Often there is not enough shoreline to allow a landing on the side of this lake. The level of these large glacial lakes fluctuates with warmer temperatures so when the glaciers are melting at a maximum rate there is less shoreline than during cooler temperatures. This lake is also periodically flooded due to Glacial Lake Outburst Flooding (GLOF) caused by a temperamental glacial lake lake 15 miles up-valley from here.
I will due a full entry with a video explaining more about GLOF in the next couple of weeks. But I am starving right now and I need to eat. I was outside working on my house in the falling snow and listening to Christmas Music all day. I was supposed to fly today, of course I have been trying to fly since last Friday but the weather is not cooperating. Mike is stuck in King Salmon tonight because the weather was nasty all day. There was lots of snow falling, and low visibility all-over Western and South-Central Alaska today. Maybe tomorrow. It is really difficult to get much flying done this time of year. With only 5.5 hours of daylight and chronic bad weather it is usually just one big race against the darkness.