Well it looks like we’re into another week of the same great midsummer soaring every day. Max temps around a hundred, few if any clouds, and light westerlies early – until massive lifting in the desert interior creates a surface low there, drawing an influx of south wind over our mountains each afternoon. The thing to look for locally, is the interface where west and south winds meet. If you see a cumulus that’s not right above the mountains, it will probably mark that shearline.
Last week, four pilots logged diamond distance flights out of Crystal, including a monster effort of over 600 miles, to Murphy, Idaho. See their debriefs on our SOARING IS LEARNING page, below.