Rolled in around 4:00 AM after picking up Joe,Ty,Cobly at the Anchorage Airport. Breakfast at Talkeetna Roadhouse, then over to Talkeetna Air Taxi fo the semi-final junkshow (final junkshow to occur when we try to organize ourselves for glacier travel out of Kahiltna Base camp on the glacier.)
All the Talkeetna-ites have been pleasant to deal with. Our theory is they’re nice soon after coming out of winter hybernation, but might get a bit more grumpy by the time winter hits again?
A bit different around here these days compared to thirty years ago. Back then there simply wasn’t much to Talkeetna, and the air strip and hangers were just a fraction of what they are now. I liked it then, but it’s pretty cool now as well. Main street is mostly fun Alaskana, with a few junk shops thrown in just to let you know you might be a tourist.
We’ll fly to the Kahiltna Glacier this afternoon or tomorrow. The flight takes about 45 minutes and is mind blowing. I can’t wait to see Louie’s face.
More later, thanks everyone for checking in.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.