Mt Tam Soaring log

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04/09/17 Sun Tom Low, Franz Vettiger, George Artz, Michael Kunitani, Phil Ray, Wayne Michelson, Joe Villaflor, Justine Yang, Anthony Abate(P), Carmela Moreno and Michael Bock 1 hrs 2,800' partly cloudy
03/25/17 Sat Michael Bock, Michael Kunitani, Anthony Abate(P), Sarah Kurtz, Mitch Shipley and Roger Jackson 3 hrs 2,300' mostly cloudy
03/23/17 Thu Bob Newman, Scott Herman, Fred Clement, Kurtis Carter, Lionell Marks, Anthony Abate(P), Michael Kunitani, Phil Merrell, and Roger Jackson 2 hrs 3,000' cloudy
03/22/17 Wed Andrew Whitehill 1 hr 3,000' mostly cloudy
02/28/17 Tue Bob Newman 1 hr 2,200' mostly sunny
02/27/17 Mon Michael Kunitani, George Artz, Sarah Kurtz and Phil Ray. 1 hrs 2,600' partly cloudy
02/26/17 Sun Michael Bock, Phil Ray, Andrew Whitehill(T), Ryan Woloshyn, Justine Yang, Fred Clement, Scott Herman, Anthony Tagliaferro, Ed Kiernan, Clay Reber and Takeo Eda. 2 hrs 3,100' partly cloudy
02/24/17 Fri Jessica Koerner, Phil Ray, Jim McKee, Michael Bock, Bob Newman and Andrew Whitehill 1 hrs 4,600' partly cloudy
01/25/17 Wed Phil Ray 2 hrs 2,200' cloudy
01/14/17 Sat George Artz 1 hr 2,400' mostly sunny
01/11/17 Wed Phil Ray and Michael Bock 1 hr 2,600' cloudy
12/17/16 Sat Ashley Van Belle and Phil Ray 1 hr 2,600' clear
11/21/16 Mon Kurtis Carter (T) 45 mins 3,200' partly cloudy
11/18/16 Fri Bob Newman and Kurt Bainum 1 hrs 3,500' clear
11/05/16 Sat Bob Newman 1 hrs 2,200' partly cloudy
11/01/16 Tue Kurtis Carter 45 mins 2,100' partly cloudy
04/23/16 Sat Andrew Whitehill, Phil Ray, Scott Huber, Fred Clement and Sarah Kurtz 2 hrs 2,500' partly cloudy
04/20/16 Wed Bob Newman and Michael Kunitani 1 hr 2,500' partly cloudy
04/13/16 Wed Bob Newman 1 hrs 2,200' clear
03/29/16 Tue Michael Kunitani and Kurtis Carter (T) 1 hr 3,300' partly cloudy
03/23/16 Wed Kurtis Carter, Phil Ray, and Phil Merrell 2 hrs 2,300' mostly clear
03/08/16 Tue Michael Bock, Bob Newman, Phil Ray, George Artz, Jim McKee and Phil Merrell 2 hrs 2,600' cloudy - overcast
02/21/16 Sun Phil Ray 1 hr 2,200' clear
02/20/16 Sat Phil Ray and Michael Kunitani 1 hr 2,700' mostly clear
02/18/16 Thu Bob Newman 1 hrs 3,100' cloudy
01/24/16 Sun Phil Ray, Roger Jackson, George Artz, Bob Reiter, Weegie McAdams, Sarah Kurtz, Joe Villaflor, Franz Vettiger, Michael Kunitani, Chris Carrillo and Michael Bock 1 hrs 2,500' partly cloudy
12/11/15 Fri Kurtis Carter 1 hr 2,100' cloudy
12/04/15 Fri Phil Ray 45 mins 2,100' partly cloudy
11/10/15 Tue Enzo Fatica, George Artz, Phil Ray and Sarah Kurtz 2 hrs 3,000' partly cloudy
10/05/15 Mon Bob Newman 45 mins 2,100' partly cloudy
08/03/15 Mon Bob Newman 1 hrs 2,700' mostly clear
07/12/15 Sun Phil Ray, Roger Jackson and Eric Beckman 1 hrs 2,500' partly cloudy
04/08/15 Wed Anna Eppink, Lauren Pedrazzi, Phil Ray, Bob Newman, Michael Kunitani and Michael Bock 2 hrs 3,300' partly cloudy
03/23/15 Mon Phil Ray 1 hr 2,500' partly cloudy
03/22/15 Sun Phil Ray and Roger Jackson 1 hr 2,100' cloudy
03/01/15 Sun Phil Ray and Roger Jackson 1 hr 2,100' partly cloudy
01/27/15 Tue Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,600' mostly cloudy
11/11/14 Tue Michael Bock 2 hrs 2,500' cloudy
11/02/14 Sun Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,100' clear
11/01/14 Sat Tom Lowe, Phil Ray, Andrew Whitehill and Jim McKee 1 hrs 2,800' clear
10/17/14 Fri Bob Newman 1 hr 2,800' cloudy
09/26/14 Fri Phil Ray, Andrew Whitehill and Michael Bock 2 hrs 3,300' mostly cloudy
04/27/14 Sun Andrew Whitehill and Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,600' mostly clear
04/03/14 Wed Phil Ray, Michael Kunitani, Phil Merrell, Brain Shott, Kurtis Carter and Justine Yang 1 hrs 3,100' cloudy
