Field Report, May 10

May 10, 2016 Posted by: Maureen Gualtieri



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Weather Report

7,200 feet -  Basecamp had scattered high clouds at 8:00 am this morning. They received a trace of new snow overnight. Winds were 8 mph out of the NE, with gusts to 12 mph from the east. Barometer pressure was 30.55 and rising.  A big thank you to Julie Hentrich and Sarah McConkie for providing weather observations...they are filling in for a couple weeks at the Kahiltna Basecamp for manager Lisa Roderick.

In the last 12 hours:
Current temp: -9 C / 16 F
Low temp:  -11 C / 12 F
High temp:  -2 C / 28 F

FAA Kahiltna Glacier webcam 

National Weather Service forecast 

Ranger Update

NPS AKR Patrol #4 (Corn, Preston, Jackson) are in the air right now (3:00 pm on Tuesday), after waiting several days for good weather. They hope to climb the Root Canal.

NPS Denali Patrol #1 (Erickson, Coady, 2 GRTE rangers, 2 VIPs) reached the 11,000-foot camp yesterday, where they will remain for 2 to 3 nights.  They report lots of snow and very little wind out on the Main Kahiltna.

Route Conditions

Lower Kahiltna glacier is in good shape. NPS Patrol #1 marked an appropriate poop crevasse (a large deep crevasse suitable for tossing biodegradable bags of human waste) at the 7,800-foot camp. Its marked by an orange survey stake.

Photo of the Day

 Wall of clouds in the Alaska Range
Photo taken this morning from the A-Star B3e helicopter as it traversed the Alaska Range to work on a project at Eielson Visitor Center. Weather on the north side of the range was perfectly clear, but a wall of clouds stacked up in the Range as they flew back south. (NPS Photo/Joe Reichert)

Last updated: August 18, 2016

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