From Utah to Colorado
On June 8th, Ozone’s Cody Mittanck flew, on his Enzo 2, a daring route above the South West desert of the US. Cody took off from near Yuba Lake in Utah and landed, after 318 km, in the South West of Colorado.
In Cody’s words:
“Utah canyon country is one of the most scenic and isolated places in the lower 48. For a couple of years now we have been trying to explore new lines through it. Yesterday we had conditions that looked promising and we went for a bold line right over the heart of it, flying over deep sandstone trenches cut from torrents of flashfloods and monolithic spires that tower over a harsh and unforgiving desert. There is nothing like being low in places like this, hanging on to a thermal, trying not to think about the consequences of landing out. We focused intently on virga as it tracked across our path, thinking many moves ahead in order to be in a safe position and avoid the gust fronts on the surface below. In the end the energy in the sky dissipated. I climbed in light and smooth lift to 3,000 meters above the desert floor and went on a relaxing final glide. What an incredible sport we share!”
Congrats Cody for such an amazing flight and cheers from all the team at OZONE!