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Something to keep in mind… even though you’re only a few hundred feet above the surrounding desert floor, you’re still over 6k feet above sea level. The air starts getting a little thin up there.
If you’ve got really good eyes (or a telephoto lens), you can see a cutout of an astronaut way down in the crater, near the mining equipment. I didn’t notice it until I got home and looked at my pictures.
Don’t forget to take a look at the wall they have showing all the manned flights into space, and a small memorial for those astronauts who have been killed as part of the space program.
Oh, and they don’t let you hike down into the crater anymore. You can tour along the ridgeline, but you can’t go down to the bottom like my dad tells me he has done.over 5 years ago
Mullholland is all right, but if you’re going to drive it or any of the canyon roads in the Santa Monicas, please, please, please know how to drive on a road that turns. It seems like half the cars are driven by people who have never seen a curve before and just can’t handle going more than 10mph through them.over 5 years ago