Site of the Day

 

 

Chance of good flying condtions (at our favorite sites)

 

Where we train and fly...

Tandem and Solo High Launch Sites:
Sumas Mt (2950'),
Upper Bridal Falls (4620'),
Lower Bridal Falls (2500'),
Elk Mt (5600'),
Mt. Woodside (2250'),
Mt Makenzie (2500'),
Squamish Chief (2800').

Vancouver Training Hills:
Burnaby Mt (150'), Deifenbaker Park (50') 

Our main training hill - Burnaby Mountain:

Our East facing training hill - Diefenbaker Park

Fraser Valley Meeting Place (usually at 10am)

Bridal Falls LZ (meeting area)

USA Sites

Blanchard (WA)

- Take Alger Exit #240 off I-5
- Head west on Samish Lake Road for approximately 1/2 mile.
- Take your first hard left (more than 90 degrees) onto Barrel Springs Road.
- Approximately 6/10 of a mile, turn right on Blanchard Hill Road. It's a dirt road marked by a large "clear cut."
- On the gravel road you will pass by trailhead parking for Lizard and Lily Lakes. After approximately 1.6 miles, turn left on gravel road. (T intersection) There is an old, rusty-looking barrel gate, swung back on this road. We’ve never seen it closed.
- Go approximately 2.2 more miles to the end of the road.

Whidbey Island (Fort Ebey) (WA)

Take I5 South until the Burlington exit #230 and follow signs towards Whidbey Island on Hwy. 20. Once on Whidbey Island, follow Hwy. 20 south, eight miles past Oak Harbor. Turn right on Libbey Rd. and follow it 1.5 miles to Hill Valley Dr. Turn left and enter park.

Oceanside (Cape Lookout) (OR)

General Directions (map suggested)

Take I5 South until Portland, then go west on HWY 6, until Tilamook, take Netarts Hwy West to Whiskey Creek Rd, turn south a few miles and enter state park.

Cape Lookout Directions for your GPS:

45.36682 N

123.962148 W

 

Saddle Mt (WA)

 

directions to the LZ
Cross the Columbia on I-90 heading east. Take the exit for 26 east and stay right onto 243 south In Beverly, (gas station and RR Bridge across Columbia) turn left toward Crab Creek Wildlife Area and drive for 4 miles to obvious sandy flats below Saddle Mountain. This is the LZ and a good place to leave a car if you have an extra.


directions to launch

From Seattle head east on I-90 until you cross the Columbia river. Take exit 132 heading south until you see the Richland/Yakima exit. Exit here staying on St. Route 243 for about 5 miles. Take a left following the signs for the city of Mattawa. Go through this small town and then take a left at R. street. Follow this until you come to a "Y" directly after a cattle grate, veer left. This will wind around for about 4 miles. At this point the road will continue left. Follow the other road to the right. While still an obvious road, it is more of a dirt road rather than a rock covered one. Follow this for another mile or so and you're there!

GPS Coordinates:
N 46° 49.044'
W. 119° 52.645'

 

Frenchman's Coulee (Climbing Area - Meeting place for Saddle Mt.)

Woodside CYR138