In the winter of 1985 I was driving through the Mojave Desert with a friend, talking about our apparent need for new river gear. As we passed the Twenty Nine Palms Marine Base, a man unexpectedly appeared on the side of the road selling used ammo cans. My friend and I laughed wildly and quickly came to realize that the moment was "All In A Days' Karma". This blog contains the occasional ramblings of a died-in-the-wool westerner who loves seeing, understanding, and being alive upon these landscapes. I cherish the moments of bliss and irony that come to all of us as we explore the planet and its residents (and perhaps visitors) in the short time we are here.

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Grand Canyon Stratospheric Balloon Team

At nearly 100,000 feet, the Grand Canyon can be seen just left of center here
The New York Times recently published an article about a balloon outfitted with a GoPro camera that went to nearly 100,000 feet near the Grand Canyon. You can watch the video here. Took some screen capture shots and show them below.

The launch team can be seen in the lower right corner of this frame
The desert outside of Tuba City
Tuba City from about 10,000 feet

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