Nepequa Valley, WA
Sunrise on Glacier Peak WA
Blanca Lake and Monte Cristo Peaks, WA
Mt Rainer, and the Muir Snowfield
Mt Hood (under cover)
Yosemite Valley, with Half Dome.
Landing in Hobart, Tasmania, with smoke from nearby bushfires in the distance.
Smoke from the bushfires
Smoke plume from a bushfire
Start: ready for 8 day and 7 nights in the bush, collecting tree-core and sediment samples, and collecting veg. data: Jesse, Carlie, Andres, Sam, and Conamara.
Jesse, with his snake gaiters.
Into the bush....
Lake Fanny, our camp for Night 1.
Heading off trail to our field are and camp for nights 2-7.
Andres, Carlie, and Canamara.
Reconnaissance on Day 2, after setting up camp: an amazing plateau with widspread dead Athrotaxis.
Sam ponders the possibilities....
Squeezing through some rocks.
Steam rising from the lake, from the quick drop in temperature. The next day...
...we'd wake up to snow.
Carlie greets the snow.
A hot breakfast on a snowing summer morning.
Conamara, Carlie, and Sam, playing cards as we wait for the weather to improve.
Andres and Sam collecting a fire scar.
Surviving branch on an otherwise burned/dead Athrotaxis
Keeping it fun: Andres, Jesse, and Carlie.
Jesse and Carlie
Sunset on Day 4: Andres getting water from the lake.
Sunrise on Day 5
An amazing surviving Athrotaxis
Sam, measuring tree diameter
The Central Plateau World Heritage Area.
Conamara, on the top of Mt Jerusalem
Carlie, on the top of Mt Jerusalem
The Central Plateau study area.
The Walls of Jerusalem
Conomara, Carlie, and me, on the top of Mt Jerusalem.
Part of the 20 sediment cores we collected, and my backpack.
Strong and bitey!
Sam, with a large load, and two sediment cores.
Jesse, back at the cars.
The team, after a welcomed swim and cleaning in the lake.
Walking across the dam on Lake Mckenzie.
Sam, enjying the lake survey.
Sam coring, Tasie style (note the life vest, for safety).
Fire scar on Athrotaxis
Andres, coring a dead Athrotaxis
The Southern Cross
Orion (upside down from the norther-hemispere perspective) and Jupiter (lower left)
New Zealand: boulder beach, north of Dunedin.
Albatros in flight.
The penguins make a landing (finally...9:52 pm).
Hiking up Swampy Peak (odd name...but good views).
Mt Cook (R) and the NZ Alps.
Brooks-Range like landsapces....
Mt Cook and NZ Alps...I wish I knew more.
New set up from NRS and Alpacka Rafts: the platform weighs 20 lbs, and the rafts are 5 lbs each.