What a crazy trip! We returned three days early due to bad weather (thunderstorms, freezing nights, and even snow yesterday!) and boy am I glad. I don't think my body could have handled another three days of hiking and shivering at night, let alone my mind. It's three weeks into summer vacation and I'm only now getting a bit of time off from school and research! Whew, what a semester this has been. o.o
Well, the trip was both good and bad (and I won't go into too much detail at the moment, but feel free to message me about it). The weather was unbearably hot at first, then wet and rainy. Sort of a Washington-from-hell attitude. The hiking was hard and I'm super tired of rocks, but I bonded with the other student researcher, Nicole Modun, over our shared misery. Nothing like complaining about geology while huddling under a tree on the side of a mountain during a thunderstorm to grow a fast friendship! We might have been miserable pretty much the whole time, but at least we had each other!
Anyway, I'll write more later or somesuch. Relaxing time now.