Words by Jeff Moski, Photos by Graham Kraft, Jeff Moski, and Lindsay Johnson
……The night before….
Graham: You want to go fly-in skiing tomorrow?
After a late night of last minute packing, Graham and Lindsay were at the house. An hour of morning awake before the sun and skies were still overcast. Heavy rain at sea level persisted, leaving the high country blanketed. We were transitioning to cold, clearer weather.
Piling gear into the Subaru and heading 0.5 miles to the Haines airport, our pilot’s synopsis for the flying was “f*cked” based on conditions. After a few minutes of discussion without a better idea of how to change the visibility, we decided to drive into town for coffee.
Drake called the minute we stopped the car with news that it was clearing. Half an hour later we were in the Cessna high above, looking out over the Takinsha Mountains, overflowing with glaciers and bathed in morning light. We were going skiing and it looked promising!