I departed DC for Steamboat, still not knowing when things will arrive. While switching flights in Denver, I receive the shipping info: it’s supposed to arrive today!
The top of Storm Peak (where we'll be working) is hidden in the clouds.
All the equipment arrived!
Our loading problem is solved by chance: Storm Peak Laboratory just got their brand new mini-snow cat the day before. It's not as high off the ground as the big cats. We'll be the first users of SPL's mini-snow cat. Here is the snow cat and crew, Ian McCubbin (left) and Ty Atkins (right).
We used a forklift to put the big crate on the cat, and then off we go; the driver drives with a joystick.
We have to go after the skiers are done for the day, so we go at night.
At the top, there is no forklift… guess we’ll have to unload the old-fashioned way. We finish up at 11pm — it’s been a 20-hour day, but now the radiometer has made it to SPL.
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