Jay Kelly flying the Cessna over the Cascades on the way to the airstrip at Driggs, Idaho.
Mike Schonhofen, proprietor of Flatland Packworks, in back with overnight gear and a bolt of green Cordura pack cloth.
The airstrip at Driggs, Idaho. On approach.
Our greeter, Larry Horton, proprietor of Rivendell Mountain Works, shows some leg for the camera. Mike retains some sense of dignity. I believe our aircraft is a Cessna 210.
Jay refuels the Cessna while Larry watches.
Jay and Larry view the Grand Teton from the air.
Rivendell Mountain Works, Victor, Idaho, in a building that was the town church.
Mike at the cutting table. Note the Eastman cutter and clamped stacks of cut Cordura. Finished Jensen packs hang on the back wall.
Mike and Larry confer over construction steps for Mike's panel loading "X" frame packs. Note cut pack components on the bundling table on the right.
This sewing machine was set up like a bar tacker to stitch the leather 'dumbell' shaped lashing loops that were sewn on all Jensen packs. It was a signature feature of the pack and this machine was custom made for that purpose. The stitching pattern was a circle with an X cross stitch. This machine was the only one in the world and I believe that it was an Adler.