Little Sahara State Park
A prime example of Oklahoma's diverse terrain, Little Sahara State Park boasts over 1,600 acres of sand dunes, ranging in height from 25 to 75 feet. The vast dunes have formed over time from terrace deposits, remnants of prehistoric times when the Cimarron River flowed over the entire area. The main attraction at Little Sahara State Park is dune buggy and ATV riding across the sand dunes. Visitors can either bring their own ATV or rent one off-site by a private vendor. Either way, visitors will have a blast in this mini-desert atmosphere, known as one of the best riding spots for ATVs in the Midwest.
Discover Oklahoma Episode #1028
Discover Oklahoma will journey to some of the most beautiful outdoor locations in our state. We'll be relaxing in Tulsa, cruising the dunes in Waynoka, boating the Oklahoma River, enjoying some food in Lawton, and joining our friends at Floyd's RV at Roman Nose State Park.
Dallas-Hong Kong flight AA137 達拉斯--香港航班: Sand & Black Hills, Brooks Range, Arctic Russia 2016-03-05
An 8,111-mile late-winter non-stop flight from Dallas to Hong Kong crosses the Red River into Oklahoma, Kansas, followed by view of the Nebraska Sandhills and South Dakota Black Hills near Sturgis, and Montana's Yellowstone River before entering Canada.
On the thinning of clouds below in northern Canada, the MacKenzie Mountains are followed by Alaska's Brooks Range and the last frontier state's last frontier at the icy shore of Arctic Ocean's Chukchi Sea west of Barrow.
The peaks of the ranges of the tundra and taiga of Russia's far east are showcased until the flight's quick passage through China, and the Pearl River Delta's Wanshan Archipelago accompanies the descent into Hong Kong.
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2:23 Pushback from gate begin
3:40 Flight safety video begins
11:30 Takeoff run begins on runway 18L
16:45 Downtown Fort Worth TX
19:00 BNSF Intermodal Facility, Fort Worth TX
20:10 Oliver Creek in Denton County, TX
20:35 Morris Branch, Denton County TX
20:55 US 380 & Denton Creek (Montague, Wise, Denton counties) TX
22:22 Muenster, Cooke County, TX
27:00 Chickasha, Oklahoma (Population: 16,036 in 2010)
31:35 Geary OK (Population: 1,280 in 2010 )
32:12 Watonga OK (Population: 2,986 in 2013)
33:10-33:50 Canton Lake (North Canadian River) OK
36:40 Little Sahara State Park, Waynoka, Oklahoma
38:00 Cargill salt plant, Freedom OK
41:55 Coldwater, Kansas (Population: 828)
43:10 Greensburg, Kiowa County KS (Population: 785 in 2010)
44:30 Arkansas River in Kansas
45:45 Spearville, Ford County, KS (Population: 773 in 2010)
48:10 Collyer, Trego County, KS (Population 109 in 2010)
48:40 Quinter, Gove County, KS (Population 918 in 2010)
49:55 Republican River at Culbertson, Nebraska
50:00 Culbertson, Hitchcock County, Nebraska (Population: 595 in 2010)
52:30 Wallace, Lincoln County, NE(Population: 366 in 2010)
53:55 Paxton, Keith County, NE (Population: 523 in 2010)
McConaughy Lake, Keith County, NE
1:03:20 Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota (Population: 6,627 in 2010)
1:04:50- Powder River, Montana
1:07:35 Fort Peck Lake (Missouri River), MT
1:11:00 Nelson Reservoir, Montana
1:12:00 Frenchman Reservoir, Malta, MT
1:12:35 Leaving Montana USA for Saskatchewan, Canada
1:21:07 Start of MacKenzie Mountains in Canada's North of 60
1:54:00 Leaving Alaska's north coast (Chukchi Sea of Arctic Ocean)
1:55:50 On filing USA - Russia flight plans:
2:06:40 Leaving USA; entering Russia
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2:14:00 North shore of Far East Russia
Some Wiki info on this vast region of Siberia of Russia:
The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic (Russian: Республика Саха (Якутия), tr. Respublika Sakha (Yakutiya); IPA: [rʲɪsˈpublʲɪkə sɐˈxa jɪˈkutʲɪjə]; Yakut: Саха Өрөспүүбүлүкэтэ, Sakha Öröspǖbülükete) is a federal subject of Russia (a republic). It has a population of 958,528 (2010 Census), consisting mainly of ethnic Yakuts and Russians.
Sakha can be divided into three great vegetation belts. About 40% of Sakha lies above the Arctic circle and all of it is covered by permafrost which greatly influences the region's ecology and limits forests in the southern region. Arctic and subarctic tundra define the middle region, where lichen and moss grow as great green carpets and are favorite pastures for reindeer. In the southern part of the tundra belt, scattered stands of dwarf Siberian pine and larch grow along the rivers. Below the tundra is the vast taiga forest region. Larch trees dominate in the north and stands of fir and pine begin to appear in the south. Taiga forests cover about 47% of Sakha and almost 90% of the cover is larch.
2:17:00 Meal #2
2:57:35 Hong Kong arrival card-requirement announcement
3:09:53 Wanshan Archipelago, Guangdong, China 万山群岛
3:17:50 Touchdown on runway 07L
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