03/30/14 Sun Gerry Pesavento, Phil Ray, Eric Beckman, Jim McKee, Michael Kunitani, Justine Yang, Krista Taylor, Andrew Vernon and Andrew Whitehill (T) 3 hrs 3,200' mostly cloudy
03/27/14 Thu Ryan Woloshyn, Kurtis Carter and Lionel Marks 1 hrs 2,200' cloudy
03/26/14 Wed Phil Ray 45 min 2,100' mostly cloudy
02/01/14 Sat Enzo Fatica, George Artz, Gerry Pesavento, Phil Ray and Phil Merrell 2 hrs 3,100' clear
12/04/13 Wed Phil Ray and Phil Merrell 1 hrs 3,300' clear
08/22/13 Thu Phil Merrell 45 min 2,100' clear
05/28/13 Tue Phil Ray 1 hr 2,500' mostly clear
03/06/13 Wed Clay Reber, Phil Ray and Phil Merrell 2 hrs 2,500' partly cloudy
03/04/13 Mon Phil Merrell 45 min 2,200' mostly cloudy
02/18/13 Sun Phil Ray 45 min 2,200' clear
01/27/13 Sun Anthony Tagliaferro 1 hrs 4,100' mostly clear
01/13/13 Sun Phil Ray and Enzo Fatica 1 hr 2,800' clear
01/12/13 Sat Justine Yang, Phil Ray, Yosh Matsuda, Phil Merrell, Robert Moore, Bob Newman and Chris Gallagher 1 hrs 3,700' mostly clear
01/11/13 Fri Phil Ray 45 min 2,400' mostly clear
12/30/12 Sun Phil Ray 1 hr 2,900' mostly clear
12/27/12 Thu Kurtis Carter, Phil Ray and Phil Merrell 1 hrs 4,000' mostly cloudy
12/24/12 Mon Barry Levine and Michael Kunitani 1 hrs 4,000' mostly clear
12/19/12 Wed Barry Levine, Lionel Marks, Kurtis Carter and Phil Ray 45 min 2,600' mostly cloudy
12/12/12 Wed Jim McKee 1 hr 2,800' partly cloudy
11/10/12 Sat Anthony Tagliaferro 1 hr 3,500' mostly clear
11/09/12 Fri Barry Levine 1 hrs 2,200' mostly clear
10/23/12 Tue Chris Mathews(2), Phil Merrell, and Phil Ray 1 hr 2,900' mostly cloudy
10/08/12 Mon Phil Ray and Phil Merrell 1 hr 2,100' mostly cloudy
06/24/12 Sun Matt Epperson, Chris Mathews, Ryan Woloshyn, Dan Hardy, Phil Merrell, Roger Jackson, Jim McKee and Andrew Whitehill (T) 2 hrs 2,700' partly cloudy
03/25/12 Sun Phil Ray (2) 45 min 3,000' mostly cloudy
03/17/12 Sat Phil Ray and Bob Newman 45 min 2,500' mostly cloudy
03/12/12 Mon Phil Ray and Phil Merrell 2 hrs 3,700' partly cloudy
02/28/12 Tue Chris Mathews and Phil Merrell 2 hrs 3,300' mostly cloudy
02/26/12 Sun Phil Merrell 1hr 2,200' mostly clear
02/19/12 Sun Phil Merrell and Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,200' mostly clear
02/14/12 Tue Phil Ray and Phil Merrell 45 min 3,500' mostly clear
02/12/12 Sun Phil Merrell 1 hr 2,100' cloudy
02/04/12 Sat George Artz 45 min 2,500' mostly sunny
01/17/12 Tue Phil Ray, Justine Yang, and Phil Merrell 2 hrs 3,600' partly cloudy
01/16/12 Mon Justine Yang, Barry Levine and Anthony Tagliaferro 2 hrs 4,700' clear
12/11/11 Sun Phil Ray, Gerry Pesavento and Phil Merrell 1 hrs 2,200' cloudy
11/21/11 Mon Phil Merrell 45 min 2,100' partly cloudy
11/19/11 Sat Phil Merrell, Anthony Tagliaferro, Jesse Byler, Michael Kunitani, Jim McKee, Barry Levine, Phil Ray and Vlad Moroz 2 hrs 2,700' cloudy
11/06/11 Sun Enzo Fatica, Phil Ray, Phil Merrell, George Artz, Vlad Moroz and Jim McKee 1 hrs 4,100' partly cloudy
11/04/11 Fri Phil Ray and Phil Merrell 1 hrs 4,000' partly cloudy
10/01/11 Sat Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,400' mostly cloudy
05/30/11 Mon Phil Ray, Charley Warren and Jim McKee 1 hrs 2,500' mostly cloudy
05/26/11 Thu Barry Levine, Scott Seebass, Ryan Woloshyn, Dan Hardy, Phil Ray, David Beerman, Phil Merrell, Clay Reber, Steve Wertheimer and Don Saito 2 hrs 3,000' mostly cloudy
05/25/11 Wed Gordon Pollock 45 min 2,100' cloudy
05/18/11 Wed Phil Merrell 1 hrs 3,000' mostly cloudy
05/15/11 Sun Michael Kunitani, Gordon Pollock and Andrew Whitehill 1 hrs 3,300' cloudy - overcast
05/14/11 Sat Phil Merrell 1 hr 2,100' cloudy - overcast
04/26/11 Tue Phil Ray, Ron Travali and Phil Merrell 1 hrs 3,700' mostly clear
04/25/11 Mon Phil Merrell 1 hr 2,400' mostly cloudy
04/14/11 Thu Phil Merrell, Ryan Woloshyn, Ron Travali and Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,600' mostly cloudy
