Mt. McKinley: Haugen & Team Waiting for Flight to Talkeetna

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Mike Uchal | July 01, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 7,300'

Sunday, June 30, 2013
After waking up at 2 in the morning and making a massive push to get to the landing strip, we are stuck in freezing rain with no hope for a flight today.

Peter- Cannot wait to see my loving wife and daughter Maggie. Had a great trip!

Grasshopper- Dream realized. Love to everyone!

Cindy- Thanks for all of the great comments!  Maija, the Internet code is Zootrubie :)

Sandra- Cant wait for Thanksgiving in Hawaii!

Quinn- Save my seat on the couch. Give everyone a hug! See you all soon.

Lance- Cannot wait to see my three girls! Kisses to all.

Steve- To Bill and Lisa, where are the gluten free Pop Tarts? Tania, can’t wait to see you as soon as possible my darling!

Uchal- family : I love you all so much and thank you for the understanding and support. I can’t wait to see everyone when I get back. I have decided to leave NC this winter so I can spend more time in Roc City. Keep the couches open - I am coming home.

Katie- To Mom and Dad, love you and miss you.  See you soon!

Haugen- Love you Amber, Paris, Paige, Brigitte, Jack, Alex! I love you mom and dad and I for sure owe you a Halibut dinner!! Thank you all for the blog comments!

A view of the NE Fork Kahiltna Glacier.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Congratulations everyone especially Grasshopper!! So amazing to realise your dream! xxx

Posted by: Kate on 7/1/2013 at 8:03 pm

cannot wait to see lance either!!!!fridge is full. Brits are doing great at Tour de France.Come back quick to watch!xxxxxx

Posted by: elisabeth on 7/1/2013 at 6:12 pm

Next stop Mt Wilhelmina Sanj! Bring your swim suit and slippers!!!

Posted by: Your favorite sister on 7/1/2013 at 6:08 pm

Bad news is, we already gave up your seat on the couch. Good news is, we think you’re really gonna like the new guy!! :-) Just kidding (but seriously, hurry home!)

Posted by: Liz & Jack on 7/1/2013 at 5:24 pm

Safe travels home to everyone….after a “near summit” adventure, then a real summit, this part should be easy! But….do hurry!  Will have cupcakes waiting!

Posted by: Tania on 7/1/2013 at 4:08 pm

Steve, I don’t know if they have come up with GF pop tarts yet but the new chocolate peanut butter ones have changed our lives.  I have to fight Bill for them.

Posted by: Lisa Mackey on 7/1/2013 at 12:04 pm

Safe travels home to everyone!  Congratulations on such an incredible achievement.

Posted by: Lisa on 7/1/2013 at 11:22 am

Best shower ever?

Posted by: Kristina Markula on 7/1/2013 at 10:11 am

Congrats to all. We will expect Grasshopper at Happy Hour on Friday.

Posted by: Tim on 7/1/2013 at 10:00 am

Hope you were able to get a flight out today. Love from the “Ville”.

Posted by: George on 7/1/2013 at 8:21 am

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