Multiple science groups who work in the dry valleys gathered together at Lake Hoare camp to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving day revelers pose for a picture outside of Lake Hoare camp.
Team Protist took a helicopter to Lake Hoare and arrived early enough to explore the camp, help prepare a fresh salad, and create hand turkeys before dinner.
The camp managers at Lake Hoare served up a delicious dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, cranberries, sweet potatoes, salad, root vegetables, and stuffing. The fresh vegetables were especially tasty after spending two weeks in the field where access to fresh fruit and veggies is minimal.
After a great meal and conversation, Team Protist hiked back to Bonney Camp. Despite some reluctance to hike on a full stomach, the great down valley view made the trip well worth it. Glaciers seemed to tumble between every mountain peak in the valley.
The route back to Bonney lead us right alongside the Suess Glacier. The dry valley Thanksgiving experience is unlike any other!