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Scott, Gordon and I set out on a quest to conquer the ocean.And by conquer I mean find some freshwater seeps. I slept in a bit and slowly gathered my belongings after most people had already left to go out to the field. I worked with some of the TAs and made sure that out […]



We had another group meeting today! Our transition period is coming to a close and our project ideas are starting to get rolling. Although we didn’t go out to the field, we were able to make sure that every student has an individual project. I finally figured out what I am going to be doing. […]


Some more professors arrived today making things both complicated but also relaxed, like a transition day should be. When I got to out to the field, I set out with Cole to get a few vantage points. Since I still didn’t have a solid question, I wanted to get an overview and he needed to […]



Most of us work up early to add the finishing touches on our common product presentations. While our group had our powerpoint finished a few days ago, I needed to make sure that all of the movie and Google Earth files worked correctly. While I try not to use filler words, I was frequently told […]


We took a break from fieldwork to work on our presentations and have some time off. Jeanette and I wrapped up the last few details on our Powerpoint by changing the theme, adding more data to our image slides, and rehearsing for the live presentation. I think that we will have enough solid material to […]

Day 5/Week2

We had a half day today. I quickly ran out and got some photos on my phone (that were geotagged) of contact points and points of interest for Geology. After that, I hopped in a van and went to take a look at an extremely expensive professional grade ground LiDAR machine. Although I was told […]


Today was another day of jumping around between groups. I spent most of the day working with the archeology group climbing through jungle. Three of us took a ride south and out of the valley past the AA turret installations and down the road a bit. Professor Lipo pointed out some densely vegetated slopes where […]


I wrapped up our geology search today at around lunchtime. I went out with our TA Michelle to confirm the contact locations we had found yesterday. She was very helpful and we were able to confirm that the contact line on the geological map is pretty accurate. After walking the northern contact line, we wrapped […]


We started the day where we left off yesterday, looking for more evidence of a contact. We went back to the best location and decided to walk upstream from there. With the help of Scott, we started categorizing our data better by including more physical attributes than before. We walked up by the Lost sign, […]


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We started working today. We started gathering data and really getting involved with our environment. I am part of the Geology group, and along with Jeanette and Scott, I made a lot more observations than I thought that I would. We began by heading up towards an old water tower (the image below) to get […]

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