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Merrill Pass, Alaska - MS Flight

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This is a repost from the Flight Forum, showing the visuals in Merrill Pass for MS Flight's Alaska DLC...

 

Mountain passes often serve as flight routes in Alaska, allowing you to stay low rather than climb up high above the mountains, into the clouds, and the icing, and the other muck. If you want to stay low, to see where you're going, and your route takes you across a mountain range, look for a pass.

 

I decided to fly west from Anchorage to Sparrevohn, via Merrill Pass, to find out out what that's like. Setting is Spring when the snow is beginning to melt, and in the morning, so I've got the sun at my back. Weather is Low & Threatening.

 

This is the route through the mountains, just about due west of Anchorage. You should fly right over Beluga airfield on the way to it.

 

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I'm approaching the entrance to the network of valleys leading to the pass. The Chakachatna River river on the left flows out of it. Mount Spurr on the right reaches up to 11,000', but the top is lost in the clouds today.

 

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Chakachamna Lake. Be sure to follow the map and count valleys you pass along the way. You don't want to take a wrong turn.

 

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I think I'm supposed to go right, then left...

 

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Yeah, that looks like it.

 

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Left now?

 

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No, I'm turning up the wrong valley. I managed to get turned back around before running out of room.

 

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Now I'm back on course.

 

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Over the hump, and starting back down.

 

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And I'm through! That's Two Lakes up ahead.

 

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Hi!

 

Beautiful pics. Many thanks. I am getting closer to trying Flight properly with every screenshot thread I see of Alaska!

 

Pierre

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Very nice shots!!

 

Panel lighting and ambience is very impressive in "Flight"

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