Mt. McKinley: Haugen & Team - Ground Hog’s Day

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Mike Uchal, Katie Bono | July 04, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 7,300'

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
We woke up today to more of the same conditions at McKinley Basecamp. At least with these conditions, there is no waiting around to see if we are going to fly. There is always tomorrow!
We took a walk down to the lower airstrip to stretch our legs a bit.
With plenty of food and gas, at least we are eating well! The morale is still good and the team is hanging in strong while missing our loved ones (and real food).

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Happy 4th of July To Cindee and her team! Wishing you all a safe and restful return, beers and tacos waiting for you when you get back to SF:)

Posted by: Jennifer on 7/4/2013 at 9:55 pm

The other night I had a warm peanut butter pop tart with a scoop of ice cream and some chocolate syrup.  I feel sure that had pop tarts been included on this expedition, you guys would not still be snowed in.

Posted by: Lisa Mackey on 7/4/2013 at 6:01 pm

Aarrrghh!  Missing you. Did the wilderness trail yesterday and hurting today!  Charades for entertainment while you wait!!  Stay safe. Love, mom, dad and David.

Posted by: Kconstantine on 7/4/2013 at 11:12 am

Hi Pop.  We miss you.  Crazy cooler weather the last few days.  Highs in the 80’s . Rosie has been here and she has been great company.  The beer is on ice.  Big Pete still watching the door for your return.

Posted by: annie on 7/4/2013 at 9:40 am

Blimey Steve!  I thought you’d be back by now;  just caught up with this news.  I hope you’re not bored.  Reading those books by Stieg Larsson?

Posted by: Jim Wilder on 7/4/2013 at 8:20 am

Lance what do you want to be your first meal at home to be?by the looks of it may have days ahead of me to prepare it!LOL LOL LOL LOL.Cavendish 4th overall at Tour de France(day4)

Posted by: elisabeth on 7/4/2013 at 7:28 am

To Liz, you can come over here, I’ll feed you, ive been missing someone to cook for…besides I’m bored to death waiting on them to get home!  To Steve, I’m looking for new people to cook for…but will gladly fix you anything you want as soon as you get here!

Posted by: Tania on 7/4/2013 at 7:06 am

I am on the way to BJ’s to get some Cheerios for Liz.
I have a Diet coke on ice for you. Hang in there everyone and congratulations again on a job well done! Love fromm the “Ville”.

Posted by: George on 7/4/2013 at 6:28 am

Q, you LOVE Groundhog Day!!!! By the way, I’m out of cheerios so you only have a couple of days before I starve to death. No pressure!!!

Posted by: Liz & Jack on 7/4/2013 at 6:12 am

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