Andy, those are some fantastic photos!!
More photos from my Saturday Flight. My RV-6 does not have a working heater, going to fix that on the next condition inspection this month.
For this flight Army surplus canvas mukluks with felt liners and warm winter gear was the ticket, Oh, and the heated seat covers I made a couple of winters ago. With the sun providing warmth it was quite comfortable despite the outside temp of -10c. Didn't wear gloves until on the ground.
One of the photos I'm going to post has some ice crystals forming on the canopy....Total of 479 photos taken.
Route Flown Time Etc. Garmin Aera 660 Screenshot:
Mt Redoubt foreground, Mt Iliamna in the background. Just crossed Cook Inlet at the East/West Forelands, climbing through 11,500 for 17,500.
Mountain left of cowling is Mt Spur. Over flew it on the way to North. This route puts me to the west of Denali and Foraker. To the west of this route where I'm at is part of the Lake Clark Wilderness Area.
Mt Spur & Lake Clark Wilderness area:
Mt Hayes part of the Mt Spur chain of mountains is the peak to the right.
Level at 17,500 and outside temp.
What Mt Denali & Foraker look like zoomed from the south west side.
Denali, The Great One:
Mt Foraker from the South East.
Mt Denali and the head of the Ruth Glacier
Hope you enjoyed these. Fantastic day of smooth air to be able to get this close without any turbulence! The clouds were stable: not moving on both peaks.