Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Lake Clark Pass, Alaska: Round Trip in One Day

By Scott Joseph Garrett
Pastor, Holy Rosary Mission

Monday, May 30, I decided to fly to Anchorage in our Cherokee Warrior II. It was a perfect day, blue sky and no wind! I was planning to spend the night.

It took me about three and one half hours to get to Anchorage. After on the ground for a couple hours, I checked the weather and found out that a storm had changed directions and was heading for Bristol Bay.

I filed a flight plan and was back in the air heading toward Dillingham by 1:30 PM. My wheels touched down three hours later. Six hours of flying can be draining and I was not looking forward to it. But the good weather, beautiful scenery, and calm winds made it stress free and the six hours "flew" by.

Here is a video of Lake Clark Pass, west end, just before emerging from the pass. The beautiful greenish blue water of Lake Clark can be seen.

You can also see the video if you CLICK HERE.

I woke up the next morning, looked out the window, and sure enough, fog, mist, and 30 knot winds.

Fly safe out there!

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