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  • 1. Rain EquipmentThe right rain equipment for hikerCanoeing in the Wilderness, pg 1by HOSTMEI R on NOVEMBER 19, 2011[ EDI T]Canoeing in the Wilderness, pg 1Image by Robert of FairfaxRGK1958 Transcription of "Canoeing in the Wilderness":William A. KenningtonSec.- 0901Sept. 28, 1978CANOEING IN THE WILDERNESSTwo summers ago, my family and I went on a canoeing trip along the winding, majesticPenobscot River of Northern Maine. The Penobscot is located northeast of MooseheadLake and empties into Chensuncook Lake, a lake nestled at the foot of the highestMountain in Maine, Mount Kadatdin. Mount Kadatdin stretches more than five-thousandfeet into the sky and can be seen for miles around. All of these landmarks are located inthe most uninhabited and desolate areas in New England. Only a few small towns arelocated in this area and the only way to get to them is by seaplane or by foot. The onlyroads that cut through this wilderness are private lumber roads. Eighteen-wheelers,overburdened with logs, roar down these small dirt roads and stop for nothing. To get toour point of departure we used these roads. [ what car did you drive? ]After an hour of uncomfortable travel along these bumpy, back roads, we reached a pointhalf-way up the Penobscot River from Lake Chensuncook. There we removed the canoesfrom their racks, carefully took them down the steep bank, and placed them in themurking [murky?] waters of the Penobscot. After loading the camping equipment, foodboxes, and other assorted gear aboard the canoes we were ready to shove off.It was about mid-afternoon when we started our journey down this somewhat placidriver. The current was rather slow, so the rest of the day we spent paddling. We reachedour first campsite before sunset and set up camp before dark. Just before finishingdinner, a rain squall hit and forced us into our tents for the night.
  • 2. The next morning I [William Jr] rose early and prepared breakfast. My father [Bill Sr}was up early also and helped me get the canoes in the water. My mother and two youngerbrothers [Bruce and Erice] woke up a little later, and once they had eaten and packed, weprepared to get underway. As we paddled along, enjoying the scenery, and thoroughlyenjoying our trip, we were caught off guard by a stretch of white water. It was so suddenthat the canoe I was in with my younger brother rode up on a submerged rock with a thudbefore I could do anything about it. I immediately jumped out of the canoe to relieve thepressure and to my surprise, four feet of water. As the canoe carrying my panic strickenbrother [Bruce] slid off the rock, I pulled my drenched body aboard. My father, mother,and other little brother made it through the rapids safely and boasted about theirmaneuvering skills. That experience I thought I would never forget that experience, butthe worst was yet to come.By noon we reached Chensuncook Lake and set up camp on a large island located at thenorthern end of the lake. The sky was blue and the sun was shining, so we decided to takea hike into the woods to pick wild blueberries. When we got back my father had started afire and was in the midst of making supper when black storm clouds began to form[again] on the horizon. We knew it would rain soon, we have hiking rain equipment, sowe put a tarpaulin up over the cooking area.The wind began to pick up and a light sprinkle began to fall. As I looked across the lake Inoticed a solid wall of rain approaching at a terrific speed, and before I could sayanything, it hit. The tarpaulin was literally ripped off the ground and thrown into thewoods. The fire was snuffed out immediately and we began to be pommeled by hail that aquarter-inch in diameter. To seek protection, I hid behind a large pine tree, but to myamazement it began to fall. As I looked around I noticed that other trees were falling allover the campsite, too. Then as fast as it came it disappeared.All of our food was destroyed or scattered through the woods, two of our tents wereshredded, equipment was spread all over the place, but luckily no-one was hurt. We allhad bruise marks from the hail and were a little nervous, but, otherwise, we were okay.Since most of our food and equipment was lost, we had to head for a small town at thesouthern end of Chesuncook Lake and cut our trip short. That canoe trip in northernMaine has given me a lot of respect for nature, and I will never forget that experience forthe rest of my life.
