Monday, December 20, 2010

Cook Inlet

No photo editing. Seriously, it was this beautiful flying along the north shore of the Kenai Peninsula at 300 ft. Taken with i-phone.

Trapper Joe Lake

Flew to Trapper Joe Lake. The snow was perfect on the lake and the cabin was in good shape. Taken with i-phone.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Ridge Camping

Morning on the Ridge

Moon Rise

Chris Hodel getting ready to cook dinner.

Two cubs and a husky.

Hodel on approach.

Back to Bettles with Amanda

Denali Park

Flying to Fairbanks

Bettles, AK

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Gregg, Hans, Pete, and Chance Tour Alaska

Manley Hot Springs

Just after flying to Manley from Bettles

Pete and Chance about to land on a gravel bar in the Brooks Range

Sunset in Bettles

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Gregg, Hans, Pete, and Chance Tour Alaska

The Yukon River with fires in the distance.

Near Eagle, Alaska

Eagle, Alaska

Sunset in Chicken, Alaska

Chicken, Alaska

Gregg, Hans, Pete, and Chance Tour Alaska

Tok, Alaska with rainshowers in the background.

The famous Aliaka Caldera

Chance, Pete, Hans, and Me

The Long Glacier

Chance looking over the edge.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Gregg, Hans, Pete, and Chance Tour Alaska

Parked on the plateau above the Long Glacier

Camping at the McCarthy Airstrip

McCarthy Alaska

Pete and Chance in 92H

All fueling up to start the AK Adventure

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Amanda's King Salmon

Amanda caught her first fish tonight. It was a 31 pound king samon.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

More Big River Lakes

Big River Lakes

Amanda and I went to a Hospice fundraiser last year. During the live auction, Amanda set her sights on a fly-in fishing and bear viewing trip with Talon Air, a local charter company. Talon flies large Turbine Otters and Cessna Caravans. During the bidding war for this auction item, the hospital CEO, Ryan Smith, leaned forward and asked Amanda if she realized that she had an airplane and a husband who knew how to fly it, and that we didn't need a charter service to do it for us. Ryan was not able to derail her quest to "win" this auction item. As you can see, she "won", and we recently flew with Talon Air to Big River Lakes and had a wonderful experience fishing for salmon and watching bears do the same.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Razor Clamming

Flew to Clam Cove in Chinitna Bay with Amanda

It was lonely out there

Digging for clams

Razor Clams

Flying over the Crescent Creek Tidal Flats