Wednesday, December 30, 2009

last day of the year--from Lake Hoare

Flying into the Taylor Valley.

Lake Hoare (77°38′S 162°51′E / 77.633°S 162.85°E / -77.633; 162.85) is a lake about 4.2 km (2.6 miles) long between Lake Chad and Canada Glacier in Taylor Valley, Victoria Land.

Yesterday soon after arriving here geologist Joe Levy and I went out on Lake Hoare, circling the periphery on an ATV, so Joe could get to the other side to collect a water sample from the permafrost layer below the dry dirt in a non-visible lake.

Day Trip to Marr Ponds  (short helo trip) today with 2 scientists collecting water samples. More on that later.

1 comment:

  1. Hi my name is Darlyn and i am from p.s 165 I am in class 503. I really love your blog ms. Engler it looks like you had so much fun!!!! You should write more about the penguins because they are so adorable!!! Well i hope you had a great new year and Christmas! Keep up the good work!!!