By William L. Fox
Photos AND A STORY
PART 1: Out West
3 The Pit . . .
4 . . . and the Stack
5 The Horizontal City
6 The Angels of Mulholland Drive
FLYING WEST TO EAST
PART 2: again East
8 Time Flies By
9 The 11th of September Trail
10 The Vertical City
11 floor Truth
FLYING NORTH TO SOUTH
PART three: Down Under
12 Mount Kosciuszko: 2,228 Meters (7,310 Feet)
14 Lake Eyre: forty nine ft less than Sea Level
15 Lake Eyre: 4,500 ft Above Sea Level
16 Alice Springs
17 Over Canberra . . . and l. a.
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