Hot! Travel Tuesday Photo: Canadian Rockies on the Wing

In the summer of 2006, my father and I flew our family plane, a small, single-engine Grumman Tiger, from Houston, Texas to Fort Yukon, Alaska. The voyage took a week and a half in each direction, and we had many adventures along the way. However, what was most amazing was the scenery that we were able to see and experience up close, thanks to the low-altitude flying that small planes require.

We flew through countless mountain valleys during our trip, often being treated to spectacular views through both sides of the plane. This shot, taken somewhere in the middle of British Columbia in the Canadian Rockies, is just one example of what we witnessed daily.