The day started out lovely! Clear views of Denali (Mt. McKinley)--it's another post worthy to discuss the name of the giant mountain. I call it Denali because that's what most people call it here, and because it seems more fitting use a native word instead of the last name of a senator from Ohio. Denali is Athabascan for "The High One". Here is actually a Wikipedia page describing the name.
Anyway, as I digress, back to the lovely day of data collection.
|Denali. "The High One".|
|Can't believe we are getting paid to collect data here!|
|Uh-oh. Keys are locked in the trunk. Cell phones, food, and water are all locked in the car.|
|Oh crap! What do we do?|
|Fortunately, we were stuck at a rest area with water and had just eaten lunch.|
|I also moved this picnic table into shade. It was legitimately hot and sunny!|
|Guard the data collection device!|
|Well, it's 5:15pm, and we've been stuck here all afternoon.|
|Hooray! Assistance had to drive all the way from Willow to rescue us.|
That is a 1.5 hour drive, and it took a long time to reach someone willing to get to our location.
We were stuck at the rest stop about 4 hours in total.
|We have keys again!|