While working on my project from Peterborough, I can't but help think of how beautiful the landscape is up in Ivvavik.
Sheep Creek was quite high then. It had its highs and lows.
Some time in June when the brown landscape was overtaken by horsetails and grasses and sedges.
There were many thunderstorms this summer, believe or not. It got quite humid and hot in mid-days, and then all the sudden huge clouds would come by and cover the entire sky, and thunder would start booming. Eventually, periods of rain would fall.
Showering in Sheep Creek is quite an hassle because you need to haul your own water from the creek and heat it up (unless you want super cold water) using the stove. I did it a couple of times last year but most of the times, I just jumped into the cold creek and rinse off a day's worth of sweat and bug spray. This year I got lazy and did not use the shower at all. Instead, I jumped into the creek almost everyday and had bird-baths. Once the water got nicer later on in the field season, we would come to this spot for a swim. The deepest part was maybe 7 feet and good enough to dive in. Plus, there were some small Arctic Graylings in the water to keep us company.
Upstream of the swimming spot.
Some photos taken with the OM lens.
Sun shining through breaks in the cloud cover.
Our daily view
Sign of a thunderstorm
Miss it so much...