I’m thinking strongly about following Utah’s hwy 6 to Spanish Fork where it connects to Utah Interstate 15, just to the southeast of Utah Lake.
This is my usual route from Las Cruces, NM to Chelan, Washington.
I used to stop and hang glide at South Face Point of the Mountain, Utah.
I once towed up on the north bench before there were any houses. Now there is a whole town on the bench.
I quit going once I flew into a flying box canyon of paragliders at South Face.
With eight or nine PG’s kiting on the rim and several flying north in a row I was over taking a PG’er ahead of me and flying south. I couldn’t get over, I couldn’t get under, I couldn’t go right and land, and I couldn’t turn out and around in front of the PG’ers flying north. I had to dive down hill and skim the ground and go under the PG’ers going north to avoid the PG pilot I was overtaking. I landed and decided to “bag it and drag it,” and never fly there again. I used to love it there.
I’m thinking that the Stockton Bar on the south face would have early morning south winds due to the Great Salt Lake that causes the early morning south winds at Point of the Mountain.
The big lake heats up all day and lifts off all night and into the following morning drawing the wind out of the south toward the lake.
Now all I have to find out is ---is it also crowded at the Stockton Bar? If not I may stop by during the last few days of June.
So Tooele Hawks---What is the traffic like on the Bar?
Bill C. H4, 30448