Glacier and mountain ranges seen heading into Anchorage
       
     
 Ptarmigan Air's refurbished military plane, now used as a bush plane for transporting expedition crews
       
     
 Each plane has a weight capacity of 1500 pounds which roughly translates to three people with gear along with the pilot
       
     
 Open tundra in the southeast Yukon Delta Wildlife Refuge
       
     
 First ten minutes out of Bethel, just north of the Ahklun Mountain range
       
     
 Large foliage thrive along the waterways while smaller hearty plants live off of underground water away from rivers
       
     
 Ahklun Mountain Range, in southeast Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge
       
     
 Ahklun Mountain range, bordering Yukon Delta and Togiak National Wildlife Refuges
       
     
 The approach to Aralik Lake; low laying in a valley trough at an altitude of 143m
       
     
 The second plane arrives
       
     
 Within fifteen minutes the pilot takes back off, rushing to beat the incoming weather
       
     
 Gaining bearings and inflating rafts before leaving the lake and heading downstream
       
     
 Overcast skies and a cool breeze are combated with warm base layers and waiters
       
     
 The tundra plain sits about ten feet above the water and unravels to each horizon; It is like walking on an enormous water bed, displacing water under each step to the surrounding few feet
       
     
 Dolly Varden Trout, in the same family as Arctic Char
       
     
 A quick break to tie on new flies and regroup
       
     
 Rainbow trout are on the smaller end of the local fish population and their eggs become food for their much larger company
       
     
 Prey and predator bearing teeth
       
     
 Fighting a King salmon in shallow water
       
     
 Sockeye salmon: identifiable by the red bodies, green heads, and camel like hump on the back
       
     
 Glacier and mountain ranges seen heading into Anchorage
       
     

Glacier and mountain ranges seen heading into Anchorage

 Ptarmigan Air's refurbished military plane, now used as a bush plane for transporting expedition crews
       
     

Ptarmigan Air's refurbished military plane, now used as a bush plane for transporting expedition crews

 Each plane has a weight capacity of 1500 pounds which roughly translates to three people with gear along with the pilot
       
     

Each plane has a weight capacity of 1500 pounds which roughly translates to three people with gear along with the pilot

 Open tundra in the southeast Yukon Delta Wildlife Refuge
       
     

Open tundra in the southeast Yukon Delta Wildlife Refuge

 First ten minutes out of Bethel, just north of the Ahklun Mountain range
       
     

First ten minutes out of Bethel, just north of the Ahklun Mountain range

 Large foliage thrive along the waterways while smaller hearty plants live off of underground water away from rivers
       
     

Large foliage thrive along the waterways while smaller hearty plants live off of underground water away from rivers

 Ahklun Mountain Range, in southeast Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge
       
     

Ahklun Mountain Range, in southeast Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge

 Ahklun Mountain range, bordering Yukon Delta and Togiak National Wildlife Refuges
       
     

Ahklun Mountain range, bordering Yukon Delta and Togiak National Wildlife Refuges

 The approach to Aralik Lake; low laying in a valley trough at an altitude of 143m
       
     

The approach to Aralik Lake; low laying in a valley trough at an altitude of 143m

 The second plane arrives
       
     

The second plane arrives

 Within fifteen minutes the pilot takes back off, rushing to beat the incoming weather
       
     

Within fifteen minutes the pilot takes back off, rushing to beat the incoming weather

 Gaining bearings and inflating rafts before leaving the lake and heading downstream
       
     

Gaining bearings and inflating rafts before leaving the lake and heading downstream

 Overcast skies and a cool breeze are combated with warm base layers and waiters
       
     

Overcast skies and a cool breeze are combated with warm base layers and waiters

 The tundra plain sits about ten feet above the water and unravels to each horizon; It is like walking on an enormous water bed, displacing water under each step to the surrounding few feet
       
     

The tundra plain sits about ten feet above the water and unravels to each horizon; It is like walking on an enormous water bed, displacing water under each step to the surrounding few feet

 Dolly Varden Trout, in the same family as Arctic Char
       
     

Dolly Varden Trout, in the same family as Arctic Char

 A quick break to tie on new flies and regroup
       
     

A quick break to tie on new flies and regroup

 Rainbow trout are on the smaller end of the local fish population and their eggs become food for their much larger company
       
     

Rainbow trout are on the smaller end of the local fish population and their eggs become food for their much larger company

 Prey and predator bearing teeth
       
     

Prey and predator bearing teeth

 Fighting a King salmon in shallow water
       
     

Fighting a King salmon in shallow water

 Sockeye salmon: identifiable by the red bodies, green heads, and camel like hump on the back
       
     

Sockeye salmon: identifiable by the red bodies, green heads, and camel like hump on the back