THE GREAT OUTDOORS

The photograph above was taken from near the South Shot Hole looking in the direction of the North Shot Hole. You can just barely see them, but there are three sets of guy wires that hold up this radio tower at the control center for the bombing range. The guy wires run from the tower down to large concrete pads buried in the ground. One of the pads just happens to be right in the fault. The advice from one of the geologists was don't stand under the tower during the next earthquake.

Although this looks like an astronomical observatory, it is actually one of the remotely controlled cameras used to watch the jets back at the control center during their bombing runs.

Sand? What sand? The surface LOOKED solid, but it wasn't. Above was one of several places where we managed to demonstrate the force of gravity...all the way up to the axels. In many places the surface basically had a "crust" of fairly solid dirt, but once you broke through the couple of centimeters of crust the ground turned to pure dust.

The military never picks up after itself. This is a 20mm cannon projectile, and below is some kind of rocket that was about a meter long.

If you are going to practice strafing runs you, of course, have to have some desert camouflaged tanks to shoot at.

DIRECT LINKS TO PAGES:
SUPERSTITION HILLS
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
THE WORK BEGINS
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
VALLEY OF THE TEXANS
BOMBS AT THE BOMBING RANGE
FINISHING UP

2018-03-06