2nd Crater – Evening Trip

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    This evenings recreation adventure trip took us to a place called the “2nd

    Normally this location is forbidden to enter but we had special permission
    to hike to the summit.

    This location is a few miles from Mt. Erebus, and about 10 miles outside of
    McMurdo is a perfect volcanic crater. In the middle is a melt pool of icy
    blue glacial ice, After about a 1 mile hike each way we reached the summit,
    the GPS said it was 925 ft above sea level. We also discovered an old US
    Navy marker up there, its similar to a USGS “benchmark” but this one points
    the direction of north instead of showing the altitude.

    The view was awesome and seeing the sun set across Mt. Erebus was
    amazing…. i would have taken more pictures but my camera froze.. so did my
    water bottle full of fruit punch, i tried to keep it warm and had it inside
    my backpack in a thick wool sock and it still froze.. but now i have a great

    The picture with me in it, the big mountain in the back is Mt. Erebus, our
    active volcano.

    Here are a few pics…


    Christopher Post
    United States Antarctic Program
    McMurdo Station Antarctica
    Lehigh County Emergency Management
    Allentown, PA
    E-Mail : n3sig@arrl.net
    Amateur Radio: N3SIG / ZL5CP

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