The Stream Team works mostly in Taylor Valley, and Taylor Valley has
four main base camps - F6, Camp Fryxell, Camp Hoare, and Camp Bonney.
The camps each contain a hut where people can cook, come in out of
the cold, and just hang out. The camps also have lab areas where water,
sediment, and biological samples can be processed at least initially
and where instruments can be repaired. Sleeping arrangements consist
of tents set up in designated locations in the vicinity of the hut.
F6 is located on the south side of Lake Fryxell by Von Guerard Stream.
It's special for the Stream Team because we're responsible for opening
and closing the camp and because it's our home base.
A helicopter drops a slingload at F6
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Camp Fryxell is situated on the north side of Lake Fryxell and has
an old style Quonset hut. The Stream Team doesn't stay here, but we
like to visit people who do.
- As the season progresses, a moat develops at the lake edge.
People then have to use a boat
to get across the moat.
Camp Hoare is situated on the northeast side of Lake Hoare and has
a spectacular location right next to the Canada Glacier. It's the
hub of activity in Taylor Valley and can accommodate the most people.
Camp Hoare has a manager, Rae Spain, and an assistant manager, Leslie
Blank. Rae and Leslie also help run things at the other Taylor Valley
camps. A sand beach is located by Canada Glacier, just five minutes
from camp, and on "nights" when it gets above freezing,
people have been known to go there, take their shoes off, and play
from a distance
goes onto the lake ice to track down a wayward Frisbee while
Rae looks on.
at the beach
Camp Bonney is located on the north side of Lake Bonney's east lobe,
and, like Camp Fryxell, contains an old style Quonset hut. Because
the slopes at Bonney are so steep, carpenters had to build a special
pyramid-looking platform for helicopters supplying the camp to land
Camp Bonney as seen over the nose of
The helicopter landing pad is the yellow structure
close to the lake edge.
Photos courtesy of Karen Cozzetto.
May not be used outside this website without her express permission.