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Marsh Fork Elementary, Coal River, West Virginia

by gonzoearth | May 24, 2011 04:37 24 May 04:37 | #272 | #272

Mapped by Stewart Long, Jeffrey Warren

Cartographer: Stewart Long

Published by gonzoearth

37.87273971681916 N, -81.52220286969153 E


Ground resolution: 33.0 cm/px

Capture date: 2010-06-01T00:00:00

Publication date: 2011-05-23T00:00:00

License: Public Domain


preparing for flight

In this photo the balloon has just been filled with helium, and we are tying a clove hitch with the tether line. The clove hitch seals the balloon off, stays tight with pressure, and is easily loosened at the end of the flight.

eyes on the balloon Here we are during the flight. Jeff is managing the tether while I am keeping an eye on the balloon. -Stewart

Chris Eichler Photography

Cartographer notes

We flew as high as possible, sacrificing resolution for greater geographic extent. There were also clouds and low light from the late afternoon time of the flight.


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