Archive for August, 2013

The Gear Has Arrived!

In the Field 2013

Yesterday and today, I made several (no doubt annoying) calls to the helicopter manager, Jay, in hopes to find anything out about the ETA for the gear that is still up on the mountain, where it has been for two nights now. He has been more than great trying to help us out but the weather hasn’t. The high winds continued into last night.

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Posted from Healy, Alaska, United States.

Yesterday and today, I made several (no doubt annoying) calls to the helicopter manager, Jay, in hopes to find anything out about the ETA for the gear that is still up on the mountain, where it has been for two nights now. He has been more than great trying to help us out but the…

A Look Back At This Past Week in the Field

In the Field 2013

The below are excerpts from the team’s daily field log from this past week near Riley Creek.  This is the best way for me to share at least a small part about their exciting experiences.

Tuesday, July 30

Weather continues to be great – warm, sunny and mid-70s.

Hiked up through the mountain pass and hung a right along the ridge line towards the top of unnamed mountain. Located over half a dozen ceratopsian (horned dinosaur) footprints.

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Tony taking notes about a find

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Posted from Healy, Alaska, United States.

The below are excerpts from the team’s daily field log from this past week near Riley Creek.  This is the best way for me to share at least a small part about their exciting experiences. Tuesday, July 30 Weather continues to be great – warm, sunny and mid-70s. Hiked up through the mountain pass and hung a right…

Catching Up With The Team

In the Field 2013

Now that the team is back, let’s catch up with Tony and them for a look back at this past week in the field.

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Posted from Healy, Alaska, United States.

Now that the team is back, let’s catch up with Tony and them for a look back at this past week in the field. Posted from Healy, Alaska, United States.

Extracting the Team from Riley Creek

In the Field 2013

When last we left off it was Monday, July 29 and the team had just been dropped off via helicopter in the wilderness area of Denali National Park called Riley Creek.

Today the team was scheduled for “extraction” from the mountain. When I arrived at the helipad this morning, the pilot for this flight, Tim, was readying the helicopter, and Jay, the helicopter manager for this flight, was in the helipad shack familiarizing himself with the trip details.

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Posted from Healy, Alaska, United States.

When last we left off it was Monday, July 29 and the team had just been dropped off via helicopter in the wilderness area of Denali National Park called Riley Creek. Today the team was scheduled for “extraction” from the mountain. When I arrived at the helipad this morning, the pilot for this flight, Tim,…