Convict Lake

Not to far from Lake McClure, over the hill we call the Sierra Mountains, is a Pilots Dream. Picture this, great launches, landing zones abound, pure running creeks, streams, rivers, lakes, hot springs, and snow caped mountain peaks. Between Sonora pass and Mammoth Mountain are some of the best fly-in sites I have every flown and you should make a point to fly.

Starting from Sonora Pass on Hy.108 we have Wolf Peak (92000ft). Itís just thirty minutes east to the landing zone of the Sweetwater launch (93000ft). Heading south on Hy.395, passing through the town of Bridgeport, you can launch on the top of Conway Summit, or drive up the road to several launch sites at the world famous Copper Mountain, over looking Mono Lake. Looking down on the town from the Lee Vinning launch/landing at the airstrip is nice. Next you drive south towards Mammoth Mountain and fly Magee Mountain (9300ft) over looking the hot springs of Mammoth.

These are just a few of the rides you can go on. Now you know why we call this the Disneyland for pilots. You can do all this from your motel or camp. There are plenty of restraints, stores, gas stations, etc. After a rough day of flying, take your lady shopping at one of the many great shops, or take her to dinner and then to a natural hot spring. What a great way to end a day, soaking in a tub looking up at the stars.  

Green Leader    (OH Yaaaaa thatís the ride I want to go on!!)