First, we walked about 250 meters from the Hab to the seismic station I had deployed about a week earlier. I was able to open the cover and check the station status in the restricted space suit, although it was difficult to see the screen. After a few stomp tests to make sure the station was operating properly, I joined Vernon and Joe who were looking at some fossils near the crater rim. We walked back to the Hab and drove the ATVs around for a few minutes to get used to operating them in the suits.
It was raining slightly, and we had a little trouble with fogging in the helmets. We quickly learned that leaning forward and wiping the inside of the helmet with our hat-covered foreheads worked pretty well at clearing it. We had some trouble with the throat microphones twisting out of position on our necks, so I think we'll probably tape them in the future. Overall, it was a very successful first EVA!
You can read more about this EVA in the EVA #1 Report.