Paragliders losing ground

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Paragliders losing ground

Bulldozers at sport’s ‘Mecca’ in Utah rake up fear
Paraglider Steve Mayer takes flight from the Point of the Mountain against the backdrop of the Wasatch mountains in Draper, Utah. Winds at the point are some of the most reliable, steady and fun for paragliders and hang gliders.
Paraglider Chris Santacroce prepares to take flight from Point of the Mountain, where he practiced tricks that have made him one of the sport’s stars.
Geneva Rock Co. has started pushing gravel off a ridge of Point of the Mountain, which the company owns. Paragliders say the company has been a good neighbor, but they’re still worried about development near their launch park.
Paraglider Chris Santacroce flies high above Draper, Utah. Santacroce hopes new mining activity won’t lead to the demise of the popularity of paragliding on Point of the Mountain.

Paragliders losing ground

Paraglider Steve Mayer takes flight from the Point of the Mountain against the backdrop of the Wasatch mountains in Draper, Utah. Winds at the point are some of the most reliable, steady and fun for paragliders and hang gliders.
Paraglider Chris Santacroce prepares to take flight from Point of the Mountain, where he practiced tricks that have made him one of the sport’s stars.
Geneva Rock Co. has started pushing gravel off a ridge of Point of the Mountain, which the company owns. Paragliders say the company has been a good neighbor, but they’re still worried about development near their launch park.
Paraglider Chris Santacroce flies high above Draper, Utah. Santacroce hopes new mining activity won’t lead to the demise of the popularity of paragliding on Point of the Mountain.
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