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On Tuesday, March 20, at noon, I flew over Julian and from 6000 feet took this photo of downtown with the recent snow clearly evident.

It's not often that one sees snow on the desert mountains east of Julian. This view shows downtown Julian in the lower left and the mountains all the way back to Borrego covered in snow.

It's not often one sees snow on the mountains this low and close to Dudley's and downtown Santa Ysabel, either. This photo was taken from 6500 feet .

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desertbear March 22, 2012 @ 4:03 p.m.

Excellent photos by an excellent pilot. Bill has ancestors who were pioneers in the Julian area - The Harritt family.

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Twister March 22, 2012 @ 7:35 p.m.

6,000' MSL, not AGL.

Dear Reader staff: Please restore the "preview" function. Thanks

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William Howell March 23, 2012 @ 8:59 a.m.

I did not feel that MSL (mean sea level) nor AGL (above ground level) were necessary altitude details for the general public. Pilots would certainly know the altitude over Julian, and a non-pilot doesn't give a hoot, just likes the pretty pictures. Enjoy!

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Twister March 23, 2012 @ 3:37 p.m.

I presumed that the author would find the note a worthwhile "teaching moment," but apparently I erred. With respect to journalistic standards, the piece mentioned that the photo was taken, as some readers might interpret it. "from 6,000 feet." My observation was that the photo could lead the author's readers into confusion about what Julian would look like from that distance. Apparently, the author also disagrees from his perch 'way above me. I continue to believe, however, that some readers might be interested to know how far above the ground (Julian) the picture was taken from, something that we still do not know. To save the author considerable trouble and further irritation, I have taken the liberty to calculate the approximate distance from Julian (1,765 feet), assuming, of course, that the aircraft's altimeter was properly set and/or that there were no errors in the GPS. I disagree that "the general public" or "non-pilot" "doesn't give a hoot" or "just likes the pretty pictures." I won't say the reader has been con-descended, but it does appear that the author considers himself to be flying high above the rest of us. And I am grateful for his generosity in sharing the pix with us commoners.

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villageram March 23, 2012 @ 5:57 p.m.

"Twister" must refer to the state of his panties!! HA-HAH! j/k

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