Home Forums Pilot Reports Marshall – Sat March 18 2023 – You didn’t tell me it was going to be That Good

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  • #17528
    Jerome Daoust
    General Member

    Only Marshall (not Crestline) was on the delivery path for both Sandy vans, due to limited parking at Crestline. It was flyable all afternoon, thanks to an early switch from the North wind at Crestline.

    I launched at 2:30 pm (video thanks to Cory) and flew 2 hours, launching before the bulk of the cloudiness to rapidly increase. I reached over 9k in 2 separate parts of my flight with a max of 9655′ before gliding back North towards the desert. Strong sink for most of the travel North to Silverwood, but finding lift back to 7k on the far side of Silverwood valley. For an easy retrieve, I landed back upwind to Hwy 138. I was joined by David during this “trip over the back”. Easy return drive thanks to the friendly landowners.

    The view from over Billboard at 9500′ and looking East…IMG_1994_SizeWeb

    Landing area in Silverwood. Higher res version.IMG_2006_SizeWeb

    #17529
    David Webb
    General Member

    Epic day. My personal altitude best (9331′), and first trip OTB. Ditto on Jerome’s report.

    Track Log here, plus proof that the lake and my feet exist:

    IMG_2008

    #17532
    Jonathan Dietch
    General Member

    Nice photos and flight gentlepilots!
    I launched around 2:57 and flew a little under 3 hours covering 37 miles along 3 turn points. I did not allow myself to climb above 7,700′ due to hypothermia creeping in. Alex G flew a similar but larger circuit than mine having launched 2 hrs earlier but struggling for a while before getting under way.  The day was exactly what the NAM and ECMWF forecast models showed. I have the whole flight on video with stereo audio and when I get around to editing I’ll post it here.

    2023-03-18 Marshall Alto - X.

    151142 Halo

    152342_14 7.700'

    162415_19 Cajon

     

    https://www.sportstracklive.com/en/track/map/VicariousIcarus/5/marshall-california/719265?mode=3D

     

    #17534
    Jana Pivkova
    General Member

    It was a way better day than I expected! I didn’t do anything special, late launch, but at least I got a good view out of it. 😄

    I learned during flight that I brought two LEFT gloves 🤦🏼‍♀️ and put my K2 sleeves in back of harness where they’re useless. When I got to over 8,600ft, I headed past Pine, but by the time I got there, my hands were hurting bad from the cold. I turned back, lost altitude and when I got up to Last Chance, I was too low to catch anything good to help me stay up. I learned that 1.) I need to stop waiting so long to launch and 2.) make sure to have comfortable gear.

    SportsTrackLive, March 18th 2023

    4302008E-217E-47D7-B17F-30C44B6EAC87

    #17536
    David Webb
    General Member

    Must have been cold. According to SportsTrackLive, Jonathan got out and had himself a walk to warm up at Cajon Mountain 😆

    #17541
    Jonathan Dietch
    General Member

    Must have been cold. According to SportsTrackLive, Jonathan got out and had himself a walk to warm up at Cajon Mountain

    You’re not too far off!
    162139 Cajon

    #17543
    Mark Hoffmann
    General Member

    Nice flights and pictures you guys!!! I left lift at Basically 9K due to temps… Jana, I had an extra long sleeve thermal in my harness and had wished i had worn it. The 2 thin jackets i flew in were doing ok but that 1 extra layer would have been nice 🙂

    HG 2194 03182023 Easy Peasy 9000 ft (24)

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    HG 2194 03182023 Easy Peasy 9000 ft (36)

     

    #17552
    Jana Pivkova
    General Member

    One of these days we’ll learn from (some of) our mistakes. 😜

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