I went to Devon Island and Cornwallis Island, in Nunavut in far northern Canada, to set up my artificial hypoliths experiment at the Haughton Mars Project, a NASA-funded research station founded by Dr. Pascal Lee.
The first time I was only on the ground there for a few hours. I had caught a free flight up there on a New York Air National Guard training flight. The second time I spent the whole field season as part of the core team. A Waitt Grant from the National Geographic Society paid my way.