Dec. 12, Reno to Oakland.
View to the east, as we flew westerly over the Sierras. Spicer Meadow Reservoir is just below, and Mono Lake is seen in the distance.
Telephoto view to the south and east, with Mono Lake to the left. The mountain to the right is Mammoth Mountain (and Ski Area). Our position is just south of Tuolomne Meadows, in Yosemite NP.
Telephoto view to the south, showing the formations found at the head of Yosemite Valley
Oakland to ABQ. We went back over the Sierras, with views to the north.
View to the north, of Lake Tahoe
Continuing to fly east, we pass over a section of the Pacific Crest trail
To the east of the Sierras, we pass over Wheeler Peak, which is located to the north of Bridgeport, CA
We then began the crossing of Nevada.
Walker Lake, in upper left, the town of Hawthorne and the Hawthorne Army Depot, NV
Long shadows of peaks to the west are cast over the munitions storage facilities of the Hawthorne Army Depot
Solar collector assembly and Luning, NV
Chevron hills east of Luning, NV
Round Mountain open pit gold mine
As we began to pass over Utah, the coming of dark made further photography impossible.