The Chikaloon river on September 14th from 6500′. The colors are ridiculous. If this picture were a painting I would say the artist got “a little carried away” with all the color. Much of Alaska falls in the category of “a little carried away”. It may be 5 degrees and blowing outside right now, but it’s worth every second just to see the views. I wish I could remember where I was going or what I was doing on this flight, but I have no idea.
This picture was taken three minutes from the Palmer Municipal airport. The river below me is the Matanuska, and I think I was shuttling sheep hunters up the Knik Drainage on this flight. I used this picture for the month of February in the 2014 Blue Ice Aviation Calendar.