04/13/11 Wed Ryan Woloshyn, Phil Merrell, Michael Kunitani, Franz Vettiger and Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,800' partly cloudy
04/11/11 Mon Phil Merrell 1 hr 2,600' mostly cloudy
04/10/11 Sun Phil Ray, David Beerman, Phil Merrell, Gerry Pesavento, Lionel Marks, Clay Reber and Ronald Van Luijk 2 hrs 2,700' mostly cloudy
04/08/11 Fri Phil Merrell 1 hrs 2,300' partly cloudy
03/28/11 Mon Paris Williams and Phil Merrell 1 hrs 3,500' partly cloudy
03/20/11 Sun Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,800' partly cloudy
03/17/11 Thu Phil Merrell, Michael Kunitani and Roger Jackson 2 hrs 2,700' mostly cloudy
03/12/11 Sat Phil Merrell 45 min 2,400' mostly cloudy
03/11/11 Fri Phil Merrell 1 hr 2,100' partly cloudy
03/01/11 Tue Phil Merrell and Phil Ray 2 hrs 3,600' partly cloudy
02/27/11 Sun Enzo Fatica, Chris Valley, Phil Merrell, Doug Doerfler, Michael Kunitani, Franz Vettiger, Phil Ray, Leo Jones, Fred Clement, Ernie Camacho, Scot Huber and Vlad Moroz, 2 hrs 3,300' partly cloudy
02/26/11 Sat Phil Ray, Phil Merrell, Paris Williams and Jim McKee 1 hrs 4,400' mostly cloudy
02/21/11 Mon Phil Ray 1 hrs 3,300' cloudy - overcast
02/20/11 Sun Phil Ray, Dan Hardy, Anthony Tagliaferro, Michael Kunitani, Clay Reber, Lionel Marks, Gerry Pesavento, Mike O'Leary, Jim Mueller, Vlad Moroz and Jim McKee 2 hrs 3,100' cloudy
12/24/10 Fri Ben Dunn 45 min 2,800' mostly cloudy
12/21/10 Tue Bob Newman 45 min 2,300' cloudy
11/09/10 Tue Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,100 cloudy
10/31/10 Sun Wayne Michelsen 45 min 2,100 partly cloudy
10/28/10 Thu Bob Newman 1 hrs 2,900' cloudy
10/25/10 Mon Phil Ray and Justine Yang 1 hrs 3,800' mostly clear
10/21/10 Thu Phil Ray 1 hr 2,700' mostly cloudy
10/07/10 Thu Phil Merrell 45 min 2,300' clear
05/31/10 Mon Jim McKee and Phil Ray 1 hr 2,200' partly cloudy
05/26/10 Wed Phil Merrell, Michael Kunitani and Ryan Woloshyn 1 hr 2,800' partly cloudy
04/22/10 Thu Phil Ray 45 min 2,100' mostly sunny
04/14/10 Wed Phil Ray, Ryan Woloshyn, Barry Levine, Justine Yang and Roger Jackson 1 hrs 3,000' partly cloudy
04/13/10 Tue George Artz, Charlie Nelson, Phil Merrell, Jim McKee, Ryan Woloshyn, Barry Levine, Justine Yang and Roger Jackson 2 hrs 2,700' partly cloudy
04/06/10 Thu Charlie Nelson 2 hrs 4,000' partly cloudy
04/05/10 Mon David Beerman and Roger Jackson 1 hr 3,200' partly cloudy
04/03/10 Sat Joe Sorensen and Jim McKee 1 hrs 2,300' partly cloudy
03/25/10 Thu Barry Levine, Phil Ray and Roger Jackson 2 hrs 2,700' mostly cloudy
03/24/10 Wed Roger Jackson (tandem) and Ben Dunn (tandem) 1 hr 2,400' cloudy
03/14/10 Sun Phil Merrell, David Beerman and Roger Jackson 1 hr 2,600' clear
03/13/10 Sat Phil Merrell, Justine Yang, Scott Seebass, Dan Hardy and Phil Ray 1 hrs 4,900' partly cloudy
03/10/10 Wed Jim McKee 1 hr 2,400' clear
03/07/10 Sun Phil Merrell 1 hr 2,100' clear
03/04/10 Thu Phil Ray, Phil Merrell, Mike Kunitani, Roger Jackson and Franz Vettiger 2 hrs 4,100' partly cloudy
02/10/10 Wed Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,400' mostly cloudy
02/08/10 Mon Phil Ray 2 hrs 2,400' cloudy
02/07/10 Sun Joe Jackson and Phil Merrell 1 hrs 3,700' partly cloudy
01/30/10 Sat Phil Merrell 1 hr 2,100' cloudy
01/23/10 Sat Enzo Fatica, Urs Kellenberger and Wayne Michelsen 2 hrs 2,100' cloudy
12/27/09 Sun Enzo Fatica, Phil Merrell, Dirk Morris and Urs Kellenberger 1 hrs 3,800' mostly cloudy
12/06/09 Sun Phil Merrell 45 min 3,200' overcast
12/05/09 Sat Phil Merrell 45 min 2,300' clear
06/14/09 Sun Barry Levine, Lionel Marks, Ryan Woloshyn, Justine Yang, Phil Ray and Jim McKee 2 hrs 2,900' partly cloudy
06/13/09 Sat Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,300' mostly cloudy
06/11/09 Thu David Beerman, Phil Merrell and Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,500' partly cloudy
