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Old 10-14-2014, 08:39 PM
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Default 2 Week Flight Out West - Green River

It probably took me as much time to write the trip up as it did to fly it, but here is the link to the web log of my trip out west a month ago.

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The scenery out west was awesome, particularly eastern Utah. No better way to see it than from an RV. The highlights were flying by Devils Tower, over the Sawtooth Mountains, following the Johy Wesley Powell voyage down the Green River, Arches, Canyonlands, Antelope Canyon, Pima Air & Space Museum/Boneyard in Tucson, White Sands NP in New Mexico, Guadalupe Mountains, Palo Duro Canyon, Big Bend NP, Museum of the Pacific, Triple Tree Fly-in. The RV-7 ran great for all 61 hours. Enjoy.

Here is my route, followed by some teaser pictures.



Over the Badlands, South Dakota



Devils Tower, Wyoming



Cruising by the Sawtooth Mountains



Head of the Green River, Wyoming



Following the Green River through Wyoming and Utah



Green River, Dinosaur National Park

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Old 10-14-2014, 09:03 PM
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Default 2 Week Flight Out West (continued)

Somewhere near Green River, Utah



Green River, north of Moab, Utah



Canyonlands



Colorado River Salt Evaporation Ponds south of Moab





Colorado River approaching Lake Powell



P-3 Orions sit silently in the desert at the Davis-Monthan AFB Boneyard



White Sands National Park, Alamogordo, New Mexico



Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo, Texas



Looking south at the Rio Grande River and Mexico



Looking south at Port Aransas and the Gulf Coast

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Old 10-14-2014, 09:04 PM
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Default 2 Week Trip Out West

Camping at the Triple Tree Aerodrome Fly-in, South Carolina

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Fantastic photos - thanks for sharing.
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Bill, I believe I had the pleasure of meeting you at Triple Tree. Thanks for the great photos, many of them bring back great memories of my flights out to ID, MT, and WY.
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:05 PM
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Bill,

Your photos make me miss Moab, we can't wait to go back!! Great Pics!!
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:30 PM
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Great reading and pics Bill, thanks!

One glitch though; the Day 9, Part 1 page doesn't load the pics... or is it just me?
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:12 AM
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Nice. When you came down from green river lakes you were 2 minutes from my place. Shoulda stopped.
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:40 AM
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Outstanding trip report as usual. Your Santa Fe Trail and Lewis and Clark trip reports were great motivation for my recent CA - PA - CA trips.
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:10 AM
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WOW. I've been spending too much time in the office.
Thanks for the wonderful write-up!
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