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  • Google Earth map of Logan’s journey, c/o Pat Mitchell

    Posted December 12th, 2008 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu

    Logan’s father, Pat, sent us this Google Earth map of Logan’s travels (We added the white lines between the arrows). Logan sent Pat his GPS coordinates on the ice sheet, and Pat fired up Google Earth to create the map – it gives some spatial perspective to Logan’s journey, which, in Pat’s words, “is further [...]

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    Made it to WAIS Divide!

    Posted December 8th, 2008 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu

    Just wanted to let you know that I made it to WAIS safe and sound.  The weather and food here are fantastic.  Its hard to believe that I’m on top of an ice sheet in the middle of Antarctica.  It still boggles my mind, even though I’ve been thinking about it for so many months. [...]

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    Snowmobiling class and hanging out at Kiwi camp

    Posted December 4th, 2008 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu

    Date: 12-4-2008
    Location: McMurdo Station, Antarctica
    Time: 11 pm
    Latitude: 77°50′46.42″S
    Longitude: 166°39′59.78″E
    Elevation: 34m (112’)
    Animals: 3 Waddell Seals, 1 Skua
    Breakfast: Blueberry pancakes, eggs
    Lunch: Turkey sandwich with lots of freshies!
    Supper: Steak, mashed potatoes, green beans. Mint Oreo cream pie for desert.
    Today we had lots of classes. First up at 8am was the Environmental Awareness class where we learned a bit [...]

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    At McMurdo Station, Antarctica…how old is the food here?

    Posted December 1st, 2008 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu

    Date: 12-1-2008
    Location: McMurdo Station, Antarctica
    Time: 11pm
    Latitude: 77°50′46.42″S
    Longitude: 166°39′59.78″E
    Elevation: 34m (112’)
    Temperature: -8 °C ( °F)
    Wind speed: 7-12 knots km/h ( mp/h)
    Wind Chill: -12 °C (°F)
    Visibility: unrestricted
    Clouds: partly cloudy
    Breakfast: Eggs & potatoes
    Lunch: Sandwiches
    Supper: Chili & roast beef & kiwi
    We have been quite busy all day today getting gear together & running errands. It was really nice that [...]

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    At the Dolphin Lodge, Kaikoura, New Zealand

    Posted November 24th, 2008 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu

    Date: 11-24-2008
    Location: Dolphin Lodge, Kaikoura
    Time: 10pm
    Latitude: 42°24′14.08″S
    Longitude: 173°40′57.40″E
    Elevation: ~20 m
    Wind speed: ~40-60 mph
    Precipitation: heavy in the morning
    Animals:
    Breakfast: Musli & other leftover food
    Lunch: Tuna and crackers
    Supper: Fish & Chips
    Last night it rained a lot! Spruce and I were sleeping in bivy sacks under a tarp and although we weren’t getting rained on directly, our bivy sacks [...]

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