So What Do You Do When It's Too Cold and Rainy to Trap Insects?

    You go for a hike, of course!

    The clouds were so low over the river this morning, that it almost looked like you could reach up and touch them!

     Clouds hanging low over camp
    Clouds hanging low over the river and camp.

    So we finished our morning's work, collecting insect sticky traps; these had been in place for a week and were ready to be collected. We wrapped each trap (a sticky, white circle about 4cm (2.5 inches) in diameter on a wire stick) in plastic wrap and labeled the date and location; the insects will be identified and counted later. There were 30 traps at each of ten locations, all documented by GPSA Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system used to track the location or position of objects on the Earth’s surface.. Once all 300 traps were collected from sites spaced several kilometers apart, we were ready for a little R&R.

    We followed a vehicle track for a while until we reached a bluff below the waterfall. Then we followed an animal trail (used by caribou and musk oxen) along the edge of the cliff, until we were closer to the waterfall. Such a spectacular view!

     Narrow trail above waterfall
    Christine Urbanowicz on the animal trail above the waterfall.

    The river water here is usually grey because it carries so much sediment from the moraines. You can see it rushing between cliffs and over jumbled bolders on its journey to the fjord and eventually the Atlantic Ocean.

     Above the waterfall
    Above the waterfall.

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    Kelsey's flag based on Greenland's national flag.

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    Susan Steiner

    That is an amazing view. I love the different textures visible...the rocks, tundra plants, and the river. just spectacular!