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Old 05-27-2018, 11:10 AM
Chattin35 Chattin35 is offline
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Default Back to the Mountains!

Taking off out of Las Cruces.

New Mexico ain't so bad...

Stopped with another friend up in Albuquerque the next night. Here I am heading north the next morning.

Found the mountains!

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Old 05-27-2018, 11:24 AM
Chattin35 Chattin35 is offline
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Default Telluride

I'd never been to Telluride. So, I decided to check it out.

The approach...

Back taxi.

On the ground. Incidentally, that's the mountain on the Coors beer can.

This place is spectacular. Also, going for a trail run at 10.5k after living at sea level for the past 2.5 months is a bad idea, haha! Here I am the next day feeling much better.

Taking off out of Telluride with 11.5k' DA? No sweat in the -7.



More Utah, on the backside of the mountains near SLC.

The Great Salt Lake

Sketchy! This is on the Utah/Idaho border. There's a giant wall of precipitation in b/w me and home. Gotta find a hole.

And, we made it...

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Old 05-27-2018, 11:46 AM
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Nice Pic’s Chris!

I haven’t had my airplane west of the Mississippi, but have been to these places in the “work” airplane.

Brings back good memories and makes me want to fly the “real” airplane out there
John Mastro
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:26 PM
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Default Great trip

Sounds like a great adventure.
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:18 PM
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Default Way cool!!

Now THATís my kind of adventure!!! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:54 PM
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thanks for putting all the energy into this post. lots of familiar places. you did it. congrats. no sunburn i hope.
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:25 PM
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That a trip report!!!
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:37 PM
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What were your cruise speeds on the trip?

Was finding avgas difficult?
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Old 05-27-2018, 11:17 PM
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Simply amazing!
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:44 AM
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What a marathon! Thanks for sharing.
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