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HAYSTACK           

  • Haystack:  Haystack is a steep, perfect north-facing flat-topped 1,000' vertical butte just east of Highway 97 between Terrebonne and Madras. Desert thermals prevalent in summer months. Afternoon strong winds can come on quickly. Evening glass-off can be spectacular. Site is visible from Hwy 11 between Madras and Terrebonne on east side of highway. Don't walk through farmer's fields to get to the site. Stay on National Grassland Access. Farmer has been OK so far, but has cattle on this land, so beware. This makes about a 20 minute hike to the base of the hill, followed by a hike up. Watch for soaring eagles off the northwest side, stay clear of them.

    • Appx 44°28'15.61"N, 121° 9'8.82"W

 

  • Acceptable Flying Conditions:

    • N to NW winds 0-15

    • Thermal, soaring, and glassoff site

 

  • Obstacles:.

    • Do not walk or land on the farmers property outlined in the map

    • Bumps between Launch and LZ can have rotor if you come in low

    • Some trees between the launch and LZ area

 

  • Landing Zone:

  • Use the technical LZ only

  • 44°29'0.10"N, 121° 8'46.11"W

  • Do not land in Farmers fields

 

  • Vehicular Parking

    • Park at LZ and hike up the butte

 

  • Directions:

    • Take 97 N past Terrebonne almost to Culver

    • Right onto SW Jericho ln

    • Right onto Haystack dr

    • Ver left to continue onto King ln

    • As the road gentle turns to the left there is a dirt road on the bend on the right

    • Turn right onto the dirt road and proceed to parking area.

    • Please use GPS to make sure you stay off private property

    • Hike up from here