Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and the Columbia River Gorge aerial photos

This was my second time (see the first time here) taking a flight over the Gorge with Ken and this time Bethany came too! She was pretty nervous because she has a healthy hatred for small planes (you'd never know by seeing her skydiving blog post!), but Ken did a great job of putting her at ease and taking it easy. :)

We started off flying over the Columbia River. These two shots are looking east right past Mosier. Everything is so green in the spring!

We then flew around Mt. Adams in Washington, which is incredible! So much open country out there. I'd see dirt roads and trails everywhere and wonder how I could get to them on my dirtbike.

Mt. Rainer was even out on this super clear day. Mt. Adams in the foreground, Rainer in the back-

Rolling hills and a lake in Washington-

View into a convex mirror on the plane-

Columbia river at Cascade Locks, and Bridge of the Gods towards the bottom-

Mt. Hood in all it's glory! We flew around it 4 times I think... so lots of different angles! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this mountain!!! 11,239 feet tall!

Gorgeous sunset-

If you have any favorites in particular let me know!

I feel so blessed to live in this amazing place and all of this beauty is right in our backyard. If you couldn't tell, I love Hood River. :)

Thanks again for an amazing time Ken!


Blogger Holloway said...

Awesome pics Blaine... thanks for bringing me home!

5/28/2009 12:35 PM  
Blogger Matt Sanderson said...

Wow. That's some amazing photos you took. I'd love to have the opportunity to get up in a plane like that one day.

- Matt

5/28/2009 1:07 PM  
Anonymous Katie said...

I especially love the shot of the sunset, and also the one fifth from the bottom of the plane and Hood and the sunset. Beautiful, Blaine.

5/28/2009 1:16 PM  
Anonymous Yu said...

It's still winter up there!

I love all the photos.
Especially the one fifth from
the bottom with the sunset.

5/28/2009 6:23 PM  
Blogger Lindsey Franger said...

How close are you guys actually flying to the mountains??? You look so close!

are we doing the wonderland trail this summer?

5/28/2009 10:56 PM  
Blogger tj cameron said...

sweet shots man! looks like fun.

5/29/2009 9:09 PM  
Anonymous anna said...

amazing pics! I really like nr 5 from the bottom :D

6/02/2009 4:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The one shot towards the tail of the plane with Mt Hood & the sunset approaching is awesome. Also the sunset one is so peaceful.


6/02/2009 9:02 PM  
Anonymous Skydivers said...

Nice pic....

5/20/2010 7:28 AM  

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