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Perspectives are different from 1500 feet. Jasper Ridge looks very different from the air: sere, small. I was surprised to see so many animal trails through the dry grass. The real beauty, to me, is found closer in.

I finally talked my brother John into taking me up over Jasper Ridge. The day was clear, if a little hazy. The airplane was not ideal: low wings, plastic cockpit window. We took several passes; my nephew Patrick, watching for other airplanes from the back seat, became a little woozy. I am glad to have these new perspectives on the high ridge, and on Searsville Lake and environs. SLAC, next door to Jasper Ridge, is also in many of these photos.

8/25/2014: I just added six more images, mostly along the SLAC boundary -- at the end. This may be of interest to a few people.

There will be a companion folder, with photos of Portola Valley, Stanford, Palo Alto, and the Baylands, taken during the same outing: <>, in "Bay Area, Coast to Hills". I hope to add more to that folder some day.
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