The pilot and I looked at each other, unable to believe our luck. "This is the best work day of the summer!" we decided.
On the surface, it didn't sound too great. I almost skipped it, because I have plenty of employees who could do this mission. And our cargo was definitely not glamorous...flying a deconstructed outhouse and years of human poop out of a backcountry campsite.
But. Anytime you get to land a helicopter in Glacier National Park is worth doing. And when it's in a spectacular cirque called Hole in the Wall Basin, well...you'd be a fool not to go, regardless of cargo.
Now, we set up the helicopter landing site at the foot of a lake. Kayakers looked bemused as the helicopter went back and forth over the mountains carrying building pieces and barrels.