This is a recent image, and I think it is one of my new favorites. I was turning to land above the blue ice chunks on a relatively smooth portion of glacier. I was out scoping the area for new ski terrain, and I think I found a couple of runs, I’m pretty excited.
Yesterday I flew over the Chugach Mts from the Knik to the Matanuska, and today I flew over the Talkeetnas from Willow to Eureka. These regions have slim pickins on powder stashes right now because of a thin snow-pack and a raging wind. The ridges are wiped clean of snow, but there are many North facing chutes that look like they could be a lot of fun. It will be great to see how the month of March plays into the overall snow-pack. A really good Spring ski season is still totally feasible, and it would not be the first February warm spell that made all the backcountry skiers sweat. Lets hope for snow over the next several weeks because we’ve got some terrain to cover.
Also, if there are any ice-climbers reading this, it looked like Caribou Creek would be fun right now, I took one picture of it if you’re interested email me at Matt@BlueIceAviation.com.