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Joey Keyz
04-13-2007, 09:13 AM
Mt. Willard 2-20-07 (http://s160.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w160.photobucket.com/albums/t181/hikethewhites/Mt%20Willard%202-20-07/1176469015.pbw&os=1)

Joey Keyz
04-13-2007, 01:01 PM
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t181/hikethewhites/Webster-JacksonTrail12-14-061.jpg

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t181/hikethewhites/Webster-JacksonTrail12-14-062.jpg

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t181/hikethewhites/Webster-JacksonTrail12-14-063.jpg

Joey Keyz
04-13-2007, 02:09 PM
Smarts Brook Trail 3/16/07 (http://s160.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w160.photobucket.com/albums/t181/hikethewhites/Smart%20Brook%203-16-07/1176487234.pbw&os=1)

Come on people.....I'm all alone here! Post em'! :D

KD Talbot
04-13-2007, 03:48 PM
Nice stuff, Joey. I like the photobucket slideshow, hadn't seen that before. Keep hikin' an' shootin'. PS: I like Yes, too.
KDT

Joey Keyz
04-13-2007, 04:04 PM
Thanks KDT.

Your home page photos are awesome........

A YES fan are we? :)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y209/joeykeyz/Music/linkyes.gif

KD Talbot
04-13-2007, 04:17 PM
I'm getting off topic, but yes I like Yes. Saw the original members in the old Boston Garden on a reunion tour around 1979.They had a rotating round stage that allowed you to see all the performers as they came around. I'd like to see a band like them on the Observation Deck of the Sherman Adams Building.
KDT

Joey Keyz
04-13-2007, 04:52 PM
I'm getting off topic, but yes I like Yes. Saw the original members in the old Boston Garden on a reunion tour around 1979.They had a rotating round stage that allowed you to see all the performers as they came around. I'd like to see a band like them on the Observation Deck of the Sherman Adams Building.
KDT
That would be great! haha
I'm a YES fan since the 70's. I play keyboards.


:) BACK TO THE SHOW! :)

The Pemi Trail 1-01-06 (http://s32.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w32.photobucket.com/albums/d30/yesfans/Pemi1-01-06/1176496292.pbw&os=1)
(With my wife Margaret)


Frankenstein Cliff 7-20-06 (http://s32.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w32.photobucket.com/albums/d30/yesfans/Frankenstein%20Cliff%207-20-06/1176495700.pbw&os=1)


Kinsman Falls 7-26-06 (http://s32.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w32.photobucket.com/albums/d30/yesfans/Kinsman%20Falls%207-26-06/1176495865.pbw&os=1)

Brad
04-13-2007, 06:05 PM
All my hiking pictures are at http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/hikes/

Joey Keyz
04-13-2007, 06:33 PM
Wow Brad......you have a lot of stuff there! EXCELLENT!

I have all my pix on CD's. I really need to organize them
and put them on a site like yours. I have dozens of CD's.

Brad
04-13-2007, 06:40 PM
Lets see - - - 20,000 pictures and 30GB of disk space. Yup, lots of stuff. Unlimited space for $50 a year is a very good deal. Fotki provides lots of function and features and makes it easy to move things around and change things.

KD Talbot
04-13-2007, 07:37 PM
More cool stuff, Joey.My favorite waterfall changes evrytime I visit a new one. Ripley and Arethusa in Crawford Notch, Glen Ellis and the Crystal Cascede in Pinkham, then there's The Gorge in Amonoosuc Ravine, Bridal Veil Falls on the west side of Kinsman Ridge... the list goes on.
KDT

Quote:I'm a YES fan since the 70's. I play keyboards.

Ahh... Rick Wakeman! Another favorite of mine who I saw several times in the 70's was Keith Emerson. Trendsetters, both.

Tim Seaver
04-15-2007, 10:58 AM
http://www.vermontphoto.com/vtpeaks/MansfieldChinApril11_2007.jpg
Salutations from Vermont's highest peak! Taken last Wednesday, which had to be one of the most stunning days for alpine scenery I have seen in some time. To heck with spring - keep those snowy days coming!

freehill
04-15-2007, 11:30 AM
What a Really Nice photo.
What peak is it?

Joey Keyz
04-15-2007, 01:11 PM
I love all the different shapes and colors of wild mushrooms in the forest.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l279/jkeyz1/Pine%20Bend%20Trail%2011-29-06/PineBendBrookTrail11-29-06046.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l279/jkeyz1/Bald%20Mt%2011-7-06/ArtistsBluff11-7-06032.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l279/jkeyz1/Bald%20Mt%2011-7-06/ArtistsBluff11-7-06033.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l279/jkeyz1/Mt%20Pemi%209-21-06/PemHike9-21-06040.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l279/jkeyz1/Mt%20Potash%2010-5-06/MtPotash10-5-06006.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d30/yesfans/Fletcher%20Cascades%20Trail%208-10-06/P1000181.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y209/joeykeyz/BelknapMnt9-27-05029.jpg

kaseri
04-15-2007, 08:19 PM
Mt. Washington via Lions Head Winter Route April 14th 2007 (http://s128.photobucket.com/albums/p164/kaseri/Mt%20Washington%204-14-07)

Mt. Washington OBS Overnight 3/19-3/20 2007 (http://s128.photobucket.com/albums/p164/kaseri/Mt%20Washington%203-19%20to%203-20%202007/)

freehill
04-15-2007, 08:51 PM
Very Nice Photos,
How was it up Lions Head? I tried on Monday 4/9 and did
not get to far without crampons. Looks like a blast up on top.
(Never been in the winter)
It would be cool to add a little adventure story with the photos.
Hope your all enjoying the storm.

kaseri
04-15-2007, 10:02 PM
The lower steep section of Lions Head was pretty good actually. All of the recent snow fall really made that section quite a bit easier to navigate. There were some well packed steps from previous hikers which made life easier for us. Once we were above that steep section the trail was a bit less packed & there were some good drifts. Visibility was not great but it wasn't so bad & we decided to get to Lions Head and then plan our next step.

Wind was going pretty good & the snow was really whipping around but we made Lions Head. Once at Lions Head my legs began to cramp up. The cramps were not so bad that we had to turn around but the group would have to slow down considerably in order for us to even have a chance to make the summit. We decided to try for Split Rock and if we were successful in making Split Rock we would decide if we could make the summit.

