During the flight over, the crew mentioned that the landing with Tony and Paul had been “a little bit hairy”. I guess that shouldn’t be a surprise since, after all, they are flying into the wilderness of Denali Park and attempting to land in the types of terrain that we have been hiking in – uneven, a mixture of grass, tundra, rocks, gravel, shrubs, bushes and small trees – and expecting a beautifully flat, smooth area is likely going to disappoint. But these types of landings are the specialty of a bush pilot, right? The good news is that our landing benefitted from the previously “a little bit hairy” one, because after they touched down the first time they were able to check it out and determine a better, flatter landing spot about 10 yards away.
Welcome To The Perot Museum In The Field 2014 Blog!
My name is Beth Hook. I am the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and I am thrilled to be back for year two of Perot Museum in the Field – another exciting excursion into Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
To those of you joining us for year two, welcome! We are so glad to have you back! To those of you joining us for the first time, welcome to you as well! We are so glad to have you on board. If you want to get caught up, please feel free to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page (please be patient as you may have to wait for it to refresh) and start from the very first post on July 18, 2013. Or, if you want to jump right in for 2014 you can start with the first post from this year, July 13, 2014. Either way, the most recent post will always be at the top of the page.
The expedition is again led by Perot Museum curator of Earth Sciences and paleontologist, Dr. Anthony Fiorillo, known as Tony. Joining him again are Yoshi (Yoshitsugu) Kobayashi, associate professor at the Hokkaido University Museum and Paul McCarthy, sedimentologist with the department of geology and geophysics in the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
I will again be narrator and film crew, as well as a field team participant. (There are no free rides in this group!)
Archive for July 23, 2014
- Join A Special Lecture and Autograph Session With Dr. Fiorillo
- Tools Of The Trade
- A Thank You to WFAA Channel 8!
- Amazing What You See Out Your Window Here!
- More Setting the Scene: Looking for Fossils and Collecting Data in the Paleo “Candy Store”
- More Setting the Scene: The Hiking
- More Setting the Scene: The Weather
- More Setting the Scene: A Different Experience
- On Location at Remote Camp 2014
- Helicopter to Remote Camp 2014
- WOW! What a whirlwind week!