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Slope soaring sites in Oregon.

Table Rock, Oregon

Table Rock, OregonCopyright Chris Erikson 2005 Table rock from the west Ready to lauch at NW site Location: 65 miles SSE of Bend, OR Coordinates: (NAD83 / WGS84 datum)N43.16374W120.88067 (more…)

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Crane Mountain, Oregon

Crane Mtn, ORCopyright Chris Erikson 2005 Location: 10 miles SSE of Lakeview, OR Coordinates: (NAD83 / WGS84 datum)N42.0743W120.24388 Wind: SW to NW Weather: http://www.weatherunderground.com/US/OR/Lakeview.html Terraserver:http://www.terraserverusa.com/image.aspx?T=2&S=11&Z=10&X=1820&Y=11654&W=2&qs=%7clakeview%7c%7c Ready to launch, view to South   Access: Dirt Road, medium clearance, rocky Season: June to mid October, limited by snowpack Vertical Relief: 4000’+ Skill level: High Intermediate Background: Crane […]

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Cape Blanco State Park

Made famous in such classic soaring videos as Lift Ticket this is a great spot on the coast of Oregon. There is a DS groove here and pilots from all over attend several events each year. For those on a family vacation (like your humble webmaster in the Spring of 2002!) you can check out […]

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Washington Slope 90 Minutes from Portland

McKinnley Ridge in Southwestern Washington 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. The east side of the ridge has less […]

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