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Paramotor Enthusiast Captures Stunning Images of Altamont Pass

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Winter sun splashes on the hills of Altamont Pass 44 miles from Oakland. (Shutterstock)
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After December’s rains, the skies are clear and the hills of Altamont Pass are vividly green.

A Bay Area paramotor enthusiast whose YouTube channel moniker is “Hyperious” took to the air on Sunday and recorded these stunning views.

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You also might want to check out a recording of a flight using GoPro’s time warp feature.

The flight started in New Jerusalem, an unincorporated community near Tracy, and touched down in Los Banos in November.

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Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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