National Geographic : 1967 Feb
KODACHROME(ABOVE) AND EKTACHROMESBY CHRISTOPHER G. KNIGHT Taku becomes a busy cargo terminal as an Alaska Air National Guard plane brings sup plies for remote outposts. Ski planes, heli copters, and airdrops sustain the summer institute's 24 stations dotting the 1,500 square-mile Juneau Icefield (map, page 207). Foundered in the grim lips of a crevasse, a motorized sled stalls a field party. Equipped with skis in front and cleated tracks behind, such snow vehicles sometimes broke down on rough ice; next summer the author may also use a dog team. Self-made blizzard engulfs a student chop ping ice from the windmill generator for Camp 8, perched near the source of Taku. N.G.S.