Cam and I had a successful field trip today to sample some alpine lakes (1800m). We sampled Harmony Lake (Whistler Mountain) and Blackcomb Lake, (Blackcomb mountain), about a 2 hr drive from campus. Taking a gondola to our field site was the way to go! (Note to self: only collect from alpine lakes at ski resorts). And, just as a public service announcement for anyone else looking to hike 8-10km and jump into lakes to sample critters, neoprene kayaking/paddling pants work really well. You're definitely wet while hiking, but you're warm, and you don't have to haul waders in your pack. Looking forward to testing out a pack raft one of these days though.