  • 3. { Comments on this entry are closed }Arnold Arboretum, 18 May 2010: View from Bussey Hillsouth to Great Blue Hill (―Massachusett‖) in Quincyby HOSTMEI R on NOVEMBER 18, 2011[ EDI T]Arnold Arboretum, 18 May 2010: View from Bussey Hill south to Great BlueHill (“Massachusett”) in QuincyImage by Chris DeversOn the right-horizon is Great Blue Hill in the Blue Hills in Quincy. Pasting fromWikipedia Great Blue Hill:•••••Great Blue Hill (Native Americans called it Massachusett) is a hill of 635 feet (194 m)located within the Blue Hills Reservation in the eastern part of the U.S.state of Massachusetts, 10 miles (15 km) southwest of Boston. It is the highest pointin Norfolk County. The modern name for the hill was given by early European explorerswho, while sailing along the coastline, noticed the bluish hue of the exposed granite faceswhen viewed from a distance.The Blue Hills‘s eastern slopes face the ocean and lie withinQuincy Massachusetts. This area later spawned a massive industry for its sought after"blue granite".[2] The name of the now-extinct MassachusettIndian tribe and theirlanguage (and thus the name of the Bay, Colony, state, etc.) derive from the Massachusettname of the hill: massa-adchu-es-et, where massa- is "large", -adchu- is "hill", -es- isa diminutive suffix meaning "small", and -et is a locative suffix, identifying a place.[3]The north and west sides of Great Blue Hill drain into the Neponset River, and thenceinto Boston Harbor. The south and east sides of Great Blue Hill drain into the Blue HillRiver, thence into the Farm River, Monatiquot River, Weymouth Fore River, and intoBoston Harbor.Its summit is the highest point in Norfolk County and also the highest within 10 miles ofthe Atlantic coast south of central Maine. For this reason, American meteorologist AbbottLawrence Rotch chose Great Blue Hill as the site for an observatory, which becameknown as the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory after its completion in 1885. Rotchconducted ground-breaking studies of the atmosphere at Blue Hill for many years, andthe National Weather Service still gathers data at the site. From the modern — albeitsomewhat neglected — Eliot Tower at the summit, one can often see the city of Bostonand many of the surrounding hills of the Milton and Canton area.
  • 4. Great Blue Hill, and the Blue Hills Reservation in general, is a popular hiking destination,valued as much for its splendid trails and views as for its proximity to the metropolitanarea. There is also alpine skiing available at Blue Hills Ski Area, consisting of eight trailsserved by a double chair and two surface lifts.The well-known Boston public television and radio station WGBH takes its call lettersfrom Great Blue Hill, the original location of the station‘s FM and TV transmitters.WGBH-FM still transmits from the site and has a backup transmitter there as well. TheTV station moved its antenna to a taller tower in the 1960s.[4]•••••The Arboretum has an interactive map on their web site. This map is found at theArborway Gate.Pasting from Wikipedia: Arnold Arboretum:•••••The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is an arboretum located in the JamaicaPlain and Roslindalesections of Boston, Massachusetts. It was designed by Frederick LawOlmsted and is the second largest "link" in the Emerald Necklace.HistoryThe Arboretum was founded in 1872 when the President and Fellows of HarvardCollege became trustees of a portion of the estate of James Arnold (1781–1868).In 1842, Benjamin Bussey (1757–1842), a prosperous Boston merchant and scientificfarmer, donated his country estate Woodland Hill and a part of his fortune to HarvardUniversity "for instruction in agriculture,horticulture, and related subjects". Bussey hadinherited land from fellow patriot Eleazer Weld in 1800 and further enlarged his largeestate between 1806 and 1837 by acquiring and consolidating various farms that hadbeen established as early as the seventeenth century. Harvard used this land for thecreation of the Bussey Institute, which was dedicated to agricultural experimentation.The first Bussey Institute building was completed in 1871 and served as headquarters foran undergraduate school of agriculture.Sixteen years after Bussey‘s death, James Arnold, a New Bedford, Massachusetts whalingmerchant, specified that a portion of his estate was to be used for "…the promotionof Agricultural, or Horticultural improvements". In 1872, when the trustees of the will ofJames Arnold transferred his estate to Harvard University, Arnold‘s gift was combinedwith 120 acres (0.49 km2) of the former Bussey estate to create the Arnold Arboretum. Inthe deed of trust between the Arnold trustees and the College, income from Arnold‘slegacy was to be used for establishing, developing and maintaining an arboretum to be
