Trucks on the Tundra
TOOLIK FIELD STATION, ALASKA– The field station maintains a small fleet of trucks to access field sites adjacent to the nearby Dalton Highway. These trucks have camp names such as, “Blue Dog, Bandit, Cadillac and Turtle.” Most are old clunkers, like the truck in this video (Blue Dog, GMC c. 1986). Join our field crew as we ponder the possibility that our beloved borrowed truck will not start to safely return us to the field station. If we can’t return to Toolik Lake via the camp truck, are we forever stranded on the tundra?
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