Some are better than others – Last night it was not bad at all.
I shot a movie of the clearing –
Out to another favorite spot today for a quick walk and a swim. This time I dragged along the D70 and a couple of condenser mic’s to grab some 96k stereo river sounds. Came out well enough. No motion in the shots – I had neither a fluid head or a slider. One of these times we will bring it all together.
I got some stills as well.
Days like this.
Just living the dream.
Great day along a favorite trail –
Olivarian Brook is a nice flat walk up a gorgeous mountain brook and is a quite peaceful slice of biome of the area.
Next time I am going to pack in the audio equipment and see if I cant grab some 5.1 of the river with a nice slow and STEADY (sorry about the vid) 4k video underneath.
Off to Lincoln and Franconia today.
We have been wanting to visit the mountain wanderer book shop for some time now and today seemed like the perfect day for it. Forty-Five minutes from Mittenstock and over the pass (where there was still plenty of snow) lies the town of Lincoln and the Mountain Wanderer book shop. If you are a fan of the area and a hiker – this is a must visit. Owner Steve Smith is well known in the area as a well of information on all topics White Mountains. Do visit his blog for a fabulous resource of information on hikes and destinations you would probably not have thought of or even knew about.
We enjoyed a long chin wag with Steve and secured a new stack of literature for Mittenstock in the process.
After that we drove up to Cannon and had a look around. Cold, windy and wet (as it has been for so long this spring). I realized that I had not been back to Cannon for over 35 years. I had to stop to snap a shot of WG ridge as well as ‘Old Cannon’ where you can clearly see the face plant of the old man at the top of the slabs. Back in the day I climbed over his ear and around the cables, iron rods and epoxy that held him together.
Fun quick road trip despite the weather – with promises to return under fairer skies for future adventures.
A classic short walk – and a great time of year to do it. It is interesting to see the recovery from the fire a couple years ago. The bugs are just coming out, as are the leaves. Saw our first trillium of the season. All and all a walk that does not disappoint.
(The video is downsampled to 4K – Click the gear in the player to up the resolution (if you have the screen for it)oh, and full size is best size. Just sayin)
We got first tracks again Sunday morning. There were flurries all the while we were on the slopes. It was like some giant was picking up the snow globe and giving it a good shake every time it started to settle down. It was a warmish 35 and sunny at times back at Mittenstock.
Sally had left. I was waiting for the dishwasher to finish while packing up after a great weekend. I saw that Chocorua had slipped behind some squalls again so I quickly set up a D800 with a 50mm and hooked up the intervalometer.
Glad I did.
After getting first tracks this morning at the mountain we came back to Mittenstock and took the boys out to Dog Bone Ridge.
Great conditions. Relatively warm at 34 degrees with no wind. A nice early January day.
It’s just two miles.
It’s kinda a scar of a path ( a series of skider tracks)
But it’s right outside our door and offers a nice accessible terrain hike for us.
We have never done it outside of show shoes. So much opens up in the winter. After a few snow storms travel is effortless on pillows and the views open up considerably. No bugs, no Harley’s. Off trail on snow shoes is the game of the season for us.
There had to be north of 18” of snow. It was a little heavy, but it made for solid traction and a stable track out and back, up and down. Both of us were good for one tumbledown each this trip.
I shot only a 50mm 1.4 on the D810. I always bring all sorts of gear and just about never break it out on trip. Part of the problem is that once I get on trail I am overcome with a ‘let’s make time’ feeling and tend to not want to stop or break pace. I need to work on that.
The truly great thing about Dog Bone Ridge is the access. Put the pack on in the house – and off you go.
Not sure what the name of this piece of ground is.
We call it Dog Bone Ridge because