posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:04 PM
I did an exploratory hike up Bonanza Peak to see if the Lockheed Martin (LMCO) "secret" facility at Yucca Lake (dry) can be spotted. I shot this
using a 400mm lens plus 1.4x teleconverter on a monopad. Generally I don't haul the telescope and tripod unless I know the target can be seen.
If you download the GPX file then read it into Google Earth, you can see the trail I used to hike up the peak. Technically, I didn't reach the peak
due to time constraints, plus the peak looked totally forested. The location where I stopped to shoot the photograph was relatively barren, though it
is about 400ft less than the true peak.
This is the facility where LMCO developed Pole Cat.
I shot enough photographs to make a panorama, though I don't expect to do so. Yeah, it has a view of Bob Lazar's famous S-4. (Yawn.....)
Bonanza Peak GPX file
Yucca Lake Wide
Yuuca Lake zoomed in on LMCO