Last Saturday morning about 11am my trusty Zodiac XL
carried me away from my home base at Santa Rosa California (STS) looking for adventure. After stopping in Cloverdale (O60) for a load for fuel it took me out to the coast hoping for cooler air. She headed north along the Pacific Ocean past Shelter Cove
to southern Oregon. We spent a few hours investigating the many picturesque valleys in the Medford area. After 650 miles and 7.5 hours in the air she was asking for a quart of oil and another load of fuel. The airport at Ashland (S03) provided. With daylight waning, it was time to head south past the Trinity Alps
and Lake Shasta
for the day’s final destination Doug and Lori’s house at Rancho Tehama (49CN) for a cold beer and a dip in the pool. At the end of Saturday the plane had logged 815 miles in about 9 hours.
Sunday morning Doug in his Quality Sport Planes 701, Bill Massey in his 601HD and I in my 601XL flew to the Fall River Mill’s flyin which was well attended. Later in the morning, Brad DeMeo arrived from Santa Rosa in his 601XL
At 1pm it was time to fly home. With our radios turned to 122.75 we stayed in touch for about 40 minutes as we went our separate ways. My 601 took the long way home, flying southeast through the northern Sierra Mountains. When she got to Lake Tahoe
she turned for home arriving tired but with the need for adventure well satiated.