I hope this isn't too big...

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  1. Close_Hauled

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    I used to go out to the desert in palmdale and mohave in so,cal and bum rides, it is really cool. ;)
     
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    You almost answered my next question, which was; "Where was this picture taken?"
     
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    Looks a little like up between Bakersfield and Visalia, but o_O
     
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    Oh! So close. But Bakersfield does not get that much snow. Hint: Those are the Sierras.
     
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    [MOVE]Sacramento[/MOVE]
     
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    'doh! Too far north. Somewhere on the 395.
     
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    Got to be Lone Pine or Bishop.
     
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    Bingo. Lone Pine, Memorial Day weekend. My daughter and I go there every year.
     
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    For 49 years I ran from one end of california to the other just for something to do. I had a lot of time on my hands in the job I had back then. Wish I still had that job, I worked out of the Ojai Valley in Ventura county.
     
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    One more... This is from a friend of mine, taken on the same day.

    http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v354/closehauled/Soaring/Cruising_Sierras.jpg

    If the link is broaken, it's because the server is having a fit right now.
     
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    Nice shot ;)
     
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    He built that glider himself. I think he was at 19,000 feet in this shot.
     
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    You can tell it is up pretty high.
     
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    Steve Fosset is trying to set the world altitude record: 62,000 feet.
     
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    Kool pics! :eek: I see quite a few sailplanes when I drive to Tehachapi or California City to play golf. Looks like GR8 fun.... :cool: :cool:
     
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    A little toasty out there on the left coast today , heh?
     
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    It's a dry heat.
     
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    Here in SW Oklahoma today 102deg. humidity 84 you could float a toy boat in the air. :D
     
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    If they can ever get rid of "dead pixels" , I'll get a flat monitor. This nineteen inch tube is killing me down here! :D
     
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    July...Bakersfield...triple digits. The weather people freak out like it's something UNUSUAL!! :cool:

    High: 118 at Death Valley, Calif. (July 11th) I'd take THAT over Oklahoma's 102 w/84 per cent humm-a-ditty any day. :p :p
     
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    The 49 years I lived in calif. Hummidity was just something you read about.
     
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    Experience tells me that dropping 3mt like a stone and rising the same height makes my stomach want to go on vacation, and to then take a 4hr bus ride back home sitting next to a woman that would rather talk than breath for the entire 4 hours, tis not a good combination.

    20 years later the memory is still vivid :eek:

    The view is great, but I'll stick to the ground, or hang off a rope on the side of a cliff, less chance of my stomach trying to go on vacation... ;)

    :D :D :D

    Cheers :D
     
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