The A Team has wrapped up the research around the Umiat node. We arrived here after a long one four days ago in a bit of disrepair but thanks to Richard Kemnitz, Greg Hayden, and Bodey we are leaving feeling really good about our situation. Bodey made an indestructible weld and brace for the part called the Ass'y module S2. He also replaced the bent tie rod, outboard ball joint, and both front pogo shocks (all spare parts that we carry in our skidoo parts kit!). We will be traveling about 90 miles today enroute to our next node located north of Umiat along Fish Creek in the NPR-A. We will not have internet access at this location. So we'll send short updates about the work using the Delorme inReach. These will get posted as messages on the live tracking map server. The work at Fish Creek should take 3 to 4 days and then we'll head up near Teshekpuk Lake and the Beaufort Sea Coast. We'll send photos and updates to the blog from there!