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Day 17, June 19

Posted on June 21, 2013 by Shelby Eagleburger

Today was a long day. I haven’t been this tired in a long time. After a fitful night’s sleep we headed into the field with some new gadgets. Jessica and I were using a laser range finder as well as a clinometer. These were used to measure distance and angle. We started by finding the first wall and were accompanied by Dr. Wechsler who wanted to get a feel for the field area. She was great company and had some awesome puns to throw out. We decided to try and get the length from end to end as well as some sloe measurements along the wall in various places. Jessica was such a good sport climbing all the way up and down and letting me shoot lasers at her to gauge distance. After the first, we then headed to a rock feature and took a ton of photos in order attempt a 3d model with Photoscan or Photosynth. Jessica ended up using both and made some great looking models. After visiting a couple other sites we headed back to the ranch. It was my, Courtney, Julianna, and Emily’s turn to cook dinner. Stir fry and rice was the plan. Unfortunately in our little kitchen we only have two burners and one wok. Cooking for 25 with one pan.. Well let’s say it took a while. About four hours to be exact. I was exhausted by the end and couldn’t wait to hot the hay.

 

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