|Saratoga on the field at Johnson Creek, Idaho.|
I have landed here many times.
|Iguana in a tree on a golf course, FL.|
The rare Key deer...these are about as tall as a large German shepherd dog. Although they are
rare, they are very tame if you move slowly and be very quiet when you see them.
|Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay.|
|Black Canyon in Colorado....so called b/c it is so deep (2,000') the sun never reaches the bottom.|
|Blanca Peak near Alamosa, CO. This is one of CO's fifty-four 14,000' peaks.|
|Bryce Canyon, Utah.|
|Catalina Island 21 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. That is the mainland in the background.|
Crater Lake, Oregon. Crater Lake is a collapsed volcano. The lake is about as deep as the walls
are high above the water on the sides of the lake.
Golden Gate Bridge and Angel Island in the background; 10,000 years ago sea levels were 350'
below the level they are today....at that time, there was no SF Bay and Angel Island was
connected to the mainland.
Glen Canyon Dam near Page, AZ....notice how low the water is in Lake Powell behind the dam.
All the reservoirs in the southwest at 100' or more below there full levels.
A "Glory" on a cloud....caused by refraction of the sunlight around the airplane --- pilots see these
several times a year if they fly a lot.
|Grand Canyon --- created by the Colorado Rive over 17 million yrs.|
|Great Sand Dunes National Park (GSDNP) near Alamosa, CO.|
|High Sierra Mtns. (these are 13,000' high here) at sunset -- the mist is smoke from a forest fire.|
Ivanpah Solar Furnace in the Mohave Desert, CA. This is a closeup view of the furnace on a 475' tower; sunlight is reflected (by 175,000 mirrors) on the three towers to generate steam and drive turbines.
|I like this bald eagle becuase you can see the nitatating membrane over the eye.|