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Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 3, 2011 - 08:36pm PT
If you look closely at the center of Dingus Milqtoast's third air photo of the winds you can see Dingus MsGee rap bolting!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2011 - 08:40pm PT
Yes and you look closely you can see him thanking me for posting up too!

DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 15, 2012 - 08:44am PT
Aight, I got my Saturday objective accomplished. I am now ensconced in a swank Times Square hotel. Had a nice dinner last night in a NY chop house, and some acquaintances of mine from Great Britain happened by, it was like old home week in the Big Apple.

Anyway, I fly Delta a lot, out of Sacramento. This trip like so many had me connecting through Minneapolis. Sac to Mini goes out of California and over Reno. I have the coveted north side of the plane in the morning photo window.

Out over Pyramid Lake and the Great Basin, brush the north edge of the Great Salt Lake, then... as anticipated, over the southern end of the Wind River range. I was curious as to snow cover, etc. aren't you? You can compare these to the ones I took on a similar flight back in Oct.

It was cold in the Great Valley at Oh Dark Thirty, a lil deicing was called for. The dude saw me taking pictures of him and he squirted my window with that sh#t, lol.



Sunrise. There were a lot of ice crystals in the morning air and as the sun came up over the eastern horizon I could see how dawn had hit the higher clouds before it reached the ground. Looking back behind the plane I could see also how the sun-line rose higher and higher, the tangential relationship with the curve of the earth (the rays are flat, the ground is dropping away, eh?)


Then some coolio formations in northern Utah / Western Wyoming


I like this one... that's the town of Vulva Wyoming down there!


Some more...




A beauty, huh? Such are the formations that bring us oil and gas booms in the west.


Now the goods, eh?
























Went over the Black Hills again... NO SNOW! No wonder Mike M is tearing it up this winter, go Mike! Then the connection in Minneopolis where it was genuinely COLD. Another deicing, 2 plus hours, a first class meal service and bing bang boom I'm in the taxi from Laguardia to Manhattan. Life's a trip but I'd rather be back there in the Winds, frankly.


DMT
sandstone conglomerate

climber
sharon conglomerate central
Jan 15, 2012 - 09:42am PT
Great pics man! Thanks for posting those. I love the Winds...you can almost smell those mountains through that glass.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2012 - 10:33pm PT
From Monday somewhere over Wyoming













DMT
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jul 25, 2012 - 11:05pm PT
In about 2 weeks I'm taking a mountain flying intensive course, and the Winds are a target! The camera will be a companion.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jul 26, 2012 - 12:58am PT
Dingus showing once again that only the worthy should get window seats on an aeroplane.

Thanks man, for wanting to take us along!

Les

Trad climber
Bahston
Jul 26, 2012 - 10:21am PT
Ah, the Winds -- pretty sure I could see the mosquitos in the Cirque of Towers in your aerial shots . . . doh!

Those f#&^kers are brutal in that place.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 26, 2012 - 11:09am PT
It really pisses me off when I spring for the big bucks ride and the sun
doesn't cooperate!

Credit: Reilly

Luckily there is a magic wand...

Credit: Reilly



Here is one of Dingus' 'wanded'...
Credit: Reilly
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jul 26, 2012 - 11:40am PT
I flew out to Burley, Idaho for the "Meet and Greet" at City of Rocks over the 4th, and I snapped a few pix as I was overflying the Northern end of the Wasatch Range at Logan, Utah. My altitude was 12,500 feet above mean sea level, but just clearing the range by about 1500 feet above ground level.

Looking South towards Ogden and SLC, and approaching the range crest a...
Looking South towards Ogden and SLC, and approaching the range crest at 12,500 feet.
Credit: Brokedownclimber

View towards the WNW and City of Rocks, and over Logan, UT.
View towards the WNW and City of Rocks, and over Logan, UT.
Credit: Brokedownclimber

I always try to give terrain a lot of clearance, one of the rules of mountain flying.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 26, 2012 - 11:58am PT
^^^ Words to live by, Broke. :-) Nothing like being at full power and
you're going down 1500 fpm, eh? Then there is the reverse - being sucked
up into a building thunderstorm in my sailplane. Pick yer poison.
WyoRockMan

Trad climber
Flank of the Bighorns
Jul 26, 2012 - 12:47pm PT
I always get the same feeling when I go the Winds:
[youtube=http://youtu.be/uKbl24W_FLc]
local

Social climber
eldorado springs
Jul 26, 2012 - 05:00pm PT
On the approach to DIA
On the approach to DIA
Credit: local
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Jul 26, 2012 - 05:03pm PT
Going back in there in 9 days. Can't wait!
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jul 27, 2012 - 08:10pm PT
Bump!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2013 - 01:42pm PT
2013 Wind River Update!!!111111

(not your best eyeballing seat, but its the one I had!)















DMT
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