Climbing was slow but we made Split Rock. By this time my legs were almost constantly cramping up with different levels of severity. Sometimes they would be fine & then BAM cramps for the next 20 mins. We rested for a lot longer than we wanted to at Split Rock. I ate lots of bananas and GORP trying to ease my cramped legs. We discussed what our next move should be & although I thought I'd be able to make the summit, I offered to remain at split rock while the team made the final push up the summit cone. I had already made the summit and one of the climbers in our group had never made the summit in winter. He was a really great person and I wanted him to have the opportunity to see the summit in all it's winter glory. The "offer" for me to remain at split rock was shot down by the team.

We decided that we should make the summit push at my pace. If I felt I had to turn around in order to have enough strength left for the descent, then we would turn around at that very moment, no matter how close we were to the summit.

We made the summit after a long climb from Split Rock and stayed on top long enough for a few photos & some food/drink. Then down we came. I was able to push all the way from the summit to Lions Head without needing to stop. At Lions Head I gave my team an honest evaluation of my current condition. My evaluation was that my legs were feeling a "stumble-y" and that I wanted to be roped up for the descent of the steep section on Lions Head.

Once at the steep section of Lions Head I was roped up as well as another team member and we descended the steeps without incident. Once back on Tucks trail we made a rapid descent to the parking lot and we were happy that we made it back safe, sound and under our own power.

Our ascent took 6 hours due to my leg cramps but I feel we made good decisions based on the fact the we were very honest with each other in terms of how we felt physically. The leg cramps really bummed me out. Thats the first time something like that has ever happened to me while climbing. I think it was just one of those weird things that your body does to you every once in a while.

freehill
04-15-2007, 11:19 PM
Wow, Friend Great Job!
I started up Lions head last week and did not make
it far and so wondered what it would have been like
to keep going to the top. So thanks for that great
small story of your day. Hope all is well and I am sure
you slept extra well that night.

kaseri
04-19-2007, 10:20 PM
Not only did I sleep well that night but the next as well!

:D

Brad
08-17-2007, 06:31 AM
The sunrise at the lake in Maine looks wonderful this morning - even if i am in NC.

http://images27.fotki.com/v981/photos/8/8235/4962265/LV0320070817055301000N-vi.jpg

hobbes
08-17-2007, 12:32 PM
The sunrise at the lake in Maine looks wonderful this morning - even if i am in NC. Brad, you keep posting photos like that and I may just have to drive the 40 minutes to your cabin when you're not there and hang out at the dock ;)

Charlie
08-17-2007, 01:12 PM
and me to but I'm coming from PA:D :D

Brad
08-17-2007, 04:42 PM
Brad, you keep posting photos like that and I may just have to drive the 40 minutes to your cabin when you're not there and hang out at the dock ;)
No problem hanging out at the dock even I am there. It seems the good morning views on the web camera happen when I am not there though.

Just watch out for my attack dog (his tail is a wild moving thing) and my wife's shotgun.

Charlie
08-17-2007, 07:03 PM
the dog i could handle ;) ;) but its the shotgun thing that I'm worried about :eek: :eek:

Brad
08-17-2007, 08:23 PM
Here is the sunrise from this morning as a video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tscTzv4XZkM

Steve M
08-17-2007, 10:23 PM
Here is the sunrise from this morning as a video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tscTzv4XZkM
Why is the first part black and white? Very nice, even though the beginning was rough.

Brad
08-18-2007, 04:02 AM
Why is the first part black and white? Very nice, even though the beginning was rough.
The camera has the ability to switch to B&W when it has low light. Then it is supposed to see better. So, the beginning was B&W and as the sun came up it changed to color.

I think I like it as color all the time.

Steve M
08-18-2007, 01:29 PM
I agree with you!

Charlie
08-18-2007, 03:56 PM
me three....

Brad
08-18-2007, 04:13 PM
Okay - we will leave it in living color. Actually the colors are really nice today with the clouds rolling by and the lake - and me in NC. :(

Someone is moving the camera around right now - who is it?

Charlie
08-18-2007, 04:15 PM
its me just looking around

Brad
08-18-2007, 04:15 PM
its me just looking around
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Charlie
08-18-2007, 04:16 PM
wishing i was up there

Brad
08-18-2007, 04:16 PM
et moi two

Charlie
08-18-2007, 04:18 PM
well if we cant then the cams take the edge off a little

Brad
08-18-2007, 04:19 PM
well if we cant then the cams take the edge off a little
For sure. I have the 3 main cameras at the cabin up in one browser window - plus the one at the office looking out at the lake. And a Yahoo Widget cycling through the MWO images and my web cameras every 30 seconds. Can not have enough of a good thing.

Charlie
08-18-2007, 04:22 PM
i guess not ,with all of that you must think your up there :D

Brad
08-18-2007, 04:23 PM
i guess not ,with all of that you must think your up there :D
Well, my toes are wet in the lake . . .

Charlie
08-18-2007, 04:27 PM
what did you put your feet in a tub of water so you get the full effect

I'm sitting here next to the freezer so i feel like I'm on the summit ,with a fan going to :eek:

Brad
08-18-2007, 04:29 PM
Down here in NC we have the "fake air" running - some people call it air conditioning. It is 90 degrees out and sunny. At the cabin it is 64 degrees - overcast - and windy - going up to 18mph.

Charlie
08-18-2007, 04:33 PM
we had a cold front come throw and it is 70 and low humidity
i love it the pool water is 82 and it feels nice :) :) ,but i do need to cut the grass soon .:mad: :mad:

Brad
08-18-2007, 04:36 PM
I actually cut grass last weekend for the first time since 1992. I figure I already have proved I know how to do it. There is no more need to prove it. Let someone else have a turn.

Charlie
08-18-2007, 04:40 PM
looks like your neighbors are having fun on there dock

Brad
08-18-2007, 04:42 PM
They go away for 2 weeks each year and a couple of families rent it. Nice folks - both the owners and renters. When the boat on the mooring gets put back at the dock, the owners are home.

Charlie
08-18-2007, 04:42 PM
what would the water temp be up there

Brad
08-18-2007, 04:45 PM
what would the water temp be up there
It has been a cool summer - so probably mid to upper 70's

Charlie
08-18-2007, 04:47 PM
with the air temp at 64 the water will feel nice

Brad
08-18-2007, 04:48 PM
After Labor Day waterskiing in the morning is great. The water is warmer than the air and no one else is around.

Charlie
08-18-2007, 04:50 PM
i tried that one time and got up for a little bit but there was others that had to try so maybe some day i will try again

Brad
08-18-2007, 04:52 PM
I love it - great exercise - and to do it well you have to really focus on it and everything else disappears.