06/07/09 Sun Gerry Pesavento and Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,100' mostly clear
04/26/09 Sun Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,300' clear
04/12/09 Sun Phil Merrell and Phil Ray 1 hrs 3,200' clear
04/10/09 Fri Phil Merrell 1 hrs 3,000' mostly cloudy
04/04/09 Sat Phil Merrell 1 hr 2,400' clear
03/08/09 Sun Bob Newman, Phil Ray, Phil Merrell and Roger Jackson 1 hrs 3,400' mostly clear
03/07/09 Sat Mike Kunitani 1 hr 2,200' partly cloudy
03/06/09 Fri Ryan Woloshyn, Barry Levine, Lionel Marks, Scott Seebass, Robert Hugel, Kurtis Carter, Justine Yang, Phil Ray, Roger Jackson and Phil Merrell 2 hrs 3,400' mostly cloudy
03/04/09 Wed Ryan Woloshyn, Matt Epperson and Bill Hetzel 1 hrs 3,500' mostly cloudy
02/20/09 Fri Phil Ray and Phil Merrell 2 hrs 4,100' cloudy
02/13/09 Fri Michael Soderstrom, Robert Newman and Phil Ray 1 hrs 4,000' cloudy - overcast
02/12/09 Thu Phil Merrell and Phil Ray 2 hrs 3,000' cloudy
02/10/09 Tue Ryan Woloshyn, Scott Seebass, Barry Levine, Phil Merrell, Phil Ray, Roger Jackson and Justine Yang 2 hrs 3,200' mostly cloudy
02/08/09 Sun Phil Merrell and Roger Jackson 1 hr 2,200' cloudy
01/26/09 Mon Justine Yang, Ryan Woloshyn, Phil Ray, Jim McKee and John Simpson 1 hrs 4,400' partly cloudy
01/04/09 Sun Enzo Fatica, Phil Merrell and Roger Jackson 2 hrs 2,800' cloudy
12/23/08 Tue Phil Ray and Phil Merrell 1 hrs 3,400' cloudy
12/21/08 Sun Phil Ray and Phil Merrell 1 hr 3,100' mostly cloudy
12/18/08 Thu Phil Merrell 1 hrs 2,200' mostly cloudy
12/07/08 Sun David Beerman, Phil Ray and Phil Merrell 1 hrs 2,500 mostly clear
10/05/08 Sun David Beerman, Phil Ray and Phil Merrell 1 hrs 2,800 mostly cloudy
09/21/08 Sun Phil Merrell 1 hr 2,400' clear
05/29/08 Thu Ryan Woloshyn, Phil Merrell, Justine Yang, Ronald Van Luijk and Roger Jackson 2 hrs 2,400' cloudy
05/28/08 Wed Ryan Woloshyn 45 min 2,400' partly cloudy
05/25/08 Sun Vlad Moroz, Michael Kunitani and Jim McKee 1 hr 2,500' mostly cloudy
04/23/08 Wed Jim McKee, Weegie McAdams, Phil Merrell and Jim Mueller 1 hrs 3,300' cloudy
04/21/08 Mon Scott Seebass, Ryan Woloshyn and Justine Yang 2 hrs 2,500' cloudy
04/20/08 Sun Phil Ray 1 hr 2,800' mostly clear
04/09/08 Wed Phil Ray, Phil Merrell, Barry Levine and Ryan Woloshyn 1 hr 3,600' mostly clear
03/30/08 Sun Andrew Whitehill 1 hrs 2,400' clear
03/26/08 Wed Gerry Pesavento, Phil Ray and Phil Merrell 2 hrs 2,500' partly cloudy
03/15/08 Sat Phil Merrell 1 hr 3,500' mostly cloudy
02/25/08 Mon Phil Ray 45 min 2,100' mostly cloudy
02/22/08 Fri Phil Ray 1 hr 2,100' mostly cloudy
02/20/08 Wed Phil Ray 45 min 2,100' mostly cloudy
02/18/08 Mon Phil Merrell 1 hrs 2,100' mostly cloudy
02/05/08 Tue Phil Ray 1 hr 2,700' clear
01/30/08 Wed Phil Ray and Phil Merrell 1 hrs 3,600' mostly cloudy
01/28/08 Mon Phil Ray 1 hr 2,500' partly cloudy
01/07/08 Mon Phil Ray 2 hrs 2,100' mostly cloudy
12/30/07 Sun Phil Merrell 45 min 2,600' mostly cloudy
12/01/07 Sat Phil Ray 1 hr 2,500' mostly cloudy
09/29/07 Sat Phil Ray 1 hr 2,500' clear
09/16/07 Sun Phil Merrell 1 hr 2,300' partly cloudy
09/15/07 Sat Phil Merrell 1 hrs 2,500' mostly cloudy
07/12/07 Thu Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,700' mostly clear
06/29/07 Fri Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,100' clear
05/04/07 Fri Andrew Whitehill and Phil Ray 1 hrs 3,300' mostly clear
05/02/07 Wed Phil Ray, Ryan Woloshyn, Joe Sorenson and Bill Hetzel 2 hrs 3,100' partly cloudy
04/23/07 Mon Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,100' partly cloudy
04/22/07 Sun Phil Merrell, Michael Sodorstrom and Phil Ray 3 hrs 2,300' cloudy
04/20/07 Fri Paul Sussman and Lionel Marks 1 hrs 5,000' mostly cloudy
03/09/07 Fri Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,100' partly cloudy
03/04/07 Sun Frank White and Phil Ray 1 hr 4,300' ?
