Getting off Alaska air at Yakutat.
The Yakutat Airport
Sorting gear in the hangar, Yakutat
The team - Kim, Keith, Jim, Lynn, Gary, and Rob.
Looking back on the plane carrying half the party as we fly south along the coast.
Passing by Mt. Crillon.
Mt. Crillon and the surrounding terrain.
Patterns in the glacier from the air.
From the plane, previewing some the terrain we would cover over the next 3 weeks.
The plane leaves to head back to base.
On La Perouse Beach.
A long sunset over La Perouse Beach.
Starting the approach. First we had to go up this creek.
La Perouse Beach, and the creek where we started.
A camp next to the glacier.
Skirting the Glacier.
Now steeply up a moraine into the woods.
Finally a clearing in the rain forest.
Camp in a clearing.
Testing our Marine VHF radios (we never reached anyone).
Onto another glacier.
The realization dawns - we would have to cross this.
Seen from the air, we crossed at the narrow point of the glacier.
Difficult terrain next to the glacier margin.
Camp in a small clearing.
Looking out where we'd be scouting the next day.
A scouting trip to see if crossing would be possible.
Now loaded, we head out.
Picking our way through the crevasses.
Safely across, now it's easy going for a while.
Looking back on our crossing.
Leaving camp on a small saddle.
Into the fray once more - the next glacier.
Now for a weather change. We spend two nights here before deciding we are running out of time.
Light on the glacier.
Heading back down. Fortunately, GPS had been invented.
Jim climbs out of a crevasse.
Peaks above the saddle camp.
View from Saddle Camp
Now to reverse the first glacier crossing.
We follow our wands placed the week before.
Devil's Club is well-named.
Retracing our steps.
Almost back at the beach - a final stream descent.
Back on the beach.
Grizzlies check out our campsite the next morning.
Waiting on the beach for the bush pilot.
After a 16-hour wait, the plane appears.
A final look at Mt. Crillon on the flight out.
Boarding Alaskan Airlines for the flight home.