This is Benson Camp, which is an abandoned mining camp in the El Paso Mountains. Mojave Desert. DJI Phantom 4 image.
Cleghorn Mountains. April, 2018. DJI Phantom 4.
Flying over the Cleghorn Range, in the Cajon Pass.
DJI Phantom 4.
My beloved El Paso Mountains, as seen from my DJI Phantom 4.
“Winter” in southern California usually results in greener mountains. Here, my DJI Phantom 4 captured some video of the greenery in the San Bernardino Mountains.
DJI Phantom 4. March, 2018. All rights reserved.
This was a nice, slow flight over the interior of the El Paso Mountain Range, which is located in California’s Mojave Desert, approximately thirty miles south of the city of Inyokern. Looming in the background is Black Mountain, which has some interesting lore associated with it.
It is thought that Native Americans used the top of the mountain as a site for their ceremonies and trading activities. According to local legend, miners who were prospecting and living in the area during the late nineteenth century, reported seeing strange lights at the top of the mountain at night.
This was filmed using my DJI Phantom 4 Drone in January, 2018. All rights reserved.
So, I’d parked my Jeep along this trail in the El Paso Mountains, and I decided to try to capture the vista, with the Rand Mountains to the south-west.
I was satisfied with the results, but what struck me after viewing this video on my computer, is the trail in the distance that seems to disappear into the Rand Mountains.
So, I tried my hand at shooting footage of some buildings. In this case; the ruins of an old mining camp in the El Paso Mountains.
As you can see, I still have some work to do on my technique! But, I’ll keep at it!
Many people pay little attention to the rugged country nearby, as they whiz along on Rte. 15.