Spring Road Opening
Spring Road Opening (SRO) Update for: May 21, 2013 FINAL
Steam Crew Locations: Crews continue to steam near mile 90. With warm weather in the forecast they may remain very busy for some time yet.
Current Weather Observations: Summer with darkness again sometime in August Current Weather Forecast
Equipment Status: All of our SRO equipment survived this extra tough event thanks to the big efforts of the auto shop folks
Notes/Observations/Comments: It has been a great honor and privilege to have been part of this most important operation for so many years. After many seasons of operating the plow equipment and later overseeing the logistics of getting the road open on schedule I feel its now time to let the younger generation have a chance at it. I am very confident that our emerging leaders are more then capable of continuing with the traditions and techniques that Brad and I have developed and learned the hard way. Working together with Brad all these years has always been a pleasure and a time of my life I will never forget. Thanks for the memories!!
Road Crew Staff: The following folks stepped up and met all SRO plowing challenges. Riley Tingue, Rick Weibel, Martin Weiner, Mary Pearson, Bob James, Will Chesley, Will Revely, Mike McAloon, Zeke Wilkerson, Lance Meyer, Kenny Beltran. Brad and I are very lucky to have them on our staff.Check out the photo galleries below for images of past and present Spring Road Openings; we also post photos on our Facebook page
Did You Know?
Visibility is an important component of measuring Denali's air quality. Visibility data, such as that from the Wonder Lake camera, supplements chemical data from filter samples. Air here is still clean, but traces of pollution from local, regional and international sources exists on filter samples.