Southwest Airlines – Oakland, Las Vegas and Albuquerque, Dec. 2019


A flight from Oakland to Albuquerque, with a stop in Las Vegas, did not provide any views until we were approaching Las Vegas. Then Charleston Peak came into view. All views to the north.

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Charleston Peak, 11,916′

This was followed quickly by Red Rocks (Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area).

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Red Rocks

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same as above

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same as above

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Downtown Las Vegas and airport

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Lake Mead, Boulder Dam and the Black Canyon on the Colorado River. The bathtub ring seen upstream of the dam shows how much drought has lowered Lake Mead.

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Presumed uranium mine, northwest of Grants, NM

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Volcanic neck casts a shadow, east of Mt. Taylor, NM

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I-40 bridges the Rio Grande, in Albuquerque, NM

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Passing over I-25, just prior to landing at Albuquerque

Flights between Albuquerque and Oakland have provided me with many great photographic opportunities, which can be found by searching for “Southwest Airlines”.

 

About Evensteven

I am a photographer and author, and live in Embudo, New Mexico, alongside the Rio Grande. I have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: The Grand: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447 I have also published six additional iBooks: 1. The Salt River: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-salt-river/id12449222822. 2. Coyote Buttes: https://books.apple.com/us/book/coyote-buttes/id1271773201 3. Four Cornered, the Land: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered/id1384038899 4. Four Cornered, The Rivers: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered-book-two-the-rivers/id1402287568 5. Rio Marañon: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered-book-two-the-rivers/id1402287568 6. Rio Grande: https://books.apple.com/us/book/rio-grande-new-mexico/id1469126321
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