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  • Mark Meyer says:

    Looks like a really cool trip. I’ve always wanted to get out there. It’s frustrating that it’s so close, but so much work.

  • Dan says:

    The plane definitely lessens some of the work, although it’s still by no means a gimme!

  • Steve says:

    Looks like the wind turned your day trip into quite a little adventure. 8243 and 9898 are my favorite images. Interesting angle on the wing tie down rope considering your into the wind. No chocks, or can you lock the brake?

  • Fantastic story and exceptional photos Dan! Your adventurous spirit is a huge inspiration for us all to get out there and see these amazing places and make some extraordinary photographs while we’re at it.

  • Dan says:

    I can’t lock the brake, but I tied the tail down and the other wing as well, faced the plane into the wind and secured the yoke with the seatbelts and a bungee cord so that the wind won’t blow the ailerons up and down. A strong head wind wouldn’t blow the plane backwards, it would lift the wings, so as long as you tie them down, it should be secure. In theory, anyway.

  • Dan says:

    Thanks, Anne!! Appreciate the comment, especially from someone who has her own streak for adventure and exploration!

  • Rachel Cohen says:

    Wonderful post and images Dan! Quite an adventure! 🙂

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