Learning, the first step

The last few weeks has been an incredible adventure in …website design.  The web is entrenched with seriously difficult terrain.  I have never felt so lost, yet certain that I had arrived, precisely where I began. There’s still many horizons over the edge, which I have crossed, several times.  Yet persistence leads to epiphanies and I’m happy to say we are finally ready to launch the website officially!

We have made and are making more contacts with scientists in the Sierras and Patagonia.  This has broken ground with determining specific indicator species in the Sierra and methods.  We hope to calculate population abundance and plotting these along our transect profile.  We have to do some research before settling with a particular abundance count method.  The final observations will be conveyed through GoogleMaps, by meshing abundance data with our time stamped GPS.  You’ll find this, photos, and other data in our Trip Reports Page.

Soon we will aquire most of our essential equipment.  Jon is steadily improving his camera skills and aquiring a new appreciation for HD movie making.  We still need to buy detailed maps on certain sections, and general maps for South America.  We have not yet indentified useful South American indicator species. One big  unknown will be finding historic photos to repeat in South America.  Does anyone have any ideas??

Well, summer has FINALLY hit Yosemite.  So Jon and I can be found here, or on the vertical stone.  Thanks!

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