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dsefcik
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2/20/2012
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I feel very fortunate to know someone with a helicopter who graciously offers to take us flying on occasion free of charge. Saturday we flew out to ABDSP to check out some of the more remote, harder to reach areas. In a helicopter you can fly in and land just about anywhere.

You can see all of the photos from our flight on my website here:

http://www.darensefcik.com/Photography/Anza-Borrego-Desert-State-Park/Helicopter-Ride-02-18-2012/21555263_BjMtHc

The Helicopter


Qualcomm Stadium


A Castle In The Sky


SDG&E SPL Laydown area east of Barret Lake


SDG&E SPL Towers west of Live Oak Springs


Wind Turbines near Live Oak Springs, you can see Sombrero Peak in the background


Me and Scotty "C" in the backseat, it is hard to take photographs in the back seat of a small helicopter


Stopping to check the terrain


I found what looks like a small arrowhead


Balance Rock


Scott found this pictograph


Carrizo Gorge...the easy way!!


Goat Canyon Trestle


Canebrake Wash


Some nice pictographs


An old rock shelter I found


This water catch basin was filled with water that was plumbed into it by a nearby spring


Here is the plumbing and the water flowing


Some cupules


A nice little cactus of some sort


Cruising thru Vallecito


Some more pictographs we found


The Pitt's Special

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Flying up Hell Hole Canyon


SDG&E SPL towers in El Monte Valley below El Cap


These are just some of the photos from the trip, check out more here:

http://www.darensefcik.com/Photography/Anza-Borrego-Desert-State-Park/Helicopter-Ride-02-18-2012/21555263_BjMtHc

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Awesome
Looks like a blast. Makes a 4WD seem pretty ridiculous smile

Those pictographs are really cool.

Bob
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Awesome trip Daren. Great pictographs and nice find on the rock shelter. I wonder how many 'unfound' pictograph sites there are in ABDSP... Your 'cactus or some sort' photo is a species of Dudleya, sometimes called dead-man's fingers. You can find similar-looking species on coastal bluffs around Torrey Pines. Cool plant. Where is the Castle In The Sky that you photographed? I agree it is hard to take photos from a helo. I've spent a lot of time in fixed-wing aircraft (on occasion a helo) photographing whales and dolphins and we use specialized belly-mounted photographic systems. Thumbs Up - Jim
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dsefcik
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ziphius wrote:
Where is the Castle In The Sky that you photographed? I agree it is hard to take photos from a helo.


Don't remember exactly, somewhere out near Barrett Lake I think...it was before Buckaman Springs road...weird looking place.

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Wow! Now that is the way to see the park, and you were able to stop at dudleys bakery. Have you tried the jalepano cheese bread? I guess you can just about land a helo anywhere. Saturday was a beautiful day to fly. Did you happen to see where that remote plane wreck site was?
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anutami wrote:
Wow! Now that is the way to see the park, and you were able to stop at dudleys bakery. Have you tried the jalepano cheese bread? I guess you can just about land a helo anywhere. Saturday was a beautiful day to fly. Did you happen to see where that remote plane wreck site was?


We did not go looking for the plane wreckage..maybe next time...we ate a whole bag of the jalapeno cheese bread rolls walking back out to the helicopter..!! best thing on the trip was I only had to carry **one** bottle of water and not 3 gallons!

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That looks like an amazing day. Nice friend!!!!
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