Thursday, June 16, 2005

RNA Meeting Part 1: The Setting

Banff is a ski resort town in the middle of the Canadian Rockies. It's basically a street with shops (selling mostly clothes and chocolate-- not bad!) surrounded by snow-capped mountains.

There were lots of mountains and lakes with really blue water. We haven't decided why the water is so blue (I think it has something to do with glacial till), but we've assigned that research to Bennett, who will report on that at lab meeting on Monday.

Kara liked this lake because it brought out the blue in her eyes and the pink in her coat.

Lake Louise.

One of the lessons Sander still needs to teach Chewie is, "Never go back to the scene of the crime." Here is proof that he had no regrets about what happened to that helpless little mother elk.

Chewie took these pictures. He was fascinated by the squirrel-like animals he insisted were called "pikas". Anyone with information regarding these creatures should contact Chewie.

Parts 2 and 3 to follow...

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