We rose early in order to have the 6:30am SKYPE call with Tony and WFAA. So wonderful that we can communicate that way! The call went well and if all works out ok there should be a story during the 5pm newscast today. So be on the lookout!
We also awoke to the news that the helicopter departure had been delayed a half hour, so our departure time from the apartment to the helipad is moved to 8:30am.
By the way – A shout out to Denny Capps, Ph.D, a Denali Park geologist, and Lucy Tyrrell (once again) for all the organizing and planning they have done to make this backcountry trip happen!
Denny is also the helicopter manager for this flight. Denny arrives and consults with the pilot, Eric, to make plans for the loading and drops.
Here is the helicopter!