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Pressure Ridges and Progress: Part 2
- Story Owner: Mark Andresen
- Story Title: North Pole
- Story Created: Monday, March 24, 2014, 11:06:00 PM
- Chapter Author: Mark Andresen
- Chapter Created: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 3:47:00 PM
- updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:53:00 AM
- Occurred: 4/6/2014
- Location: North Polar Ice Cap
Our only source of water yesterday was saturated with salt crystals so we had to drink salty water all day. Had four dog team leaders fired today by Maher. Sadly, he is running out of qualified candidates unless, of course, me and Mike qualify.
Mike and I tried the good cop bad cop method with the dogs. I would treat Ersus with kindness and respect (one of the fired leaders), Mike would speak sternly at him. After 2 seconds of Mike's technique, Ersus cowered away and peed on the spot.
My favorite of the dogs is Stephy. A huge dog with a good temperament. Stephy traveled with me on the helicopter, while Mike traveled with every single leader that was fired today. Having freeze dried spaghetti tonight. It is more like tomato sauce with noodles but, regardless, it reminds me of home since it is spaghetti night.
Weather report - COLD Going to try and upload some pictures, fingers crossed.