John and I flew up by float plane to Laidman Lake Lodge from Anahim Lake in the West Chilcotin yesterday.
It’s quite the float plane ride.
Fortunately we had a pilot with well over 40,000 hours of flying time in the back country. The minute he said that, I knew I could trust him with my life.
He asked what we wanted to see on the way to the lodge and I quickly piped up with my request – the Rainbow Range where we had hiked a few days earlier. But they were too far to the east for this trip so we tell him to take us where he thinks it’s beautiful that’s in the general direction of the lodge.
And he does.
So for 30 minutes we enjoy a mostly untouched landscape of mountains and lakes as far as the eye can see. We get so close to the mountains we felt like we could reach out and touch them.
Enjoy the ride.
Have you ever flown in a float plane?