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From Mountain Home, ID take Hwy 20 East for 23 miles and access kitesites via Historical Site, Pine Turnoff and Malcomsen Snowmobile park turnoffs. Launch 100' from road to avoid congestion on weekends and avoid hidden barbed wire fences.
Distance to a city In the city
Access time Short walk from shore (< 5min)
Easy to find? Easy to find
Public access? Public access
Special access No access issues
Alternative name Fairfield
Spot quality Great
Kite/wind? Good for KiteSurf
Style Freestyle, Freeride, Bump & Jump, Long distance, Speed
Day timing Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Dangers Visible hazards, Submerged hazards, Reef/Rocks, Extreme cold
Week crowd Few surfers
Week-end crowd Few surfers
Water quality Crystal-clear
Bottom Sandy, Rocky, Boulders
Tide No tide dependency
Camping, Hotel, Gear-Shop, Repair-Shop, Rental, School, Rescue, Showers
Type Thermal wind
Force Medium (16 - 25 knots)
Main dir. NorthWest
Best dir. West
Best dir. relative Cross-Shore
Period From December to April
Typically 15-20 knots with bluebird days and 20* Fahrenheit with 3 foot snow base Dec-April. Ridges hold more snow with cornices to ride, launch and glide off, gulleys stay shadowed and hold powder days/weeks after storms. West winds are best, but Easterly's work equally well but are rare--and typically 5-7 kn lighter. Kite sizes range from 7m-16.5m depending on the wind speed and temperature due to cold air density making a smaller kite having more power.
Rolling ridges, endless prairie flats, cliff bands, cornices, peaks, miles and miles of skiable/boardable terrain with everything from beginner cruisers to double black diamond steep slopes.
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