Sunday, October 30, 2011

West Side of Cook Inlet

Flying up Tuxedni Bay with Amanda, Brandon, and Pam.

Flying back home over Crescent Lake.

The Bench

Parked on the west side of Cook Inlet with Pierre and Chris.  The McArthur River below the bench is being hit by a rain shower.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Chakachatna River

Chris Hodel on approach to landing along the Chakachatna River.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Granite Creek

More flying through the Wrangells.  Landed at Granite Creek along an elevated sand bar.  Chris Hodel and Pierre Josefsohn were in their planes too for a beautiful flight through valleys painted in fall colors.

Long Glacier

Landed on the plateau above the Long Glacier on the way back from Peavine.  Elevation 4200 feet.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Wrangell St Elias National Park

Upper Skolai Lake

Russell Glacier

Flying up the Chitistone River

Camping at Tebay Lakes

Set up for the night on the tundra at Tebay Lakes.

Tebay Lakes

Paul Claus taking off in his Garrett powered Turbine Otter on retractable wheels skis

Loni Habersetzer taking off in his Super Cub

Landed at Tebay Lakes and ran into Paul and Donna Claus and most of the Ultima Thule gang including Tal Erickson and Loni Habersetzer in their cubs.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cabin at Peavine

Here is a photo of one of the two cabins at Peavine. This cabin is the larger of the two and has bunks for 6 people. Isn't this beautiful?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Parked at Peavine Strip. This beautiful area sits along the Chitistone River. There are 2 public use cabins. Hans and I stayed in the larger cabin. Overnight, a bear ripped a hole in the side of Hans' airplane. I guess the bear doesn't like yellow airplanes as my plane was unharmed.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mud Slide

One of the largest slides in the Wrangells.

Philipp Sturm

Visited Philipp and his daugher at their Yurt on the Eric Yould strip.

Chittitu Creek

Walked to Chittitu Creek from the May Creek cabin. Here's a photo of some of the scenery that make the Wrangell St. Elias National Park such an amazing place.

May Creek

Hans and I flew from Lake Hood in Anchorage to May Creek in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park. Flew through Gulkana where we refueled. Landed at May Creek at 8pm. The cabin is a short walk through this trail. Took this photo during one of the trips to the planes shuttling our gear to the cabin.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Glacier Creek

Glacier Creek Strip in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park.

Husky VS Cub

Here's a photo from the "Gregg and Hans Tour Alaska" trip year 3. This photo taken at Jake's Bar.
Cub vs. Husky: The debate rages on.


Flew to Bettles with George Mandes, Charlie Martin, Hans Hanson, Peter Grunwaldt, and Astro the dog. George set us up with a Sheefishing adventure that was outstanding. Photo is of Peter's 185 on Amphibs and my 185 on wheels. George and Charlie's blog of our experience is here.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

747 on Final

Stopped by the Anchorage airport last weekend to watch airplanes land.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Amanda and I took delivery of 70199 on June 13, 2011. 70199 is a 1972 Cessna 185E. Peter Grunwaldt flew me and my instructor, Dr. Alex Russell, to Willow for the flight home. Amanda and I have been to Talkeetna twice already (took about 1 hour from Soldotna), and we just spent the weekend in McCarthy. Here is a photo from the McCarthy Airport.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Flew over to Pete Ross' new house. He lives on an airstrip. Taxied over to his driveway and parked the planes. PZ is on the right. 6AM (Hans' plane) is the blue one. Pete's is the red and white one in the back.

Flew over Halibut Cove.

On the way to Seldovia for lunch with Amanda. Hans flew over with Veronica.

Avionics Improvements

Ben Stedman ripped apart the inards of the instrument panel. Added manifold pressure, CHT, and Spidertracks. It was all back together in about 2 hours with the new instruments.

Iditarod 2011

Parked on Crystal Lake to watch the dog-sled teams go by. Thanks to Hans for hosting another great Iditarod party at his cabin.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sourdough Bread

Making two loaves of Sourdough Wheat bread using a natural levain that I started from scratch about two weeks ago. The first loaf came out of the oven and I juxtaposed the pre and post baking loaves.