The Ice Started Moving At Napaimute

I flew into Napaimute Sunday morning and this was the view from the air:

Looking at the mouth of the Holokuk

Looking upstream towards the Holokuk


Looking across at Napaimute


And then we landed and I tried to drive a four-wheeler the two or more miles to the village but ran into snow drifts and a deep creek crossings; it was sunny and warm – about 50 degrees and the snow was melting rapidly. I only made it half way and had to walk – and carry my gear – the rest of the way.


I made it 95% through the drift..until

Oh no!

Once I dug the four-wheeler out I couldn’t go much further…or at least didn’t want to take the chance.

The water at this creek crossing appeared a little too deep to comfortably go across

Once I got settled in I went to bed.  About 6:00 am I heard the ice moving or shifting.  It really started moving at about 3:00 pm once the sun came out.

Looking downstream from the Chapel

Looking upstream from the Chapel















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