Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hiking Observation Hill Trail, Antarctica

Trail head for Observation Hill Loop Trail

Went out last night and hiked around the Observation Hill Loop Trail.  This is probably my favourite of the smaller trails here in McMurdo.  The 9 mile Castle Rock loop is obviously much longer, but requires checking in and out with the Firehouse and the carrying of radios.  It also is involves walking/running mostly on snow.

View of the Pressure Ridge and the Ross Ice Shelf
(with White Island off in the distance)

View from the trail looking back toward the road

Looking up at Observation Hill's Peak.  You can just
make out the Scott's Memorial wooden cross at the top
(click image to view larger version) 

Majestic Mt. Discovery seen from the trail

Coming around back into town (McMurdo)

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