Brad
08-18-2007, 04:54 PM
Here is a picture from last summer

http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/sports/waterski/2006/20060902_brad/img_7891.html

Charlie
08-18-2007, 04:59 PM
you look like a pro [ compared to me :D :D ]

looks like fun

Brad
08-18-2007, 05:02 PM
I figure by the time hiking up MW becomes easy I will have figured out waterskiing too. I need to retire for real and focus on playing.

Charlie
08-18-2007, 05:04 PM
ha ha ha ...

Brad
08-18-2007, 05:07 PM
Am retired and am in 2nd career. I do not need a 3rd one.

Charlie
08-18-2007, 05:09 PM
then the 3rd one can be playing

Brad
08-18-2007, 05:13 PM
For sure :cool:

Brad
08-18-2007, 05:30 PM
Hi Steve - I see you are on now too.

I have been moving images from one big album to individual ones by month for the MWO Fotki site ever since 6AM today :-) And having a nice conversation with Hawk at the same time ...

Charlie
08-18-2007, 05:31 PM
hi steve ..,

Steve M
08-18-2007, 05:33 PM
I see, nice shot of you water skiing. Wish I could do that!

Brad
08-18-2007, 05:34 PM
A Florida boy like you should learn. Great ski schools down there.

Steve M
08-18-2007, 05:35 PM
what's up Charlie

Steve M
08-18-2007, 05:36 PM
A Florida boy like you should learn. Great ski schools down there.
I know, we have a lake close by which they ski on all the time. I just never have time!

Charlie
08-18-2007, 05:36 PM
A Florida boy like you should learn. Great ski schools down there.

ya whats up with that

Brad
08-18-2007, 05:37 PM
Many many moons ago my son and i went for a week at Peterson's Ski School outside Orlando. It was a great place. I could not walk or move the morning of Day 2.

Steve M
08-18-2007, 05:38 PM
yea, that sounds like fun!:eek:

Charlie
08-18-2007, 05:38 PM
the clouds look nice on the lake cam

Brad
08-18-2007, 05:39 PM
The clouds at the cabin are really flying by. You can see them in the lake camera.

Brad
08-18-2007, 05:40 PM
the clouds look nice on the lake cam
We typed the same thing at the same time.

Charlie
08-18-2007, 05:40 PM
are your feet still wet :D

Brad
08-18-2007, 05:42 PM
are your feet still wet :D
Yup . . . .

Charlie
08-18-2007, 05:42 PM
We typed the same thing at the same time.

thats scary

Brad
08-18-2007, 05:46 PM
There he goes - heading north

Charlie
08-18-2007, 05:47 PM
who me .... looking for fish

Brad
08-18-2007, 05:48 PM
Speaking of heading north - - - I head north again after work on Thursday. I have volunteered to help a friend restore a house which is in the historic section of Acton, Mass for the day on Friday. Probably hanging siding or whatever. Then up to Maine Friday night. Not sure if I will get a chance to do any hiking this trip.

Charlie
08-18-2007, 05:49 PM
boy you do put some mileage on your car

Brad
08-18-2007, 05:50 PM
who me .... looking for fish
I just changed the image resolution to be 1280x960. This slows down the refresh rate. But lets see how it looks.

Brad
08-18-2007, 05:51 PM
boy you do put some mileage on your car
I assumed that was what the car was for.

Steve M
08-18-2007, 05:51 PM
yea, you must love to drive. Actually, I do to but no money!:D

Charlie
08-18-2007, 05:54 PM
yes it is ,but as much as you go up north you should get a plane :D

Brad
08-18-2007, 05:54 PM
Am I there yet?

Charlie
08-18-2007, 05:55 PM
nice zoom ,looks nice

Brad
08-18-2007, 05:55 PM
yes it is ,but as much as you go up north you should get a plane :D
I would love to have a seaplane. There are several on the lake and it is a practical solution.

Steve M
08-18-2007, 05:57 PM
I would love to have a seaplane. There are several on the lake and it is a practical solution.
Ditto on that one!

Charlie
08-18-2007, 05:59 PM
I would love to have a seaplane. There are several on the lake and it is a practical solution.

well now you have something to do in your spare time ,get your pilot license

Brad
08-18-2007, 05:59 PM
Steve, you need a personal jet. You are too far away. You would probably have to stop 2-3 times for fuel with a seaplane.

Charlie
08-18-2007, 06:00 PM
Ditto on that one!
well when brad gets one he can come down and get you :D

Brad
08-18-2007, 06:02 PM
well now you have something to do in your spare time ,get your pilot license
Spare time? What is that?

Steve M
08-18-2007, 06:10 PM
well when brad gets one he can come down and get you :D
That would be great, We could hike the Mtn. together

Brad
08-18-2007, 06:12 PM
Fantastic. You can drag me up and carry me down. What a great plan. By then I will be in a wheelchair anyway. Maybe I should sign up for the lottery to be able to get seaplane.

Steve M
08-18-2007, 06:12 PM
Got to go, talk to ya later.

Brad
08-18-2007, 06:21 PM
Hawk, I just changed the image back to 640x480 and turned the compression all the way up to speed up the refresh. Still the image is not too bad.

Charlie
08-18-2007, 07:54 PM
looking good

Brad
08-18-2007, 08:20 PM
Take a look at http://longlake.homeip.net:8005 - my wife has the lights on and it is amazing how much light they put off.

Charlie
08-18-2007, 08:36 PM
I'm clicking on it and it is not opening

i thought your wife went with you to NC

Charlie
08-18-2007, 08:39 PM
ok i got in

Steve M
08-18-2007, 08:51 PM
are you guys still in here burning up the thread waves?!?!?

Charlie
08-18-2007, 08:54 PM
yes but i did take a brake for a little bit:D

Steve M
08-18-2007, 08:56 PM
We went to dinner. Had Steak...Yummy!

Charlie
08-18-2007, 09:04 PM
We went to dinner. Had Steak...Yummy!

nice i hope to make some nice steak on the Barbi tomorrow :rolleyes: ;) ;) ;)

Charlie
08-18-2007, 09:08 PM
i think brads butt was bothering him ,he had to take a walk . he was on the computer all day he said

Brad
08-18-2007, 09:09 PM
I'm clicking on it and it is not opening

i thought your wife went with you to NC
Nope - she still is in Maine. I think she might head to NC in February. :) She will make a side trip to Ohio for a while this fall - Boston a couple of days - then we will meet up in Texas in January. Plus, I will make my regular treks north.

