In 1995 The School of Mines, City of Golden, and the Dept of Parks and Recreation granted permission for HG and PG to land in a designated area just East of the water tank in the Minors Field area, in addition to the main LZ. (See Meg's orientation video for a pictorial view, or contact me on the hill for a view of a map identifying the size and location of the approved LZ and the surveying fields used by School of Mines.
There was some confusion yesterday (Wedenesday 5/28/14) where to land and not to land. There was a School of Mines police officer up near the pillers keeping watch of that area and I guess he talked to a hang glider pilot about where not to land. I know some speed wing pilots also talked to him and they were told that the only spot was next to the water tanks and no where else.
On one of my flights I decided to land in Miners and noticed all the surveying stakes near the water tank and decided to land in the large main LZ next to the shelters at the east end of the field to avoid that area all together. I noticed someone watching me make my approach near the water tank (later found out that it was the School of Mines Police)
I guess my question is where should we not land? Maybe I need to do a walk through of that area and create a detailed map showing where to land and not to land so there is no confusion. There seems to be a lot of that and we don't want to piss off the instructors or SofM police.