Alaska's Inland Passage

In the summer of 2001, Charlotte traveled through Frederick Sound from Juneau to Petersburg aboard the Delphinus. This was arranged through Dolphin Charters.

glacier dogsledding on the Juneau ice field helicopter to the Juneau ice field Juneau flowers tide water glacier icebergs in Tracy Arm Tracy Arm

Orca, Orcinus orca

orcas orcas in Frederick Sound orca tail-slapping orca

Black bear, Ursus americanus

black bear fishing for salmon

Grizzly (brown) bear, Ursus arctos

grizzly bear with salmon grizzly bear grizzly bear

Sumdum Glacier Tongass National Forest Stellar sea lions humpback whale fluking humpback whale fluking humpback whale in Frederick Sound seals at Leconte Glacier floatplane at Leconte Glacier Hammer Slough, Petersburg


Charlotte flew in to Denali from Anchorage for a day en route to the Bering Sea in June, 2003.

arctic tern river valley north of Anchorage deHavilland Beaver floatplane on a lake bear tracks

mountain ridges glacier milky river from glacial runoff Mt. McKinley

We returned to Talkeetna and Denali in July, 2012, to fly floatplanes and to spend some time in Denali National Park.


flying floatplanes

Denali National Park

Flowers of Denali

Wildlife of Denali

Helicopter flight to Yaenerts Glacier on Mt. Deborah

Walrus Islands

Charlotte traveled to the Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary in Bristol Bay in the Bering Sea with Walrus Island Expeditions (which apparently no longer exists) over the 4th of July, 2003.

The landscape



Aleutian Islands

In June, 2009, we traveled to Dutch Harbor, in the Aleutians, to photograph bald eagles. Andy Long, of First Light Tours, led the trip.


Other Birds



Kenai Peninsula

On the way home from the Aleutians in June 2009, we spent a few days on the Kenai Peninsula.


Dall Sheep

Sea Otters

Other mammals


We returned to the Kenai Peninsula in July, 2013:

Potter Marsh

Kenai Fjords National Park

Lake Clark National Park

Alaska Sea Life Center (Seward)

Flying floatplanes in Moose Pass

Fairbanks to Deadhorse, July, 2016

We arranged the flight from Fairbanks to Deadhorse, the drive back south to Fairbanks on the Dalton Highway, and the flight from Coldfoot in to Anaktuvuk Pass in the Gates of the Arctic National Park and back to Coldfoot through Northern Alaska Tour Company.


Museum of the North

Flight to Deadhorse (Prudhoe Bay)

Arctic Ocean

Dalton Highway, North Slope


Anaktuvuk Pass


Trans-Alaska Pipeline

Dalton Highway, south of the Brooks Range

Large Animal Research Station

Minto Flats floatplane flying

Poker Flat Research Range

Wildlife Reserves


Riverboat Discovery

Susitna and Matanuska Valleys, August, 2018

We traveled to the Susitna and Matanuska Valleys in August, 2018.

Thunderbird Falls


Old Glenn Highway

Dream a Dream Sled Dog Farm

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Alyeska Aerial Tram

Alaska Scenic Railroad

Whittier and Prince William Sound

Reindeer Farm

Musk Ox Farm

Anchorage Market and Trolley

Alaska Aviation Museum and Lake Hood Floatplane Base

Willow; floatplane flying in the Susitna Valley

Hatcher Pass

Matanuska River Valley and Glacier View

Copper River and Wrangell-St. Elias

Eagle River Nature Center

Alaska Native Heritage Center

KL7RA and Alaska late-fall landscapes

We returned in October 2018 to operate the CQ WW SSB contest from the KL7RA club station and enjoy a few days of landscape and aerial photography based in Talkeetna. We returned for the same contest in 2019 and then spent a couple of days in the Kenai Peninsula.


Denali in late fall, flying the Ruth Glacier Great Gorge

Knik Glacier, glacial Lake George, and Colony Glacier

Kenai in late fall

Alaska, June 2021

Nome and the Seward Peninsula


Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge

Kenai, June 2021, and the Sargent and Harding Ice Fields


Alaska, June 2022

Back to Alaska in June, 2022, to finally do something I had always wanted to do: drive the Denali Highway. This was a triangle route: aerial photography of the Tanana River near Fairbanks, southeast to Glennallen on the Richardson Highway, aerial photography of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, back to Paxson, the Denali Highway west to Cantwell, Denali National Park, then back to Fairbanks on the Parks Highway.

The Tanana River

Delta Junction

Castner Ice Cave

Rainbow Ridge

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

The Denali Highway

Denali National Park and Preserve


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