The Migration South Begins
We made the drive down the Dalton yesterday back to Fairbanks. Byron left Sarah behind at Toolik to collect the remaining samples for the season. When all is said and done she will collect around 400 (we collected just over 1/4 of that to the point when I left, so she has a bit of work yet to do!).
The great send-off from the dining hall as we drove away.
We had a great send-off from the dining hall. It was a fogged in and drizzle-filled morning, and that weather held for much of the 9 hour drive. Upon arriving in Fairbanks we had a send-off dinner with the PIs and said farewell.
I am now waiting around Fairbanks for my husband to arrive for the next leg of our adventure. I will share some of the sights and things I learn along the way, as well as reflect more upon my time at Toolik- an experience that is surely not going to leave me anytime soon! I hope you all have a safe and joyous 4th of July!
There were no critters spotted on our drive down the haul road. I have a few more species journals yet to post, I will wait and see if I see any along my next leg of travels and then I will be sure to post all of them!
Species journal by Emily Sutherland