I talked to Tom yesterday morning. He arrived in Bethel at 8:30 PM Alaska time. He was greeted at the airport by the refuge staff. They gave him a tour of the town. I asked him what his first impression of Bethel was. He said it was a like giant Kakagon Slough. He was amazed at all the boats he saw.
I caught him at 6:30 AM before he was leaving for his first day at the YK Refuge. He mentioned that they were packing up the plane for a 16 day stint at duck camp. Not sure if Tom is going or not yet. Stay tuned for more details. ( you can check out more photos at http://www.lksd.org/sped/photos.html courtesy of the school district)