November's come and gone (along with December-March) and i'm just now getting to some old-ish photos. These were taken on a trip in support of my friend and colleague Carly Peltier of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, whose work aims to determine the extent and timing of advances of the Patagonian Ice Sheet during the last glaciation(s). Also joining us was Sebastian Ruiz of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Together we collected a bunch of samples and dug one really big hole to determine when the ancient Ñireguao lobe (alternate spellings: Ñirihuao, or Niri Wow!) of the Patagonian Ice Sheet reached its maximum extent...exactly when, well, you'll just have to wait to ask Carly!