Sunday, January 9, 2011

The IditaTour: Part two.

Another seven days of travel encapsulated in the montage below--from just before Takotna to just past Kaltag.

I tried (when editing the video) to give some idea of morning, day, and night, but the reality (when shooting the clips) was that all effort was devoted to forward progress, and I just couldn't focus tightly enough on the vid. Thus, the bulk of the shots are daytime when it was warmer and more doable. Another way to look at it is that (in the video) things all blur together into one endless day--and that's *very* accurate to how it was out there. Even thinking back I have a hard time calling up where certain campsites were, or which memorable events happened on which days. One big blur.

The entirety of this segment was shot below zero--the high temp in this 7 day stretch was about -5, with 4 nights of roughly minus 55. Yes, those were difficult nights. Average daytime temps were closer to minus 20, which turned out to be nicer than you'd guess because the sun was shining and there was no wind.

Enough details--much more important sensory data to be gathered right here:

Part three HERE.