A couple from Ohio hired me to fly them around the Chugach and Talkeetna Mts. for an entire day. They wanted to experience flying in the bush, and true, virgin, Alaskan wilderness. We were out for seven hours and landed in five different places for short hikes and photos. I found this spot on the Nelchina Glacier to land and walk around. I parked the plane near this large Glacial Moulin and we threw rocks down into the belly of the glacier. The haze in the air is because of the forest fires we had this summer. It never really hindered the flying but it did diminish the view a bit.
I really enjoy showing people around in the mountains. These folks did not purchase a pre-planned package. Instead I just asked them a few questions, and we determined together what would be most fitting. He had a bad back so they were not up for long hikes, and lots of activity, but they did want to get outside and see Alaska. So I developed a custom trip to fit their desires. The time flies by as the beauty of this area immediately captivates those fortunate enough to see it. Remember WE ARE NOT landing in public areas and rubbing shoulders with other tourists, this is a very, very remote area of Alaska. Nobody had ever walked where I am standing in this picture much less landed an airplane there. This really is a unique way to see Alaska.