Across America at 14,000 Feet 

A mesa on the eastern side of Salida, Colorado, on the Arkansas River.

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This desolate area is actually known as South Park.

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This deserted 7000 foot airstrip is longer than many international airports. At its altitude of 7,500 feet, a Learjet uses less runway than my Bonanza.

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A view of the Utah countryside.

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Another view of the Utah countryside.

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Pyramid Lake on the California-Nevada border. Dust floating on the water driven by a southwest wind is responsible for the cloud-like vortex pattern.

Willow Lake, surrounded by several 14,000 footers of the Sangre De Christo Mountains.

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After clearing Music Pass, one reaches the Great Sand Dunes (out of the picture to the right) on the western side of the Sangres.

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Crestone, Colorado the western home of numerous Eastern religions, in the San Luis valley.

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Chicago, from the south, showing the Loop, Sears Tower and Meigs' Field when it was still an airport.

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Rocky Flats, Colorado, with its nuclear waste ponds surrounded by a fat wall with guard towers cleverly positioned for an uninterrupted line of fire.

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Morrison, Colorado, showing the famous Dakota Hogback formation known as Dinosaur Ridge. The mountains begin here.

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Lower Manhattan, as seen from the Hudson River Corridor, a free flight zone under the approaches to Newark, LaGuardia and Kennedy airports.

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The Jersey Shore, where the most densely populated state meets the Atlantic.

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Rodanthe, an Atlantic surfer's and fisherman's paradise on the Outer Banks of North Carolina 50 miles south of Kitty Hawk.

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White Sound, home of the Abaco Inn and a secret surfing and fishing spot on Elbow Key, Bahamas.

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Gregorytown, another Bahamian surfers' Mecca, had fallen on hard times after the drug operation at Norman's Key was stopped.

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Chicago, with ice on Lake Michigan just after sunrise.

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Fire Island, a car-free resort off the coast of New York.

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Old Harbor, the hub of Block Island, as seen on takeoff from the island's strip.

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The smallest town in the smallest state, Block Island, Rhode Island. Noted for its large sharks and excellent big wave surfing during hurricane season.