It's been cloudy in Talkeetna for a few days, with rumors that it has been clear above 6000 feet or so. There have been enough clouds at that crucial point to preventing flights from landing on the glaciers. The air taxi tried to fly into base camp about a half-hour ago and the planes had to turn around due to clouds that had moved in. So Mike Hamill & his team will be spending the night at base camp. The Ruth Glacier was totally socked in, so Colby's crew will also be enjoying another round of hot cocoa and another night in a cozy sleeping bag.
I'm off to fight mosquitoes. ~ Julia