November 8, 2009 The Last Day in Camp
Hooray Snow! I woke up early this morning because it was my turn to check in and I opened my tent and there was snow on the ground. It doesn't snow that often or that much in the Dry Valleys so I was excited to see the little flakes falling from the sky. By mid-morning all the mountains surrounding us were dusted with snow and it was so beautiful.
I could have watched the snow all day, but today was the last day in camp and we had a lot to do.
**Our To Do List: ** 1. Sort and pack up all of our trash. 2. Empty the endurance tent of all our camp gear and take down the tent 3. Sort through the leftover food in our kitchen tent. Put aside food for the next couple of days and box up the rest. 4. Pack up all of our personal gear in our tents and in the blue polar haven. 5. Take down the weather station. 6. Sling all of the fuel (propane, kerosene, and gasoline) together to be picked up by helicopter. 7. Take down the Scott tent (our outhouse) and seal up all of the human waste drums. 8. Sling the full u-barrels together. 9. Probably a whole lot of other small jobs that we haven't even thought about yet...