#mypubliclandsroadtrip 2016: Extreme Public Lands, Woodrat Mountain
#mypubliclandsroadtrip 2016: Extreme Public Lands, Woodrat Mountain by mypubliclands
This morning, #mypubliclandsroadtrip skips the open road and takes to the sky in Southern Oregon!
To the sky? You bet. From public lands? Absolutely.
At Woodrat Mountain just outside Medford, hang-gliding off a mountain is possible and even recommended for those paragliders and hang gliders skilled enough to catch a thermal or two. In fact, Woodrat Mountain is world-renowned as a gliding destination, according to the Rogue Valley Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. Thanks to great collaboration – the BLM maintains a safe take-off spot and two wineres provide landing zones – the skies are often filled colorful sails and thrilled pilots.
Photo by Flickr user Kristjan Morgan; submitted through the BLMOregon photo group