Vermont Hang Gliding Association

Auto Road

Description

A short flat-slope launch below the Mount Washington Auto Road and parking lot on the east side of the mountain.

Coordinates

(44.2701, -71.301198) Google Maps

Elevation

6170 feet, (1881 meters)

Direction

100 degrees

Wind

Calm to moderate east to southeast wind.

Restrictions

Respect the rare and fragile ecosystem that calls this place home. Minimize your impact on plants and animals while you prepare to launch.

Carpool with as many pilots as possible and arrange for someone to drive the vehicle back down. There is limited parking at the top of the mountain and we should avoid taking up parking spots.

Hazards

Constantly eroding launch and setup area. Pilots need to be creative.

Quickly changing weather.

Directions

Unload in the parking lot.

Walk down the auto road.

Carefully step over the rock guardrail.

Find a perch to setup or layout!