Friday, August 22, 2008

Airplane camping

A friend bought a bushplane (an Aviat Husky A1B) in Seattle, and we ferried it across the country to New Hampshire. Seven days of flying low enough to smell pine trees and cows. The windows were open most of the time. Except when we needed fuel, we stayed as remote as possible. The baggage compartment weight limit was only 50 pounds, so we went ultra-light with such things as titanium cooking gear and hammocks instead of a tent. Following the train tracks through the mountain passes in Glacier National Park was spectacular. Camping by a lake in Michigan's upper peninsula was another highlight. The first pic is a road we landed on in Montana. The second is the survival gear I brought along.

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