We were able to fly most of the day yesterday. It was great to finally get some supplies on the mountain. We are still lacking about 40 trips, but wind is a bit to blustery for flying today. I am not sure when we will get to finish the drop. Yesterday was a perfect day for it. The high was 40º with a low of 32º. We had sunshine all day. The ground is starting to dry up and the ice is pretty much gone from the trail. There may be some patches at the very to where the sun doesn't shine. You can hike around these areas. Someone asked about the history of using a helicopter for the supply drops. There are written accounts of Paul Adams using an early form of helicopter back in the twenties. Horses were used for a long time as regular resupply and the lodge changed to llamas around 1985. So, I guess you could say that helicopters have always been a part of getting supplies to the remot
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