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Setting the Trail Markers

A man in a storm is planting a flag in the track left by a tractor
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Standish Backus; 1956; Framed Dimensions 31H X 39W
Accession #: 88-186-BO
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This was one of the men's first tasks upon arrival. With the danger of shifting ice and hidden crevasses, a safe, clearly marked walking trail was essential. 

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