Autumn in Lake Clark, Alaska

Autumn is a fairly short season for Lake Clark - around 5 weeks.

The leaves start fading from their brilliant, rich green about the first week or two of September and they're usually pretty much gone by mid-October. The temperatures are wonderful, and the views are colorful as passing clouds
dump white snow on yellow mountains and then slowly cover up the slopes...
 Then an especially warm jet stream will hover overhead and in a few hours the mountain is almost bare again.
Then quick as you can get a good nights rest it's covered right back up, plus a little extra.
The Lake Clark area has a lot of birch trees and their leaves turn a bright yellow that absolutely glows in the sun,
especially towards evening when the warm light lingers and the shadows are long.
This is a spectacular time of year!

You might want to add a 'Port Alsworth Fall Visit' to your bucket list.
When you just can't stand to wait any longer, call us! 
907-781-2228 or 907-345-2228.


ThankYou Drawing!

Congratulations to our September Giveaway winner:
Andrew Rowland!
You won a 6-pack of LPA's new postcards!


Welcome Josh Blom!

We're so happy to introduce our newest team member - Josh!
He lived in Port Alsworth three years before moving this August to the big city of Anchorage. He'll be working part-time at our Merrill Field office while he takes aviation classes at UAA and builds his flying hours. He's a pilot, yo!

As a Ramp Dude he'll be weighing and loading your freight, fueling and cleaning the planes, and possibly doing snow removal this winter - unless we have a repeat of last year. 

I know you'll enjoy getting to know Josh - he's a hard worker, has a great smile, plays the guitar and sings. And like most Alaskans, he loves exploring.


When Fall and Winter meet in Port Alsworth

The first morning you wake up to see your town's mountain tops dusted with snow is exhilarating!
Even if you know it's the start of 5 months of winter. It's just too beautiful to wish away.

It's been a little crazy around these parts:
Sept 21 - technically Summer.
Sept 22 - first day of Fall.
Sept 23 - Port Alsworth residents woke to their first sight of Winter...
This is the time of year for crisp mornings followed by warm afternoons. Who doesn't love that?!

News of snow capped mountains in September send people digging through their cupboards to make sure they have a healthy supply of hot chocolate. Then they usually head right out to soak up the views, get in one of the last kayak paddles of the year, hike Tanalian Mountain for a taste of freshly fallen snow, and take a few photos of the glowing yellow birch leaves before they all blow away and leave a bunch of brown sticks reaching skyward. 

What a delightful time of year!



Cess & Madison

The US National Parks Centennial is a big deal! We just flew another adorable couple to the Lake Clark National Park, and the weather was perfect once again for amazing exploration.

Cess & Madison, and their adopted cat Vladimir Kitten (who wears a life vest when kayaking) are driving their camper van to as many US National Parks as possible, and flying to the rest. 
They (Bradley Cooper & Goldilocks) chose Lake and Pen Air for their transportation and we put
them in our rocket - the Bonanza! It was a gorgeous flight making them ooh an ooh the whole way,
and there was a fair amount of head swiveling and photo snapping as they enjoyed the incredible scenery.

Their adventure in Port Alsworth ended a little earlier than planned though when Cess hatcheted his own ankle. Ouch!
They posted 8 amazing photos (a favorite was a shot of glowing Tanalian Mountain from Lake Kontrashabuna!)
on their Instagram between Sept 3-7 - all about Lake and Pen Air and The Lake Clark National Park.
Check it out and follow along on their adventure if you get a chance. 

Careful though, or you'll likely be inspired to visit a National Park or two yourself.