20 Aug 10,000 Years in A Bird’s Eyeview
During the filming of most of this footage, I basically spent an entire day in a small metal aircraft in 110 degree heat! Was it worth it…totally.
We flew up down towards Mojave and Bullhead City (which borders Arizona) and looped around the southern bank of Lake Mead and observed the landscape transform from scorching rocky desert into the Colorado River and eventually be faced the gigantic rock wall that is the mouth of the Grand Canyon.
Things can get hectic out here in these Parks. Quickly responsive S&R (Search and Rescue) operations are crucial to visitor safety. The NPS Aviation program is an essential part of that. Take a peek at how Lake Mead National Recreation Area handles the heat!
The view from above sometimes is the key to seeing what lies beneath the surface…Here we have 70 years of American History preserved at the bottom here at Lake Mead.
At the end of Latino Conservation Week, our visitor’s center hosted a film screening about the 70th Anniversary of the B-29 Upper Atmospheric Lab Mission as part of Lake Mead.
So, drink lots of water, wear your UV protection, and throw a hat on that dome if you’re trekking the desert in the summer, brave souls.
Next adventure…. coming soon!