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CHRIS
07-30-2009, 07:55 PM
we were up on the summit on Tuesday the 28th and I shot a fe pictures while I was up there with my wife and daughter. It was a beautiful afternoon and we arrived on the summit about 4pm via the Auto Road. Here are a few pics.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Mount%20Washington%20and%20Marty%2009/080308223.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Mount%20Washington%20and%20Marty%2009/080308225.jpg

While there I had the pleasure of petting Marty for a while. He was meowing and purring and kept rolling over back and fourth. He seems to be doing pretty good after the doctors visits.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Mount%20Washington%20and%20Marty%2009/080308226.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Mount%20Washington%20and%20Marty%2009/080308232.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Mount%20Washington%20and%20Marty%2009/080308233.jpg

A shot of the summit just before the Cog arrived.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Mount%20Washington%20and%20Marty%2009/080308251.jpg

I like this one with the cross right beside the track.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Mount%20Washington%20and%20Marty%2009/080308254.jpg

I call this one my stairway To Heaven.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Mount%20Washington%20and%20Marty%2009/080308263.jpg

Tracks to nowhere..
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Mount%20Washington%20and%20Marty%2009/080308262.jpg

Just below the summit with one train arriving.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Mount%20Washington%20and%20Marty%2009/080308282.jpg

Two trains.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Mount%20Washington%20and%20Marty%2009/080308293.jpg

There is some more pictures at this link.
http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Mount%20Washington%20and%20Marty%2009/?albumview=grid

Snow Miser
07-30-2009, 08:28 PM
Very nice photos. Looks like it was the perfect day to be up there. And it looks like Marty really enjoyed posing for the camera. Thanks.

Brad
07-30-2009, 08:30 PM
Chris,

Those are great pictures on a beautiful day. Can I grab copies of the Marty pictures and add them to the MWO album at http://public.fotki.com/MWO/favorites/summit-cats/

CHRIS
07-30-2009, 08:40 PM
Please feel free to grab any you can use Brad. It was a great afternoon up there and we did not want to leave. But when we were just below the summit taking pictures a man and a woman from New York came up to us and asked if there was any way I could give them a ride down and to PNVC. Of course I said yes and they looked exhausted and knew they could not make it to the Lakes hut. The van told them they could walk down the auto road that the last van was full. I was glad to help.

Charlie
07-30-2009, 09:06 PM
Please feel free to grab any you can use Brad. It was a great afternoon up there and we did not want to leave. But when we were just below the summit taking pictures a man and a woman from New York came up to us and asked if there was any way I could give them a ride down and to PNVC. Of course I said yes and they looked exhausted and knew they could not make it to the Lakes hut. The van told them they could walk down the auto road that the last van was full. I was glad to help.

i would have done the same thing and before i would pay to go down in a auto road van i would ask some one that had room in there car first then offer them some $ for the ride

Caffeine Addict
07-31-2009, 04:01 AM
great pictures chris thank you for sharing them with us

KathyC
07-31-2009, 04:27 AM
Really nice Chris, I love the ones Marty of course, and really like the stairs photo. Glad that you had a good day.:)

Bretton Woods Brat
07-31-2009, 07:23 AM
Great pics of Marty! It's been over a year, since my visit with him. Such a big boy now! Think you found the perfect backdrop for him Chris. Thanks for sharing.

Anna LeBlanc
07-31-2009, 08:06 AM
Wow Chris what great pictures,you were lucky to have such a clear day.We'll be headed up in a couple of weeks and hope we are lucky enough to have the same weather.Especially liked the pictures of Marty.He looks like he's back to his old self.I'm hoping to get to meet him and get some good shots of him too.Thanks for sharing.

mtruman
07-31-2009, 02:46 PM
Fantastic pics Chris. Tuesday was definitely the day to be on the summit. We were blessed with that day on the Bonds and it was incredible (TR soon). The Marty pics are awesome! Some of the best of him I've seen. Can't believe that he actually not only graced you with his presence but allowed petting and provided purring. You must be a real cat person ;) Thanks for sharing!

CHRIS
07-31-2009, 06:33 PM
Charlie they did offer to pay us something, but I refused. I would hope someone would help me if I ever needed it. They were very nice people and there twin 13 year olds were at some camp in Maine. They offered to buy us dinner if we were ever in New York.

Mark I have two black cats of my own. I was suprised also. He was sucking up all the petting and I believe my daughter got some shots of me petting him but I have not downloaded them yet.

Can't wait til the end of August for the last sunrise drive to the summit. Maybe this one will be clear.

Anna LeBlanc
08-01-2009, 07:45 AM
Hi Chris, I'm pretty new to the forums but have been reading them for a long time.I actually don't live that far from you.We're in Dighton.I was wondering what camera of yours you used for those shots at the summit and of Marty?Can't wait to see the ones of him actually letting you pet him.You didn't happen to have any catnip in your pockets did you?(Hee!Hee!)

CHRIS
08-01-2009, 12:21 PM
I used a Canon 5D Mark II with a 28-135 lens. I will have some up of me petting him as soon as I get a chance to download my daughters pics. She uses my older Canon Rebel. Oh yea no catnip :)

CHRIS
08-02-2009, 09:30 AM
Here some shots my daughter took. One is of me petting Marty.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Mount%20Washington%20and%20Marty%2009/Rachelspics116.jpg

I feelso lucky to pet him.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Mount%20Washington%20and%20Marty%2009/Rachelspics118.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Mount%20Washington%20and%20Marty%2009/Rachelspics119.jpg

Marty sharpening his claws...

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Mount%20Washington%20and%20Marty%2009/Rachelspics122.jpg

KathyC
08-02-2009, 11:31 AM
It looks like Marty was hamming it up pretty good....

mtruman
08-02-2009, 01:48 PM
I love the shots from your daughter Chris - particularly the last one. You also have proof of the "alleged cat petting" now ;)

Anna LeBlanc
08-03-2009, 08:23 AM
Thanks for the info Chris.Love your daughters photos of you and Marty!She has her Dad's eye for photography.

TrishandAlex
08-03-2009, 05:10 PM
Chris, congrats on a great day -- and what fantastic pictures! And kudos to you for being such a good samaritan. :)

parnelli
08-06-2009, 11:15 PM
Chris, congrats on a great day -- and what fantastic pictures! And kudos to you for being such a good samaritan. :)

just an echo Chris on the photos of Marty and also your friendly attitude toward weary hikers. :) in the old days we would never hike a loop. We always hitched a ride back to the car. Rides were always appreciated!

eric

az hiker
08-08-2009, 04:11 PM
I was looking through some old photos and came across this one of Nin taken on a visit to the Observatory in early June 2005. He was obviously resting in his favorite spot between more adventurous exploits.