Mojave Desert Ramblings….after a trip to the San Fernando Valley

Lamont Odette Vista Point. This is a favourite spot of mine for pictures of the Antelope Valley.
Lamont Odette Vista Point. This is a favourite spot of mine for pictures of the Antelope Valley.
California Aqueduct. Northern California Water going to LA.
California Aqueduct. Northern California Water going to LA.
Air Force Plant 42. Secret Squirrel Place
Air Force Plant 42. Secret Squirrel Place
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This wind turbine is on a residential property
San Andreas Fault
San Andreas Fault
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BAE Systems Hangar at Mojave Air and Space Port. This place is tighter than a pig’s ass at fly time next to Eddy’s Airplane Patch.
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Rainbow In The Desert!
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Looking toward Palmdale
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Signs, Signs
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UP Coal Train parked……………they sometimes sit for days
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The Antelope Valley Freeway aka California Route 14. It runs from I-5 at Santa Clarita to the Junction with US 395 north of Ridgecrest.
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California City Boulevard. Ground Level. Anthony Bourdain, where are you?

Desert Sunrise 21 August 2015

I left the house earlier than usual as the sun does rise later in the latter half of August. I was lucky enough to catch the sun as it broke above the mountains to the East. I got a few of the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains to the East with the Grey Light Of Dawn hitting them and the hill on California City Boulevard as well.

It is interesting how the mountains to the East, West and South have a bluish tint in the early morning. The Air Force Rocket Lab is a bit ethereal at this time of day…………….

This Desert, where I live and work is an amazingly beautiful place.

In the mix is a BNSF Train going East to Barstow with three GE’s on the head end and two GE’s on the rear as pushers………………..22,000 Horsepower!

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