Gale moderated during night, + gradually died away during day. Very thick. Light extremely tiring to eyes. Almost impossible see trail. Temp. -10° only.
Covered Captain's last march. Did not attempt more. This march a long one, + I want better light conditions for the young ice in tomorrow's march where I expect trouble.
Am greatly surprised not to find the young ice in today's march completely shattered by gale + trail obliterated.
Reduced teams to seven dogs each here, + expended one.