Temperature: -9C (30 knot winds; visibility is poor)
Food: Lunch was another delicious “brown bag” (that spicy Wat chicken again, with orange sesame soba noodles). Dinner was fantastic! T-bone steak, fresh salad, spicy edamame + tofu, plus a chocolate-glazed, double-layer cake (that was to die for, to be 100% honest).
So, what can I say? Yesterday … the twilight zone of a vortex that swallowed whole the diagonal cutters somehow magically returned them to me this morning! No kidding. It might have had something to do with the “Lost” poster that Ben Toth made for me when I reported them “missing”. He made mention of “cutting toenails” … and that if I didn’t get them back I just might not graduate. Thankfully, someone (perhaps the tool fairy) put them in the Big House this morning.
Bob, Zoe and I made a run to ICESat Center to do a “traverse-style” sampling of snow … 1-meter snowpit to look at stratigraphy (NIR photography), density and perform 10-cm chemistry sampling, and a 10-meter borehole with BOS (Bob’s optical method) sampling. Quick and easy. Then the weather moved in … visibility was cut to 50 meters (?), which isn’t bad on the flagged route from Camp to North Drill Camp, but was a slight problem for us since we were in the middle of nowhere. Some hesitant snowmobile “leap frog” got us to the flagged route, and we blazed home.
Tonight I was assistant “House Mouse” … a position at this camp that helps keep things clean. The House “Mice” are responsible for cleaning the dishes, putting the food away, and cleaning the kitchen/eating area. This led to the spontaneous dance party that is going on still! I hope you accept this brief post with the knowledge that, yes, I am having a grand old time at Summit Camp.
Cheers (and remember to dance as if no one is watching)!