Monday, August 19, 2013


This Planefinder app for the I-Thingie is pretty cool. According to it, I'm currently at FL350 somewhere between Wamsutter and Rawlins, Wyoming. I can see I-80 intermittently.

Having Planefinder and Wikipedia at your fingertips adds a whole new dimension to air travel. Make sure you get a window seat!


JD(not the one with the picture) said...

Wave to the antelope, they're about the only things down there.

MSgt B said...


Indy is importing them now?

Colorado Joe said...

We lived in Green River (~80 miles West of Wamsutter) for 6-1/2 years. Speed Goats (Antelope) are prevalent, but there are big Mulies and Elk in that desert as well. And several thousand gas wells (the reason I was there).

I believe it is the only place in the US where the continental divide is split. Wamsutter sits in the Great Divide Basin of the Red Desert. Traveling on I-80 you cross the divide twice between Rock Springs and Rawlins.

It's also probably the harshest place I've been. -30F and 50-60 mph wind really drains the fun.

Drang said...

Having Planefinder and Wikipedia at your fingertips adds a whole new dimension to air travel.
I see what you did there.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean you partook of the $14.99 WiFi?

Sigivald said...

I've always liked guessing and figuring it out later.

"That must be Interstate 84 ... and we've been in the air for about half an hour or 40 minutes, so that must be Mountain Home AFB down there..."

Just My 2¢ said...

Glad you were flying over that stretch of I-80! There isn't much scenery along most of the Wyoming stretch.

Interesting bit of trivia - you'd be amazed at the amount of commerce that travels that corridor along the old Union-Pacific railroad right-of-way. The railroad, I-80, and several interstate natural gas pipelines move a big share of the country's GNP

Steve Florman said...

Hah. You were, at some point, probably right over my head as my family and I returned from Utah.

Anonymous said...

Cool spot to fly over. Where 789 meets 80 is near Creston Junction, the continental divide of the UPRR. Right there the Lincoln Highway, the original 1868 and the current UPRR railroad grade cross.

Spent a summer out there exploring for oil. Gorgeous area to kick back and watch meteors at night in the summer.

Fun to watch the trains and 80 also.