03/02/07 Fri Frank White and Phil Merrell 3 hrs 3,900' partly cloudy
02/23/07 Fri Vlad Moroz, Phil Merrell and Roger Jackson 1 hrs 2,500' mostly cloudy
02/22/07 Thu Ryan Woloshyn, Bill Hetzel and Scott Seebass 1 hr 2,700' partly cloudy
02/13/07 Tue Ryan Woloshyn, Phil Ray and Kurtis Carter 1 hr 3,600' partly cloudy
02/11/07 Sun Phil Ray 2 hrs 2,400' overcast
01/15/07 Mon Phil Merrell 45 min 2,400' clear
12/10/06 Sun Phil Ray 1 hr 2,200' overcast
11/09/06 Thu Phil Ray 45 min 2,800' clear
06/13/06 Tue Phil Ray 2 hrs 2,100' mostly cloudy
04/23/06 Sun Enzo Fatica and Phil Ray 2 hrs 2,200' overcast
04/22/06 Sat Phil Merrell, Bob Reiter, Jim Mueller, Justine Yang, Weegie McAdams, Lionell Marks, Ryan Woloshyn, Barry Levine, Ronald Van Luijk, Roger Jackson, Ann Moriarty, David Beerman and Kent Moriarty 2 hrs 3,000' cloudy
04/18/06 Tue Dave Chavez 1 hr 2,500' not reported
04/17/06 Mon Paul Sussman, Bill Hetzel, Ronald Van Luijk, Ryan Woloshyn and Mike Soderstrom 2 hrs 5,700' partly cloudy
04/16/06 Sun Phil Ray, Bob Newman, Jim Mueller, Lionell Marks, Ryan Woloshyn and Ronald Van Luijk 1 hrs 3,700' mostly cloudy
04/14/06 Fri Ronald Van Luijk 1 hr 2,100' overcast
04/10/06 Mon Jim Mueller and Ronald Van Luijk 1 hrs 2,100' overcast
04/08/06 Sat Enzo Fatica, Tom White, Phil Merrell, George Artz, Justine Yang, Steve Rodrigues and Vlad Moroz 1 hrs 2,700' mostly cloudy
04/06/06 Thu Dave Chavez and Vlad Moroz 1 hr 4,000' mostly cloudy
04/05/06 Wed Ryan Woloshyn, Mike Kunitani, Roger Jackson and Jim Mueller 1 hrs 2,400' overcast
03/26/06 Sun Dave Chavez, Enzo Fatica, Ronald Van Luijk and Phil Merrell 1 hr 3,300' mostly clear
03/19/06 Sun Dave Chavez, Mike O'Leary, Phil Merrell (tandem), Enzo Fatica, Urs Kellenberger and Bob Reiter 1 hr 3,500' clear
03/18/06 Sat Michael O'Leary 45 min 3,300' mostly clear
03/15/06 Wed Ryan Woloshyn, Justine Yang, Roger Jackson, Phil Merrell and Wally Anderson 1 hrs 3,500'

partly cloudy

03/11/06 Sat Phil Merrell and Roger Jackson 1 hrs 3,400' mostly cloudy
03/04/06 Sat Ryan Woloshyn, Justine Yang, Ronald Van Luijk, Kurtis Carter, Roger Jackson and Phil Merrell 3 hrs 3,200' overcast
03/02/06 Thu Phil Ray, Roger Jackson and Weegie McAdams 2 hrs 3,000' mostly cloudy
02/19/06 Sun Enzo Fatica 1 hr 4,200' breaks in the overcast
02/16/06 Thu Dave Chavez and Phil Ray 1 hr 3,300' mostly cloudy
02/15/06 Wed Ryan Woloshyn, Ronald Van Luijk and Phil Ray 1 hrs 3,600' partly cloudy
01/26/06 Thu Jim McKee and Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,700' overcast
01/21/06 Sat Phil Ray and Roger Jackson 1 hrs 2,400' partly cloudy
01/19/06 Thu Phil Ray and Phil Merrell 1 hrs 2,600' mostly cloudy
01/18/06 Wed Phil Ray 45 min 2,300' mostly cloudy
01/16/06 Mon Phil Ray 1 hr 3,000' cloudy
01/15/06 Sun Enzo Fatica and Phil Ray 1 hrs 5,100' partly cloudy
12/03/05 Sat Phil Merrell 45 min 2,800' clear
11/27/05 Sun Robin Taha 1 hrs 2,800' mostly clear
11/26/05 Sat Enzo Fatica 45 min 2,800' clear
11/05/05 Sat Enzo Fatica, Urs Kellenberger and Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,700' cloudy
11/04/05 Fri Phil Ray, Vlad Moroz and Phil Merrell 1 hrs 3,300' partly cloudy
10/29/05 Sat Kevin Young 1 hr 2,600' partly cloudy
09/10/05 Sat Phil Ray 1 hr 2,400' partly cloudy
06/18/05 Sat Enzo Fatica, Urs Kellenberger and Jim McKee 2 hrs 2,200' cloudy
05/28/05 Sat Dave Gerrard and Mark Daisey 1 hrs 2,800' partly cloudy
05/20/05 Fri Matt Epperson, Roger Jackson, David Beerman, Lionel Marks, Greg Free and Ryan Woloshyn 1 hrs 2,500' mostly clear
