Field Report, May 9

May 09, 2016 Posted by: Maureen Gualtieri



Mt. Foraker

Registered Climbers



Climbers Currently On Mountain



Completed Climbs



Number of Summits



Summit Percentage



The Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station also maintains a daily automated statistics phone line, so if this blog is lagging behind and you need up-to-date registration numbers, call (907) 733-9127. 

Weather Report

7,200 feet -  Skies were obscured by clouds this morning, and it was snowing. Overnight accumulation was 5 inches. Winds were calm, with an occasional gust to 5 mph from the east. Barometer pressure was 30.29 and rising.

In the last 12 hours:
Current temp: -4 C / 25 F
Low temp:  -6 C / 21 F
High temp:  -4 C / 25 F

FAA Kahiltna Glacier webcam 

National Weather Service forecast 

Ranger Update

NPS AKR Patrol #3 (Shain, 1 VIP) Ranger Mik Shain and volunteer Sue Wolff flew out of the Range yesterday. 

NPS AKR Patrol #4 (Corn, Preston, Jackson) are waiting for good weather to fly into the Root Canal.

NPS Denali Patrol #1 (Erickson, Coady, 2 GRTE rangers, 2 VIPs) is headed to 11,000-foot camp today. They report lots of snow and very little wind out on the Main Kahiltna.

Route Conditions

Lower Kahiltna glacier is in good shape. NPS Patrol #1 marked an appropriate poop crevasse (a large deep crevasse suitable for tossing biodegradable bags of human waste) at the 7,800-foot camp. Its marked by an orange survey stake.

Photo of the Day

 Climber ascends a steep, snowy ridge
Ranger Joey McBrayer ascends the West Ridge of Mount Hunter during a recent NPS patrol. A patrol report and more photos are in the works. NPS Photo/Dan Corn

Last updated: August 18, 2016

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