Sunday, September 20, 2009
There are a number of flags around the Ice at McMurdo
and Scott Base that are used for specific messages and
meaning. Over the years, I've acquired most of them.
Yellow = The Infamous Pee Flag.
Blue = Used primarily to signify fuel lines
Orange = Used primarily to mark Condition 1 rope lines.
Green = Used for roads or trails.
Red = Used for roads or trails.
Black = Used to signify crevasses and other dangerous
areas to stay away from.
Pink = I only saw this flag once and it's not a faded Red flag,
but definitely Pink. Was in a pile of flags attached to poles
ready to discard. (Of course I grabbed one) If anyone has
info on this, please let me know.
Checkered = Used on some of the trucks used by Fuelies.
If I'm wrong about this, please let me know.
Kiwi Green = A Kiwi flag, used for roads and trails.
Kiwi Black = A Kiwi flag, used to designate dangerous areas.
Kiwi Red = A Kiwi flag, used for roads and trails.
There is one more Kiwi flag (blue-green) that I will try to
acquire this summer.