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 Post subject: Flying over Socorro
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:50 pm 
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So, I just flew from Orlando to Vancouver with a layover in San Francisco. Thankfully, because they had to reroute around some bad weather, my plane few over a very important part of New Mexico! I've spend a decent amount of time looking at the area around Socorro, NM on Google Maps satellite view...enough that I was able to recognize exactly where I was when I flew over. From my seat on the right of the plane I immediately recognized this unusual feature in the landscape which is directly south of Socorro:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@33.4878275, ... !1e3?hl=en

It was quite the view!

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That area always reminds me of the part in the Book of Ti'ana where her and her father discovered the lava tube.

I could only just see Socorro off in the near distance, but I must say, the view was spell-binding. Later on, to my surprise, we flew past the Grand Canyon too!

So, I thought I'd share the story :)

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 Post subject: Re: Flying over Socorro
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:09 pm 
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Wow, very cool shot, OHB.

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 Post subject: Re: Flying over Socorro
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:41 am 
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Shorah OHB,

Thanks for the great pic and map link! :)

Here's the Wikipedia entry for the Jornada del Muerto volcano, along with a few nice ground-level pics (which originated at this fellow's post about his 2010 road trip there).

Must have been one awesome flight!

P.S. Welcome to the Cleft hunters club! :P

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