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Castle Rock

A two-mile hike from McMurdo, Castle Rock is a beautiful rock outcropping and lovely escape from the hustle bustle of industrial McMurdo.  A seemingly short walk, I’ve always managed to make this into a longer trip with multiple warm-up snack stops at the two warming huts, a.k.a. apples, along the way.

December 6th with Shannon

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YAY!!!

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Mt. Erebus smoking in the background – the southern most active volcano on earth!

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Too much snow still to climb to the top, we were very content to enjoy the amazing views from the side of the rock.

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Wind-scoured ski tracks on the trail looking back towards McMurdo

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Melting snow and ice formations…

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…in dirt

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After-hike beers in the sun on the 201 dorm back porch

January 30th with Hasmin

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On top of the rock!

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Sunny, super windy and chilly!

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Hasmin playing cold

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View to the southeast around 3:00 am. I’m working nights right now so this was the middle of my day off!

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Apple

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Ceiling of an apple

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Hasmin kicking back and enjoying a Black Russian in a plastic penguin cup in an apple.

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Still life in an apple

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