Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Alaska Husky Flying


Pierre and I flew the north side of the Wrangell - St. Elias Park and Preserve based out of the Devils Mountain Lodge.  Then we headed over to the south side toward more familiar terrain for us.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

North Wrangells

Pierre and I decided to fly to the north side of the Wrangells.  We stayed with Kirk Ellis at the Devils Mountain Lodge.  We met many wonderful people and saw amazing terrain only accessible by plane.

The Devils Mountain Lodge

The lodge next door operated by Cole Ellis.





Jacksina mesa







Horsfeld.  Photo courtesy of Pierre.


Nabesna Glacier


Orange Hill

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Bettles















McArthur River Fishing


I flew to the McArthur river to do some fly fishing.  Pierre joined me in his Husky.



Pierre rigging his fly rod.



Then we relocated to another part of the river to do some King Salmon fishing.



Parked along the McArthur river.


I landed on a plateau below Mt. Spur.  Pierre, Chris, and I have camped up here before.  The view of the Alaska Range is amazing.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Alaska Range Ski Flying

Here are some video clips and photos put together in a short movie.  Music Credit - Collective Soul, "The World I Know"


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Prism Kite Technology in the Alaska Range

While Mark Reed from Prism Designs and Prism Kite Technology was here, we decided to fly up into the Alaska Range to see how the kites would fly.  Mark has been to Alaska numerous times in his Glasair Sportsman which he built himself.  Mark took all of these photos and told me that I could post them here.

Check out his website at:

His current website is great, but he is in the middle of redesigning the site to make it even better with new photos and the ability to order direct from the factory.



Mark looking out at the stunning mountains of the Alaska Range.  The snow was deep and we needed our snowshoes to get around.


 Just another typical day ski flying in the mountains.









Preparing for launch.  Stick the tail of the kite in the snow.....walk out some line.....give a little tug on the line and up she goes.

Tweaking the bridle.  That's kite speak for messing with some lines that connect some more lines together that make the kite fly.

Mark might have a few photos that are good enough to make it into his website.  One can always hope.

Landed in a bowl at 4500'.  




Kenai Mountains in Huskys

Mark Reed was here visiting for the State Squash Tournament.  We did a little bit of flying while he was here.  On this day, we met up with Hans Hanson in his Husky.  Flew up to the Kenai Mountains and into Iceberg Lake, down Skilak Glacier and back to Soldotna.

Photo credit:  Mark Reed

 Photo credit:  Mark Reed