A new Expedition launched today! AL@UI:MSR 0.3

October 7, 2011

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Please follow the continued development of AL@UI! Take a look at the enhanced site daily for updates: http://alatuimainsalmon.wordpress.com/ A new destination, new questions, new crew members! In this expedition, we will travel the Main Salmon River corridor and be posting Trail Reports daily about the discoveries and reflections made by expedition members!   Where will […]

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TWRS 0.2 wrap-up

September 2, 2011

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568 photos, a handful of videos, 30 plus miles backpacking, 6 days, countless blisters, sore muscles, and dusty gravel road miles, we have completed AL@UI Taylor Wilderness Research Station 0.2! This pilot expedition was immensely informative on a number of levels. Foremost was troubleshooting technology and having a keen understanding of power needs in the […]

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Live Chat and the end of the Trail

September 1, 2011

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Linking up via satellite, the students in EDCI 329: Elementary Science Methods and the MOSS Cohort had a chance to ask questions and talk about impressions of the expedition. The MOSS Cohort linked in from Big Creek, they had finished hiking for the day and were preparing to begin the drive back to McCall. The […]

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Day Two on the Trail, 27 miles down!

September 1, 2011

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The Expedition Team has finished 27 miles, concluding the day at the Beaver Creek confluence. As you will hear in the audio clips, the group is in great spirits, but some are struggling with the inevitable blisters from such long days on the trail. None the less, good mileage is being made on the expedition […]

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Leaving Taylor Ranch, Hitting the Trail

August 31, 2011

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Today the Expedition Team left the relative comfort of the Taylor Ranch Wilderness Research station and began the 30+ mile hike back to Big Creek. Following the river, the team progressed to their camp which offered much needed swimming and fishing opportunities. Along the way, more stunning photos and vistas of the Frank Church River […]

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Start the day with science

August 30, 2011

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Start the day with science A ¬†few of the expedition team members had the good fortune of meeting up with cool scientist Kevin Pool from Idaho Fish and Game. Kevin is running a pit tag operation where he collects juvenile (1 year old) Chinook and Steelhead salmon. The fish are collected using a rotary screw […]

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Big Creek to Taylor Wilderness Research Station

August 29, 2011

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Big Creek to Taylor Wilderness Research Station Loading the trail report and making an emergency call to fly some bacon in. The first trail report upload from the field was a success. At the corner of the Big Creek Airfield runway we set up our satellite terminal and pointed it in the right direction to […]

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