Droning Over The Mojave Desert: Iron Canyon…

Photo by Scott Schwartz.

This image was taken as my DJI Phantom 4 was hovering over an area in the El Paso Mountains. The trail shown in the photo seems to disappear into the hills at the upper right. In truth, the trail runs through an area that is known as Iron Canyon.

Iron Canyon was once home to outlaws and bandits, who hid in its various gullies and nooks.

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.

Droning over “Mars…”

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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.