Days off aren't common in the field, but we got one this weekend. I used it to hike a loop trail near McMurdo Station. The trail goes past a steep formation called Castle Rock, then swings out with overlooks to the Ross Ice Shelf. I'll let my photos speak for themselves - it was a beautiful hike!
|The Castle Rock Loop trail is marked by flags on the snow|
|There are emergency shelters called "apples" along the trail.|
|With my fellow trainee, Tess, on the trail. We were in a large group, but|
most people turned back to the station after seeing Castle Rock. We were
the only two who did the whole loop.
|View out to the Ross Ice Shelf|
|A gorgeous ice formation on the Ross Ice Shelf|