Baldy Butte, located between Ellensburg and Yakima, is the highest point along the Umtanum Ridge. The Butte is a privately-owned site available to current members of CBCC and NWPC who are also current USHPA members to fly Baldy after receiving a site orientation and signing a waiver. The site works well with most wind directions. XC potential is best on light and variable days or light S/SW winds. This can be a very active site with strong mid-day conditions. The site also offers very nice ridge soaring when the wind is northerly or easterly
All incidents should be documented via the current USHPA incident reporting protocols with a courtesy copy to the site contact. Any incident involving non-pilot property damage, injuries or assistance from non-pilots(EMS, police, public bystanders etc) must also be reported as soon as practical to the site contact.
In an emergency, Call 9-1-1 first.