05/09/05 Mon Ryan Woloshyn, Ronald Van Luijk and Scott Seebass 2 hrs 2,700' mostly cloudy
05/07/05 Sat Vlad Moroz, Terry Nygard, Jim Mueller, Ronald Van Luijk, Justine Yang and Scott Seebass 1 hrs 3,000' cloudy
05/06/05 Fri Phil Ray, Jim Mueller, Gwenhael Jacq, Ronald Van Luijk, Vlad Moroz, Justine Yang and Ryan Woloshyn 1 hrs 2,300' cloudy
05/01/05 Sun Dave Chavez, Fitz Gary, Phil Ray, Justine Yang, Ryan Woloshyn, Weegie McAdams and Roger Jackson 2 hrs 2,200' partly cloudy
04/30/05 Sat Phil Ray 1 hr 2,200' overcast
04/28/05 Thu Gerry Pesavento, Phil Ray, David Beerman and Phil Merrell 3 hrs 2,500' partly cloudy
04/24/05 Sun Phil Merrell, Roger Jackson, Phil Ray, Bob Reiter, Vlad Moroz, Jim McKee, David Beerman 2 hrs 2,600' mostly cloudy
04/23/05 Sat Phil Merrell 1 hrs 2,300' mostly cloudy
04/13/05 Wed John Lord 1 hr 2,500' partly cloudy
04/06/05 Wed Phil Ray 1 hrs 2,100' clear
04/04/05 Mon Gregg Sugg, Dave Clement, Phil Ray, Fred Clement, John Lord, Matt Epperson, Jessica Shugart, Ronald Van Luijk, Kurtis Carter and Justine Yang 2 hrs 3,000' partly cloudy
04/03/05 Sun Roger Jackson and Phil Merrell 2 hrs 2,700' cloudy
03/25/05 Fri Phil Ray 1 hr 2,700' clear
03/24/05 Thu Dave Chavez, Phil Merrell, Roger Jackson, Scott Seebass, Fred Clement and Sean Stiver 2 hrs 4,600' mostly cloudy
03/13/05 Sun Phil Merrell 2 hrs 2,100'

overcast

03/02/05 Wed Dave Chavez, Phil Ray and David Beerman 1 hr 2,200' partly cloudy
02/28/05 Mon Phil Ray and Steve Walkup 2 hrs 2,500' partly cloudy
02/07/05 Mon David Beerman and Jim Mueller 1 hr 2,200' cloudy
02/06/05 Sun Jim McKee 1 hr 2,900' clear
02/05/05 Sat Phil Ray, David Beerman, Matt Epperson and Tom Rypma 1 hrs 2,900' mixed clouds
01/29/05 Sat Dave Chavez 45 min 2,200' patchy clouds
01/01/05 Sat Steve Espinosa, Phil Ray and Jim Mueller 1 hrs 2,800' overcast
12/29/04 Wed Phil Merrell, Gerry Pesavento, David Beerman, Gwenhael Jacq, Scott Seebass, Dan Hardy, Ronald Van Luijk, Justine Yang and Ryan Woloshyn 1 hrs 3,000' overcast
12/5/04 Sun Phil Ray, David Beerman, Roger Jackson and Phil Merrell 1 hrs 3,400' clear with low haze
12/4/04 Sat Phil Ray 1 hr 2,200' breaks in the overcast
10/28/04 Thu Phil Merrell, Phil Ray, David Beerman, Scott Seebass, Justine Yang and Ryan Woloshyn 2 hrs 3,000' partly cloudy
10/26/04 Tue Ryan Woloshyn 1 hrs 2,900' partly cloudy
10/25/04 Mon Phil Ray, Jim O'Neill and David Beerman 1 hrs 2,200' cloudy
10/24/04 Sun Dave Chavez, Phil Ray, George Artz, Ben Dunn and Enzo Fatica 1 hr 2,800' cloudy
9/19/04 Sun Scott Seebass, Ronald Van Luijk, Fitz Gary and Phil Merrell 2 hrs 2,700' partly cloudy
5/23/04 Sun Bob Ortiz and David Beerman 45 min 2,500' partly cloudy
5/21/04 Fri Phil Merrell 45 min 2,200' cloudy
5/7/04 Fri Jim Mueller, David Beerman and Bob Ortiz 45 min 2,500' cloudy
4/20/04 Tue Roger Jackson, Phil Merrell and Jim Mueller 2 hrs 2,700' mostly cloudy
4/17/04 Sat Mike Soderstrom, Justine Yang, Ryan Woloshyn, Scott Seebass, Lionel Marks, Ann Moriarty and Henry Bittner 2 hrs 3,600' cloudy
4/16/04 Fri Andy Whitehill (tandem), Roger Jackson and Jim Mueller 2 hrs 2,400' cloudy
4/15/04 Thu Scott Seebass, Justine Yang, Vlad Moroz, Phil Ray, Phil Merrell and Roger Jackson 2 hrs 3,500' breaks in the overcast
4/6/04 Tue David Beerman 45 min 2,100' patchy clouds
4/5/04 Mon Andy Whitehill (tandem) 45 min 2,500' partly cloudy
3/27/04 Sat Dave Chavez 1 hr 3,600' mostly cloudy
3/26/04 Fri Phil Merrell, Roger Jackson, Phil Ray, Kent Moriarty and Jim Mueller 2 hrs 2,500' overcast
2/29/04 Sun Roger Jackson, Bob Reiter, Phil Merrell, Tom Rypma, Phil Ray and Eric Mies 1 hrs 2,400' partly cloudy
