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.
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.
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.
DJI Phantom 4 image by Scott Schwartz. April, 2018.
April, 2018. DJI Phantom 4 image, by Scott Schwartz.
…so that I can vicariously explore the hidden canyons and oases that I can’t reach on foot, nor in a vehicle.
Calico Mountains. DJI Phantom 4 drone image.
Cleghorn Range, Cajon Pass. DJI Phantom 4.