  • 5. known as the Arnold Arboretum which "shall contain, as far as practicable, all the trees[and] shrubs … either indigenous or exotic, which can be raised in the open air of WestRoxbury". The historical mission of the Arnold Arboretum is to increase knowledge ofwoody plants through research and to disseminate this knowledge through education.Charles Sprague Sargent was appointed director and Arnold Professor of Botany shortlyafter the establishment of the institution in 1872.[2] Together with landscapearchitect Frederick Law Olmsted he developed the road and pathway system anddelineated the collection areas by family and genus, following the then current and widelyaccepted classification system of Bentham and Hooker. The Hunnewell building wasdesigned by architectAlexander Wadsworth Longfellow, Jr. in 1892 and constructed withfunds donated by H. H. Hunnewell in 1903. From 1946 to 1950 the landscapearchitect Beatrix Farrand was the landscape design consultant for the Arboretum. Herearly training in the 1890s included time with Charles Sprague Sargent and chiefpropagator and superintendent Jackson Thornton Johnson.[3] Today the Arboretumoccupies 265 acres (107 hectares) of land divided between four parcels, viz. the mainArboretum and the Peters Hill, Weld-Walter and South Street tracts. The collections,however, are located primarily in the main Arboretum and on the Peters Hill tract. TheArboretum remains one of the finest examples of a landscape designed by Frederick LawOlmsted and it is aFrederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site) and a National HistoricLandmark.Robert E. Cook is the seventh and current Director of the Arnold Arboretum. He is alsothe Director of the Harvard University Herbaria located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.StatusThe Arboretum is privately endowed as a department of Harvard University. The land,however, was deeded to the City of Boston in 1882 and incorporated into the so-called"Emerald Necklace". Under the agreement with the City, Harvard University was given athousand-year lease on the property, and the University, as trustee, is directly responsiblefor the development, maintenance, and operation of the Arboretum; the City retainsresponsibility for water fountains, benches, roads, boundaries, and policing. The annualoperating budget of ,350,644 (fiscal year 2003) is largely derived from endowment,which is also managed by the University, and all Arboretum staff are Universityemployees. Other income is obtained through granting agencies and contributors.LocationThe main Arborway gate is located on Route 203 a few hundred yards south of itsjunction with the Jamaicaway. Public transportation to the Arboretum is available onthe MBTA Orange Line to its terminus at Forest Hills Station and by bus (#39) to the
  • 6. Monument in Jamaica Plain. The Arboretum is within easy walking distance from eitherof these points.HoursThe grounds are open free of charge to the public from sunrise to sunset 365 days of theyear. The Visitor‘s Center in the Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, is open Mondaythrough Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sundays 12 p.m.–4 PM. TheVisitor‘s Center is closed on holidays. The Library, located in the Hunnewell Building, isopen Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.. The Library is closed on Sundays andholidays. Stacks are closed and the collection does not circulate.AreaTwo hundred and sixty-five acres (107 hectares) in the Jamaica Plain and Roslindalesections of Boston, Massachusetts, located at 42°19′N 71°5′W / 42.317°N 71.083°W /42.317; -71.083, with altitudes ranging from 46 feet (15 m) in the meadow across thedrive from the Hunnewell Building to 240 feet (79 m) at the top of Peters Hill.ClimateAverage yearly rainfall is 43.63 inches (1,102 mm); average snowfall, 40.2 inches (102centimeters). Monthly mean temperature is 51.5 °F (10.8 °C); July‘s mean temperature is73.5 °F (23 °C); January‘s is 29.6 °F (-1.3 °C). The Arboretum is located in USDAhardiness zone 6 (0 to −10 °F, −18 to −23 °C).Collections (as of September 14, 2007)At present, the living collections include 15,441 individual plants (including nurseryholdings) belonging to 10,216 accessions representing 4,099 taxa; with particularemphasis on the ligneous species of North Americaand eastern Asia. Historic collectionsinclude the plant introductions from eastern Asia made by Charles SpragueSargent, Ernest Henry Wilson, William Purdom, Joseph Hers, and Joseph Rock. Recentintroductions from Asia have resulted from the 1977 Arnold Arboretum Expeditionto Japan and Korea, the 1980 Sino-American Botanical Expedition to western HubeiProvince, and more recent expeditions to China and Taiwan.Comprehensive collections are maintained and augmented for most genera, and generathat have received particular emphasisinclude: Acer, Fagus, Carya, Forsythia, Taxodium, Pinus, Metasequoia, Lonicera, Magnolia,Malus, Quercus, Rhododendron, Syringa, Paulownia, Albizia, Ilex, Gleditsia and Tsuga.Other comprehensive collections include the Bradley Collection of Rosaceous Plants, thecollection of conifers and dwarf conifers, and the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection.Approximately 500 accessions are processed annually.
