Fun hour from Marshall Peak with a Sport 3 170 on 3/5/21. Got up quickly and went back to Crestline but never got above the ridge. Had good thermalling back out front at Regionals etc.
Landed when I felt like it. Thanks to Zac & Majo for the ride up!
Numerous pilots out, some got 7k or so from Crestline, most reported ‘unusual’ conditions, with S-SE drift putting thermals in odd places, sharp edges, etc.
When I first got to 5,200 NE of Marshall I aimed north, descending, and thought about just dashing to Crestline since it was so good. Instead I went S a little and and got back to 5,300 before heading back. Really glad I didn’t go that first time.
It was a good day but not an easy day by any stretch for myself. I took my Sport 3 155 OTB from Marshall Peak to Crestline Ridge – E to Running Springs – W to Sugarpine – S to 15/215 Fwy interchange – E along RR tracks – N to AJX. 34.6 miles along 3 turn-points and 16.5 miles across.