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    Loved the pictures of the eaglet.My husband and I have hiked in that area before and have seen the eaglet from several directions.
    I didn't even know about the Watcher.Those are great shots.I'm sure the Old Man is glad she is still there keeping guard over the Notch for him

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    Great report and photos, John!

    I wonder if she is related to the sleeping Indian chief over in the Lafayette valley and the one on Mt Pemi? Quite a abundance of Indian profiles here!

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    Another interesting report and photos. Had never heard of "The Watcher" until now. I might add though, that in your first photo you can see the outline of a "hound dog" lying down. We were told this by friends who live in the area.

    We've seen him many times while driving thru Franconia Notch along I-93.

    Has anyone else seen the profile of the hound dog?

    Donna

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Legs and Little d View Post
    Another interesting report and photos. Had never heard of "The Watcher" until now. I might add though, that in your first photo you can see the outline of a "hound dog" lying down. We were told this by friends who live in the area.

    We've seen him many times while driving thru Franconia Notch along I-93.

    Has anyone else seen the profile of the hound dog?
    Thanks Donna for your response!

    Someone told us about the "Hound Dog" about a year & half ago. Once you can visualize Eagle Cliff Ridge as a Hound Dog, then that is what you see each and every time you look at it. It's so obvious once you're told what to look for. My wife and I found it amazing that it had to be pointed out to us! I mean it's obviously a hound dog!

    So, for folks who already know about the hound dog, we simply tell them to look for The Watcher behind the Hound Dog's left ear. For folks who don't yet know about the Hound Dog, we have to first "educate" them about the dog, and then tell them where to look!
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    Wow , great photos of the Watcher , I have made two trips up to her myself
    and it looks like I may make another one this fall. It is amazing how
    many people don't know about her. I also have a few vintage postcards
    of her. She's been called The Old Lady of the Mountains, Old Woman of
    the Notch, Lady of the Lake, I perfer the Watcher.
    Ron White

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    Just as a follow-up to my posting, I've since received an image of a postcard from the 1930's. It's interesting to note that "The Watcher" is one of the profiles that are featured on this old post card.
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    What a great old postcard.In the postcard photo the Watcher's profile looks more like that of a man than a women to me.Anyone else think so?

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    I agree, much like an Indian warrior.
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    Apologies for yet another photo, but I just recalled that in the September 10, 2009 edition of The Littleton Record newspaper there was a short article about The Eaglet (the other unique rock formation that I photographed on my trip to see The Watcher).
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    Don't apologize! These photos (and the postcard) are great. I particularly liked seeing the climbers on top of the eaglet (reinforcing my feeling that I will never be doing anything like that)!
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