This was our plane! It seats ten people, including the pilot.
The dashboard is so cool!
I was sitting right behind the pilot for the first and longest leg of the flight, from Juneau to Haines.
The view out my window as we took off from the Juneau airport.
What is this tiny island? Who lives on it??
And then we headed out, up the Inside Passage, into the mountains (the Chilkats on the right, the Chilkoots on the left).
I can't even, with these mountains.
I don't know how to caption them.
I've never seen anything so beautiful.
Look how clear the water is!!
I actually took 130 pictures. I've winnowed them down to about 40, and I'll post all 40 in a facebook album.
Here, I'm restraining myself. I'm just narrating. They're just helping.
Just a few pictures!
This coastline looked like fractals to me.
IT'S A GLACIER!
I HAVE NOW SEEN A GLACIER!!!
I don't know what glacier it is, though.
The shadow of our tiny plane, as we descend into Haines.
Our intrepid pilot, Chris!
I traded with Tess to sit co-pilot on our second leg, from Haines to Skagway!
I AM SO COOL, YOU GUYS!!!
The view as we left Haines
We're coming to the end of the Inside Passage...
...and it's our first glimpse of Skagway!
Remember how the dock sank?
Uh, yeah, there it is.
The dock sank.
We had to take a very steep turn past the town
in order to descend onto the runway,
because the valley is so tiny!
It was fun.