These are some pictures of where I spent the last week. It is called camp Raven. Two people, Drew and Silver are stationed here for the whole summer season. There main purpose here is to keep a ski way groomed for the Air National Guard to practice landing ski equipped LC-130's.
The first picture is of DYE II. The DYE sites are the Greenland section of the DEW line. The Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line began on 15 February 1954 when President Eisenhower signed the bill approving the construction. It, was designed and built during the "Cold War" as the primary line of air defence warning of "Over the Pole" invasion of the North American Continent. They were then abandoned around 1986. A typical waste of government money.
We went inside and toured around. It is an amazing structure. It is also sad to see that they were just left with millions of dollars of equipment and parts inside.
This building is called the E-Shack. It is an emergency shelter and where I slept for the last 3 nights I spent there. It was nice and warm if the wind wasn't blowing too hard.
This is where I spent the first three nights. It is an Arctic Oven tent. Nothing oven like about it.
I was comfy and warm in a -40 degree sleeping bag. It was just cold getting ready for bed and getting dressed in the morning.
I was going to add more pictures but the internet isn't working very well right now.