• Marsh Fork Elementary, Coal River, West Virginia

    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 chriseichler.com/

    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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