Another blog post from Gifford and Thomas:
Yesterday, we celebrated the traverse being halfway to halfway done. Thomas cooked a delicious meal of turmeric chicken, fried “dehy-mashed” potatoes, and broccoli in rice. Yummers! Let’s just say the celebration was very real … and no better way to usher in today!
Today, Thomas and I did science! Well, our traverse path crossed over an IceBridge flight and a CryoSat path, and we were able, for the first time, to perform a snowpit, a density core, a BOS log, a Rammsonde, and some NIR imagery. Sure, it took all of 7 hours, but who is counting? I suppose it goes without saying that it also took us approximately 8 hours of Pisten Bully driving to get to said site. As you can see from the photo, we’re doing science in the little “pull-outs” along the Greenland Inland Traverse. Gotta love it!