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Lakes, mountains, a valley and the sea


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A long flight, but one with a really diverse landscape. Starting out over Lake Tahoe, ...

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... before we cross the Sierra Nevada on the way south.

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I love these shadows in the cockpit.

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The next famous lake on the route is Mono Lake. I think it looks much more detailed and coloured in MSFS.

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But the lake was only the starting point to cross the mountains towards a valley...

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... a famous valley with a Half Dome.

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Yosemite Valley it is.

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Here we pass El Capitan...

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... and catch a look back towards the valley entry.

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The flat (and dry) lands begin with the lakes Don Pedro and McClure.

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Crossing the Diablo Range...

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... on the way to the Guadalupe flats, at the southern end of the San Francisco bay.

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We just hop over the coastal Santa Cruz mountains...

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... before we descend into Half Moon Bay. 

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Sure there are some sights left nearby which can be visited on the following flight.

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Really nice Gerold!    I've flown over some of these areas IRL but have been to all of them on the ground at one time or another.  Such varied topography in California for sure.  Climbing to the top of Half Dome probably tops my list of exciting adventures around here.

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8 hours ago, Iain Emms said:

Great set these Gerold.

cheers

Iain

Thank you Iain!

 

7 hours ago, wain71 said:

great flight Gerold, yeah definitely a lot of different scenery below...

Thanks Wayne. I remember in my first exploration of the SCA scenery I have split this flight distance into many more legs, be it 5 or 8.

 

3 hours ago, BradB said:

Terrific set of shots Gerold !! . 

Thank you John!

 

3 hours ago, Taph said:

Grand set Gerold

Thanks a lot, Taph.

 

49 minutes ago, lifejogger said:

Enjoyed the flight Gerold, the shots and your narration were great.

My pleasure John. What a number of sights, if one could do that in real..

 

1 hour ago, Rob Abernathy said:

Really nice Gerold!    I've flown over some of these areas IRL but have been to all of them on the ground at one time or another.  Such varied topography in California for sure.  Climbing to the top of Half Dome probably tops my list of exciting adventures around here.

You lucky guy - well, it is your home turf. But a nice one it is.

I am not sure if climbing the Half Dome fits on every ones bucket list, we all get a bit older every day...

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