Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Opal Lake Sailing

In to MI and straight up to the cabin....

Monday, June 28, 2010

Plotting plotting plotting.....

After Pascale left, it was nothing but writing code, working with REU's, reading papers, making videos and plotting plotting plotting.....

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Flying to the Big Island

Apologies for posting too many pictures, but today was a huge day - two times flying from Maui to the Big Island. I doubt I'll be able to do a day of flight like this for a very very long time. Cliff flew the Cardinal over to Maui so we could go on a few long flights. In the morning, I flew with the REUs Shannon and Brian from Kahului to Hana, Upolu, along the north HI coast, stopped in Hilo for breakfast, took off and got to the lava, climbed up over saddle, and took high pass back around south Maui. In the afternoon, Pascale Amanda and I took a twilight pass around south Maui, climbed up over the saddle, dropped down on to the lava at twilight then stopped off in Hilo for a dinner with a few people Pascale knew before doing a night flight back home. 7 hours total..... What a ride. We lost our two gyro instruments so the night flight was a little scary but also a great training experience.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hiking Out

This was one of the clearest mornings I've ever seen..... The Ko'olau gap was completely clear. Wish I had an airplane....

Hana Airport!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hiking on Mars

Not quite mars, but given the south pole-esque suits the REU's brought along, it was fitting for a photo shoot.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Paliku Nights

A day hanging out in, around and about the cabin.....

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Hiking in to the Crater

AMSC is over..... Hiking with a giant crew in to the crater begins..... Down to Paliku from Halemau'u over 10 miles with a 50lb pack.