Friday, September 14, 2007

Picture Post Extravaganza

It's been a while since I've had any picture posts, so here's some of my favorites from the last few trips.

The Willamette River in Eugene, OR. Our Eugene layover lends crewmembers bicycles, and Eugene has an extensive multi-use trail system on both sides of the river.

My trusty mount.

A sunny day for a bike ride along the river.

VFR-on-top at 10,500 from Bend to Eugene: The Three Sisters.

Mt Washington, Three Fingered Jack, and Mt Jefferson.

Golden hills west of Spokane, WA.

Lake Roosevelt in the distance.

Sunset reflected on the glaciers of Mt. Rainier.

Meet the New Boss - Missoula, MT.

"Seattle Center, Horizon 466 request VFR on top and deviation left of course with own terrain separation for Mt. Rainier tour."

"Ladies and Gentlemen, greetings from the flight deck. We have a special treat for you today. It's a beautiful day for flying, and air traffic control has given us permission to fly closer to Mt. Rainier than usual, so we're going to give you a tour of the mountain. It'll be coming up on the left side of the airplane in a few minutes, so those of you on the right side may want to grab an empty seat on the left."

"At 14,410 feet tall, Mt Rainier is the highest point in Washington as well as the tallest volcano in the Cascade Range. As you can see, much of it's surface is covered by 26 different glaciers totaling 35 square miles, making it the most heavily glaciated peak in the US outside Alaska. It was first climbed in 1870, and now more than 10,000 people from around the world attempt the climb every year. About half make it to the summit."

Ring of Fire: there are no less than 12 volcanoes in this photo. From south to north they are Broken Top, all three of the Sisters, Mt Washington, Black Butte, Three Fingered Jack, Mt Jefferson, Mt Hood, Mt St Helens, Mt Adams, and Mt Rainier.

Mt Hood casts a shadow into eastern Oregon.

Very little snow, if any, remaining on Mt. St. Helens.

Six Horizon Q400s lined up across the airfield in Spokane awaiting inspection.


SeeYa! said...

Great pics Sam!! Thanks!

Fred said...

AWESOME photos! I fly on the east coast for a different 170 carrier and am shortly changing domiciles to Denver. I can't wait for the scenery to change :)

zb said...

Thank you very much for these Pictures. I really loved seeing them and I do agree that the Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautifuls places on earth. That flight must have been a real treat!

May I quote my Passenger Receipt for what was originally a Q400 BLI-SEA, then Q200 SEA-PDX and then a 737 PDX-LAS itinerary? Here it is:


BLI-SEA: Motorcoach on I-5.


I do, however, appreciate the fact that Horizon plays it rather safe than sorry and I did get to sea Rainier and Helens from the 737.

Safe travels and good luck with NewCo!