The view of the Garden camera with the lights shining up into the trees is really nice. The camera picks it up well.

http://images28.fotki.com/v977/photos/8/8235/5292283/LV0520070818205232000D-vi.jpg

Charlie
08-18-2007, 09:11 PM
yes i got in and looking around . and the other cam looks good with the light on the dock

Steve M
08-18-2007, 09:12 PM
That is very nice. The lights are a little over exposed due to their brightness.

Charlie
08-18-2007, 09:14 PM
I'm going in the hot tub ill be back

Steve M
08-18-2007, 09:15 PM
I'm going in the hot tub ill be back
shure, the hot tub, just rub it in why don't you.:mad: :D

Steve M
08-18-2007, 09:17 PM
Can these forums be made to auto refresh every 15 seconds or so?

Brad
08-18-2007, 09:23 PM
i think brads butt was bothering him ,he had to take a walk . he was on the computer all day he said
No talking about my butt. I took a break for dinner with my daughter and her 2 boys. Then back at the task of copying images.

I now have all of 2006 - and the Conditions and Deck camera images for 2007 moved so they are organized by month. This makes them a lot easier to look through to find something. Getting the Deck 2007 images done was about a 15 hour task today. Going forward the switch for a new month will be pretty simple.

I will get to the North, Ravines, Presidential and West images over time. It is time for a break now.

Steve M
08-18-2007, 09:40 PM
That's great. It's amazing how much time this stuff takes.

Brad
08-18-2007, 09:46 PM
That is very nice. The lights are a little over exposed due to their brightness.
Interesting little saga - somewhat typical in our family - my wife did not even think twice about it.

She (in Maine) had the outside lights on. I was connected into one of the web cameras (camera in Maine, I am in NC) to do some adjustments. Then she turned the outside lights off. But, I was not done.

So, I logged into the computer upstairs (in Maine) and turned the outside lights I needed back on. She saw them on and turned them off again. I pinged her on Yahoo Messenger what I was doing and would turn the lights off when done. I then turned them on again and did my adjustments to the web camera. Had the camera send a few images up to Fotki to pick which settings seemed to be best at night. Then turned the lights off.

Here is an image after a few adjustments. I am not sure how this will effect daytime images.

http://images27.fotki.com/v985/photos/8/8235/5292283/LV0520070818213543000D-vi.jpg

Brad
08-18-2007, 09:54 PM
That's great. It's amazing how much time this stuff takes.
Simple little things with computers seem to take forever. But, without computers we would not even think of doing some of these things.


Can these forums be made to auto refresh every 15 seconds or so?
If I am going to stay in the forum for a while, I bring up Outlook. The forum is set to send me e-mails when a thread has a new post. When the e-mail comes in a small pop up down at the lower right of the display shows where the e-mail came from. When I get an e-mail from the forum I go to the forum and refresh the page.

This worked well for me today. I was off doing my thing but was able to stay up on Hawk's posts quite well.

Steve M
08-18-2007, 09:56 PM
seems to look much better.

Brad
08-18-2007, 09:58 PM
seems to look much better.
I pushed the AE - Automatic Exposure to a -10 setting. Normal is zero.

Steve M
08-18-2007, 09:59 PM
I will have to try that.

Charlie
08-18-2007, 09:59 PM
you are going to make her crazy turning the lights on when she thinks see turned them off

Steve M
08-18-2007, 10:07 PM
hawk, I was looking at your pics from your trip. seems we have quite a few similar ones. check out day eight in my NH trip 2007 folder at my Fotki site if you haven't already.

Brad
08-18-2007, 10:07 PM
you are going to make her crazy turning the lights on when she thinks see turned them off
She thinks I am crazy - which, of course, is not true.

The beauty of X-10 controls is I can control them from anywhere.

Charlie
08-18-2007, 10:11 PM
you are the gadge man :cool:

Charlie
08-18-2007, 10:18 PM
hawk, I was looking at your pics from your trip. seems we have quite a few similar ones. check out day eight in my NH trip 2007 folder at my Fotki site if you haven't already.


they look nice
i say all pictures from up there look nice

Brad
08-18-2007, 10:21 PM
hawk, I was looking at your pics from your trip. seems we have quite a few similar ones. check out day eight in my NH trip 2007 folder at my Fotki site if you haven't already.
Steve, I just checked out your Day 8 pictures. Your kids (and wife) did wonderfully! Great weather that day and to go up Tucks and down Lions Head at that age is something the kids will never forget. I am impressed.

You had many good pictures showing the ravine - in summer. Take a look at these pictures I took February 19, 2005 going back into Tucks. Compare the with snow and no snow for many of the same places.

http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/hikes/2005_hikes/02_tuckermans/

Steve M
08-18-2007, 10:21 PM
they look nice
i say all pictures from up there look nice
true, true...so true!

Charlie
08-18-2007, 10:31 PM
nice i would love to do that some time

nice shots

Brad
08-18-2007, 10:49 PM
nice i would love to do that some time

nice shots
It is a lot of fun to hike in during the winter. Getting much past HoJo's can be hard early in the season - all depends on how much snow there is and if you have and can use snowshoes.

I have several winter trips back into Tucks in this folder
http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/hikes/mt-washington/

Brad
08-19-2007, 12:13 PM
I took the lakeside camera images (taken every 2 minutes) and uploaded them to YouTube. I am trying different settings and transitions between images. Yesterday was a good day to try this as the image stayed in one spot for the whole day - till Hawk and I started moving things around.

The video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nFfSn-HE5Q

Charlie
08-19-2007, 01:24 PM
that looks good

Steve M
08-19-2007, 01:46 PM
I took the lakeside camera images (taken every 2 minutes) and uploaded them to YouTube. I am trying different settings and transitions between images. Yesterday was a good day to try this as the image stayed in one spot for the whole day - till Hawk and I started moving things around.

The video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nFfSn-HE5Q
That was cool. several time I could see the bottom of the lake. Didn't see any fish swim by though.:)

Charlie
08-19-2007, 02:09 PM
when i go to the cam some times if the lake is still i try to look for fish by turning the camera down to the water

Steve M
08-19-2007, 02:38 PM
when i go to the cam some times if the lake is still i try to look for fish by turning the camera down to the water
Have you seen any???

Brad
08-19-2007, 03:28 PM
when i go to the cam some times if the lake is still i try to look for fish by turning the camera down to the water
You guys are funny. But, that is what the lake camera is all about. Having fun and getting my Maine Fix.

