This site has been used in the past; but current state, suitability and access are not known. Below is an outdated site description:
Fraser Valley, South Western British Columbia, Canada.
Drive to Cultus Lake.
Follow the Columbia Valley Highway to Sleepy Hollow
Road. Turn left onto Sleepy Hollow and then take a
right at the next fork. Follow this road which turns
to gravel after a few kilometers, and take the first
right after crossing a bridge. From this point drive
about 30 minutes on the main road, take the right
fork and drive 10 more minutes until you see a parking
area. Stop at the parking lot and hike up the trail
for 10 minutes.
Baldy is an additional 1 hour hike along a relatively
easy scenic trail which gains 260 m (850 ft) in elevation.
There are many possible landing fields. Two options
are to land in a large field on the Soowahlie reserve
or a sports field between the petting zoo and Cultus
Lake Elementary School.
Best in the summer months.
Type of Site:
Mountain with both Ridge and Thermal soaring suitable
for PG and possibly HG.
Good potential, but unexplored. The glide from Baldy
to Cultus LZ is over 9 km.
Description of Launch:
North facing groomed slope at 4800' (1450 m) ASL.
Baldy at 5660' (1726 m) ASL, is launchable in all
directions except WNW. Both launches have set-up area
for several gliders. Avoid littering and damaging
vegetation, because the trail is a maintained recreation
Description of LZ:
There are several large fields with friendly landowners
in the area. Possibly the safest field is the on on
the Soowahlie Reserve, since it is huge. The Soowahlie
field is at 150' (50 m) ASL and is overgrown and un-tended.
4 wheel drive to the start of the trail to launch.
Hike to the launch.
Un-regulated, contact local pilots.
Please contact a WCSC director for the latest information.
Liumchen has never been used by HG, but it should
be possible to launch from it and go far.
The hike to Baldy is quite easy and very scenic.
Radio Frequency 123.4 Mhz (Aircraft), 173.640 Mhz
Local: 146.460 MHz or 146.550 MHz
Updated: 26 June 2004