The dunlap club trip is coming up in a week. This is a fun thermal site with cross country potential located in the western Sierras just outside of Kings Canyon. Sounds like a fair number of people are planning on coming, and Mitch and Kevin are bringing up the Eagle van for shuttles.
I confirmed that Sequoia Highlands, which is next to launch, will be available for camping, and the plan is to have this as our base of operations. They have a large mess hall with a kitchen we can use, and an outdoor barbecue pit. Bathrooms and showers are also available. Cost is $15 per person per night. The cabins will not be available, as they are being used by a large group for a family reunion.
It sounds like most people will be coming up Friday night. The host, Johnny, will leave a sign in list in the mess hall, and requests everyone sign in. He will collect Friday, or Saturday for late arrivals.
There might also be camping in the LZ, but I haven’t confirmed that yet.
The launch is a short walk from the campground. The basic drill is wander over midmorning, launch when it comes on , fly local or XC, and get a ride back up later in the van. We’ll figure out the details Saturday morning.
The address of Sequoia Highlands Resort is 45002 E. Kings Canyon. Easy to map for directions. Basically east of Fresno in the Sierra Foothills, about a 4 1/2 hour drive from Santa Barbara.
A google search of ” Dunlap flying site” will turn up several sources. Here’s one:
But beware that the situation ( ownership ) in the LZ has changed in the past couple of years, so some of the older hits may be inaccurate about certain requirements..