Charlie
08-19-2007, 05:08 PM
Have you seen any???

just small ones
i think brad has to come up with a fishing pole that can be used with the computer so i can do some fishing :D
i may have to just go up and stand on the dock to see the big ones :eek:

Brad
08-19-2007, 05:57 PM
just small ones
i think brad has to come up with a fishing pole that can be used with the computer so i can do some fishing :D
i may have to just go up and stand on the dock to see the big ones :eek:
Or you could use my wife's boat - the one at the mooring on the right. Fishing is not allowed from my boat.

Charlie
08-19-2007, 05:59 PM
a lot of sail boats out today

Brad
08-19-2007, 06:04 PM
a lot of sail boats out today
Yes, nice wind. On Tuesday evening we have to swing the camera to the left (north) as Tuesday evening sailing races will be on.

Brad
08-19-2007, 06:06 PM
And the other reason for more sailing today is that the camps on the other side of the lake (a boys camp and a girls camp are next to each other) are running Family Camp right now. So, the new folks arrived today and it looks like some went sailing right away.

The lights you see across the lake at night are at the girls camp on the point.

Charlie
08-19-2007, 06:06 PM
that will be fun to watch
what time

Brad
08-19-2007, 06:10 PM
I am not sure what time the races start. Probably around 6pm. The winds normally are getting pretty light that time of day. On Labor Day they will have a big afternoon race.

Charlie
08-19-2007, 06:15 PM
OK you set up the cam and i will not change it :D and i will bring the pop corn for the race :)

Charlie
08-19-2007, 06:22 PM
brad i see some weeds in the back garden bed .do you want me to go up and pull them ;)

Brad
08-19-2007, 06:34 PM
OK you set up the cam and i will not change it :D and i will bring the pop corn for the race :)
Great, I love popcorn. If i get home early enough I will set the camera and lock it down.:cool:

Charlie
08-19-2007, 08:14 PM
and i will put a spray bottle behind a fan so it feels like I'm on the water with them

Brad
08-19-2007, 08:46 PM
I was just deleting images the lake web camera had sent up to my Fotki account. And I saw the sunrise I missed this morning. Oh my goodness!

http://images27.fotki.com/v985/photos/8/8235/4962265/LV0320070819054122000N-vi.jpg

Charlie
08-19-2007, 09:01 PM
nice......

Brad
08-19-2007, 09:21 PM
We have several photos in this month's MWO Photo Journal from forum members. Congratulations to you all.

Charlie
08-19-2007, 09:46 PM
and your one of them ,nice shot

Steve M
08-20-2007, 12:51 PM
We have several photos in this month's MWO Photo Journal from forum members. Congratulations to you all.
same to you, nice pic. It's too bad I will have to wait until next year to be able to submit a photo.

Brad
08-21-2007, 07:20 PM
6:00 PM and time to head down to the barn. What a beautiful day it was up there today.

http://images29.fotki.com/v1015/photos/1/1002902/5270859/20070821_181123_north-vi.jpg

http://images29.fotki.com/v1012/photos/1/1002902/5270903/20070821_181155_presidentials-vi.jpg

Brad
08-21-2007, 07:25 PM
The sailing races were done early - and they even had wind today. When the races were done a nice sailboat came by and headed south past the web camera image.

http://images27.fotki.com/v984/photos/8/8235/4962265/LV0320070821184027000N-vi.jpg

Charlie
08-21-2007, 07:32 PM
and i will put a spray bottle behind a fan so it feels like I'm on the water with them



i was all ready but i got home work late

thats the way the wind blows

Brad
08-21-2007, 07:39 PM
i was all ready but i got home work late

thats the way the wind blows
They have every Tuesday evening races in the summer - and big races on 4th of July and Labor Day. I used to borrow an O'Day 25 to race in the Labor Day races. Was lots of fun.

Charlie
08-21-2007, 09:11 PM
i have never bin on a sail boat .I'm sure it is fun

Brad
08-22-2007, 05:46 AM
i have never bin on a sail boat .I'm sure it is fun
Sailing is wonderful. You feel the power of the wind to move a heavy boat. The feeling of the bow rising and pushing through the waves. It is very relaxing. You can get some hairy times out there just like you can hiking above tree line. But, sailing is fun to do.

I taught sailing summers as I was going through college - got a sailboat when we were living in RI -started windsurfing in 1977 - certified windsurfing instructor - cruised up Long Island Sound on weekends on a windsurfer - used to go to Fort Adams in Newport to launch and sail out in the ocean. I don't have a sailboat now, but would love to get one.

Charlie
08-22-2007, 09:24 PM
sounds like fun so some day i hope to have the chance to do it .

Brad
08-28-2007, 04:56 PM
It is Tuesday again. The sailboats are heading north (left in the lakeside web camera) for the evening races. The camera has been moved in that direction.

http://longlake.homeip.net:8003

Steve M
08-28-2007, 06:04 PM
There sure are a lot of them. It's too bad they don't race closer to your place so we could see them better.

Charlie
08-28-2007, 07:55 PM
well i got on to late again maybe next time

Brad
08-29-2007, 09:40 AM
When we started waterskiing this morning the sunrise was nice.

http://images29.fotki.com/v1009/photos/8/8235/5332089/IMG_5309-vi.jpg

Steve M
08-29-2007, 01:11 PM
What time must I be at the dock to get in some skiing??:D

Brad
08-29-2007, 01:27 PM
What time must I be at the dock to get in some skiing??:D
Normally in the summer it is 5:15 AM leave the dock. Now sunrise is 6:15 AM so I leave the dock at 6:00 AM. Which day will you be showing up?

Steve M
08-29-2007, 01:47 PM
Normally in the summer it is 5:15 AM leave the dock. Now sunrise is 6:15 AM so I leave the dock at 6:00 AM. Which day will you be showing up?
lol...well, it may be quite some time, lets say, next summer!:D

p.s. we can set a date when we get closer.

Brad
08-29-2007, 02:20 PM
lol...well, it may be quite some time, lets say, next summer!:D

p.s. we can set a date when we get closer.
The boat leaves the dock at 6:00 Am tomorrow. Sorry to miss you this time.

Steve M
08-29-2007, 02:58 PM
Let me see, if I catch a flight this evening to Portland, Maybe you could pick me up. After a good nights sleep and some serious skiing tomorrow, I could fly home. Sounds like a plan.;)

Steve M
08-29-2007, 03:05 PM
Well, it looks like I can depart at 7:15 PM and Arrive at 11:22 PM. Round trip for $320.00. Not too bad for last minute. Expensive day skiing though.

