Boar's Head Balloon Ride

On this day, all four balloon operators in Albemarle County set out from Chris Greene Lake.
There is a friendly competition to see who can get his/her balloon in the air first.
Scott helps hold the balloon open as a fan blows air into it.

Three balloons at various stages of setup. Ours is in the foreground.
(We were second to take off)

One balloon ahead of us as we lift off.

The pilot and passenger of another balloon and
our balloon getting up close and personal with the trees.

The last balloon being inflated on the berm of
Chris Greene Lake as we liftoff

Katie and Scott aloft.

Chris Greene Lake

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