A Journal, with Pictures

Alaska Trip Going Home

by on Jul.25, 2010, under Flying

July 9 and 10

We fly out of Golden and head to Kalispell to clear customs. We refuel, grab lunch-to-go and are off for Pierre, SD where we will spend the night. We fly over our last range of mountains east of Kalispell and then over the rugged bad lands, then ranch country, and finally farms. Pierre turns out to be a very clean and neat state capital city and a good place to lay over. The next morning we are in the air by seven forty five. We have to dodge south of some thunderstorms to Moline for a quick refuel. We are in the air in thirty minutes and on our last leg. With about a hour and a half to go, we get a alternator failure light and go through the emergency procedure and shut down that part of the system, and continue home. We land uneventfully and finish a great trip with just a little excitement to remind us that it has been a great adventure. In total we have flown forty six point seven hours and traveled six thousand four hundred miles.

It turned out to be the adventure we had hoped for, maybe even a little more.

We did it!

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