Friday Field Photo #173: Snowed Out in Svalbard
In June 2009 I took a trip to the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard to help teach a sedimentary geology field course and do a little bit of reconnaissance field work. As part of the field course we wanted to climb up some hills to do some work on the Eocene shallow-marine and deltaic strata, but we were snowed out. The weather turned bad and snow quickly covered the rocks, forcing us to head back to lower elevations. That’s the way it goes sometimes when dealing with Mother Nature. More photos from this trip here.