6/24/2013

Once upon a time, a few hours ago, our seven adventurers set off on a mission to core GNBZ (Gete-niso-bajishkaa-Zaaga’igan) in two different spots. The task at hand was simple, collect several cores today and leave the rest for a lighter day on Tuesday. Simple in nature but much harder than it sounded as the bog attempted to eat away at our heroes with every step; sinking more and more inch by inch (It did not help that the equipment was weighing us down and we were short a person). Finally out to site 2 of GNBZ, we collected three cores of varying lengths from three different holes; fighting the roots and sphagnum all the way down. With lunch in their stomachs and flies on their skin, the group marched on to site 3, which was another 100 meters farther than site 2. There we had two successful cores with full drives that produced not only peat and lake sediments (silt) but also sand (and lots of it at that). After a fun day in the field, this team heads home feeling accomplished and looking forward to another go tomorrow.

 

Zachary Kisfalusi

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