By Ted Grussing
I had intended to get an early start this morning, but life just continued to happen and things demanded attention so it was a while before I got out the door. Winds aloft at the peaks were projected to be around 31 kts from the west which translates into some very good orographic lift on the windward side of the mountain, but not so pretty on the other side … something called rotors were going to be in abundance on the lee side and that is where I had to be to get good shots of Lockett Meadow and the major color areas. Rotor is nothing new, but the challenge was going to be to keep the Lambada relatively stable to get the shots I wanted. I had a nice flight up to the peaks and as expected I started flying through air saturated with rotors … it is nice to not be disappointed :+) Anyhow I got some very nice shots including the one attached hereto (good legal word).