2/28/04 Sat Dave Chavez and Mike Soderstrom 1 hrs 2,800' partly cloudy
2/27/04 Fri Phil Merrell, Phil Ray, Roger Jackson and David Beerman 1 hr 4,000' mostly cloudy
2/21/04 Sat Phil Merrell 1 hrs 3,000' mostly cloudy
2/14/04 Sat Enzo Fatica 45 min 2,300' mostly cloudy
2/7/04 Sat Phil Merrell 45 min 2,600' partly cloudy
2/4/04 Wed Phil Merrell 1 hrs 2,200' mostly cloudy
1/25/04 Sun Dave Chavez 1 hrs 3,000' high cirrus
1/4/04 Sun Urs Kellenberger, Chris Cornbill and Phil Merrell 1 hrs 3,800' partly cloudy
1/3/04 Sat Enzo Fatica, Phil Ray, Ken Martin, Phil Merrell and Urs Kellenberger 2 hrs 5,500' mostly cloudy
12/31/03 Wed Urs Kellenberger 45 min 2,100' mostly cloudy
12/27/03 Sat Dave Chavez, Urs Kellenberger, Cindy Cox, Paul Gazis, Bob Ortiz, Robin Taha, Phil Ray, Phil Merrell, David Beerman, John Freitas and Carl Burick 1 hr 2,600' partly cloudy
12/26/03 Fri Phil Merrell 45 min 2,600' partly cloudy
11/15/03 Sat Phil Merrell and Bob Ortiz 2 hrs 2,300' cloudy
11/3/03 Mon Andy Whitehill, Phil Ray, Bob Ortiz and Steve Walkup 2 hrs 4,000' mostly cloudy
11/2/03 Sun Roger Jackson, Bob Reiter, Robin Taha, Bob Ortiz, Phil Merrell, Mike Pelton, Igor Botvinnik, Charley Nelson and Tom Rypma 2 hrs 2,600' cloudy
11/1/03 Sat Enzo Fatica, George Artz, Urs Kellenberger, Robin Taha and Phil Merrell 1 hrs 2,300' partly cloudy
10/31/03 Fri Jim Mueller 1 hr 3,800' mostly cloudy
8/22/03 Fri Jim Mueller 2 hrs 3,000' partly cloudy
5/9/03 Fri Andy Whitehill and Bill Hetzel 1 hrs 3,900' partly cloudy
5/8/03 Thu Geoffrey Rutledge 1 hr + 2,500' partly cloudy
5/4/03 Sun David Beerman, Phil Merrell, Brian Lee, Bob Ortiz, Bill Wood and Roger Jackson 2 hrs 2,600' cloudy
5/3/03 Sat Phil Ray and Phil Merrell 2 hrs 2,300' mostly cloudy
4/30/03 Wed Dave Chavez, Phil Ray, Dave Gerrard and Bob Ortiz 1 hrs 2,500' partly cloudy
4/29/03 Tue Phil Ray, Steve Walkup, Scott Seebass, Bill Hetzel, Jan Snydr-Michal, Kurtis Carter, Justine Yang, Ryan Woloshyn and David Beerman 2 hrs 2,800' cloudy
4/27/03 Sun Phil Merrell and Andy Whitehill 1 hr 4,000' mostly cloudy to overcast
4/26/03 Sat Dave Chavez, David Beerman, Bob Reiter, Robin Taha, Phil Merrell, Roger Jackson, Dan Hardy, Steve Walkup, David Gulick, Lothar Reichertz, Paul Gazis, Brian Lee, Justine Yang, Ryan Woloshyn and Ronald Van Luijk 1 - 2 hrs 3,500' mostly cloudy
4/23/03 Wed Kurtis Carter and Phil Ray 1 hr 2,500' overcast
4/22/03 Tue Bill Hetzel, Phil Merrell, Steve Walkup, Phil Ray, Vlad Moroz, Scott Seebass, Jan Snydr-Michal, Kurtis Carter, Justine Yang, Ryan Woloshyn and Bob Ortiz 1 - 2 hrs 3,100' partly cloudy
4/18/03 Fri Dave Chavez, Tom Rypma and Phil Merrell 1 hrs 5,300' partly cloudy
4/17/03 Thu David Beerman 45 mins 2,300' partly cloudy
4/15/03 Tue Dave Chavez, Jim O'Neill, Scott Seebass, Ryan Woloshyn, Bill Hetzel, David Gulick, Robin Taha, Bob Ortiz 2 - 3 hrs 3,300' overcast
4/13/03 Sun Charlie Nelson and Andy Whitehill 1 hrs 2,500' overcast
4/11/03 Fri Phil Merrell 45 mins 2,100' low clouds
4/6/03 Sun Phil Merrell and Andy Whitehill 1 - 2 hrs 2,300' partly cloudy
4/5/03 Sat Phil Merrell and Brian Lee 1 hr 2,600' partly cloudy
4/4/03 Fri Bill Hetzel, Dan Hardy and Phil Merrell 45 mins - 1 hr 2,700' mostly cloudy
4/3/03 Thu Andy Whitehill, David Beerman, Ryan Woloshyn, Kurtis Carter, Dan Hardy, Chip Henly, Bob Ortiz, Robin Taha, and Roger Jackson 2 hrs + 3,000' partly cloudy to overcast
3/20/03 Thu Phil Merrell and David Beerman 45 mins - 1 hrs 3,300' partly cloudy
3/16/03 Sun Rod Chin and Phil Merrell 45 mins - 1 hr 2,400' partly cloudy
