2010-02-13 Packsaddle Soaring First good soaring day of the 2010 Packsaddle Mountain season!
Alan's First Packsaddle Flight My first foot launch off Packsaddle Mountain near Lake LBJ
Packsaddle and Bluegrass Fiddler May 14,2010.wmv Packsaddle(outside) and Bluegrass Fiddler(inside) gallop at Merryland Farm on May 14,2010
Packsaddle Mountain Marks 2nd flight
Hang Glider Accident on Packsaddle Mountain Kingsland First Responders, Kingsland Volunteer Fire Fighters, Llano County EMS and Llano County Sheriffs Dept respond to Packsaddle Mountain, the scene of a hang glider accident. John Seward 26, of Austin was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was extricated from the side of the mountain by helicopter about 10:00 pm on June 23, 2010.
1st launch with Gin Sprint paraglider, Packsaddle May 30 2010 This is my first launch with a new Gin Sprint medium wing from Packsaddle "Mountain", Texas. It's the first time I'd flown there in about 10 years. I came down fairly fast, but there were thermals later for longer flights. Shot with a Sony CX350 bolted on my helmet. Converted the Sony HD file to filetype mpeg2, added titles using Adobe Premier CS4.
2010-04-03 Soaring Packsaddle A great day for soaring paragliders at Packsaddle Mountain. Got over 2000 feet above launch. Good times.
2010-10-03 Packsaddle North Launch My first try at the north launch at Packsaddle Mountain. Not ideal conditions: it was very rowdy, and the base wind was not at all straight into launch. (The north launch actually faces NE. The wind today was mainly from the north.)
Me at Packsaddle Mountain
Biscuits New Pack Saddle
Packsaddle Mountain Soaring 2009-09-20 Packsaddle
ZUK Rockcrawler - 1TUFZUK (Packsaddle NOV2008) Packsaddle Trail, AZ
Packsaddle Gap Packsaddle Gap is where the Conemaugh river cuts through Chestnut Ridge from Bolivar to Blairsville, Pa. This is the best view of the gorge in the old coal mining town of Strangford. The little know Oaks Point is up hill where the old boy scout camp resort is located.
Packsaddle Launch Launching in more wind than I know what to do with at Packsaddle Mountain near Austin, TX
2010-03-06 Packsaddle Soaring
Outfitters Pack Station - Decker Pack Saddle
Paraglider Soaring at Packsaddle Mountain, 7-24-10 My second real ridge lift soar, Packsaddle Mountain, Kingsland, Texas. This is the day we all got signed off on our P2 level (can fly without instructor supervision)! Brad Aldrich, one of my classmates, is seen in the air with me. Since my radio was cutting out, you often hear the instructor (Paul Greenwood of Paraglide Texas) and I shouting back and forth from where he stood on the hilltop...and me saying "whoah" as I hit thermals that rocket me skyward. Nice.
Maya's Back pack/Saddle bag Saw this for sale in Pet's at home, I really want it but it's more than I can afford (£34.99). Maybe one day, either way had to take a video of her in in it because she looks so good in it and seemed to enjoy it also.
james paragliding packsaddle my first fly with cam
Packsaddle Glade, Big Sky, MT A beautiful bluebird, powder day at Big Sky Montana, 1-21-07
First Packsaddle Flight My first solo high paragliding flight, from Packsaddle Mountain in central Texas.
The south side of Packsaddle pass Heading south on Packsaddle pass.
Hermit 7-2-09 Pack Saddle Gap-Class 3-1st Run Hermit-Pack Saddle Gap-Class 3-1st Run-Sucessful
2010-10-05 Packsaddle PG Top Landing Finally nailed a top-landing with a paraglider at Packsaddle Mountain. I have top-landed speed wings several times, but paragliders are harder because they have excellent glide characteristics: they just don't want to come down if there's any lift. Tonight the conditions were just right. Had a blast sharing the east point of Pack with Klaus Wagner on his Vega II... quite a respectable wing against the Ozone Delta.
MUSTANG COLT IN OVERHEAD SET-UP AND PACKSADDLE This is the second time we have this colt in the ovrhead system. he learns to find the only place in the world that has no pressure. We then put a pack saddle on him and hang some truck tires.
packsaddle full moon paragliding russ on east point shea on west point full moon sun set wonder winds
Packsaddle Fun Some fun in the wonder winds at Packsaddle Mountain
Hang Gliding at Packsaddle First flight from Packsaddle Mountain
Putting the pack saddle on your llama Placement, fitting and cinching, including breastplate. Pack saddles, when well-designed and properly fitted, are quite comfortable for a llama to wear and carry weight with for long periods of time. However, even the best-designed saddle can cause serious discomfort and permanent physical damage to a llama if that saddle is placed and fitted incorrectly — even if little or no weight is carried, and even if the period of time seems short to the human (who is not wearing the pack!). It's our job to make sure that any pack saddle fits comfortably and stays in place humanely each and every time we saddle up our llamas. Llamas have incredibly good memories, and even a single, short experience — if unpleasant enough — can lead them to associate discomfort with pack saddles for a very long time afterwards. Although this video is ten minutes long, the actual process of saddling a llama correctly and carefully takes vastly less time, particularly after the saddle cinches and straps have been properly fitted to the individual llama. The basic principles shown apply to ALL saddles and ALL llamas (including llamas shorn to the skin for showing). Please understand that this video could not include the breeching, other saddle makes, other llamas, or many details of saddle selection due to YouTube video length constraints. For complete, detailed information on llama pack saddles and saddle fitting, please go to for the publication, "Evaluating a Llama Pack for ...
PackSaddle Hike Just some funny moments hiking with the gang ( Carmen, Jordan, Draper, and Christian)
Dan and Nathon Landing Packsaddle Mountian Texas
Landing at Packsaddle Flying in conditions stronger than I am
Pack Saddle Hot Pour Brian Engel, artist, pours laddles of molten glass into molds as he works on making parts for a sculpture.
Pack Saddle Pass REME conquers the pack Saddle Pass, El Dorado National Forest. Snow!
Nathon at Packsaddle Nathon Taking off flying and landing
Packsaddle Thermal Climb-Out Caught a small but strong evening thermal to 3000' AGL... what an awesome feeling!
Nathon & Dan Launching at Packsaddle Mountain
Graham Rodger - Pack Saddle Drover Tamworth Community Centre, Tamworth, NSW, Australia - Monday Jan. 19th. 2009 - see also: .au - and: .au
ZUK Rockcrawler - 1TUFZUK (Packsaddle JAN2009 - 1A) Obstacle on Packsaddle Trail, AZ
ZUK Rockcrawler - 1TUFZUK (Packsaddle JAN2009 - 1B) Packsaddle Trail, AZ