On Nov. 30 of this year, Kathy and I flew from Albuquerque, NM to Reno, NV, to attend the America Outdoors Association Marketing and Management Conference, but conditions didn’t permit photography on the way there. We returned to Albuquerque on Dec. 12, being routed first from Reno to Oakland, and were on the south-facing side of the plane for that flight.
View to the south 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 may be Mt. Conness. We are passing over the northern part of Yosemite NP.
Telephoto view to the south, showing the formations found at the head of Yosemite Valley
Our return from Oakland first went back over the Sierras, with our seats on the north-facing side of the plane.
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.