Brad
08-29-2007, 07:02 PM
Well, it looks like I can depart at 7:15 PM and Arrive at 11:22 PM. Round trip for $320.00. Not too bad for last minute. Expensive day skiing though.
Plus, I would expect you to pay your share of the gas costs for running the boat.

Charlie
08-29-2007, 07:12 PM
if i was to ask some one to go on there boat the tank of gas and lunch or dinner is on me . thats a good deal .

Brad
08-29-2007, 07:18 PM
if i was to ask some one to go on there boat the tank of gas and lunch or dinner is on me . thats a good deal .
You are right. Some folks do not think about it - but, we all should. In heavy ski season I can be putting $70 of gas every 2 days in the boat. On our lake we try to share the driving with each others' boats. Those who do not have ski boats contribute. It turns out to be very fair.

To be able to get out in the morning on water that is like glass is a treat.

Charlie
08-29-2007, 07:30 PM
thats good about how the water is like glass .
have fun and who is going with you your wife ?

Brad
08-29-2007, 07:37 PM
This week a friend down the lake and his daughter are here. So, we hit the lake every morning before I have to head in to work.

A picture of me this morning :eek:

http://images28.fotki.com/v987/photos/8/8235/5332089/IMG_5356-vi.jpg

Charlie
08-29-2007, 07:41 PM
show off :D

looking good

water temp still warm

Brad
08-29-2007, 07:50 PM
Terrible form - but I have fun. Water is not too bad - probably mid-60's.

Charlie
08-29-2007, 08:28 PM
thats cold for me i can do mid 70s:D

Brad
08-30-2007, 02:13 PM
Sunrise this morning was really nice

http://images27.fotki.com/v984/photos/8/8235/5335919/IMG_5526-vi.jpg

Charlie
08-30-2007, 08:16 PM
all i see is a box with an x in it .if i click on it and hit show picture nothing happens

Brad
08-30-2007, 09:21 PM
all i see is a box with an x in it .if i click on it and hit show picture nothing happens
When the red X shows up it is typically a browser plug-in did not load right. Close the browser (all instances of it) and start it back up and try again.

Brad
08-30-2007, 09:33 PM
It seems link to an image I had posted before moved. Here it is again.

http://images28.fotki.com/v998/photos/8/8235/5335919/IMG_5309-vi.jpg

I also took some sunrise pictures this morning. The set are at http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/maine/summer/2007-sunrises/

Steve M
08-30-2007, 10:45 PM
Thanks for sharing those shots. They are great. Did you use a filter for these?

Brad
08-31-2007, 05:43 AM
Thanks for sharing those shots. They are great. Did you use a filter for these?
No filter - and I uploaded the image file directly to Fotki with no pre-processing on the computer.

To the east of us are towns - cities - and then Portland, Maine. Then the ocean. Quite often we get nice clouds along the horizon by the ocean. And the colors some days can be spectacular.

Steve M
08-31-2007, 10:04 AM
Somehow I completely missed the rest of page 17 in this thread. Just read it this morning and yes, I would be glad to pay for gas and some steaks for the grill!:D

Also, your in great shape, for an old dude I mean.:D :D :D

I hope to be in that good of shape at your age!

Charlie
08-31-2007, 11:47 AM
Somehow I completely missed the rest of page 17 in this thread. Just read it this morning and yes, I would be glad to pay for gas and some steaks for the grill!:D

Also, your in great shape, for an old dude I mean.:D :D :D

I hope to be in that good of shape at your age!


he may invite you up there just to beat you up for saying this :D :D :D

and me to so i can make sure this happens in the view of the cam :eek:

Steve M
08-31-2007, 12:20 PM
he may invite you up there just to beat you up for saying this :D :D :D

and me to so i can make sure this happens in the view of the cam :eek:
It would make for a great video for youtube!:D

Brad
08-31-2007, 02:25 PM
Also, your in great shape, for an old dude I mean.:D :D :D

I hope to be in that good of shape at your age!
People pick on me at work. You folks pick on me here. I just do not understand. :cool: :cool: :cool:

Skiing this morning was nice - not great. But we started at 6:00 AM and I did not get back to the dock till 10:00 AM. Took the day as vacation to get things done and to not be rushed with skiing. Pictures are uploading now.

Brad
08-31-2007, 07:33 PM
I was just wandering through the Photo Journal and saw a picture Kevin took back in August 2003. This is really nice!

http://www.mountwashington.org/photos/journal/2003/08/1400-450.jpg

Brad
09-01-2007, 06:06 PM
Did a quick pass thru some of the pictures I took this morning. They are all unprocessed at this point. One which is cool is . . .

http://images29.fotki.com/v1017/photos/8/8235/5342347/IMG_6152-vi.jpg

Charlie
09-01-2007, 10:11 PM
brad it looks like all of you had a good time on the lake today .

Steve M
09-01-2007, 10:30 PM
Brad, that is an awesome shot on many levels. There is a lot going on in that picture. The more you look at it the more you enjoy it.

Brad
09-02-2007, 08:30 AM
Dock Party starts at 9:00 AM at http://longlake.homeip.net:8003

End of summer and time to take the docks out.

Steve M
09-02-2007, 09:18 AM
WOW, the summer went by so quick. Seems like just yesterday you put the dock in.

Steve M
09-02-2007, 09:33 AM
Your the one in the red bathing suit, right?

Charlie
09-02-2007, 09:36 AM
if i knew this was going on i would have made breakfast for you :D

Charlie
09-02-2007, 09:42 AM
i see you had to tie up one of the dogs ,he was watching you in the water and wanted to help .

but the nabors dog was trying to help

Steve M
09-02-2007, 09:58 AM
if i knew this was going on i would have made breakfast for you :D
I'm having coffee enjoying someone else working for a change.:D

Steve M
09-02-2007, 09:59 AM
Looks like a really nice day, i wonder what the temp is?

Charlie
09-02-2007, 10:12 AM
well that was fast ,i need a brake after all that work [ moving the cam all over ] :D

Steve M
09-02-2007, 10:12 AM
Going in for a better look at that jet ski I see! :D

Charlie
09-02-2007, 10:14 AM
not me.......

Steve M
09-02-2007, 10:14 AM
Charlie, I tried to let you have control most of the time but curiosity got the best of me so I had to break in.:D

Charlie
09-02-2007, 10:17 AM
thats OK i did not you were trying to do some thing .

maybe next time he does this we can see it in person :rolleyes:

Steve M
09-02-2007, 10:18 AM
Sure, I'd be glad to help...as long as the food is good!:p

Charlie
09-02-2007, 10:20 AM
i love to cook ,I'm sure i could whip some thing good up

Steve M
09-02-2007, 10:22 AM
It looks like the dogs have a great time!

