As it turns out, they were walking 10 or 20 miles or something insane like that. And the truck is there to pick them up when they physically cannot walk any further. Walking to exhaustion maybe? It's called something like that. Hooah.
So the weather was uncooperative and the ceiling dropped too low so the jumps were canceled. I drove back home and then the weather got slightly better but it was getting late and there's only so much daylight in January. So Gunnar spent all day like this...
|Sort of hard to see but that's a Sherpa. And it's adorable. That's what they were jumping from.|
|Gunnar and his buddy getting ready to jump|
|View from the air. That's the chutes from the other paratroopers jumping.|
|Drop zone. The goal is to land there. It was so windy, it didn't exactly work out that way for some.|
|Back on the ground!|
Well that's what a jump looks like! Hopefully he won't be doing this again for a while. And fingers-crossed, next time maybe on a less windy day.