The previous day, I had flown from the Mojave Air & Space port to
the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville.
Victorville was important to me because it's over 250 nautical miles
from my origin at San Jose's Reid-Hillview (RHV) Airport, meeting the
requirement of this flight.
Then the plan was to return directly to RHV.
I had to divert for weather when it turned out not to match the forecast,
with fog remaining in the San Joaquin Valley.
I got down on the ground in Mojave again overnight to consider safer options.
The forecasts overnight were looking like there would be a gap between
the coastal fog and the San Joaquin Valley fog along the mountains
that follow (and were formed by) the San Andreas Fault. That route
indeed turned out to be the way to thread the needle
(finding good visibility)
from Southern to Northern California this day.
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