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13 September 2010 Live From New Jersey - It's Saturday Morning!
Spanning the globe and encompassing 20 time zones, PolarTREC does it again! The scientists in Kamchatka are up for a 5 AM Saturday morning live event. I lived with these folks and they are not…
23 August 2010 In a word...
So, it’s been a couple weeks that I have been home. The first few days back were fuzzy to say the least. I would ask questions and people would answer me and then I would ask the same questions. I…
5 August 2010 Decompression
Well, I have been officially been home for 48 hours. There are some very nice things about being home, seeing my family and friends, wearing clean clothes, eating fresh vegetables and taking warm…
3 August 2010 Pip! Pip! Cheerio!
I am aboard my final flight from Heathrow Airport in London to Newark, New Jersey. The last leg of a month long journey to the end of the world is at last underway. I have spent the last two days,…
31 July 2010 The Theme to Mission Impossible
Surprisingly, I slept soundly and woke later than usual, around 8:30. Perhaps it was because the sun would shine through my tent at early hours and here it was a rainy, gray day. At any rate, a…
30 July 2010 Phase Two: The Handoff
I found out this morning on my way to the bus station that the man who took me to the hotel last night was in fact not Alexander Tikameerov. His name was Victor and I never learned the name of his…
29 July 2010 Phase One Complete
Everyone left for the field and I was left at camp with Rebecca, Irina and Alyesa. They all had work to do and I busied myself organizing my things. What will I absolutely need, not need until…
28 July 2010 Believe and Be Ready
After another series of phone calls this morning in the rain there is a plan. Planning is essential however plans here are almost never what actually happen. As I type this, there is a vesdehod…
27 July 2010 We Plan, Kamchatka Laughs
It is early morning here and the scientists are still snuggled in their sleeping bags and cozy tents. The morning marine fog has once again made an appearance. I cannot sleep because I realize that…
26 July 2010 Bear Sighting!
This morning while taking in the view before breakfast, I saw a bear just on the other side of the narrow span or river next to our camp. I immediately shouted 'Hey look, a bear!' I scrambled for…
26 July 2010 The People You Meet Along the Way
After spending a few weeks in the company of Greg Korosec it is still a bit of a mystery to me what makes him tick. He is a combination of the Energizer Bunny, he just keeps going an' going and a…
25 July 2010 A Day at the Beach
Today dawned with gray skies, drizzle and marine fog. It was a perfect day to be a geologist. So, with that in mind, I spent the day with Jody Bourgeois and SeanPaul La Selle our geology…