this to your members and post on facebook, whats app, and telegram pages. Also check out the great video from Bart Garton from last year's Red Rocks. (only 2 minutes) https://vime...
by gregangsten
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yosemite over Labor Day?
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Re: Yosemite over Labor Day?

George, how was SnoPlay for camping? Many people there?
by gregangsten
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yosemite over Labor Day?
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Re: Yosemite over Labor Day?

Arthur is confirmed as the monitor. Sign up at yosemitehg.org.
Entry tickets for this weekend through recreation.gov are all taken, however Arthur can get you day passes for flying Saturday and Sunday so you will be able to enter the park on those days.
by gregangsten
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yosemite over Labor Day?
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Yosemite over Labor Day?

I noticed today that day passes starting 9-3 were available for Yosemite. (Go to recreation.gov) That allows for entrance from 9-3 for 7 days, though you must leave at night. This will be the last chance to fly Yosemite for a couple of years (at least?) I'm planning to camp here: https://freecampsit...
by gregangsten
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Clinic in SLC
Replies: 0
Views: 600

Clinic in SLC

Ian Brubaker sent this: **Clinic Opportunity** I am organizing an Unusual Attitude Recovery/ Freestyle Hang Gliding clinic with John Heiney to take place in Fall of this year at Point of The Mountain, Utah. The clinic will span 3 days, Fri-Sun. This is a great opportunity to learn from a hang glidin...
by gregangsten
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clinic in SLC
Replies: 0
Views: 717

Clinic in SLC

from Ian Brubaker in SLC: **Clinic Opportunity** I am organizing an Unusual Attitude Recovery/ Freestyle Hang Gliding clinic with John Heiney to take place in Fall of this year at Point of The Mountain, Utah. The clinic will span 3 days, Fri-Sun. This is a great opportunity to learn from a hang glid...
by gregangsten
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: July 4
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: July 4

I loved your synopsis Greg! You forgot to add my horrifying launch but awesome glass off flight at Black Cap :D July 4th Wish i had been there for Sweetwater! What an amazing find! Also left out your other flight from Sugar to get half way home on your first try. Glass offs were nice there at Black...
by gregangsten
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Events
Topic: July 4
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: July 4 epilogue -- more than you want to know

It was an interesting and fun trip. Wed. July 1: Greg A., Steve M and wife Pat, Sujata, Arthur and Lisa all head north and rendezvous in Bishop for a possible late flight at Flynn's. It's blowing hard south though and on launch we decide that 25 cross from the south will not be fun and scratch the i...
by gregangsten
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Events
Topic: July 4
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: July 4

...thanks to Fred B for pointing out the campground near the McClellan LZ.

http://parks.nv.gov/parks/washoe-lake

https://www.campsitephotos.com/campgrou ... e-park-015
by gregangsten
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Events
Topic: July 4
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: July 4

I'm in. I have room for Tony's glider and others, for that matter. I've been looking into camping sites and wrote to the Lakeview fairgrounds for some info. Here is the reply: Yes it's open...and I don't think you'll have a problem with a non hookup space. Dry camping is $5 night and our restrooms/s...
by gregangsten
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Let's fly Mingus!
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Let's fly Mingus!

So were the conditions as expected, better or worse? Probably not better or Steve would be talking about it.
by gregangsten
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corona flying
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Re: Corona flying

I guess I'd say the same. Won't be hiking up, I don't think, but if I could get my stepson here to drive me one of these days I would fly. A friend is a nurse at the VA and is positive and sick, but they make her come in to work anyway as long as she can. Hospitals seem to be a last resort at this p...