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Hiking and Water Falls

Finger Lakes, New York, 2010

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New York August 6, and 7, 2010

We did a lot of Hikink in the gorges of the finger lakes while on a Hang Glifing Trip there

We drove to Hammondsport on Thursday evening arriving at 1 am Friday while Patrick, Gilles and Eugene were there on Tuesday and have some sledders except for Eugene who flew Gilles ne U-2 for 40 minutes at Dansville. The wind forecast showed WNW so we headed to Harris Hill and arrived by 2 pm and Ed Jowett was setting up so we hurried and got ready. Ed took off first and skied out so I was next and I got good lift up to 3,555 feet and I endured for four hours and 32 minutes watching many others take off and land. The wind shifted from the north for a half hour but straightened out again so all was well in the air. Patrick, Gilles and Eugene had good flights too. Saturday we went to Bristol after a hike at Grimes Glen and when we arrived at Bristol Katrin and Karl were just about to head up to the launch so we followed and when we got to the parking area Karl and a friend offered to carry my glider into launch and I appreciate that so much. I would have had a hard time doing it with Maureen helping. The wind was cycling in and often from the left 2o degrees but Brian took off first and showed us that it was soarable so I got into the air with a bunch of paraglider pilots and Eugene and later Giles and Patrick joined us. I got up to 1,600 feet ato and stayed up for one hour and 13 minutes. Another good day. Checked out Dansville on Sunday and decided to head on home.

 

 

The Group

 

Eugene and Marjorie

 Half Way

 

Gilles and Joanne

Eddy Jumps

 

Patrick

 Patrick and Eugene

 

Gilles and Joanne

Patrick and Son - Eddy

 
 
 

Gilles Jumps

 

Gilles, Patrick and Maureen

 

Gilles

 

Eddy

 

Patrick, Maureen and Gilles

 

Eddy, Poly and Patrick

 

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