N140AK

Randy and I flew up over the Nushagak Watershed with Russell Nelson. No more words (except captions). These pictures speak for themselves. Oh, by the way, N140AK is the registration number on the tail of Russell's plane. 

Morning sun glints of Russell's plane

Morning sun glints of Russell's plane

A long shadow shot and the profile of our sweet ride

A long shadow shot and the profile of our sweet ride

Preflight check...

Preflight check...

Control panel in the plane's dash, turn the key, flip some switches, adjust some knobs...

Control panel in the plane's dash, turn the key, flip some switches, adjust some knobs...

...and Russell takes us away from it all.

...and Russell takes us away from it all.

Spreading out under the wings of N140AK we had the perfect morning for our flight 

Spreading out under the wings of N140AK we had the perfect morning for our flight 

The Nushagak Watershed. These are the rivers where the salmon have returned to spawn every year for thousands of years. The habitat is pristine and the water clear and cold. It is threaded ornately with rivers...

The Nushagak Watershed. These are the rivers where the salmon have returned to spawn every year for thousands of years. The habitat is pristine and the water clear and cold. It is threaded ornately with rivers...

...and spotted with pools, ponds and lakes. This is why our salmon make there way back every year.  

...and spotted with pools, ponds and lakes. This is why our salmon make there way back every year.  

The morning light made everything out one window glint with silver and out the other glow with gold. It is precious. 

The morning light made everything out one window glint with silver and out the other glow with gold. It is precious.