Originally Posted by Xk59D
as a newbie, i wouldn't go near the ranger station to launch a SIB, it is a very busy place and akin to a macdonalds drive through on busy days.
First time out.....it's very sheltered, the rangers would have helped him launch and, had there been a problem, there's others about to help. I know mid summer it's absolutely manic and for me a complete "no go area", I've sat for an hour waiting in the queue to launch but it's not bad just now.
PS At least McDonald's does decent coffee....