Just a quick note to let you all know that I'm finally back from Guatemala with samples in hand and only a bit of surface damage. (Much better than last time.) It was a really successful trip, minus the bits where we had to deal with driving around Guatemala, and I'm really happy that the field work went as well as it did.
I'm still in the process of unpacking and making up classwork, but I'll hopefully have some photos up in a day or two, as well as a bit about the work our field group did. I've also come back with a mission: INSIVUMEH, the geological survey in Guatemala, desperately needs help with equipment for the Santiaguito observatory, and I volunteered to see what I could do from this end, since they've done so much to help me with my research. Again, more on that in the next few days.
I've come back from this trip with a new appreciation for the difficulty of doing research on volcanic domes, a few bruises, and a lot of things to think about. And more blogging material, of course!