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Old 02-26-2019, 06:45 AM
carolsyracuse carolsyracuse is offline
 
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Thanks for posting these pic Mike. We've been to Alaska 3 times in the summer.
What a different view in the winter.
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Old 02-26-2019, 01:48 PM
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Default Alaska Kenai-Glacier

Yes, detailed Geology/ Geography, spectacular. Driving up there on 2 trips, 8,000 R.T. ea., I drove a Freightliner on top of the RR tracks, 2 mi. thru the dark tunnel to Whittier. It had just opened up for traffic for the 1st time. The mirrors: close to the blown out rocky edged dark tunnel. Previously, one had to take a ferry boat from Cordova, to even get to Whittier. So, the res. pop. = high % living in the old white ex Military Hotel - along the cliff..... were not amused -by those now able to get in to see for the 1st time. The harbor-inlet @ Whittier is XXXL deep, used for subs in WWII to sneak in, to fuel. Boat tied down on the edge, advertised fish tacos.
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:16 PM
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Default Knik Glacier Flight Cont:

Hope everyone has been enjoying the photos.

Here are a few more, actually turned around and heading back to Kenai now.

Looking South West in this shot. Cook Inlet far background:


One last look at this peak:


Palmer in the distance (PAAQ) hard to describe where to look, best just to say it is in the photo....


The next two photos are kind of a panoramic looking towards the West.




Looking to the East again, PWS photo:


Rough Place to Land:


Looking to the West; Rocks and Snow:


Lots of Snow:


A few more photos. Will add more later, just got home from work, bite to eat then go shovel the snow from my roof. Will post more after shoveling...

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Old 02-26-2019, 11:55 PM
mbauer mbauer is offline
 
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Default Knik Glacier Flight Cont.:

More photos, getting near the end of them...

This view is looking towards Eagle River. The ice on the other side of the land is part of the Northern end of Cook Inlet, it is called the Knik Arm.


lets take a look at Cook Inlet to the West, you can also see Fire Island, when flying into Anchorage on an airliner chances are the approach flown was right over this island.


Another look at Upper Lake George Glacier:


Interesting snow field shot:



Looking at Sleeping Lady again:


Eklutna Lake: Anchorage's water supply! The two peaks in the center, just to the right of these is a town called Wasilla, hard to see it though.:


Heading straight at the Kenai Peninsula, dark land in the background:


Location Photo 5; caught reflection of myself in the RPM glass.


Sleeping Lady again:


Looking to the South again, Gulf of Alaska still foggy:


A couple of more posts to go, not many photos left.

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Old 02-27-2019, 12:22 AM
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Default Knik Glacier Flight Cont:

20 more photos till the end.

Here is a last look towards the East and PWS:


Anchorage's Ted Stevens International Airport parallel 07/25 runways:


Girdwood and Alyeska again:


Eagle River Valley:


Zoom shot of Ted Stevens Airport and Fire Island:


Fog on Turnagin Arm. Peak in distance is Mt Redoubt the volcano. Heading straight at the City of Kenai in this photo:


A view of Girdwood and Alyeska Ski Resort. Yes the North face is skiable, think it is still listed as the steepest longest lift served runs in North America. They used to hold extreme ski qualification for Valdez on the upper bowl, every once in a while they open it to skiing. Back in the 90's they open it in February, minus 25-30 deg for a couple of weeks created 18"-24" of hoar frost, you've never skied powder that light and fluffy. Steepest terrain I've ever skied!
Closeup:


No Zoom:


Upper Tram house at Alyeska, viewing to East towards Portage Lake:


Ten photos left to post....

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Old 02-27-2019, 12:58 AM
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Default Knik Glacier Flight Final Post

Have 9-photos and a map to show for this final segment of my Knik Glacier Flight.

Seward Hwy heading to Anchorage:


Seward Hwy heading to Cooper Landing/Kenai


Chugach Mountains:


Chugach Mountain Map. The Black dot is Lake George! Great reference point.


Heading Home Location Photo #6; descent started a few miles ago:


Anchorage view. You can see how Turnagin Arm is to the South and Knik Arm heads towards the North around Anchorage:


Harding Ice Field in the far distance, slightly left of center. Smooth looking snow field.


Not sure which valley this is.....


Last look at the Chugach Mountains/Seward Hwy:


Heading Home! Mt Redoubt 12'oclock, aimed right at the City of Kenai.


Well there you have it!

Kenai to Knik Glacier the long way....

Warned you at the start there was lots of photos....

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Mike Bauer
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Old 02-27-2019, 03:53 PM
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You do know your territory Mike. Enjoyed write up. Looking forward to seeing you in New England.

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