In the meantime have continued to upload photos - the album covering the Kolyma highway is now complete! Yay! It can be viewed here: http://picasaweb.google.ru/CaseyHandmer/KolymaHighway#
I also had some friends over at different times for dinner, which I improvised given available ingredients and which turned out quite well.
With any luck helicopters will fly today or tomorrow, and my leg will be good enough to climb Gorely (which is currently erupting whee!!) and Mutnovsky (which has waterfalls, glaciers, sulfur flowers, fumaroles, and hasn't erupted in 17 years).