Fly like an eagle

We were driving around Salt Lake City, and heard about some fun at a place called Point of the Mountain.

Nearing the location, we looked up….

DSC_4424Paragliding!

It was crowded up there!

DSC_4505Not everyone was just hanging down and gliding!

DSC_4527We made our way up to the launch site, and found the parking lot to be jammed with players…and lookers…

This place is considered one of the top locations in the world for paragliding and hang gliding. In the morning, the winds come from the other direction, and there is a launch site on the other side of this mountain!

We counted more than 35 up in the air at once, with constant launches and landings.

Activity actually increased closer to sunset, because the updraft increased at this location!

DSC_4730DSC_4885DSC_4874It seemed even the military had to get in on the action…but they kept their distance.

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