ALISS field crew left Barrow in late March after documenting record thin lake ice and deeper than normal snow on the lake-rich peninsula.
Winds picked up considerably at the first field camp to the east at Teshekpuk Lake. The team still managed to complete all basic measurements, but plans and logistics began to get confusing with poor visibility and challenging wind chills.
Arriving at Inigok in near blizzard conditions and winds were sustained for work on these lakes and during trip farther east to the lower Fish Creek area.
Heading towards Umiat weather turned in the team's favor just in time for navigating steeper terrain and deep snowy gulches.
Finally coming up the rocky slopes to Toolik Lake, it seem a long time ago that the ALISS team had left from the Beaufort Sea Coast at Barrow. Work went fast in the foothills and ice was near normal.