|A helicopter coming to pick us up at the end of the day|
|flying home in a helicopter at the end of the day|
|Mary and I|
In 2006 I was still in Fairbanks living in a cabin with no running water. I had been out of college for a year and I was about to start grad school. The job I had that summer was the longest field project I've worked on; I worked on the same survey from the middle of May until the middle of September. Despite seeming to drag on forever, it was a really cool project to be involved in. We flew in helicopters almost every day, saw some of the most amazing views of the Alaska Range I have ever seen, and did some exciting archaeology. These photos remind me of why I love what I do, and why I do it. It's this time of year, after being in a lab/office all winter, that I look forward to going in the field the most. Only two more months and I'll be in Kodiak for a survey on the south end of the island.
The thing that struck me most about these photos though? We look so young!