Mount Sentinel Ski Day, Missoula Montana
February 26 2014 - off the bucket list...
Skiing Mount Sentinel to the valley floor in late February.
GoPro: Mt Sentinel Hike
Hiking up Mt. Sentinel in Missoula, Montana. Recorded using GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition.
Missoula Panoramic View from Mount Sentinel
Just a short video pan from the M on Mount Sentinel taken on Feb 29, 2008
Gene's third season snowboarding and our first time at Montana Snowbowl.
Flying Over Missoula
One of the most popular activities to do in Missoula is to the hike the 'M' on Mount Sentinel, but the mountain is also home to another popular activity in Missoula - flying.
I think everyone has flying dreams when they're a child, you know? said Paul Roys, instructor of Five Valley Hang Gliding. And this is really as close as you can get without being Superman.
One of Roys' friends and co-instructors, Jeff Shapiro agrees.
Honestly I wouldn't be who I am today, Shapiro said. And I certainly wouldn't imagine what life would be like without flight as part of my life.
Since the early 1970's, Missoulians and others across the world have soared the airs above Mount Sentinel and Mount Jumbo, looking out at the Sapphire Mountain Range -- and below at some of the best the Garden City has to offer, explained Roys.
You know it's almost surreal, he said. Because it's a vantage point that you've never seen before. And it's a lot of sensations That you've never felt before. Sport aviation is wonderful because there's no motor. There's no vibration, there's no noise.
Home to the oldest registered inland launch site, Mount Sentinel -- as well as the rest of the Missoula Valley -- offers some of the best gliding in the United States. Convergence of air from the Bitterroot, Clark Fork, Flathead Valley drives winds up the slope of Mount Sentinel, creating sensational lift for pilots. Yet, the micrometeorology aspect isn't the only reason it's enjoyable to fly in Missoula.
We're always smiling, everybody's having fun, the long-haired Shapiro said with a smile. Because that's what we're here to do. It's not this intense crazy thing, it's a community of people enjoying free flight over the town they live in. And that... It's pretty unique, it's pretty cool.
Another reason that makes this sport so enjoyable, is not just flying like birds, but flying with birds. Roys and Shapiro say that it's very common for humans to fly alongside eagles, hawks, and raptors. The two species non-verbally communicate with each other, using patterns to seek desirable thermals.
It's really a truly amazing experience to be able to fly with birds, said Roys. Looking at birds eye to eye in the air, spiraling in the same thermal, and climbing away from the mountain.
Shapiro added more about the liberating feeling.
You feel like a bird because you're in the same position, and you're climbing at the same rate, he said. Y'know for a short time, fleeting moments, you get to be a bird. And that... I mean, why wouldn't you want to do that?
And if flying alongside birds doesn't sell someone on the idea, maybe nothing can. Because even the pilots who fly have trouble putting the experience into words.
Magical, is a great word, said Roys. Surreal. It's breathtaking.
It's really something you have to experience yourself, Shapiro added. And that's actually, in my opinion is kind of the beauty of the activity, right? It's not something that you can see a YouTube video or hear somebody tell you about, it's something that you need to experience for yourself.
The highest altitude anyone has ever reached launching off Mount Sentinel was 15,000 feet, and the longest distance anyone has ever flown was from here to Helena. But the emphasis of this sport isn't to push one's self. It's to relax, have a safe flight, and enjoy the beautiful view from above.
The instructors were also very adamant about who can fly these machines. Across the globe, pilots from their teenage years to those in their 70's take flight as long as the conditions are right.
Beautiful spring day in Missoula
Halfway through ten miles #RunToMars including the 'firetrail loop', about 1/3 of the way up Mt Sentinel.
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Here are some other short rides of mine, each with a different bike.
'05 YZ250 @ Glamis, CA
'01 CR500 @ Glamis, CA
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'03 YZ450F @ Minnesota
'05 FE650E @ Corral Canyon, CA
'98 YZ125 @ Glamis, CA
'05 KLR250 @ Ocotillo Wells, CA
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