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Trekker
08-08-2007, 01:34 PM
Why aren't there any new photos in the August Photo Journal yet? My computer's desk top is waiting for another new, up-to-date shot of the White Mountains . . .
Too many tours of the facility? Too much exciting weather to report on?
Sure, you have time to photograph Nin with his cow babies, but not enough time to post US something new?
Well now it's too late - I'm coming up there in person to see what the problem is - - - or at least to say hi . . .
See you on Friday . . .

SummitStaff
08-08-2007, 06:32 PM
Thanks for checking in...

The answer is much simpler...the Observatory relies heavily on user submissions to sustain the photojournal. This month, through yesterday, there simply hadn't been enough user submissions to begin the jurying process this month. Yesterday afternoon, the usual flood began, and we've gotten a few submissions up.

The Observatory tries each month to comprehesively represent the chronology of weather and events on the summit through the photojournal. Jurying what goes in is important to ensure that comprehesivity, and continues the quality that you have noted that you, and others appreciate!

Be sure to stop in tomorrow and say hi, but more importantly, please submit some photos to the photojournal through this link when you get back:

http://www.mountwashington.org/photos/journal/submit.php#submitPhoto

Thanks
SummitStaff

Bill O
08-08-2007, 08:27 PM
It is only the eighth of August. The quality of the photo journal is excellent and I hope they don't make exceptions just because submissions are light.

Trekker
08-13-2007, 11:23 AM
Hi Folks -
We DID stop in on Friday - Steve, David and Jordan - had a wonderful chat and tour - than you very much!! - but, alas, I cannot post pictures as I haven't joined the digital revolution in photography yet. Maybe one of these days I'll figure out how to scan my slides into the computer. (I'll try to get to that soon.) It was a stellar day on the summit Friday - great stay at Lakes (our thanks to all the croo - you guys are wonderful!!) and a great hike out on Saturday -
Just have to say . . . no matter how many times I climb that mountain - no matter which trails - it's ALWAYS awe-inspiring . . .
I'm sure it won't be too long before I see you all again . . .
Thanks for the warm reception . . .
Steve

Brad
08-13-2007, 12:55 PM
Steve,

Thanks for the post and update. So, you were on the trail before we got to Lakes of the Clouds Saturday morning. And you probably had a clear view from the summit too. Glad you had a good time!

To show friends what it was like up there aim them at my pictures from Saturday at http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/hikes/mt-washington/2007-08-11-washington/
It was a great day.

Trekker
08-13-2007, 02:38 PM
Already I want to go back - looking at those pictures . . .
Nice shots, Brad. Thanks. We headed down from Lakes mid morning and had great views out most of Saturday morning. By the time the clouds obscured everything we were down in the trees enjoying the wonderful waterfalls along the Ammonoosuc Ravine - never even had a clue that the views were gone until someone going up asked if we had beat the clouds. When we got down to the Cog we turned and realized what incredible timing we had for the whole trip. Friday's views along the Gulfside Trail, for us, were a little different than the ones I see in your collection - views out over 100 miles -
Awesome, awesome, awesome . . .
Thanks for the pics - some really nice ones in there . . .

Brad
08-13-2007, 03:28 PM
Already I want to go back - looking at those pictures . . .
Nice shots, Brad. Thanks. We headed down from Lakes mid morning and had great views out most of Saturday morning. By the time the clouds obscured everything we were down in the trees enjoying the wonderful waterfalls along the Ammonoosuc Ravine - never even had a clue that the views were gone until someone going up asked if we had beat the clouds. When we got down to the Cog we turned and realized what incredible timing we had for the whole trip. Friday's views along the Gulfside Trail, for us, were a little different than the ones I see in your collection - views out over 100 miles -
Awesome, awesome, awesome . . .
Thanks for the pics - some really nice ones in there . . .
Oh - how nice! We probably saw you as we went up Ammonoosuc in the morning on Saturday. Sorry to not be able to say hi. I was the guy with the big camera around my neck.

Our view on Gulfside was awesome. I could see my feet.

Trekker
08-14-2007, 07:52 AM
Yes, I'm sure we must have passed you at some point. What a crowd we manuevered past on the way down the Ammonoosuc. It makes you realize just how many people DO get out to enjoy the Whites "in season" . . .
The parking lot was full to overflowing as we reluctantly drove out. And yet, Friday, hiking in on the Jewell trail we hardly met anyone until just near the top. Good to see so many people out there "living it" - pushing the edge - as it were . . .

Brad
08-14-2007, 03:33 PM
The response I got when I submitted a photo to the Journal came from Jim Salge's MWO e-mail address. Is Jim still involved in reviewing the submissions?

Mike D
08-16-2007, 11:00 AM
Jim has moved on, as you know, so responsibility for the Photo Journal is about to transition to a new person. I hope the quality remains as high as always.