The view from our RV7 on our flight around the perimeter continues to impress us. Yakima, Washington to Cascade, Idaho took us from brown hills to high, green ridged mountains. Although we flew over and around some significant terrain, the route we chose always had a highway within view: piece of mind.
Made it to U70 Cascade, Idaho!
We flew across some beautiful, rugged country getting here and I am loving what we’ve found.
We crossed the Snake River which defines the border between Oregon and Idaho, with just one last ridge to clear before the Cascade Valley.Â Our altitude, 9000′ to clear the ridge. The Cascade Valley is huge and much larger than either of us expected.
Pattern altitude for U70, Cascade Airport, is 5700′ and rather than dive bomb our approachÂ we used up the excess altitude in a descending tour of the valley.