We had a fantastic flight out of Haines in a small single prop plane. Our pilot took advantage of good weather and it being one of his last days flying for the summer to take us down a mountain valley route instead of along the Lynn Canal.
Bye Bye Haines, here is the peninsula as we fly over Chilkat State Park.
Two glacial fingers off the gigantic Mendenhall Ice sheet that covers most the area.
Glaciers hanging above a blue-green lake perched on the mountain side.
And finally the fantastic wetland valley floors that may have never had a human step foot in them:
Below are pictures of some of the fungus observed in the Haines area of Alaska during our trip last September. According to some identification books and Don, our AK shroom guide, these mushrooms are edible. But, unless you are very sure of correct identification, do not eat these, they may be poisonous. Not pictured are the chantrelles, they are on another post.