The team arrived in Barrow, Alaska late in the day on August 13th. The sky was overcast, the weather cool, and there were only dirt roads. They spent the day of August 14th exploring the area while waiting for the USCGC Healy to make it’s way north through the Bering Strait for boarding on August 15th.
As the team anticipated, sleep can be a problem in the Arctic during the summer in that there is not much of a night. The sun came up at 4:55 AM and did not set until 12:00AM. That is exactly 4 hours and 55 minutes of night and 19 hours and 5 minutes of daylight!