The Trip From Anchorage to Cordova, May 2007

Pictures from an overnight stay in Anchorage and the flight to Cordova

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Picture of frozen lake.

There is a frozen lake across the street from the hotel with an airplane ramp.>

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Picture of warning sign.

Someone was dropping hints that planes land here.

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Picture of airplanes.

Across the lake there were more planes.

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Picture of airplanes.

There were planes every where along the lake. Marks on the ice indicated take offs and landing, but in the few hours I was there, I did not hear any planes moving

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Picture of frozen lakes.

As we left Anchorage for Cordova, we flew over frozen lakes by the dozens.

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Picture of glacier.

One of many glaciers.

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Picture of inlet.

A mountainous penensula.

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Picture of mountains.

After flying above and through the mountains we decended for the approach to the Cordova airport. There was a sudden realization that the mountains were close and above us.

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Picture of close mountains.

Two in the series of pictures as we approached the airport. The transition between mountain side and mudflat is rather abrupt.

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Picture of close mountains.

Number 4.

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Picture of close mountains.

Number 6. Mercifully, I will skip a few.

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Picture of close mountains.

Number 7. But not too many. The mudflats extend from the inlets around Cordova all the way up to the base of the mountains. A closer look would be interesting.

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Picture of mudflats.

Last look before touchdown. The flats are a bit more interesting from lower altitudes. Ready for a walk?

June 2007