Friday, February 17, 2012

Denver, Colorado

Aug 25, 2012
Flying from Erie, Colorado.

Leadville, Colorado, is the highest airport in the USA. (9,927ft)
My little 40hp ultralight would have been struggling to get over the high mountains to get there, but my friend Tony, flies his 100hp Savannah up there often, so I went for a ride.

Had to go high to get over the mountains,
but the Savannah handled it well.

Brekenridge ski area.

Climbers on top on a mountain.

When we got there the airport was closed due to re-finishing the runway....

Climax molybdenum mine, just re-opened last year.
A very extensive mining operation in a very public and sensitive area.
Lots of very stringent conditions being complied with.
A good example of what can be done.

Signs of the USA
Baseball diamonds and gridiron football fields.

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