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Pano 110814 Fish Hole 2 camp
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

We spent a few days at Fish Hole 2 to begin our float trip on the Hulahula River.  Our goals were to investigate the impact of disappearing glaciers on the downstream ecosystems.  From here, we floated to the coast.

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