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Slope soaring sites in Washington.

Famous Washington Slopes

Some nice pictures (thanks Michael!) of a few of the most famous slopes in the world! If you are going to be in the area look at the Mid-Columbia Soarers website for directions and lodging info. I know that when I go there it will be for more than a day! Chandler Butte Eagle Butte […]

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Diamond Ridge, Washington

Posted by Chris Erikson on Jul 16, 2006, 22:40 Diamond Ridge is a satisfying, easy to access slope 40 minutes north of the Hood River area of the Columbia Gorge. The moderately open face of the slope and sub-alpine character of the trees and meadow can be rewarding to fly, and when the wind is […]

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Timberwolf Mountain, Washington

Posted by Chris Erikson on Sep 17, 2005, 15:45 Chris Erikson is back with another great slope in Washington. Timberwolf Mountain is a beautiful alpine slope located at the site of a former fire lookout at 6391′. This slope offers extremely vertical lift with the correct wind direction, unbeatable views of Mt Rainier directly to […]

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McKinnley Ridge in Southwestern Washington

Posted by Eric Molstead on Apr 26, 2004, 22:56 This fine flying site is located in Southwestern Washington. The site features relatively easy road access, great lift, and decent landing zones. The ridge can be flown in west or east winds, although I personally prefer winds from the east at this location. This fine flying […]

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Badger Mountian Washington

Badger Mountian Washington Sunday March 14, 2004 One of my favorite Slope soaring sites, about 20 minutes from downtown East Wenatchee, Washington, just a few miles from the site Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon bellie landed the “Miss Veedol” after the first nonstop Transpacific flight, october 5th 1931. The site is located to the north […]

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Sloping at Sentinel Gap (Saddle Mtn West)

Posted by Chris Erikson on Oct 26, 2003, 15:35   The Sentinel Gap slope site is on the extreme west end of Saddle mountain, overlooking the Columbia river. It is easily the most spectacular flying site on the Saddle mountain complex, quite a statement for an isolated mountain known for it’s incredible views and the […]

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Wahatis Peak Slope Flying

Posted by Chris Erikson on Apr 12, 2003 Chris has done it again. An excellent description of what looks like a great slope called Wahatis Peak located in central Washington on the Columbia Plateau, about 9 miles S of Vantage. Wahatis Peak (Saddle Mtn East) Copyright Chris Erikson 2003 Location: Central Washington, 20 Miles SW […]

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Rampart Ridge Slope Soaring

Posted by Chris Erikson on Dec 30, 2002, 22:08   The Rampart ridge site is at 4600′ on the S end of Rampart Ridge on the edge of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. This site is especially nice because of it’s close proximity to Seattle, which makes it ideal for daytrips and spur of the moment […]

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Horse Canyon Slope in Washington

Posted by Chris Erikson on Nov 2, 2002   The Horse Canyon site is on the east side of a moderately sloped valley which trends N to S and is located on a scenic pullout from Hwy 97. Horse CanyonCopyright Chris Erikson 2002 Location:10 air miles ENE of Cle Elum, situated on Hwy 97 Driving […]

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Chumstick Mountain Slope Site

Chumstick Mountain   Chumstick Mtn is a former fire lookout at 5810′ elevation. This peak is one of the principal summits on the SE end of Entiat ridge with 1000+ vertical over immediate local terrain.     Posted by Chris Erikson on Oct 25, 2002, 23:43 Chumstick MtnCopyright Chris Erikson 2002 Location:12 miles NE of […]

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