Took a relaxing, sunny flight with my ex-girlfriend this Sunday morning. When we arrived at Merrill Field, there was too much ice on the wings to (safely) takeoff. So we prepped the cub, loaded the gear in, and went for coffee at Sagaya’s. What better way to enjoy coffee and tea, than watching the sun rise over the Chugach Mountains and start melting the ice offa your plane. Once the ice was melted, about 0830, we took off for Knik Glacier.
Prime ice berg season in Colony Glacier Lake
The weather was excellent. Sunny with fall temperatures. Which is perfect for me, but the backseater got her feet a little chilled. I’ll install the rear seat heater hose same time as installing skis on the cub…soon. And while there were winds flowing down Knik, Colony and Lake George Glaciers, they was steady winds, not turbulent.
Next flights I’ll practice opening the window to take photos. Instead of shooting thru the window and catching the sun’s glare. My gunner took some primo photos tho.
Fog over Eagle River
Jim Lake against the mountain, Gull Lake (I believe) in the foreground
Flying along the face of the never-ending Knik Glacier
Flying up the Knik Glacier Gorge
Flying across Lake George Glacier
Flying down Lake George Glacier
About to leave the shadows of Lake George River for a sunnier valley
Difficult to line up a photo of the arches without the sun’s glint
Headed down the Gorge
A castle lookin ice berg guarding the outlet of Knik Glacier Lake
Mid Knik River Valley