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  1. @Snow Miser: Bob, thanks for your reply. The...

    @Snow Miser: Bob, thanks for your reply. The thing that I find most fascinating about "benchmarking" is that you can customize this activity to fit your available time, energy, and skills. As I say...
  2. Sdways01, I talk about this in my blog report...

    Sdways01, I talk about this in my blog report (click HERE). It was interesting to discover that benchmarks placed by NGS have an online searchable database which can be accessed at the link shown...
  3. "Benchmarking" as a Component of Your Outdoor Activities

    We've all visited mountaintops and seen a metal disc-shaped benchmark that was cemented in place at or near the highest point. Across the continental U.S. (as well as in Alaska and Hawaii) there are...
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    Per the setup of this Forum, my window of...

    Per the setup of this Forum, my window of opportunity has been closed for editing my original posting. It's not a 'big deal', but I just realized that the links contained in my original posting...
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    Thanks Bob for your very kind comments! Very...

    Thanks Bob for your very kind comments! Very much appreciated!
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    Views of Peaks in Franconia Notch

    The photo below shows peaks along the Franconia Ridge. It was taken from an opening created by a logging cut at Fay State Forest (Lincoln/Woodstock, NH).
    Details about the very short hike to get...
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    For anyone who might be interested, there are...

    For anyone who might be interested, there are some responses to this query at the link shown below.

    http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?48347-Mahoosuc-Trail-to-Mount-Hayes
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    TrailsNH (http://trailsnh.com/) is indeed an...

    TrailsNH (http://trailsnh.com/) is indeed an excellent site which contains comprehensive info about hiking conditions in NH and throughout all of New England. I highly recommend it.

    Another...
  9. This Road is Made for Walking: Mt. Prospect Auto Road (Lancaster, NH)

    The following photo collage shows typical scenes experienced on a recent romp up the Mt. Prospect Auto Road at Weeks State Park near Lancaster, NH. As the snapshots show, it was an overcast day. ...
  10. Breeze, I don't know Brian Fowler personally. ...

    Breeze, I don't know Brian Fowler personally. However, I do know of his work, and of his book which you referenced.

    And yes, please feel free to send me a private message at any time.

    Thank...
  11. I keep forgetting to post a follow-up to my...

    I keep forgetting to post a follow-up to my original posting about this topic. What originally piqued my interest was a small metal rod/pipe that I saw embedded in a rock at the summit of Mt....
  12. I have not taken a look at that particular book. ...

    I have not taken a look at that particular book. I'll see if my local library has a copy, and if not I'll request a copy through the ILL (IntraLibraryLoan) system. Thank you for taking time to post...
  13. Thank you Bill for the link to the Google search...

    Thank you Bill for the link to the Google search engine. Before posting my question I had tried that route and only had limited success. Perhaps my search terms were imperfect? I would like to know...
  14. Brad Washburn's Mapping Project for the Presidential Range

    Can someone direct me to an internet reference and/or book reference which provides details about Brad Washburn's mapping project for the NH Presidential Range?
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    Foliage in the Franconia Notch

    When driving through the Franconia Notch on 26-June, I couldn't help but notice that it looked like early autumn in the general vicinity roughly between Boise Rock and Exit 34B.
    Does anyone have...
  16. Thanks Patrick!! Very much appreciated!

    Thanks Patrick!! Very much appreciated!
  17. Kathy, I'm uncertain if they still manufacture...

    Kathy, I'm uncertain if they still manufacture the camera that I use, but it is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1.
  18. Bob, thank you! As I recall it, you live in...

    Bob, thank you!

    As I recall it, you live in southern PA. It's nice to read that you still have some autumn color there as well. Hopefully, there will still be some left to enjoy when we go...
  19. Thank you for the kind words! Regarding your...

    Thank you for the kind words!

    Regarding your statement about still waiting for the leaves to fall down your way in Maryland, perhaps they'll still be hanging on when we venture down that way in...
  20. Thank you Kathy for the kind words about my Blog...

    Thank you Kathy for the kind words about my Blog report and my photos.
    Speaking of photos, I just noticed that your current avatar shows a beautiful black cat. Many years ago, a cat similar in...
  21. A Short Gallop to White Horse Ledge (North Conway, NH)

    Shown below are a couple of snapshots taken on a 09-November hike that included White Horse Ledge and Cathedral Ledge in the North Conway area of NH. My Blog (click HERE) has a few more photos, plus...
  22. Anna . . . your generous comments are most...

    Anna . . . your generous comments are most appreciated!

    Regarding my snapshots, the only credit I can take is for pressing the shutter button. Mother Nature did all the rest! It was truly a...
  23. Karl . . . you've done a magnificent job, not...

    Karl . . . you've done a magnificent job, not only with those comparison photos, but with your report overall!

    Thank you for sharing your historical research with us!
  24. An Autumn Trek to East Rattlesnake and Five Finger Point (Lakes Region of NH)

    The 1981 movie "On Golden Pond" immediately comes to mind each time I hike in the Lakes Region of NH. As many readers will recall, this film starred Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn, along with Jane...
  25. Big Deer and Little Deer Mountains (A Loop Hike in VT)

    http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qYpZuIjScQo/TpyektA8ZCI/AAAAAAAAKn0/8ywMf7OAlVQ/s640/P1090271.JPG
    (PLEASE NOTE: Additional photos from this hike can be found at my BLOG.)

    It has been nearly 8...
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