We had a great ride from Umiat to Toolik yesterday. We did the 110 mile run in about 8 hours, stopping to do our thing at our last lake of the expedition this year. We had a great trip with really nice weather compared to years past. The snow machine issues early on set us back a bit but is definitely a reality of doing trips like this as we have had to tackle and troubleshoot similar issues during our trips over the last 7 yrs. This year marked more than 10,000 miles on snow machine-based research trips for Jones. Conducting such self-sufficient science (sort-of…) is very very rewarding but it's always nice to get back to a safe harbor here in the foothills of the Brooks Range. Here's some photos from the return trip!