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Saturday, December 17, 2011

10 safe square miles in a sea of danger

Antarctica encompasses 5.5 million square miles [the entire North American continent is 3 million]. In all of that, there is only 10 square miles that is safe for travel; or so the administration seems to think.

A well defined trail system is the only recreational hiking allowed on station.  Many of the trails require checking out with the fire department, obtaining a radio and going with a buddy.

Fortunately one of the safe areas is the Ob Hill hike.  I can go up whenever the weather is Condition 3 and don't have to check out or go with a partner.
It has sweeping views of ... town.

Yours truly, enjoying the [relative] solitude

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