E-Ticket Ride (a teaser)

Today was our last day operating from Lake Hoare.   Tomorrow after lunch we will take our last trip from the field and end up in McMurdo.  From there we will take one, perhaps two more field trips, but most of our time will be devoted to logistics and paperwork.

Today we ran lake levels on five lakes.  I’d never been to four of these places, so this was an exciting trip for me.  It also turned out that I was able to scratch a 10-year itch by seeing the Airdevronsix Icefall (aka VXE-6 Icefall, named after U.S. Navy Air Development Squadron Six).  I just don’t have time right now to review, organize and caption the photos from this trip, but here is a teaser.

Airdevronsix Icefall.  This is at the edge of the polar plateau.  Taken through plexiglass.

Airdevronsix Icefall. This is at the edge of the polar plateau. The scale of this feature is hard to appreciate. I’ll provide some dimensions later. Taken through plexiglass.

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