Mt. McKinley: Jones & Team Build a Deluxe Camp @ 11,000’

Posted by: Tyler Jones | June 03, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

A well deserved rest day yesterday paid dividends today. The team moved efficiently to 11,000 feet where we set up a deluxe camp. The weather greeted us with a nice cold headwind with some fresh snow in the track, but that was not too much of an obstacle for our team.

We worked hard to furnish camp after arriving this afternoon. Our cook tent is especially posh and our tent platforms are perfectly flat with a 5-star covered rest area. We plan on enjoying the camp we have crafted for the next few days as we rest and shuttle loads.

We look forward to retrieving our cache at 10,000 feet tomorrow, a relatively short day, then rest and indulging on the treats in our currently cashed goodie bags. Eating well means feeling well in the mountains and this is something this crew knows well! Till tomorrow, the whole team says hi to all.

RMI Guide Tyler Jones

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Rolf, Grandpa John celebrated his 92nd birthday this week by buying a new bike. Says he wished he had taken a trip like this and would have joined you if he were only younger.

Posted by: Martha Snyder on 6/7/2012 at 7:17 pm

Go Rolf Go!! We are thinking about you and following these blog updates with excitement. Up, up and away! Best of luck!

Posted by: Erin Buckley on 6/5/2012 at 8:15 pm

You can all be proud! Enjoy your rest!

Posted by: Louise on 6/5/2012 at 6:27 pm

Good job guys!

Posted by: Megan Berge on 6/5/2012 at 2:03 pm

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