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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.