3/15/03 Sat Phil Merrell, Bob Ortiz, Steve Wertheimer, Fred Clement, Bill Hetzel, John Davis, Bob Reiter, Roger Jackson, Andy Whitehill, Vlad Moroz, and Lee Liu 1-3 hrs

2,900'+

partly coudy to mostly cloudy
3/4/03 Tue Robin Taha, David Beerman, Kurtis Carter, Phil Merrell, Scott Seebass, Andy Whitehill, Barry Levine, and Ryan Woloshyn up to 2 hrs 2,500'+ partly cloudy
3/2/03 Sun Robin Taha and Henry Bittner 45 min. 2,200' occasional low clouds
3/1/03 Sat Tom, Frank & John White, William Salazar, Phil Merrell, and Jim Mueller 1 hr + 2,600' mostly clear
2/27/03 Thu

Robin Taha, David Beerman, Kurtis Carter, Scott Seebass, Ryan Woloshyn, Bill Hetzel, Vlad Moroz, Andy Whitehill, Bob Ortiz and Phil Merrell

up to 3 hrs 3,300' partly cloudy
2/26/03 Wed Dave Chavez, Phil Ray and Ronald Van Luijk 1-2 hrs 2,900' overcast
2/18/03 Tue Kurtis Carter, Jim Mueller, Frank White and Bob Ortiz 1 hr + 3,200' partly cloudy
2/16/03 Sun Phil Ray, Enzo Fatika and Andy Whitehill up to 2 hrs 3,000'+ clear
Dec '02   3 soaring days in Dec., none in Jan.      

** Pilots: please correct me if I miss you when you soared, or include you when you didn't.
(Pilots are listed in order of launch, roughly.)
Thanks. Info@mchga.org

* About this log:

This log is intended to keep a record of the better soaring days at Mt Tam. Therefore, the day is recorded if and only if it meets the arbitrary definition of a soaring day, below. The log records the highest altitude achieved by any pilot on each soaring day, as well as the longest flight time for any pilot on that day. (Altitude is always rounded to the nearest 100', and duration is always rounded to the nearest quarter hour.) The log is not intended to glorify the flight of any individual pilot. Therefore, the statistics are not connected to any individual pilot, and in fact, the pilot with the longest flight time is often someone different from the pilot with the highest altitude. The log lists the names of all pilots who had a soaring flight on that day (as defined, below.) There is no intention of associating altitude or duration statistics with any of the individual pilots. The intention is to describe the flying conditions at Mt Tam, and not necessarily the skill of the pilots who fly there (which, of course, is beyond compare.)

Definitions:

Soaring For the purposes of this log, I am arbitrarily defining "soaring" as any hang gliding flight (starting from one of the three designated launch sites at Mt Tam) that meets both of the following criteria: it must be at least 45 minutes in duration, and it must achieve a maximum altitude of at least 2,100 feet above sea level (or about 100' above launch). The purpose of having this artificially stringent requirement is to reduce the number of days that get logged, and to simplify the record keeping process by eliminating the more marginal days.
Soaring day Any day when at least one hang glider pilot has a soaring flight.
Soarable How it looks before anyone launches.
Sled ride How it looks after someone launches.
Window That brief period of time between when it's socked in, and when it blows over the back. It is exactly equal to the length of time it takes to get everyone started setting up.
Clear Less than 10% cloud cover
Mostly clear, or Patchy clouds 10% - 25% cloud cover
partly cloudy 25% - 50% cloud cover
mostly cloudy 50% - 75% cloud cover
cloudy 75% - 90% cloud cover
Overcast More than 90% cloud cover
Low clouds (usually patchy) clouds forming below 2,000' (between launch and the LZ)
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