One if by Land

August 24, 2013  •  3 Comments

Alaska 2013 0163 It is no exaggeration that planes are the "cars" of Alaska. IMG_0264 And just as in the lower 48 more durable and work-like vehicles with good drivers are needed in rough terrain, in Alaska it takes good planes and excellent pilots to reach the special fishing places. Tracy Vrem, owner of Blue Mountain Lodge, is just such a pilot and I think his planes can go anywhere. Tracy has both wheeled and float planes. This post is intended to give you an idea of what a wheeled landing is like when fishing a remote but highly productive stream. I am not identifying the stream to help keep it remote and little fished. The video is about 2.5 minutes long showing an initial flyover of a major glacially silted stream followed by a left turn and the clear stream to be fished comes into view. Finally the video shows the landing strip come into view and the initial touchdown. The picture above was shot by friend Rod Wendt showing the plane reaching the end of the "runway". Olympus OMD with m.zuiko [email protected], shutter preferred at 60 s. BTW, we caught more fish than we could count.Alaska 2013 0727

 


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Linda Vrem(non-registered)
Awesome! Really fun to watch my husband at work! Glad you guys find it fascinating.
Edith L. Sundby(non-registered)
Spectacular footage of the landing ... what magnificent country. Thank you for sharing! Let's hope Alaska stays wild and untamed forever.
Ann Littlefield Coleman(non-registered)
One comment. I'm staying here and let you go on these scary trips. Beautiful but no thanks. Ann
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