Probing the trail ahead with my drone…

This is a place that is called “The Narrows.”  It is located in California’s Mojave Desert.

The trail was a little too rough for me to continue driving along in my Jeep, so I used my DJI Phantom 4 scout ahead for me.

Desert Airstrip…

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.

DJI Phantom 4 over the desert…

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This was taken over the El Paso Mountains.  The structures are the old “complex” of cabins that belonged to the late Tonie Evelyn Seger, and William “Burro” Schmidt.  Looking past the cabins, some parked vehicles can be seen.  The vehicles are parked at the entrance to Burro Schmidt’s Tunnel, which is a popular attraction for off-road “tourists.”

For more information about Burro Schmidt’s Tunnel, and Tonie Evelyn Seger, go to:

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It’s all in the details…

I was struck by the details in the foreground of this image.  Specifically, the small rocks and creosote bushes.

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1/1600th sec. @ f/2.8.  ISO 100.  Equipment:  DJI Phantom 4.  El Paso Mountains, CA.  All rights reserved by the photographer.

Drone Image: Koehn Dry Lake Bed…

…can be seen in the upper-right-hand side of this image.  I took this photo during my recent visit to the El Paso Mountains.

The white sheen of the lake bed is not an illusion; it is the result of salt deposits, which have been mined there since 1911.

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This image was taken with my DJI Phantom 4 (https://www.dji.com/phantom-4.)  Exposure:  1/1250th sec. @ f/2.8.  All rights reserved.  Scott Schwartz, a.k.a. “Aerialdrone.”