Greetings from Riza! Today we were back on the road by 0900 and got to our first new site an hour later. Pretty long drive? Well let's just say that we had a minor encounter with North Slope security... Nothing serious, just to remind us of the possible wildlife encounters we may have and to be extra careful driving around these roads. Along the way, we ran into a few caribou!
To join us for our trip today were some enjoyable wind chills of 25 degrees F. We deployed our VCP pipes at three new sites (doin' work!) before heading back to our cozy shack in town. Our core samples today had plenty of sand, a big difference from the icy ones extracted the other day, most likely from the sites' close proximity to the ocean.