Charlie
09-02-2007, 10:24 AM
my dog loves the water

Charlie
09-02-2007, 10:26 AM
he just left he must be going for a cup of coffee

Steve M
09-02-2007, 10:27 AM
Mine is like a cat...she hates it. I don't know why, she's a rat terrier. I thought they like water???

Steve M
09-02-2007, 10:34 AM
See for you guys summer fun is almost over but we still have about 2 mos before it gets too cold.

Steve M
09-02-2007, 10:35 AM
That view of the shore line is really relaxing.

Charlie
09-02-2007, 10:44 AM
See for you guys summer fun is almost over but we still have about 2 mos before it gets too cold.

whats cold 60*:D :D

Steve M
09-02-2007, 10:56 AM
Believe it or not it can get cold down here, sometime down to the teens and even single digits but here are some of last years averages:

Nov.
AVG. MAXIMUM 70.8
AVG. MINIMUM 46.0 LOWEST 33 11/19

Dec.
AVG. MAXIMUM 69.3
AVG. MINIMUM 45.2 LOWEST 21 12/09

Jan.
AVG. MAXIMUM 64.0
AVG. MINIMUM 44.1 LOWEST 26 01/30

Feb.
AVG. MAXIMUM 65.9
AVG. MINIMUM 37.5 LOWEST 18 02/17

Kind of mild compared to y'all up north!

Charlie
09-02-2007, 11:00 AM
yes it is and i would like it a little colder longer

i would love to live up where brad has his place

Steve M
09-02-2007, 11:06 AM
Yea, I am a winter sport lover. I would ski and ice skate and hike in the winter if I lived up there. I hibernate as much as possible in the summer down here. I won't do any outside work in the yard until the temp gets down to the low 80's or it is a cloudy day which keeps the temps down.

Brad
09-02-2007, 11:51 AM
i see you had to tie up one of the dogs ,he was watching you in the water and wanted to help .

but the nabors dog was trying to help
The little yellow dog is ours.

Our son and his wife have a black Lab, a light yellow Lab and a large yellow Lab which is her guide dog.

Our nephew has his large black Lab and very large yellow Lab.

Plenty of help this year including 2 fellows who ski with me in the morning. We had both docks out in a bit less than an hour! I am glad we gave folks some entertainment to watch on a nice Sunday morning. The lake looks naked though.

Yes, I had a red bathing suit on.

Brad
09-02-2007, 11:56 AM
Sure, I'd be glad to help...as long as the food is good!:p
Those who help take the dock in or out get a lobster lunch. They are about to get put in the boiling water.

Brad
09-02-2007, 11:57 AM
whats cold 60*:D :D
The air was 46 degrees this morning when I was skiing. The water is about 70.

Steve M
09-02-2007, 12:17 PM
Sweet!!! :D

Charlie
09-02-2007, 01:02 PM
you are pushing it brad ,not only with the cams but now with the lobster lunch

thanks now i need to wipe off my key pad from drolling all over it :D

Brad
09-02-2007, 04:19 PM
Well, we had 15 for lunch - steak, lobsters, sweet corn picked this morning, my wife's awesome potato salad. Sad that the summer is coming to a close. If we lived closer to Maine we would keep the boat in through September and maybe part of October. The fall in Maine (and NH) is so fantastic. The water is warm - the temp warms up after a bit in the morning and the skiing is wonderful.

Brad
09-02-2007, 05:54 PM
Hawk, I see you are online. Check out the lake camera. I did a little tree limb pruning.

Charlie
09-02-2007, 05:59 PM
Well, we had 15 for lunch - steak, lobsters, sweet corn picked this morning, my wife's awesome potato salad. Sad that the summer is coming to a close. If we lived closer to Maine we would keep the boat in through September and maybe part of October. The fall in Maine (and NH) is so fantastic. The water is warm - the temp warms up after a bit in the morning and the skiing is wonderful.


keep it up brad

Charlie
09-02-2007, 06:05 PM
Hawk, I see you are online. Check out the lake camera. I did a little tree limb pruning.

I'm trying but it wont come up

Brad
09-02-2007, 06:11 PM
I'm trying but it wont come up
Somone is on the camera okay - they are moving it around.

Charlie
09-02-2007, 06:13 PM
must be that person in Florida

Brad
09-02-2007, 06:13 PM
must be that person in Florida
Right - "him".

Charlie
09-02-2007, 06:23 PM
ok i got it to work
if you are out side do you look to see if it is moving [ does it make noise]

how long do you keep the boat out there

Brad
09-02-2007, 06:29 PM
ok i got it to work
if you are out side do you look to see if it is moving [ does it make noise]
When the camera moves it does not make any noise. The lens unit is inside a plastic dome. So, only the lens moves. I did check today when we finished the docks to see which direction it was pointed. But, normally we don't.

Brad
09-02-2007, 06:33 PM
The ski boat will come out tomorrow - clean the bottom - take things out of it. I will be dropping it off at the dealer in NH as I go by on Tuesday. He will do some service work for me. Then I will pick it up on my way north for Columbus Day weekend. Will be tempting to put it in the water then. But, it will get dropped off at a fellow who will clean, wax, steam clean the carpets and make it nice for next year. Then it goes to a storage facility in a neighboring town for the winter.

Charlie
09-02-2007, 06:38 PM
OK ............ it might be a little cold to ski then

Brad
09-02-2007, 06:40 PM
OK ............ it might be a little cold to ski then
When I used to work in NY we came to Maine every weekend - year round. The boat would go in the water and we would start skiing May 1st each year. That is 1 week after the ice goes out. Then we would ski till November 1st and then boat would come out.

Charlie
09-02-2007, 06:42 PM
I'd say you like to ski a little :D

Brad
09-02-2007, 06:44 PM
I'd say you like to ski a little :D
For sure. The key is to line up a driver and spotter to go with you. It takes a bit of scheduling.

Charlie
09-02-2007, 06:56 PM
i wish i had more time to come and play but it takes 2 days of travel ,thats a lot for a weekend .
my sister has a cabin in the Adirondacks and we go up thanksgiving morning 3 am and came home sun. its short but it is nice up there .it takes 8hr to get there and from home to MW it is about 10 hr ,but that was worth it.

Brad
09-02-2007, 07:04 PM
Any time in the mountains and away from the city is a good time.

