Dave Turner Breaks California Paragliding Distance Record

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poop_tube

Big Wall climber
33° 45' N 117° 52' W
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 16, 2013 - 02:44pm PT
172.18 miles! Old Record was 168 miles. Congrats brotha! Way to represent The Tribe.

We can't drive the truck out there for a pick up dood! You're going to...
We can't drive the truck out there for a pick up dood! You're going to have to ask NASA for a ride home.
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couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jul 16, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
Right on!

Earlier Dave Turner report here for anyone who missed it: http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2174699/First-Complete-Crossing-of-Californias-High-Sierra-paragli

Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Jul 16, 2013 - 03:54pm PT
Congratulations . Is it just a combination of the right wind conditions and the stamina and focus to stay up there that long ?
poop_tube

Big Wall climber
33° 45' N 117° 52' W
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 16, 2013 - 04:23pm PT
Dave has been training his butt off, flying all day every day for the last couple of years. He's more than earned it.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jul 16, 2013 - 08:08pm PT
Great job Dave! Must be fun to go that distance.
Gene

climber
Jul 16, 2013 - 08:13pm PT
I'm curiuos. From where to where? Dave is certainly setting new standards. Props!

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wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Jul 16, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
Bobo!!
DaveT.

Big Wall climber
Mammoth Lakes
Jul 16, 2013 - 09:44pm PT
Thanks Kia!

Yeah, I've been hitting it hard and really going for it this season. Flying paragliders over the Sierra crest really is something special, I'm always surprised that there aren't more pilots out here doing this!

As far as the flight went- I launched from Walt's Point, which is a few miles south of Lone Pine, on the way up to the Horseshoe Meadows trailhead. I flew north to almost Mammoth Lakes before leaving the Sierra, then headed north towards Mono Lake, right over Bald Mountain. I passed just to te east of Mono Lake, flew right over Bodie, then made it almost all the way north to Yerington, NV.

You can see the track log here-
Under the 'Display' column, click on the magnifying glass icon for all data and maps, or click on the Google Earth icon to see it in 3D.
http://www.paraglidingforum.com/leonardo/tracks/world/alltimes/brand:all,cat:0,class:all,xctype:all,club:all,pilot:0_30215,takeoff:all
Doug Tomczik

climber
Bishop
Jul 16, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
Cool. Was that you flying north over Williamson on Sunday morning? I spotted a red chute up there...
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Jul 17, 2013 - 05:14pm PT
Dave, are you sponsored to do this stuff for a living? Or how can you carve out so much time for it? No matter what the answer is, looks like you are making the most of your time and circumstances on this planet.
PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Jul 17, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
^^Not to mention his ride home! ;)
poop_tube

Big Wall climber
33° 45' N 117° 52' W
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2013 - 07:41pm PT
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Matt Thomsen

Big Wall climber
Places
Jul 18, 2013 - 10:13pm PT
Well that doesnt look right... I am sure Dave has it under control!
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