Food: Monday’s are the day Rosemary makes leftovers extraordinary. I enjoyed pork tenderloin, strip steak, sriracha/wasabi halibut, orange sesame soba noodles and salad. Dinner, since we were out at our snowpit site, was a cold chicken fillet and some “veggie” calzone stuffed into a 1-quart ziplock bag. =D
Today started out great … an 0530 start to get out to North Drill Camp to apply melt to an area that we would later examine by way of snowpit. Cruising out onto the great, flat white in the early morning was a bit surreal. Lots of low “fog” made navigation challenging … we ended up following some old tracks we made as the flags were only just visible.
Bob and I returned in time for breakfast/morning meeting … and that’s when we heard the camp was under a “North wind day”. At first it was because the wind was really low … and soon it built up to a true “North wind”. We waited for a number of hours … but soon the wind changed direction and we were allowed to head out to our science site.
Speaking of science, the pit we dug was ambitious … the first one of our experiment, and we HAD to sample for chemistry. It was 2 meters deep, and we sampled at ~3cm resolution. We started around 1700 and were not done until about 2330. Our check-in time was 2400, so we just barely made it!
As you might imagine, my brain is a bit on the mushy side … more happenings to come, and with luck pictures, too. Cheers!