Brower Frantz, Operations Manager with UMIAQ, picked Craig and me up at the airport. We loaded up our luggage and headed out to UMIAQ's office east of Barrow. Brower and I exchanged a set of keys for the hut we would be staying in and several other buildings where we would stage our work before heading to the field. Last year, we stored our winter clothing in one of the UMIAQ buildings and I retrieved those for everyone so they would be ready when they arrived tomorrow. Craig picked up a few misc. supplies that he needed for his GPS unit, we'll need that to locate sampling points tomorrow.