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(January 1st - December 30th, 2009)

Reinhard Schmolze

Passing Train

David Schaubert

A View from the Top

Scotts Bluff National Monument, Nebraska, USA

June 12, 2009, 12:59 UTC (7:59 am local)

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© 2009 David Schaubert, All Rights Reserved.

Scotts Bluff National Monument was established to commemorate the Oregon Trail that was used during the great westward expansion of the United States during the mid 1800s. The bluffs rise 800 feet above the Nebraska Plains and served as a landmark for the wagon trains. Reaching the bluffs meant they were halfway through their westward journey.

This panorama was taken from the east end of the bluffs overlooking the Cities of Scottsbluff and Gering. If you look carefully to the east, another Oregon Trail landmark, Chimney Rock, can be seen faintly.
Official Park Service web site for Scotts Bluff: http://www.nps.gov/scbl/index.htm

USA-Canada / USA-Nebraska

Lat: 41° 50' 17.34" N
Long: 103° 41' 55.74" W

Elevation: 1404

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Canon XTi (400D) DSLR, Peleng 8mm fisheye lens, Velbon D-580 Tripod, Nodal Ninja 3 (NN3) Pano Head, Apple MacPro Dual-Quad 2.8Ghz, PTGui Pro 8.35 PRO, Photoshop CS4, CubicConverter 2.2.1, CubicConnector 2.0.9

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