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#68291 - 03/25/05 04:09 PM St. George Reef helicopter ride pics Part 3
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This thread is a continuation from the pictures at this link: St. George Reef helicopter ride pics Part 2

Several views of the tower follow:








It was finally time to depart this amazing station. I cannot imagine how the original workers spent six years constructing the base so the tower could be built. My hat goes off to Guy Towers and the group of dedicated workers who stay out at the station three days at a time, working to bring this station back to the jewel it once was. I encourage all of you to make this trip to experience what it feels like to stand in the footsteps of some of the bravest people to “Keep the Flame.”




Thanks to Derith for organizing this trip.


Ron
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#68292 - 03/25/05 04:18 PM Re: St. George Reef helicopter ride pics Part 3
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Great report, Ron! Once-in-a-lifetime. Special recognition to our very own Lighthouse Pixie, Derith Bennett.
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#68293 - 03/25/05 04:51 PM Re: St. George Reef helicopter ride pics Part 3
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Wow Ron, looks as tho you had a trip of a lifetime! Poor ole thing looks like it needs a lot of restoration work to bring it back to the beauty it once was.

Thanks for sharing the pictures,

Penny

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#68294 - 03/25/05 05:06 PM Re: St. George Reef helicopter ride pics Part 3
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Great Images and here's the link to:

Part One Pics

Part Two Pics

if you missed seeing them first.. I just love to make links...
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#68295 - 03/25/05 06:01 PM Re: St. George Reef helicopter ride pics Part 3
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Ron,

Great photos and narrative. I wish I had known about this earlier- I would have done this instead of going to Vegas on my Spring Break- although I might have overtaxed the helicopter a bit. laugh

Dennis

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#68296 - 03/25/05 07:13 PM Re: St. George Reef helicopter ride pics Part 3
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Dennis,

The pilot might have volunteered to stay behind.

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#68297 - 03/25/05 07:39 PM Re: St. George Reef helicopter ride pics Part 3
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Ron, Great pictures of a great excursion. Absolutely fabulous narrative to go along with the pictures. Made me feel like I was part of the trip. Wish I could have been there as I'm sure many others must feel after seeing your report. Thanks for sharing.

Bert smile
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#68298 - 03/26/05 07:39 AM Re: St. George Reef helicopter ride pics Part 3
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You have shared a truly unique experience with us all. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

smile Bob smile

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#68299 - 03/26/05 11:46 AM Re: St. George Reef helicopter ride pics Part 3
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Thanks Ron for the great photos and log! Another great event I missed with Derith. Got to just realize, you got to just pick up and go to these once in a lifetime experiences! Thanks Ron for sharing the experience with us.
Bob
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#68300 - 03/26/05 01:28 PM Re: St. George Reef helicopter ride pics Part 3
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These are awesome, I hope to make this trip one day! smile
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#68301 - 03/26/05 01:44 PM Re: St. George Reef helicopter ride pics Part 3
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That is definitely the lighthouse trip of all lighthouse trips
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#68302 - 03/26/05 04:40 PM Re: St. George Reef helicopter ride pics Part 3
Lorie Roe Offline
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Registered: 12/31/69
Posts: 2005
Loc: St. George, UT USA
Like everyone else has said "WOW". laugh

How do you top an experience like that? Thanks for the pics and narrative Ron.

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#68303 - 03/26/05 07:07 PM Re: St. George Reef helicopter ride pics Part 3
Jenifer Selwa Offline
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Wow-ee. I'm drooling over your images and story! Too bad this didn't happen in another month - I'll be in the Pacific NW for 11 days at the end of April!

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