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    One of our favorite desert strips, Crooked Tree, is a favorite sunrise breakfast fly out for the ladies too.
    After breakfast a group photo with the girls, and the tree, of course.

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    More food than could be consumed. Eggs and bacon over the campfire.
    A low fly by from a C130 and a couple fast movers too. Likely F-22s but a little too far away to tell.
    Crooked Tree is just a couple miles outside a military restricted area so government sponsored air airshows are frequent albeit very brief.

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    Only about half of the airplanes that assembled for sunrise breakfast in the desert.


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    Looks like fun! Cool spot!
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    Mining strip West of Lake Alamo.
    Very smooth except right at the parking end and great place for a very quiet breakfast stop.
    Bring you own breakfast of course.
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    This landing “spot” is called “The Chain” for obvious reason.
    Left here by the Army Corps of Engineers prior to WW2.
    when they used this Navy anchor chain to clear a large area of desert brush for a flood water control project.
    They pulled it between two D-8 dozers to remove trees and brush from the work area.
    Some locals used two Jeeps to form it into a heart design just recently. Chain has
    Navy showing on some links still.
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    This “strip” is called “The Arrow”.
    My nose wheel is stopped on the beginning of the arrow.
    It’s been here for many years but little if anything is know as to why it was placed here.
    It points straight West. Maybe for early aviators heading from Phoenix to Los Angeles.
    Just speculation but no idea really.
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    We call this area “The Badlands”.
    Reminds me of the South Dakota Badlands but on a slightly
    smaller scale.

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    This one way in/out spot is called “Gunsmoke”.
    Maybe 600 feet long with rising terrain to the North.
    Nice area to bring firearms for practice. Targets set up
    on North slope.

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    It’s now that time of year in the Desert Southwest when these guys become active again.
    This was spotted by my son up in Cave Creek, AZ on his back patio.
    Went to remove food from the grill and found it next to my granddaughter’s playpen.
    It was given the right-of-way and soon after headed back to the untouched desert land behind the house.
    These creatures and scorpions are two good reasons to keep outside door and garage seals in good condition.👍


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    Cool landing spots! Off airport landings are the best!!
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