Later today we skied by an old barn near to the guard station. I think some wolves sleep in there at night.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Today we snowshoed back to the car (we had to ski or snowshoe about 1 mile to the cabin) to go into town (Auburn, WY) and send some postcards. We also stopped to get some candles because the propane lights in the cabin weren't working right. The picture is taken on our way back to the cabin by the willows in Stump Creek.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Snowshoeing around Polecat Creek on our attempt at finding some back country natural hot springs north of Jackson Lake in the Grand Tetons National Park. We found them, but ended up on the wrong side of a river! Damn!
Me looking upset after we were so close to the hot springs (about 3 miles south of the Yellowstone National Park border) but couldn't get to them because we took the wrong trail and ended up on the other side of a river that we didn't feel safe to ford! Thwarted, but we will return in the future!!!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
We are headed out to do our first snow camping experience on skis. One of my dreams was to XC ski in Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho, and here we are!!!! They had a ton of snow covering the lava fields!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Merry Christmas! Making camp in a field covered by snow just north of Wells, Nevada on some BLM land! We needed somewhere to camp and this place was just off the road (Hwy 93) and flat and clear of vegetation. It snowed overnight and was pretty windy!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Today I am posting a video instead of a picture! This is a funny video clip of me falling down (in slo-mo) on my back country XC skis when I hit a bunch of ruts dug into the snow by snowmobiles. We found a hill near Spooner summit in Nevada in the National Forest.
Testing out our back country XC skis on some fresh powder near Spooner Summit in Nevada. My skis need wax!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
One of the only things that made me really smile today was getting to ride on the big green coach bus across the bay to San Francisco for the last day of the AGU conference. I've been pretty bummed out all week because of this cold. But then at the end of the conference, I was pretty happy because some people referred to my research at the methane hydrates session the day after I presented! It felt awesome!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Today I gave my talk at AGU and I thought Romy would take a picture, but he didn't, because he said he was nervous for me and totally forgot! Oh well, he took a picture of me sneezing at home because I am really sick now with a bad cold. I had to take some medicine today so that I wouldn't sneeze or cough while I was behind the podium!