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By John Wiley

A friend told us every day during the pandemic has been Blursday, and life before covid is a fading dream. When we finally got the chance to safely fly again, these favorite scenes seemed far in the past. A long view of the harbor's sheltering arms reminded us to take the long view if there's another lockdown, and hold fast to memories of parties on East Beach below those clouds. Distant snowy Sierra Madre peaks recalled cocoa in a cozy cabin after a long hike with friends. As we still carefully limit close physical contact, the still low water level in Gibraltar Reservoir after strong rain reinforced the underlying feeling that everything is unusual.

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taz Dec 27, 2021 08:36 PM
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Wow that 2nd picture (of the mountain tops & clouds) is Beautiful! Wondering where are they? Really stunning!

John Wiley Dec 28, 2021 12:44 PM
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Is it Reyes Peak? I've never hiked it but maybe someone who's explored that area can tell us. The quick zoom snapshot was from somewhere in the Carp area, toward the NNE as I recall, and in the pic the brown foreground area is presumably Thomas burn scar.

John Wiley Dec 27, 2021 02:26 PM
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Tangerine Falls was spilling yesterday, and hearing heavy rain right now my guess is it's probably roaring.

Searay Dec 27, 2021 01:16 PM
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Beautiful!!

John Wiley Dec 27, 2021 02:25 PM
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SeaRay, it was exhilirating to see everything so freshened and greening from these rains. I wish everyone could get a ride with Above All or one of our local flying clubs and aviation volunteer organizations like EAA and Different Point of View. We live in an incredibly beautiful part of the country with so much variety within an easy hour's flight.

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