hi Sonoma Wingers , i missed seeing you all at the St H fly in. Kathy and I keep going to Mexico that week for a medical clinic.
there's news about Goat Mtn , San Benito Co.
Wayne Michelson was the last one to go there . the road had been washed out , two years ago. from creek bank collapse.
Now i have , by chance , run across a map posted to the BLM website, which shows 'under construction 2014' ... a new road to the launch at Goat Mtn
with zero input from HG , this BLM project must have been pushed by the OHV's.
here's the link , the road of import is T103 on the left side of the page , middle
there is asbestos dust hazard nearby , and i suspect that this new road , which avoids the major asbestos areas , is a compromise to enable access to OHVers again, after years of environmental dust closure .
this is a very easy site to fly, and soon we here in the Bay area will check it out to see if the road is now passable, or even exists at all.
stay tuned. the lift here , 2days ago , went to 12K , launch is at 4K msl.
Ramy Yanetz , set a new personal best last monday in a sail plane .
..you'll see his Monday Sierras double crossing , starting from the Goat Mtn area. , Hollister.