Friday, August 12, 2011

Arriving at the top of the world, 70*N

After a hairy morning at the Fairbanks airport (5am combined with tons of heavy equipment and confusing mixed messages about getting them checked into to the cargo hold), John K, John P, Casey and I arrived in a place unlike any other on Earth--Prudhoe Bay.
We congregated outside the tiny terminal with our equipment and waited for some USGS scientists to come pick us up.

The airport had a nice cafe--a soda machine--so I grabbed a cherry coke while we waited..and waited..

Casey and I keeping an eye on our gear.

We finally got driving towards dock 21. It was a long, slow drive, about 40 mins. Really interesting landscape!!

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