Itinerant Air-Cooled Los Alamos!

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Itinerant Air-Cooled Los Alamos!

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:16 am

As promised, this is a bandwidth eater, as will be the two upcoming posts.

Coming up the hill:
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Dramatic outcroppings of earth:
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. . . begging the question, How did this come about? In the Leaving Los Alamos post, you will see this very same view in the evening . . .:
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On the way up, it looked like Los Alamos was precariously perched on top of some skinny little mesa strip atop a butte, and I remember seeing the Los Alamos Airport way above the road . . . but when I kept going up the hill, eventually I saw the airport way below! You can see it just over the bus here:

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That means the first shots in this post were waaaaay below:
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The View From The Hill:
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The View Of The Hill:
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So apparently, this amazing place is merely the hillside of an old volcano where the erosion has carved a series of radiating gullies that show sedimentary layers from old seas that used to be right here. The hill where I shot these pictures was just halfway up the caldera. There had been a fire in these hills a few years ago, that is why the trees look a bit burnt, but the undergrowth gave a great impression of a beautiful spring day in the northeast where it is sunny and warm but the leaves have not filled in yet.

Now take a look at that little toy bridge down there:
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Not three minutes and two ear pops later:
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Beautiful. Dramatic. Bewitching. And good people . . . next post.
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Post by hambone » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:29 am

Purty purty. It's great to see you enjoying this beautiful land of ours. Must be good for the spirit.
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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:25 pm

hambone wrote:Purty purty. It's great to see you enjoying this beautiful land of ours. Must be good for the spirit.
It certainly keeps things in perspective.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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