85 Mile XC Flight Yesterday- Across The White Mountains And Back, Then To Mammoth

 

Epic 4.5 hour XC flight today here in the Eastern Sierra. Five of us launched from Paiute and I flew south to the end of the the Whites and tagged Black Mountain, then back north to the northern end of the range close to Nevada, and then the long thought about big move to the west and landing up by Mammoth Lakes! Sweet. I had been wanting to fly this line for a while now.

Cody, Wayne, Paula, Scott, and David all came out today. Everyone had a great time, hard not to with such great conditions. The XC season out here is officially on. Come get some. 

Max alt: 17,998 (no joke, check the track log)
Max climb rate: 2,000 fpm
XC Distance: 83 miles (135 km’s)
Launch: Paiute
Wing: Ozone R11 X-Alps
Duration: 4:25

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Here’s the track log- http://www.paraglidingforum.com/leonardo/flight/1123086