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Mount Diablo: Early XC Route – Part 2

This is a basic description of the second leg of one of the common XC routes from Diablo. This section covers the route from Savior Ridge to the Byron Airport. While there are certainly some good things to learn from this description and map (and a more detailed look from GE) don’t think you now have enough info to try this route without some type of escort. There are a number of obstacles not adequately explained in this description, but it’s a good start. Once you’re on Savior Ridge, there are now a number of good landing options on the north side of Marsh continue reading: Mount Diablo: Early XC Route – Part 2

Mount Diablo: Early XC Route – Part 1

This is a VERY basic description of the first leg of one of the common XC routes from Diablo. While there are certainly some good things to learn from this description and map (and a more detailed look from GE) don’t think you now have enough info to try this route without some type of escort. There are a number of obstacles not adequately explained in this description, but it’s a good start. First, is the beginning point – North Peak. For a glider like yours, it’s pretty important that North Peak be the launching point for XC in this direction. You continue reading: Mount Diablo: Early XC Route – Part 1