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“Damn, this is a straight highway!”

That was Mary’s comment on the road immediately outside of Valemount, heading to Mt. Robson Provincial Park, where we have been camping for the past almost-week. We made the drive from Grande Cache safely down, after a brief stopover in Edson, to return our...

A Series of Short Flashbacks!

This is another cast back over the past three weeks as there were too many good things to skip. In this post, we look at a few of the highs and lows. In the first post we covered the helicopter hover exit training, and we covered the giant elk. We covered the rain,...

MLP 2012 Crew 101

This year’s crew sees Jenna Falk, Heike Lettrari, and Mary Sanseverino in the field!  Jenna Falk is a Master’s student in Environmental Studies and the crew leader for this year.  Growing up in Kitchener, Ontario, she’s traded maple syrup for ocean...

Better Late Than Never

The return to Victoria, at the end of the summer field season, is always a bit of a whirl-wind.  This year was no exception.  I wouldn’t have guessed, however, that it would take four months before I found time to pull together a summary post.  Remembering them now,...

Mt. Robson and Home

I couldn’t leave this season’s blog without an update on our trip to repeat some images from Wheeler’s 1911 survey of Mt Robson Provincial Park. Stuart and I were joined by Chris Gat, Jenna Falk, and Claire Higgs for a 5 day, 75 km backcountry trip up the Berg...

The Windy Willmore

We’re just wrapping up a week of work in the Willmore Wilderness. What a stunning place! We were both humbled by the scale and remoteness of this landscape. For most of the past week we’ve been doing some work in the northwestern corner of the park along Sheep...

Taking Photos While the Sun Shines

Ah, back to internet connectivity. We’ve had a stretch of excellent weather and have been in the field or travelling every day. After leaving the Shunda fire base, Stuart and I spent 4 days in the foothills near High River repeating some illusive images from...

Takin’ Pics in the Clearwater

Our first week is flying by! Literally – we’ve had two days of helicopter support here and an awesome pilot who set us down right next to our stations, so we have managed to get lots done. Our first day out we were up over 9000 ft. doing two stations near the North...