The first six of these images were taken in the Mulchatna Drainage in Western Alaska. I was counting moose for Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game. We were staying in Port Alsworth and it was -25. During the day it would warm up to about -1. It was excellent moose survey conditions save for the winds blowing directly down the river. It would blow a steady 35 mph over the river and it would be virtually dead calm 300 yards away. It got rough enough that we had to call it quits. I bailed out of Port Alsworth late in the afternoon worried about darkness on the other end. I barely made it home as Mt. Redoubt erupted just hours after I departed Port Alsworth. They were grounded for days. I was happy to be home.
The Old Timer is Don Glasier. Long time Alaskan Bush Pilot. 50,000+ hours of flight time. Great guy to work with.
I took the last two images while picking up skiers/mountaineers in my back yard. Good ski conditions in the Talkeetna Mts. this spring. But the Chugach is a little thin East of the Matanuska Glacier.