[amsat-bb] ND9M Road Trip Update #6
claryco at aol.com
Sun Oct 10 20:38:12 PDT 2010
We'll be leaving the Glacier Nat'l Park vicinity around midday tomorrow (11 Oct) and start heading east. The following plans are tentative, and I'll update when I can.
Although grid lines are measured linearly, the roads in this area aren't; mountains and foothills will eat up a lot of the afternoon's drive time. We're just a very few miles away from the DN28 / DN38 line, but we probably won't get to DN37 until mid- to late afternoon. The crystal ball puts us on the DN37 / DN47 line for the AO51 passes that rise locally at about 11/2142Z (low easterly) and 11/2318Z (high easterly).
On Tuesday (12 Oct), I may still be in DN47 (on US 87) when HO68 comes up, but I'll try to be on the DN48 / DN58 line for the AO27 passes that rise locally at about 12/2002Z and 12/2142Z. We'll probably still be in DN58 when AO51 comes up.
Three days is a lot to forecast, but we'll see about DN56 and DN57 for Wednesday. More to come...
Jim, ND9M / VQ9JC
Columbia Falls MT / Flathead Co. / DN28
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