May 2006 with Kimball Forrest
Kimball Forrest and I flew out from Merrill Field in Anchorage on a beautiful May 28th, 2006. There was bomber crust everywhere, so hard in fact that Kimball had a hard time landing the plane. Once on the glacier, we could skate ski (at 8000 feet elevation) almost everywhere.
Too bad we didn't bring climbing gear ... on a day like that we could have reached the summit of Marcus Baker in 3-4 hours.
The landing strip at 8000 feet on the Upper Knik glacier
View to the East towards Marcus Baker
Skate skiing on bomber crust towards the high point on Knik Glacier (looking South)
Kimball posing with Marcus Baker in the backgroundLooking West from the high point on Knik glacier
Another pose with Marcus Baker in all its glory
Looking Northwest down the Knik glacier (towards Palmer)
Kimball finishing his "average crust ski"Mt Goode from the East
Crust skiing in shorts at 8000 feet ... Show-off!