The water restrictions in the dry valleys means that we are not able to shower or wash our hair while we're out at field camps. That means that people's hair gets very dirty and oily, which of course leads to some very fabulous hair-do's! This is what we call having "camp hair." Having great camp hair is a matter of pride, and the person with the best camp hair is honored throughout McMurdo. So, once again, I'm going to leave it up to everyone reading my blog to decide who has the best camp hair for the 2009-10 field season. Review the photos below of our "camp hair" contestants, and send in your vote! Anyone reading this is welcome to vote, and can do so by sending an email with your choice to me.
Let's meet this year's contestants!
Michael:Stream Team member Mike has been living in the field at F6 since October, far from the comforts of civilization such as running water and a razor... and probably a mirror. Unfortunately for Mike, his "fierce grimace" has not aided the success of his attempted life as a pirate marauding the Ross Sea.
Julia:Fresh after her visit to the Wool Hat Salon, Julia is sporting her fashionable hat-hair look. Nine and a half hours of hiking, 4 soil pits, and an 85 pound backpack are all ingredients for this stylish look. See how happy she is to be able to finally take her hat off?
Jeff:Environmental engineering graduate student and temporary dweller of F6 Camp, Jeff engineers this gravity-defying look every day. Weekly camp showers at Lake Hoare can't keep his hair down! His sheer enthusiasm for field work is evident in this photo!
There they are: the 2009-10 season's Best Camp Hair contestants. May the voting begin! The champion Camp Hair will be declared in 5 days.