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Thread: Diamond M vs. Elk Creek1

  1. #1
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    Diamond M vs. Elk Creek1

    Hi Everyone,

    I landed at Elk Creek 1 today after falling off the convergence line.
    The boundary layer top over the east side of the Mendocinos was no higher than 4000, and despite several hours of scratching there was no way to get back to the higher ground.
    Grass at Elk Creek1 was about a foot tall, but perfectly manageable.
    I spoke the owner's sister who lived in one of the ranch houses up the road, no problem getting the glider out (unlocked gate, etc).
    If you do land at Elk Creek 1 watch for snakes.

    In anything up to 18m I would advise landing at Diamond M, but in open class the fences are definitely too close to the runway.

    I didn't get to take a very close look at Elk Creek 2, but the fact that I couldn't determine whether it was good/better than Elk Creek 1 from ~3 miles away probably means it's worse than Elk Creek1.

    Well done those of you who had good flights today.

    Thomas

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    Re: Diamond M vs. Elk Creek1

    Here are a couple photos. Click image for larger version. 

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    Thank you, Alex, for coming to pick me up and Mallory for letting me fly your lovely glider.

    Thomas

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    Re: Diamond M vs. Elk Creek1

    Thanks for your report about Elk Creek 1. It is very helpful to have information about one of our landout strips. What kind of snake did you see?

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