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Name:
Stn. 356 (Elliott Peak)
Latitude:
52°3´14.7´´N
Longitude:
116°30´4.47´´W
Elevation:
N/A
Date of Visit:
June 29, 2016
Start time:
10:00
Finish time:
11:00
Visit narrative:
Returned to station to complete location 2. Clear skies, no lightning, no thunder, no hail, a much more pleasant experience. Nice to sit on a rock without it buzzing under your butt! Camera set up on cairn on a short tripod. Using the D810 testing the loupe. Lens is the 24-70 zoom, vibration reduction set to normal. Hover exit right at peak, no skid contact.
Weather narrative:
Clear, calm sunny for now but we will be off before any build up occurs.
Temperature:
11.1°C
Wet Bulb:
6.6°C
Wind Speed:
1.5 km/h
Gust Speed:
4.7 km/h
Relative Humidity:
62.0%
Barometric Pressure:
724.6 hPa
Photographers
Sandra Frey
Field Note Authors:
Rick Arthur
Hiking Party:
Rick Arthur
Sandra Frey
Dale Thomas
Keywords:
alpine, cairn, glaciers, north saskatchewan river
Date of Visit:
June 28, 2016
Start time:
11:15
Finish time:
13:45
Visit narrative:
Helicopter dropped us off via hover exit after dropping off two crew members at Stn 365. Cairn is still somewhat visible. First location is almost directly where we hover-exited out of the helicopter. First 7 photos are a panorama from the first location while the last four photos are a panorama from location 2. Better location for location 1 is about 2m to the west of where we put our tripod. Thunder and hail storm struck shortly after finishing at location 1. The horror…the static…the thunder. Had to depart very quickly, except jokes! Nowhere to go. Waited under rocky crevice for thunder to pass and for rocks to stop buzzing and for hair to stop standing. Kyle manages pick-up from location after hail and thunder stops. Basket on helicopter gives one last parting shock as we emplane. Will have to return for location 2.
Weather narrative:
Mild, sunny and overcast with a light breeze. Thunder coming from the east with poor visibility on the east side of the river. Dark clouds in the W. About 80% cloud cover. Thunder from E and W about 1 hour in. Thunder and hail strike…
Temperature:
9.0°C
Wet Bulb:
5.8°C
Wind Speed:
1.8 km/h
Gust Speed:
5.5 km/h
Relative Humidity:
62.0%
Barometric Pressure:
724.7 hPa
Photographers
Rick Arthur
Field Note Authors:
Sandra Frey
Hiking Party:
Rick Arthur
Sandra Frey
Dale Thomas
Keywords:
river, river valley, rocks, snow