NOTE FOR DISPERSED CAMPERS - Campfire Permits are now available online :)
The underlined comment below found on the Hat Creek Pilots Assoc. (AKA the Cloud Street Gang) website would be funny if it weren't a deliberate effort by them to rewrite the history of Hat Creek Rim.
The idea that "many volunteers from many different flying clubs have contributed to the look of the Hat Creek Rim flying site as it is today" is a grossly misleading statement to say the least.
The “look” of Hat Creek Rim “as it is today” was established in 1993, after the Shasta Sky Sailors received Forest Service permission to further develop the site by creating the #3LZ and the back launch. The site is today as it was then; two launches/setup/parking areas and three LZs.
In 1996 the Redding Paragliding Club joined us at Hat Creek Rim by stepping up to share the requirements and obligations of the Special Use Permit. In addition to the aforementioned, they created a PG launch, did improvements to the access road in to the #1LZ, and shared the operating expenses and the site maintenance for several years.
What did contribute greatly to our ability to expand and maintain Hat Creek Rim was the generous donations of the flying community. BTW, non of those donations came from the HPAC/CSG.
I challenge the HCPA/CSG to provide a single time that ANY other club contributed to the "look" of Hat Creek Rim. Unless of course the HCPA/CSG is referring to the resource damage they left in the #1 LZ in 2008.
A note to the HCPA/CSG; when you correct the misinformation on your website about the Shasta Sky Sailors these corrections will be removed - your choice...
Here's a historical tidbit about Hat Creek Rim.
Back in the mid-1970s thick manzanita and brush (identical to that shown above) stood between us and a place to launch Hat Creek Rim. With only handtools a young group of Shasta Sky Sailors painstakingly cleared a primitive road, setup and launch area. It was arduous and dirty work thru thick brush but we were driven by the desire to fly.
Throughout the following decades the Shasta Sky Sailors continued to develop and expand the area. If you like what you find when you visit the rim, thank the many volunteers of the Shasta Sky Sailors. Without their effort there wouldn't be a flying site.