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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Underway at last – on foot today

Today’s miles: 28.5  Today’s paddling miles: 0  Cumulative miles: 28.5  Cumulative paddling miles: 0 This was the toughest hike I have ever undertaken!  The first 2 1/2 miles were easy, though.  Kathy, Mike Saunders, Cliff Shaw, Tom Lamb, and I departed Jack’s Gap at GA 180 and GA 180 Spur at 7:22.  I carried the … Continue reading »

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Friday evening – ready to go!

Dr. Liz Booth at Georgia EPD related a story to me a few weeks ago about having rhodamine WT (water tracing) dye all over the boat and everything in it on her last dye tracing river study.  I learned from her experience and pre-measured rhodamine based on my dosing calculations and stored the doses in … Continue reading »

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Launch-1 Friday, 9/21/12

Oh dear!  Am I really leaving in less than 24 hours?  How can I possibly be ready???  Oh, wait, maybe if I shut the iPad and get busy, that would help.  I really did want to get that backstory written, though, but now that is done.  On to work on the boat and packing camping … Continue reading »

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Launch-2 Thursday, 9-20-12

I dropped by the VA clinic in Oakwood for some final blood work before heading out.  They have been great about helping me maintain my health and prepare a good first aid kit for the trip.  I took a 9-day Wilderness First Responder class up at Nantahala Outdoor Center in North Carolina this summer as … Continue reading »

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Launch-3 Wednesday, 9-19-12

With less than three days to go, I feel like I have ten days’ work to do.  I reckon some things just won’t get done.  The really important things are done, though: Checking out, standardizing, calibrating, and learning to use the fluorometer and the Hydrolab.  I am taking a YSI multi-probe meter mostly for backup. … Continue reading »

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Getting started

Okay, I’m new to blogging, so don’t set your expectations too high.  I will be adding content about my sabbatical river research project over the next several days, so please check back.  As I get underway, I have great intentions to write every night that I am not on the river monitoring the fluorometer and … Continue reading »

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