After our grueling, but successful ordeal yesterday, Kyleen and I are taking another rest and recuperation day. This times nicely as today is also my 29th birthday! We drove up to Bozeman, MT to see the Museum of the Rockies and wander their lovely downtown. Now that we’re back in camp, we’re going to crack open the bottle of birthday booze I brought – we’ve invited everyone else who is in the research station to join us for dinner and drinks on the dock behind our cabin 🙂
As for the rest of our trip: Kyleen emailed the Yellowstone biologist, but has not yet heard back. We are unsure if he works weekends, so if we haven’t heard from him by Monday, we’ll give him a call and see if we can’t at least locate some mid-elevation white bark pine stands for future research. Our plans for the rest of our stay are uncertain, we but we have several options, and may accompany some other researchers on their field collecting endeavors in the coming days.