"Pristine Point" is now open !!
A couple of us just spent a day clearing and creating a launch site, and you are welcome to join us for the inaugural fly-in tomorrow (sorry for the short notice). It's a cliff face that is probably 1000 feet high and runs for miles (3 or 4 miles? Height and length still needs to be determined).
Launch is cleared enough to handle 3 paragliders, and layout a few more. Easy access on BLM, plenty of landing options, easy retrieves on sink-outs, top-landings all along the ridge. Road access from two ends of the ridge . . . one can handle 2wd vehicles, the other is better with a 4wd.
The site takes wind flow from the South, Southwest, and a limited amount if it's more westerly.
Pristine Point is located between Craig and Meeker, Colorado, with these Google Earth coordinates:
Tomorrow will be the first attempt for launches off the new site, and the forecast looks good for what we need . . . SW winds at 10 mph +/-
Like any new site, this will be a learning experience, and with the desert climate it looks like we may be able to fly it all winter long.
Plans at the moment are to leave Steamboat Springs at 8 am, and be at the site at 9:30 for a site intro.
All are welcome, hand gliders included. We cleared enough to be able to set back a goods ways from the edge.
Feel free to contact myself (Dan Bruce - (970)879-8150), as well as my fellow "clearing companion" (Aaron Reimer (303)514-3287)
Obviously, many won't read this in time for tomorrow, but feel free to call and link up for future flights . . .
Niviuk Artik III Paraglider (her name is Sherri Baby Blue)
See Dan fly . . . fly, Dan, fly