Student Camping Trip in National Park
Three Space Studies graduate students Josh Borchardt, Jonathan Schiralli, and Marissa Saad (Left to Right), spent five days winter camping over spring break in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. They hiked throughout the North Unit and South Unit, and wrapped up the trip by summiting White Butte, the highest point in North Dakota on the last day (see picture). They had planned out to catch a glimpse of the comet Panstarrs, visible in the Northern Hemisphere that day. Due to cloud cover, they missed the comet, but instead had a great experience seeing all kinds of North Dakotan wildlife and landscapes. During their stay in the North Unit, they placed a GoPro camera on a Prairie Dog’s mound and captured this amazing footage (Or search “Prairie Dog Up Close” on YouTube).