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Old 07-13-2021, 01:09 PM
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Default 17 Day Flight Out West

In late May/early June I flew the RV in a big clock-wise circle out west, starting in Maryland. It was a great trip, logging 66 hours. I was lucky with the weather and the plane ran perfectly. The scenery was awesome but I took way too many pictures. Click the following link to see my trip web log. Link There is a Best Of link to see the top 70 pictures or you can go through the detailed play-by-play. We certainly have a beautiful country and the RV is a magical flying carpet to see it.





Following the Red River with Texas to the south and Oklahoma to the north.



The Totem Pole in Monument Valley.



Rainbow Bridge by Lake Powell



Speed trail at the Bonneville Salt Flats



Big Creek Airport, Idaho



The Chinese Wall in the Bob Marshall wilderness area in Montana.



The Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone NP



Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
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Old 07-13-2021, 08:51 PM
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What an adventure! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-13-2021, 11:18 PM
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Default Thank you

It is posts like this that show how much I have never actually seen in this great country of ours.

Thank you for sharing.
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Old 07-14-2021, 05:11 AM
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Default Awesome!

Looks like a wonderful adventure. Great pics!
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Old 07-14-2021, 05:54 AM
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Wow, that's a nice trip. A small plane is the best way to really see the country.
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Old 07-14-2021, 06:47 AM
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Nicely documented Bill! You must have taken notes along the way.
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Old 07-14-2021, 07:14 AM
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Awesome write up Bill! Looks like one heck of a trip!
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Old 07-14-2021, 11:00 AM
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Love these! Thanks for posting.
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Old 07-14-2021, 12:30 PM
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What a great trip! I would love to do something similar, picking up the last few states in the lower 48 I have missed. Did you have to deal with any covid issues?
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Old 07-14-2021, 05:53 PM
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I appreciated reading your flight blog. You must be really good at shooting photos while flying by now! Appreciate you putting in the work and sharing.
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