Now it is time for a campfire . . .

Charlie
09-02-2007, 07:06 PM
OK i will watch yours and light a candle here to get the effect:D

Charlie
09-02-2007, 07:06 PM
going skiing tomorrow

Brad
09-02-2007, 09:49 PM
going skiing tomorrow
Yes as long as there is not much wind

Charlie
09-03-2007, 09:04 AM
Yes as long as there is not much wind
no skiing ....

Brad
09-03-2007, 11:31 AM
no skiing ....
We skied this morning. It was great. The boat left the dock about 6:10 AM.

Steve M
09-03-2007, 01:07 PM
must be that person in Florida
You guys are sooo funny, it wasn't me I SWEAR! I was eating dinner with my wife at that time. After that we watched Lord of the Rings. I forgot to log out. So SORRY!:o

Steve M
09-03-2007, 01:10 PM
We skied this morning. It was great. The boat left the dock about 6:10 AM.
What dock, you took it out of the water yesterday?

Brad
09-03-2007, 01:39 PM
What dock, you took it out of the water yesterday?
No wonder I got wet stepping into the boat this morning.

Steve M
09-03-2007, 01:49 PM
I hope you all have an nice labor day. Time with family and friends is great!

Charlie
09-03-2007, 07:28 PM
i took Rosie [ my dog]to a friends house to go swimming in there in ground pool with 2 of there bloodhounds , the all can swim faster then me :eek:

Steve M
09-03-2007, 08:47 PM
i took Rosie [ my dog]to a friends house to go swimming in there in ground pool with 2 of there bloodhounds , the all can swim faster then me :eek:
I'll bet that was lots of fun.

Charlie
09-04-2007, 07:02 PM
she did have fun with her friends .the pool was nice because it was hot out that day.
she slept from 2pm until we got a search call at 8pm and it was hard to get her to get off the bed ,but she did .we got to the search and one of here swimming friends just got done working a trail and went right to sleep in her truck .then it was Rosie's turn and she did not want to get out of the truck .just as we were to start they found the kid just up the road and Rosie was happy ,now she can go in her truck and go to sleep .
I'm sure brad knows when his dogs swim they sleep a long time .

ps i took a long nap after swimming with the dogs they wore me out :D

Steve M
09-05-2007, 08:53 AM
Thats funny. I didn't know you are part of a search and rescue team. Give more details.:)

Bill O
09-10-2007, 05:37 PM
Who took that photo on the left?

Its amazing.

http://www.mountwashington.org/images/header/header-23.jpg

Brad
09-10-2007, 08:10 PM
That picture on the left is amazing!

Charlie
09-10-2007, 09:25 PM
Thats funny. I didn't know you are part of a search and rescue team. Give more details.:)


i started working with bloodhounds about 14 yrs a go when i saw a demo of a dog run a trail of a baby that was handed of to 7 people that walked a couple hundred feet before handing the baby off to another person .then the dog was giving a sent article of the baby and started the trail and went to all the people that had the baby but did not I D them as the person they were looking for . then when the dog got to the last person with the baby the dog put his paw on that person as to tell the handler this is the one we are looking for. thats what got me hooked on how these dogs work and what they can do.
my dog Rosie this sat at a training found a person that put a trail in 1 week before and then went to the end with another person just before i started .she went the same way they went and at the end she walked past the other person looking at them and went up to the right person and jumped up on them .she found the right person .we can fined you in a mall full of people to .
so that givs you an idea of what we do in S A R work .

Steve M
09-10-2007, 09:35 PM
i started working with bloodhounds about 14 yrs a go when i saw a demo of a dog run a trail of a baby that was handed of to 7 people that walked a couple hundred feet before handing the baby off to another person .then the dog was giving a sent article of the baby and started the trail and went to all the people that had the baby but did not I D them as the person they were looking for . then when the dog got to the last person with the baby the dog put his paw on that person as to tell the handler this is the one we are looking for. thats what got me hooked on how these dogs work and what they can do.
my dog Rosie this sat at a training found a person that put a trail in 1 week before and then went to the end with another person just before i started .she went the same way they went and at the end she walked past the other person looking at them and went up to the right person and jumped up on them .she found the right person .we can fined you in a mall full of people to .
so that givs you an idea of what we do in S A R work .
That's awesome! You get to reap the rewards of the hard work you put into training the dog as well as the satisfaction of being able to help others.
My dad is really into border collies. He takes his to a farm twice a week to practice herding. They (him and his dog) are getting really good and may begin to do some competitions.

Brad
09-10-2007, 10:00 PM
It is amazing what a well trained dog can do. Our daughter in law is blind and has a guide dog (she has also climbed Kearsage and loved it). Her prior dog was amazing. We could drive to a large shopping mall - park - go in the building and go all over - then go out the building - and say "find the car". And she would take us right to the car. Handy.

Walk into a mall and "find money" would have you standing in front of the ATM.

She would move her hands a certain way and the dog would growl and bark and look mean.

One day she picked up a checkbook and a library book - got the dog's harness on. The dog took her out to the bus stop - on the bus - off at the right stop - to the bank - down the street to the library - back to the apartment on the bus - all with no commands. She knew what to do because of the book and checkbook.

When the guide dog retired and came to live with us she was a part of the family and allowed to be a dog - and she loved it. You could have a 2-way conversation with her. What a joy.

Charlie
09-11-2007, 06:12 PM
that is great brad , it is nice to here the the dog was able to do what dogs do after helping there blind friend.
and you to for taking in the dog .

Brad
09-11-2007, 09:36 PM
Once you see what a guide dog can do, your whole perspective of training is different. You can expect them to understand and follow commands. That guide dog passed on and we picked up a stray. He is fully trained - never uses a regular leash - is on a wireless leash which we never have to use since he follows verbal commands completely.

So, when we walk the dog - we actually go for a walk with the dog. If there is a leash involved it normally is the dog walking you. Our dog runs into the woods around the trees - does his thing out there - then joins up for the walk. There is no leash getting in the way.

When a car comes down the gravel road I say "car" and he goes to the side of the road and sits till the car has gone by. We come to a curb to cross a street and we say "street" and he sits at the curb to wait to "heel" across the street. On the other side he stays at heel till we say 'off you go'. Commands like "too far", "with me" and "place' are understood. It is really cool to see.

Brad
09-14-2007, 06:22 AM
This just added to the Photo Journal - great picture Patrick!

http://www.mountwashington.org/photos/journal/2007/09/2045.jpg