Evacuation! and RAP Site 3
Thus on March 18, the RAP team evacuated the first base camp and set off toward the next camp near the Kasikasima Mountain. The botany, water quality, and fish teams, along with all the Amerindians and most of the support crew headed out in boats. They were able to sample a third site (RAP Site 3) at the confluence of the Palumeu River with the Makrutu Creek en route. Eleven of the RAP scientists along with the National Geographic team departed by helicopter and landed at Kampu, a small village across the river from the Kasikasima Mountain. The scientists spent one night there.