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Opportunity Route Map
Phil Stooke
post Dec 20 2016, 09:26 PM
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The bright outcrops give me a good location for sol 4588.

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post Dec 22 2016, 12:21 AM
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We didn't stay at yesterday's location for two sols, my mistake - so here is an update for sol 4589. A drive of just 7 m directly uphill (west).

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Phil Stooke
post Jan 2 2017, 11:34 PM
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First map of the new year!

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post Jan 3 2017, 12:19 AM
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post Jan 6 2017, 03:59 AM
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It looks from the map that Oppy is actually going backwards.

Anyone know if this is slippage or an intentional reversal (i.e. to look at the trench)?

It is almost midnight of 4604 in Meridiani. I am hoping that Oppy is making more progress uphill.
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post Jan 6 2017, 05:27 AM
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The latest PS update says that the 4591 bump was "to check out the rock [Beacon?] and other nearby targets" - no mention of slippage. Given the timing with the holidays I'd guess the trench was intentional, to provide a target for study.

Edit: this weekly update says that there was an embedding on 4589. Seems they're interested in the bright soil revealed.
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post Jan 9 2017, 03:03 AM
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Trench or no trench, off we go again. A jog to the northeast to get onto solid ground, a rocky outcrop - leading to a drive on as much rock as possible (I am assuming) around the northern side of Beacon Rock.

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post Jan 11 2017, 03:59 PM
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A good drive uphill on sol 4609.

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post Jan 13 2017, 11:35 PM
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... and a not so good drive on sol 4611. Lots of slip by the look of it.

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post Jan 16 2017, 07:44 PM
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A nice holiday drive for Opportunity, a bit further up the ridge. I think the rover is now at the steepest part of the slope, and getting past this spot might be tricky.

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post Jan 20 2017, 04:06 PM
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Sol 4618 - no, it wasn't tricky for our sure-footed mountain goat of a rover. Now it should be fairly easy progress into the top of Willamette Valley.

I'm not sure I have the name John Ellison in the right place, or even if 'Hole' should be considered a name. Any advice welcome!

Phil

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post Jan 20 2017, 07:13 PM
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Here's an overview of our recent travels.

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post Jan 23 2017, 09:30 PM
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Drive on sol 4620... this place is getting quite rugged now.

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post Jan 24 2017, 03:14 PM
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Sol 4622, another 10 m drive and it looks like a clear road ahead to the top of Willamette Valley.

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Phil Stooke
post Jan 25 2017, 06:34 PM
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Our intrepid teenager just galloped another 26 m up the slope. Here's an update - the position is only a guess based on reported distance as I don't have the images yet.

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