Boy Scout Ridge

Boy Scout Ridge is a pretty amazing spot. Just like its very close neighbor Bazooka Ridge, amazing views are abundant at this scenic site.

To get to launch- From the intersection of highways 395 and 120, head west on highway 120 towards Yosemite. Proceed for 1.2 miles then take a right (north) onto Log Cabin Mine rd (aka- Boy Scout Camp rd). Drive up this good dirt road, through small campsites and cabins for a few miles to nearly the top of the ridge. You will arrive at the Boy Scout Camp driveway, at this point, the launch is less than a quarter mile to your ESE on the smaller dirt road.

The best option for an LZ is to head on over to the Copper Mountain LZ to the north. All of the beaches and grassy areas along and around Mono Lake is a State Park, do not land here. There are some other small LZ options, but be smart and don’t break the rules by landing on sensitive areas. Don’t be the jerk who lands right on a sensitive area and gets the site shut down!

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Launch site: Boy Scout Ridge

Aspect: ENE

Vertical descent: 3,300 ft

Launch elevation: 9,700 ft

Best for: PG & HG. Steeper launches for speed wings can be found in the immediate area as well.

Approach: Highway for first five min, then good dirt road. 2wd with clearance or better.

Time to launch from the LZ: 40 min

Glide ratio to primary LZ:

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