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FLY TO ALASKA AGAIN
JULY, 2007


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TRIP LOG AND PHOTOS
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DAY 7
CORDOVA TO TALKEETNA
Saturday, July 14, 2007

Flight weather had improved overnight at Cordova, but Anchorage was pretty much closed to VFR.. Therefor,it was decided to take off and head for Seward. The clouds began to thicken a bit over Hichinbrook Island but no problems were encountered in getting to Seward and enjoying some scenic views enroute. We fueled at Seward and continued onward by Kenai lake , Sodotna and the Kenai river to Kenai where we fueled and had lunch. We then headed direcly for Talkeetna. We were met at the Talkeetna airport by our good friends , Dean and Joanne Young who have a very nice log home looking across a small lake at Mt McKinley. We had a very nice home cooked meal and were privileged to have the use of their guest cabin. The total flight distance for the day was 346 nautical miles in about 4 hours flying tinme.

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CORDOVA TO SEWARD
SEWARD TO TALKEETNA


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DAY 8
TALKEETNA TO TOK
Sunday July 15, 2007

WE caught only a brief view of Mt McKinley during our stay at Talketna. After a nice breakfast with the Youngs at the Talkeetna Lodge we checked the weather at the Talkeetna Flight Service Station and took off heading for Skventna And Rainy Pass enroute to Farewell Lake. Again we encountered minimalVFR flight conditions and squeezed through Rainy Pass with limited clearance. We Encountered rain and and continued to Farewell Lake viewing some of the spots we had frequently visited during the 1960's while living in Alaska. We then turned northward along the west side of the Mt McKinley range. The weather still did not permit viewing Mt McKinley. WEe continued to Fairbanks International where we fueled and encountered an extremely heavy rain cloudburst. Anxious to continnue we called ahead and obtained reservatuibs at Youngs's Motel at Tok Junction. We flew along the highway and pipeline and reached Tok in late afternoon. We had an excellent dinner at Fast Eddies Restaurant adjacent to the motel and immediately across the highway from the airport. .

The distance flown during the day was approximately 118 miles to Farewell Lake, 207 miles from Farewell to Fairbanks, and 160 miles from Fairbanks to Tok. Total miles for the day was 485 in about 5 1/2 hours flying time





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DAY 9
TOK JUNCTION TO WHITEHORSE
Monday, July 16, 2007

After a hearty breakfast at Fast Eddies we packed our bags and walked across the highway to the plane. We fueled and took off for Whitehorse. The skies were fairly clear and we enjoyed good visibility with increasing clouds as we proceeded. After passing Haines Junction the clouds became more of a factor and by the time we reached Whitehorse the there were intermittent heavy low foggy clouds and rain. After landing the weather deteriorated and we made arrangements to stay at the Shell airport facility which has boarding house tyope rooms with a share bath and rest room. The Airport Chalet restaurant was in easy walking distance.

TOK JUNCTION TO WHITEHORSE 289 MILES




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