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724 viewsWestern Fence Lizards were everywhere. They seemed to sit just outside the doors and watch us come and go. They were about 4-5 inches long and very curious.
Oct 28, 2008
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531 viewsSilver Bush LupineOct 28, 2008
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557 viewsMexican Evening PrimroseOct 28, 2008
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537 viewsLunchtime walks provided a refreshing break from the hard work being done at the Earth Station.

Prickly Phlox
Oct 28, 2008
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631 viewsThe hills around the Earth Station were covered with a variety of wildflowers of different types and colors.

This is called Purple Nightshade
Oct 28, 2008
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551 viewsOn a fresher note, Springtime in the Santa Monica Mountains provides a wonderful display of wildflowers.

This is Purple Sage and it is abundant around the Earth Station. It is a favorite of the local Honey Bees.
Oct 28, 2008
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702 viewsBecause of the time difference, most of the Olympic Events occurred during the nighttime hours at Triunfo Pass. But we were staffed 24 hours a day and ready for anything.
Oct 28, 2008
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763 viewsThe 2008 Summer Olympics Games, and our coverage, was a huge success thanks to the hard work of everyone involved. The Olympics concluded with a magnificent Closing Ceremony and Fireworks seen around the World thanks to us.
Of course this is NOT a skyrocket from China! A passing airplane added the effect to this long one minute exposure.
Oct 28, 2008
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724 viewsNestled in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu, CA lies the Triunfo Pass Satellite Earth Station.
Oct 28, 2008
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705 viewsThis remote site, chosen for its unique location, is miles from the nearest freeway and shielded from interference by the surrounding hills
Oct 28, 2008
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862 viewsA small army of Statewide Radio Crew and local Onsite Workforce Technicians converged at Triunfo Pass to start the cleanup in preparations for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games
Oct 28, 2008
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958 viewsNot until you arrive in the parking lot, do you truly appreciate the magnitude of these huge antennae. Each of the three large dishes measures 105 feet in diameter.
Oct 28, 2008
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