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Eric admiring the scenery.

 

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Looking left, past the T-bird's tip tank.

 

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Somewhere between Fort Nelson and Whitehorse.


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The historic McKenzie River.


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Disappointement Glacier. There must be a good story behind the name! Mount Hubbard (elevation 15,030 feet) is in the background, on the Alaska border.


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The peaks in this part of Kluane National Park were around 10,000 feet. They later seemed surprisingly small, after flying around the largest peaks in the St Elias mountains.

 

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Kaskawulsh Glacier. In this view from about 18,000 feet, the South Arm enters from the lower left, joing the main flow of the glacier.

 

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Mount Logan, elevation 19,541 feet, in the St Elias mountain range, Yukon Territory. Tallest peak in Canada.

 

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The summit of Logan is on the right. Twenty miles beyond, on the far left, is Mount St Elias in Alaska (elevation 18,008 feet).


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The north face. Not for first-time climbers, we assume.


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This thing is enormous! The mountain spans about ten miles at its base.

 

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King Peak, elevation 16,972 feet, just to the west of Mount Logan. Alaska is in the background, to the west.


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My engineer and I took turns flying and shooting. Here, we're high above Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory.


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Kaskawulsh Glacier. Aviation buffs, note the yaw string on the nose of the aircraft - a throwback to the early days of jet flight.

 

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Looking forward from the front cockpit. The Glacier is about 3 miles wide at this point, and over 30 miles long.



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1500 feet over the glacier.


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This was unbelievably fun.



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In a steep bank over the Dusty River, enroute to the glacier that feeds it.



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Broad, deep crevasses span the Lowell Glacier, as seen here from about 500 above the surface.



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Large, deep pools near the toe of the glacier. (A friend at the hostel explained these to us, but I forget what they're called.)


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These icebergs were in a lake along the Alsek River, at the toe of the Lowell Glacier.

 

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'57 T-bird. The plane was kinda cantankerous when it came to closing the canopy and starting the engine, but other than that it handled badly and had terrible gas mileage. I love it!