I spent the last 5 days on the West side of the Alaska Range. Alaska finally got a little bit of snow early last week which permitted us to actually get something done. The weather has now been clear and windy for the past 8 days. It only took me 3:35 to go from AK93 to Dillingham and just over 5:05 to return on the same track. That means the wind was out of the North East at about 30 knots.
I have never seen so little snow on the ground over such a wide spread area in late March. It’s amazing to see frozen brown tundra where there is normally 4 foot of compacted snow. Dillingham is going through break-up, and my cub got all muddy taxiing around on the ramp. I think that is about a month earlier than normal.
Ali and Mae’s pet horse Milo took this trip with me.
Snow capped peaks in the Alaska range
Crossing the mouth of the Wood River.
Milo and I getting ready to launch.
Kim and I posing for a photo in the sun.
Looking out towards the village of Manakotak.
It was -5F when we started the project last Wednesday and 25 above yesterday. Spring’s a comin’.
Mike Meekin loading up
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