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on Jul 27, 2009 in Wildlife Photography

Where’d that wind come from?

This movie requires Flash Player 9 Oh man, is it windy! With gusts up to 50-70mph, we couldn’t land on Naknek Lake, but rather on Brooks Lake. So it was a new logistical challenge. Not for us, but for Katmai Air who being pros, had it all worked out. They bussed us down to the bridge, it was open so we crossed, checked in at the Visitor Center for the campground (made a new friend, HI Zac!) and then headed into the lodge for lunch. This movie requires Flash Player 9 Sharon couldn’t wait to get camp set up. With it being 1/2 mile away, the Park Service makes available these cool carts to get your gear to camp. With all the gear, it took three carts to get all the gear down to campground. No, Sharon didn’t pull the cart, the guys took them down. This movie requires Flash Player 9 But by her reaction, you’d think she did! Na, she was happy because the new tent went...

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on Jul 27, 2009 in Wildlife Photography

And up we go

This movie requires Flash Player 9 One of the benefits of flying out of Mammoth or Reno is Horizon Air who serves complimentary wine & ales. After seeing so many blogs by my good friend McNally with his Starbucks on the seat tray, when the light hit the fine plastic glass (great for a nice Merlot), I had to make a click. I wanted to play with the light more (like a white card behind the glass) but the plane turned and the shaft disappeared. Light does that. This movie requires Flash Player 9 Traveling to AK and making flights to out of the way places like King Salmon or Brooks, padding the schedule is a must because of weather delays. And when the delays occur, you’re glad you have the padding. When there are no delays, you have to sit around the time your planned into the schedule. So, we found some power, plugged in the computers, put our feet up and watched a movie while waiting for...

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