Mission to Serpent Mound

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Crop Squiggles

Crop Squiggles

At first I thought these were crop circles but after we flew closer....
 

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Local FLying

Local FLying

Not sure what kind of mine the one photo is but they make nice round holes and very deep square ones...

Also, There is a historic log cabin in one shot next to the pond.
 

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Nice pic`s Tim, We had a family get together at Serpent Mound a couple of years ago, interesting place for sure.
The mistery pic of the circles looks like some good ATV or cycle trails to ride on. Could that be the State riding trails next to Longs Retreat?
 

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Warning Birdy don't look

Warning Birdy don't look

Tom, high high were you flying over the mounds? Clear shots , were they taken through the windshild?
 

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Rick Whittridge said:
Nice pic`s Tim, We had a family get together at Serpent Mound a couple of years ago, interesting place for sure.
The mistery pic of the circles looks like some good ATV or cycle trails to ride on. Could that be the State riding trails next to Longs Retreat?

Thanks Rick!

Neat place for a get-to-gether.

Archeologists still don't know squat about the place or who built it. Just guessing. Some indications are that it is very very old some have it built or rebuilt in early AD.

I am not one to be superstious but it was a little 'wiggy' when we flew over and strangly hit lots of thermals and turbulance that we did not experience elsewhere!

Yes, I think they are ATV trails.

I don't know about Longs Retreat. I will have to google that after work and learn about it. If you are referring to the cabin that is located in the Cincinnati Nature Center.

Mark,

Yea, Birdy has given me 'altitude grief' when I have taken some photos above 500' before! :)

Most of the trip I was between 500 to 1100' feet. However, when I fly over parks I like to add a little altitude out of respect of the park and visitors.

The only windshiled shot is the one of the dashboard panel.
Over the mound itself I was only about 800' but it sits on a rim created possibly by a meteor impact 350 million yeargs ago and is a couple of hundred feet above the surrounding landscape.
 

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Some of those shots looked similar to hills, trees, and general terrain here in the Willamette Valley (minus the 10,000 ft mountains on the horizon). Looks like you've got lots of wooded areas to deal with too.
 

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Gary_in_Orygun said:
Some of those shots looked similar to hills, trees, and general terrain here in the Willamette Valley (minus the 10,000 ft mountains on the horizon). Looks like you've got lots of wooded areas to deal with too.

From Cincinnati to Hocking County (serpent mound) it is all flat farmland. But once you get to HOC airport the terrain changes and you have to watch what you fly over much more carefully.
 

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Paul_in_Ohio said:
Longs Retreat: http://www.longsretreat.com/ It's a campground. One I have been thinking about visiting. It looks like it has a lot to keep the kids busy.

Wow. that is really close to where I was flying. I was just north of Peebles.
 

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Nice picture TIM.

Seems you had a good time.

How that Twinnstar doing. Interested in knowing how the Gyro did.

Thank you.
Rehan
 

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Longs Retreat was a good place to go back in the 70`S with State owned public land next door to ride your dirt bikes on. Back then I had a Tweeked-out YZ 250 X race bike that I rode there. The place is more suited for a single four stroke thumper or a Trials bike. I don`t know if the land is still open.
 
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