Landing a plane on Mt. McKinley is like landing a plane anywhere (note: this is coming from the passenger, not the pilot). Except for the fact that the runway is about 50yds long and the control tower is 22,000 feet high. Tomato, Tamoto right? The take off is really similar too. Super short runway, valley wind shears, snow….Thankfully our pilot Richard, pictured here, had it handled. This cat was as cool as a cucumber. I will say I was a bit nervous looking down the runway….I wasn’t exactly sure what was at the end.
Website Note: Because I have posted photos and stories every Monday through Friday for the last four years, I take the website experience for granted. However, if you aren’t busy categorizing and tagging content like me , you might not know that you can find other pictures from Alaska (or elsewhere) by using the category feature on the right side (or clicking on the categories below this post). Just choose your category, or scroll down to the list of all the places I have photographed, and explore until your heart is content. Click Here for more Alaska photos.