Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
Doing field work in the jack pine forests of northern Alberta, I was doing a transect through a section with a lot of downed woody material. It was raining, and I was clutching my clipboard to my chest with both hands, trying to keep my data sheets from getting wet. I then tripped over a downed snag, landing face first in the muck with my hands pinned beneath me. My feet were hung up on the snag above the ground, so rain water was pouring up out of my rubber boots, and down my legs. My field assistant missed the whole thing, and I tried to pretend nothing happened, while the twigs in my hair and scratches all over my face told a different story.