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968 viewsNestled in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu, CA lies the Triunfo Pass Satellite Earth Station.
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1012 viewsThis remote site, chosen for its unique location, is miles from the nearest freeway and shielded from interference by the surrounding hills
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1075 viewsAs you draw near, the enormous size of the 32 meter dishes becomes more apparent
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1318 viewsNot until you arrive in the parking lot, do you truly appreciate the magnitude of these huge antennae. Each of the three large dishes measures 105 feet in diameter.
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1154 viewsA small army of Statewide Radio Crew and local Onsite Workforce Technicians converged at Triunfo Pass to start the cleanup in preparations for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games
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Antenna Crew1099 viewsWe couldn’t have done it without the help of the Southern California
Antenna Crew

L-R Mike Stewart, Dave Kerns, Matt Cox
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Finishing Touches1245 viewsGeorge Thomas applies the finishing touches
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1141 viewsNow that the worst of the cleanup was done, it was time to take a moment to enjoy the wildlife around the Earth Station.
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1056 viewsWestern Fence Lizards were everywhere. They seemed to sit just outside the doors and watch us come and go. They were about 4-5 inches long and very curious.
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866 viewsAnd very friendly too.
This one seemed to enjoy having his picture taken.
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Coastal Western Whiptail1136 viewsNot the Coastal Western Whiptail though. They are very cautious and VERY fast. It was difficult to get a good picture of one. This one was about 12-14 inches to the tip of his tail.
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925 viewsThis Variable Checkerspot Butterfly is enjoying the warm Spring Sun.

There were quite a few different types of Butterflies taking advantage of the many wildflowers
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