Thursday, January 17, 2013

Nat Geo Post

Still in Alaska, headed home tomorrow after a weekend in Boston with Brandon (it's his birthday, so we're hitting the museum's for the weekend!). All has been going well here, packing samples and equipment and analyzing data. This week has been amazingly productive - AND we even managed to get a day of skiing in too!

Here's the link to a National Geographic blog post about the expedition -

And some photos of x-country skiing to the Herbert Glacier - a 14 miles ski - not bad for my second time ever on x-country skis!

Bob and Julia take the lead, while I firmly hold position at the rear! It's fun, but hard work, especially "back country' style with no track to guide you. And there was A LOT of snow on the ground! 

When we reached the glacier, we stopped for lunch - bagels, alaskan smoked salmon, tea and chocolate - a fantastic lunch! 

We also decided to build a snowman....:)

The return was hard on the ankles (well, falling over every bend is hard on the ankles), apparently 14 miles might be a little much as a first go! Icing my foot in the snow, while enjoying an Alaskan brew.  

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