Tools Of The Trade

In the Field 2014

The guys are due back from the remote camp soon! So as soon as they re-acclimate I will get the low down on their trip and report back to all of you. In the meantime, before he left (and while everyone was prepping for their remote camp trip) I asked Tony to take us through “a paleontologist tools of the trade” overview and talk to us about what he takes with him in his backpack when going on field excursions.

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Perot Museum In the Field – Tools of the Trade from Tony from Perot Museum on Vimeo.

Tony take us through “a paleontologist tools of the trade” overview and what he takes with him in his backpack when going on field excursions.

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Posted from Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, United States.

The guys are due back from the remote camp soon! So as soon as they re-acclimate I will get the low down on their trip and report back to all of you. In the meantime, before he left (and while everyone was prepping for their remote camp trip) I asked Tony to take us through…

More Setting the Scene: The Hiking

In the Field 2014

Crossing the run-off stream

Both last year and the first couple days this year, I described the hiking and the terrain – the rocks, the slope, the streams and how precarious things can be.  I even made a comment like “it is sometimes hard to find a foothold.” But I still just don’t think I have communicated it very well. It has even been challenging to capture it in the photos or videos.

Granted, I am far from a professional photographer, but as the virtual tour guide I want to do my best to help you experience this project along with us.

So, here goes…

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Posted from Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, United States.

Both last year and the first couple days this year, I described the hiking and the terrain – the rocks, the slope, the streams and how precarious things can be.  I even made a comment like “it is sometimes hard to find a foothold.” But I still just don’t think I have communicated it very…

A Thank You to WFAA Channel 8!

In the Field 2014

Quick recap:  you may recall that while we were in Denali for last summer’s Perot Museum in the Field 2013 that we communicated intermittently with WFAA Channel 8 via SKYPE and satellite phone, and shared some photos and videos and that, while we were gone, they used to provide some updates about our journey to their audience in DFW.  Although we had dreams to do more we felt comfortable starting there because we weren’t sure what to expect from a connectivity or technology standpoint this being only year one for me to tag along with the team to follow and document their journey. But, our dreams of doing more didn’t die!

As we planned for Perot Museum in the Field 2014, with the year one experience under our belt, we had a much better idea of what could be done.  Thanks to WFAA producer Meagan Harris our dreams for year two have come true!

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Posted from Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, United States.

Quick recap:  you may recall that while we were in Denali for last summer’s Perot Museum in the Field 2013 that we communicated intermittently with WFAA Channel 8 via SKYPE and satellite phone, and shared some photos and videos and that, while we were gone, they used to provide some updates about our journey to…

More Setting the Scene: The Weather

In the Field 2014

Other than the beautiful day the helicopter took Tony and the team to the remote camp, the weather so far has not been like the weather the day we arrived or even close to the way it was last year.  Since last Monday, it has been mostly cloudy, raining and chilly and a few times downright cold.  And yes, even some snow. The rain that I am talking about is not the kind of rain storm we get in Dallas with thunder and lightning and rain that starts fast, comes down hard and then passes through, but heavy grey clouds with consistent rain that varies from a light drizzle to a steady downpour and includes some rolling fog.

Perot Museum In the Field – Day 3 update from Tony from Perot Museum on Vimeo.

Tony and Yoshi introduce day 3 and give a shout out to Yuong who is in Korea and was unable to attend this year’s In the Field project. We miss you on this trip Yuong!

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Posted from Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, United States.

Other than the beautiful day the helicopter took Tony and the team to the remote camp, the weather so far has not been like the weather the day we arrived or even close to the way it was last year.  Since last Monday, it has been mostly cloudy, raining and chilly and a few times…