This is the remnants of an old airstrip, in the El Paso Mountain Range. The El Paso’s are located in the Mojave Desert.
Local legend had it that famous test-pilot Chuck Yeager used to land here, when he was stationed at Edwards AFB, in order to go hunting.
Today, the old strip is the domain of off-roaders.
This is a Hubsan H-107C. It is a very difficult drone to fly, because it has virtually NO automatic stabilization firmware.
Yet, I am VERY good at flying this little machine, because I fly it almost every day in order to keep my skills sharp. And, at a replacement cost of approximately $45, the H-107C is expendable if a mishap occurs. Plus, it is fun to fly!
One of the off-road trails in this historic mining district.
Using my DJI Phantom 4, I shot this photo over the south eastern El Paso Mountains.
I filmed this on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, with my DJI Phantom 4.
April, 2018. Image taken with DJI Phantom 4.
Cleghorn Mountains. April, 2018. DJI Phantom 4.
Is this evidence of an ancient civilization on Mars? Hardly; this is an off-road trail in the Calico Mountains, that I photographed with my DJI Phantom 4. November, 2017.
Some areas of the desert do remind me of the Martian landscape, though.
Exploring a spot, that is off the well-traveled road in the San Bernardino Mountains.
DJI Phantom 4 image by Scott Schwartz. April, 2018.