Lifting off at nearly 10,000 ft was a bit of a challenge for even the veteran Albuquerque pilots. But, well worth the effort. Mornings at Lost Stirrup Lodge were cool and smooth. Launching down wind and downhill in a 1-2 knot variable breeze turned out to be the best method to get up and enjoy the view. It's very tempting to launch uphill into a light breeze, but experience showed it was an exercise in futility for everyone but Michelle Danielle. She was able to perform this miraculous feat with here new Lady Bug paramotor after running nearly a quarter of a mile across the north forty! Her comment, "I almost gave up! But a little bump of lift finally got me up." You go, girl!!
(Hairdo courtesy of Ron Greenwood)
Jerry took Randy, Donna and me to some of his old arrowhead hunting haunts near Salida. Donna thrives on arrowhead hunting. You could say, "She has the fever!" She out-did all of us and then insisted on leaving her finds at the lodge for others to enjoy.
The next day found Bill Bishop, Jerry Danielle (American Flyer), daughter Jordan and me arrowhead hunting at the Indian Caves. Randy and Donna road their 4 wheeler RTV to another area to explore.
Pictures I just had to include...
"Adios", until the next Lost
Stirrup Lodge gathering.
Bob (Bubba) and Jeanie Peters
Sunset from the deck.
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