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Sheltered from the wind on the Hulahula River 110609 1926
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

We arrived at Grasser's air strip on the Hulahula River to begin a float to the coast, measuring water discharge, water chemistry, and aquatic ecology along the way.  The winds were strong and up-valley during the day, and calmed down in the middle of the night.  Here we are taking shelter behind one of the few willow bushes around, having just arrived.

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Uploaded: 27/12/2011
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