The 103rd annual Elsinore Fly-In is this weekend, Sept 24 and 25th. AJX forecast is North winds those two days, but North is good news for an Elsinore launch. What a fantastic oppurtunity to experience a premier high-altitude\convergence site right here in Southern California! The road from LZ to launches (off the South Main Divide) is well paved, about 10 minutes of driving.
If you don't want to fly to 10000+ feet to initiate some epic XC adventure, then you can launch well before 1130 or so and enjoy a smooth, scenic sledder to the LZ from one of several well-groomed launches, either in or out of view of the LZ. You can even keep launching until mid-afternoon where the wind usually switches and blows down. Hey, if you fly at 11am to sled out, you can still say you flew Elsinore and impress anybody at any party anywhere. Best of all, you will become an official E-Teamer. No annual fee, just beer for after the flying. Bring it - that's important. Maybe bring a folding chair too.
Meet at the Elsinore LZ at 10:45am, off Ortega and Grand. Or, meet at the launches later on (just google maps the following coordinates):
E launch: N 33° 37.789' W 117° 22.287'
Edwards launch: N 33° 38.307' W 117° 23.231'
LZ parking area:
Some info on this amazing north wind site (a little outdated, but info nonetheless):
See you there