left Oscar at 12:30 AM and travelled back down to the Mike
team location. At this juncture, we opted to grab a bite to
eat, as we had not eaten since 1 PM. Much to our delight,
Steven and Heller James had a nice cooking fire going, and
we were able to quickly grill up a pair of burgers before
continuing with the operation. Rick Noll was with the James'
when we arrived. He was in the process of visiting the various
team locations and photographing them as they monitored the
area for activity.
departed back down the Lewis River at 1:00 AM to broadcast
near the India, Juliet, and Kilo team positions. We got into
position near the India team position at 1:35 AM, and broadcast
several calls. We then continued approximately 1 mile further,
until we had to stop due to snow.
broadcast from this location at 2 AM. We then drove back to
a spot that afforded us an excellent view of the Lewis River
Valley directly south of us, so we played 4 calls from this
location, before putting the speakers back inside the vehicle.
It was now 2:25 AM, and I decided that it was time to call
it a night.
heading back down to camp we got a radio call from Juliet
team. Don Udell thought he saw something. We went to his location
and checked it out thoroughly. Nothing of significance was
found or heard.
proceeded to Foxtrot team's location to broadcast one
last set of calls. After alerting the everyone via CB
the sounds were broadcast again.
Golf team heard a series of 7 or 8 calls that they described
as sounding identical to the middle vocalization on the
and Zimmel listening from ridge. Starlight scope image.
estimated that the vocalizations originated from about 1 mile
to our south. This description would have placed the call
source on the southern wall of the Lewis River Valley. I thought
this area was still inaccessible, due to snow on the roads.
I had checked the area the weekend before, and had encountered
snow too high to traverse. Now we discovered that the USFS
had plowed the road in the interim. The area was now accessible.