First Complete Crossing of California's High Sierra- paragli

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QITNL

climber
Jul 3, 2013 - 05:36pm PT
Awesome. Also amazing how little snow remains up there.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jul 3, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
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nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!

Jul 3, 2013 - 05:13pm PT
I have a hard time conceiving of the experience you've built up to assess so many risk factors and variables and make a reasonable decision to commit to something like that. Pretty awesome and impressive.


Really incredibly humbling and amazing!!!!
I think this is the coolest thing I have ever read ... It's got it all..
I'm incredibly jealous... To fly with birds and mountains like this ...amazing

And you also manage to capture and illustrate what is truly wrong with this society and the ignorant one they call The Tool!!

Blown away
Ian Jewell

climber
Jul 3, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
YOU'RE BATMAN !!

yeah , i'm batman .


http://youtu.be/rkpvON6IpNs
John M

climber
Jul 3, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
I'm kinda amazed that they were able to follow him and keep him in sight, and went to the trouble.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 3, 2013 - 05:56pm PT
Sick vid!

What's the music?
adam d

climber
CA
Jul 3, 2013 - 06:04pm PT
Wow! Committing!
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Jul 3, 2013 - 06:09pm PT
Nothing new to say here but that's awesome! Really cool view of moro and great video and writing. Thanks for sharing the adventure with the rest of us!
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Jul 3, 2013 - 06:41pm PT
On the topic of Moro Rock - definitely a great angle to capture it's steepness. It looks a lot more slabby from terrestrial angles, e.g. down the road a bit. But it feels pretty steep when you are trying to climb it.
Argon

climber
North Bay, CA
Jul 3, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
Pretty incredible and sad that the allegedly budget-strapped National Park Service would speed so much effort on catching a paraglider. I wonder how many Mexican cartel members were in the park at the same time harvesting pot? Too bad the LEO's lack the balls to go after real criminals. Just another example of government wasting taxpayer dollars and harrassing good citizens while doing nothing to actually protect our well-being and safety.
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Jul 3, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
Nice one, Dave! What a fantastic adventure, breaking new ground!! Woot!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 3, 2013 - 06:58pm PT
GREAT video!

What was your total flight time?
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jul 3, 2013 - 07:06pm PT
I almost felt like a criminal at this point

this is what disgusts me, and in no way do I want to detract from what was a first-rate, full-value adventure.

Some jackass LEO had to have thought, "Oh, there's this guy paragliding. He probably flew from Mexico with tons of blow, or maybe from Afghanistan with tons of AK's -- let's get some LEOs to see what this guy is about."

But enough!!! This crossing was mega-badass, and it trumps the lameness of the LEOs. That is the bottom line. Thanks, Dave, for being bad-ass, for sharing your bad-assery, and for turning the other cheek when some douchebags get uppity. I could have done none of that.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Jul 3, 2013 - 07:19pm PT
Super Cool!
and so badass
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Jul 3, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
awesome and congrats. was climbing on moro on saturday. would have been cool to see you go by. :)

gotta watch the vid now
Ian Jewell

climber
Jul 3, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
they were tryin to jack homeboy's scene

scenejacking is now standard protocol for NPS LEO as outlined in NPS LE service manual : federal statute AFL CIO 69 NFL QB - 867 5309 , jenny,jenny, who can i turn to ?


Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 3, 2013 - 08:34pm PT
Don't touch my junk, Ian.
ec

climber
ca
Jul 3, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
Thx! I needed that! Bad Ass!

 ec
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Jul 3, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
What was your total flight time?

The link shows it as 3:17:24 with an average speed of 22.9 mph for 64 miles. Way faster than walking!
ec

climber
ca
Jul 3, 2013 - 08:58pm PT
With ground support, this would make backcountry access incredibly quick!

 ec
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Jul 3, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
Nice work Dave thanks that was a great read.
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