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Rob Ainscough

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My daily routine to keeping healthy are long hikes in my local area ... wish I had my good camera with me but sadly these are just iPhone pics:

 

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Last one is panoramic ... my house is in there somewhere 

 

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I'm hoping these graphics are in P3D V5 and my i9 9980X CPU a Jupiter One GPU will be enough to get 30 FPS ;)

 

Cheers, Rob.

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I've been considering aeromodelism again to get me away from my sim PC, and to the field ( when not flying... for real, which is rare these Troika days... )...

 

Picking some air in the face, Sun, and playing with an R/C glider is probably what I'll try to do... I just will not try it on a day like that, although IRL we sometimes  do like those days...

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Amazingly I managed to stay dry ... the green has returned to Cali.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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I just love the contrast in the first shot, it announces something nasty going to happen. Be prepar3d ( :P) to face Lord Sauron on the other side of the hill!

 

Great panoramic shot, love the scenery.

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It's a classic the top one dark brooding sky while foreground remains sunlit - great shot.

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Beautiful! Really looks like a great place and region for undertaking longer hikes!

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Yes, Mt.Diablo is close to 4000 ft elevation, my normal hiking routine only takes me to about 1200 ft, but when I bike up it's about a 55 min climb (11.1mi) to top (when I was younger), but these older days it's over an hour :sad:

 

In the summer all that green will be "golden brown".  In the Winter we sometimes get snow at the top of Mt. Diablo.

 

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Orbx did a pretty good job of this area in terms of seasons ... we definitely have 3 very visual seasons (summer, winter/spring, fall).  Makes California look entirely different going from season to season.

 

But for now it's green, lots of green:

 

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Cheers, Rob.

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How was precipitation in California, especially in the Sierra Nevada this winter?

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Long time California residents know two seasons: fire/flood....that thick underbrush that grows on California hillsides will burn dowm thousands of homes this year....California residents know about 50mph offshore winds with single digit humidity!

 

HLJAMES

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Geez Rob, you live in a beautiful part of the world,  Great pics 

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ow was precipitation in California, especially in the Sierra Nevada this winter?

 

Better, but as you can see from current reservoir levels we'll need at least 2 more years of good rainfall before we can start to think we're no longer in a drought.  It took about 3 years of good rain to recover the last time CA was in a severe drought.

 

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cdecapp/resapp/getResGraphsMain.action

 

Still well below historical average, but it's looking better than it did a few months ago.  These reservoirs will fill up more in May/Summer as the snow melts but Squaw Valley is reporting 125" depth at the summit official numbers: http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/?region=Sierras

 

Population expansion is also adding more stress to our reservoirs.

 

Cheers, Rob.


 

 


Geez Rob, you live in a beautiful part of the world,  Great pics 

 

So you do ... as I recall you have plenty of green and rolling hills.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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Wow thats a beautiful area you live in i must say! would love to have all that on my doorstep.

Oh well maybe P3D graphics will be as good as your pics ONE DAY :-)

 

-Lee

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Great Shots Rob the first pic is when us folks in the south head for the Tornado shelter

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I'm fairly naive about what I'm supposed to do in weather like this ... I just kept on hiking toward it. 

 

Lee, someday soon I hope.

 

Here is another pic from that same hike ... never even notice that hole before?

 

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