Somewhere over the Rockies [008089c]

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Comments (12)

tom on March 11, 2006


Thorsten on March 11, 2006

Thanks. Unfortunately, I can't pinpoint the location exactly. All I know is that the photo was taken during a flight from DTW to LAX, two hours after passing over Chicago's O'Hare Airport.

John Fraser on January 19, 2007

The marker is in the Tule Valley in Western Utah, with the Confusion Range to the West and the Sawtooth Mountains to the East-Northeast. The Sawtooths have a marker peak called Notch Peak, very distinctive, can be seen from a considerable distance. UT 50 through King Canyon in the Confusion Range is a fun drive; a southern valley is Horse Heaven, as a group of mustangs has lived there many years. The dry Lake to the East is the Sevier Lake. Are you still reading? Looks like the photo is taken from the southern end of the Cconfusion Range.

John Fraser on January 19, 2007

Wait, only two hours out of Chicago? Did you get the location form a GPS? Any pilots around? Thinking great circle route to LAX, my guess is that at two hours, this is more likely to be Northern Colorado or Southern Wyoming, perhaps West of Laramie?

Thorsten on January 19, 2007

No GPS, placing the marker was a wild guess. All I know is that the picture was taken 127 minutes after this one right over O'Hare and that the flight continued on what felt like a straight shot to LAX. The next picture with an identifiable location (LAX airport facilities, but still in the air) was taken 102 minutes later. I'd appreciate any hints as to the actual location.

John Fraser on January 20, 2007

I fly a lot between Salt Lake and St. Louis, and usually watch the mountains from the Wastach front to the Colorado front range. (I know the area around the marker because I enjoy camping in the desert.) But the photo could be a number of places. Were you shooting from the port or starboard side, i.e., looking North or South?

autodesigner on January 31, 2007

that picture is sooooooooo awesome!!!!!

Callao on February 2, 2007

An isolated, glaciated mountain like that, highly unlikely it is in Utah. Most likely in Colorado or New Mexico.

Callao on February 2, 2007

Ah! I found it: Looking south at Sierra Blanca and Little Bear Peak north or Fort Garland, CO.

Thorsten on February 2, 2007

Looks like it! Yes, the photo was taken looking south, BTW. Thanks for everybody's help! I have relocated the marker.

Todd Stradford on October 21, 2008

Huerfano Valley, Sangre de Christo Range, Colorado. Blanca Peak is top middle, and you can see the California Rock Glacier in the middle on the right side of the valley (west side).

J. P. Maçaneiro on January 13, 2009

Perfect photo!

Greetings from Brasil!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 11, 2006
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Thorsten
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A510
    • Taken on 2006/02/26 18:44:36
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 5.81mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash