Monday, January 6, 2014

A Walk on a Beautiful Night in McMurdo

Sunday January 5th at 3 am we went for a walk on the Ob Hill Loop Trail.  It was a gorgeous sunny windless night with a temperature in the mid 30's.

Here's Kelly at the start of the trail.

Here's a panoramic shot that Dave took.

Small pressure cracks in the sea ice.

There were a few seals around the cracks and melt ponds.  That's Mt. Discovery to the left.

Kelly & Dave with the Trans Antarctic Mountains in the background.

Mt. Terror and Scott Base (The New Zealand Station) at the tip of the point.

Observation Hill with the trail in the foreground.

It was a rare site to see the wind machines not turning.

The beautiful coloured striations of the rock and the NASA ball (A Satellite Antenna Dome) on the far ridge.

After our walk we took a photo for our friends at High Dessert Crossfit with our HDCF hoodies on.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Ice Stock 2013

New Years Eve was the 25th Annual Ice Stock music festival.  It started at 6:00 pm and went through 1:00 am.  Here's a list of the musical line up, which are all individuals or bands made up of employees.

Kelly & Billy T.

Susie, Julie & Liz with her Bronco's pom pom gloves.

Our friend Candy played bass for this band.

Here's Candy!

Our co-worker John Cicola played a solo set on his electric guitar.  He blew the crowd away with his talent and imitation of Jimmy Hendrix at Woodstock.

Here's a video clip of part of John's performance.

Here's a photo of everyone we could find from our department.  We're on the far left.

FU played current Pop songs and really got the crowd dancing.

Travis Groh, in the orange tanktop gets a flashmob dance group organized and coreographed every year.

Danny, Kristy & Kelly.

Dave Weimer, Dave & Lisa.

Dookie, a Green Day cover band was formed by friends Cary, Jason & Dylan.  Here's Cary.

Jason on bass.

The Ice Stock crowd shortly after midnight.