|Expedition 98, June 19-22|
|After setting up our base camp we proceeded to the crash site despite the very dense fog (visibility 50-75 ft). We hiked very slowly using detailed aerial photographs and a compass as a guide. We had to navigate by using boulders and small ponds that were visible on our aerial photographs. As you can see from the images below what the visibility was like on that day. One of the observations we all experienced was our inability to judge the size or distance of objects. The terrain was such that a boulder that appeared to be 2 feet high would actually be 7 ft tall. There were no references such as trees to gauge the size or distance of objects. I remember peering through the fog when I saw a pond which I thought was about 75 ft across, when in reality it was only 10 ft across...... more -->|
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