We often think of ourselves as living in a world which no longer has any unexplored frontiers. We speak of pioneering as a thing of the past. 


But in doing so we forget that the greatest adventure still challenges us - what Mister Justice Holmes called "the adventure of the human mind." Men may be hemmed in geographically, but every generation stands on the frontiers of the mind. 

In the world of ideas, there is always pioneering to be done, and it can be done by anyone who will use the equipment with which he or she is endowed. The great ideas belong to everyone. 
- Mortimer J. Alder


"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain

On August 7th, I arrived at York Factory. On August 9th, and 5 polar bear sightings later, we departed. Truly, a memorable summer.