Gearing up for the Field Season

The date fast approaches when Matt and I begin our 90+ day field expedition spanning the Cascades and Rockies. On Tuesday of next week I will do some fun science outreach at White Pass High School in Randle, WA. On Wednesday, I will make a quick 3-day up to British Columbia to visit a single Saxifraga site near the Dog Creek Post Office. After attending the joyous wedding of Jessica and Seth, Matt and I will depart June 22 for Idaho, and onwards.

Here is our general timeline

June 22-July 3 – Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho

July 3-July 25ish- All over Colorado, beginning in Durango and working north

July 28, Tuesday: We will be giving a presentation in Jackson, WY organized by the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance. Thanks Craig! Come support

Late July- Backpacking in Yellowstone with old friends

August 1- Montana and North!

September- Back to Bellingham, then up to North Cascades, WA.

 

Good luck DeChaine lab. Eric, our adviser, heads to Japan. Sam heads to the Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island. Barry, Mackenzie, and Alicia head to the Yukon. Mia is working at Mount Rainier and Hannah in Yosemite, climbing classics and being a biologist. Caleb, what’s your plan, writing a book on the phylogeny of fungus?

I love these wacky botanists. Eric, Sam, Barry, Mia, Hannah, Alicia, and Caleb you all rock! Oh and you too Mack.

I love these wacky botanists. Eric, Sam, Barry, Mia, Hannah, Alicia, and Caleb you all rock! Oh and you too Mack.

 

Some recent photos from life in Bellingham, outside of the University.

SquamishKlahane

Matt and I climbing Klahane Crack in Squamish BC.

Jen

Jenn is a bombshell belayer!

Kayak

Biking the Kayak for the Ski to Sea Race

 

Ski To Sea

Ski to Sea

SquamCrack

Donal O’leary (GIS Specialist) leading the classic Penny Lane crack at the Smoke Bluffs, Squamish.

Squamish

Jenn finding her groove

SquamStem

That is why I work in the STEM field.

 

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