Dave's Trip Report:
Though we had a minimal turnout (8), the SDHGPA road trip/ fly-in at Slickrock (Springville, CA) was a great success. We spent the hot part of the fourth bouldering and swimming in the upper Tule River amongst the Sequoias, waiting for the desert thermals and heat to back off. All pilots flew on Friday, starting around 6pm, with some folks getting to 7k or so for a spectacular view of the high Sierras and Sequoia Nat'l Park. Nice flights were had by all, including some with minimal mountain experience. Saturday offered similar conditions, but relaxing beneath the giant Sequoias in camp, followed by swimming, wine, foosball, and BBQ at a local pilot's beautiful vineyard (Battle Mountain Winery) won the activity vote. Today we broke camp, cooked a final gourmet camping meal (thank you, Brandon!), wandered through a couple groves of giants in a welcome rain, then got one more great flight from the Rock (this time only to 6k or so) before hitting the road for home. This site is incredible - for both site flying and camping.
Photos (Brandon Mushlin)
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