  • 7. Collections policyThe mission of the Arnold Arboretum is to increase our knowledge of the evolution andbiology of woody plants. Historically, this research has investigated the globaldistribution and evolutionary history of trees, shrubs and vines, with particular emphasison the disjunct species of East Asia and North America. Today this work continuesthrough molecular studies of the evolution and biogeography of the floras of temperateAsia, North America and Europe.Research activities include molecular studies of gene evolution, investigations of plant-water relations, and the monitoring of plant phenology, vegetation succession, nutrientcycling and other factors that inform studies of environmental change. Applied work inhorticulture uses the collections for studies in plant propagation, plant introduction, andenvironmental management. This diversity of scientific investigation is founded in acontinuing commitment to acquire, grow, and document the recognized species andinfraspecific taxa of ligneous plants of the Northern Hemisphere that are able towithstand the climate of the Arboretum‘s 265-acre (1.07 km2) Jamaica Plain/Roslindalesite.As a primary resource for research in plant biology, the Arboretum‘s living collections areactively developed, curated, and managed to support scientific investigation and study.To this end, acquisition policies place priority on obtaining plants that are geneticallyrepresentative of documented wild populations. For each taxon, the Arnold Arboretumaspires to grow multiple accessions of known wild provenance in order to representsignificant variation that may occur across the geographic range of the species.Accessions of garden or cultivated provenance are also acquired as governed by thecollections policies herein.For all specimens, full documentation of both provenance and history within thecollection is a critical priority. Curatorial procedures provide for complete and accuraterecords for each accession, and document original provenance, locations in thecollections, and changes in botanical identity. Herbarium specimens, DNA materials,and digital images are gathered for the collection and maintained in Arboretum datasystems and the herbarium at the Roslindale site.ResearchResearch on plant pathology and integrated pest management for maintenance of theliving collections is constantly ongoing. Herbarium-based research focuses on thesystematics and biodiversity of both temperate and tropical Asian forests, as well as theecology and potential for sustainable use of their resources. The Arboretum‘s educationprograms offer school groups and the general public a wide range of lectures, courses,
  • 8. and walks focusing on the ecology and cultivation of plants. Its quarterlymagazine, Arnoldia, provides in-depth information on horticulture, botany, and gardenhistory. Current Research InitiativesPlant RecordsPlant records are maintained on a computerized database, BG-BASE 6.8 (BG-Base Inc.),which was initiated in 1985 at the request of the Arnold Arboretum and the ThreatenedPlants Unit (TPU) of the World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC). Acomputerized mapping program (based on AutoCAD (Autodesk)) is linked to BG-BASE,and each accession is recorded on a series of maps at a scale of 1-inch (25 mm) to 20 feet(1:240) or 1-inch (25 mm) to 10 feet (1:120). A computer-driven embosser generatesrecords labels. All accessioned plants in the collections are labeled with accessionnumber, botanical name, and cultivar name (when appropriate), source information,common name, and map location. Trunk and/or display labels are also hung on manyaccessions and include botanical and common names and nativity. Stake labels are usedto identify plants located in the Leventritt Garden and Chinese Path.Grounds MaintenanceThe grounds staff consists of the superintendent and assistant superintendent,three arborists, and ten horticultural technologists. A service garage is adjacent to theHunnewell Building, where offices and locker rooms are located. During the summermonths ten horticultural interns supplement the grounds staff. A wide array of vehiclesand modern equipment, including an aerial lift truck and a John Deere backhoe and frontloader, are used in grounds maintenance. Permanent grounds staff, excluding thesuperintendents, are members ofAFL/CIO Local 615, Service Employees InternationalUnion (SEIU).Nursery and Greenhouse FacilitiesThe Dana Greenhouses, located at 1050 Centre Street (with a mailing address of 125Arborway), were completed in 1962. They comprise four service greenhouses totaling3,744 square feet (348 m²), the headhouse with offices, cold rooms, storage areas, and aclassroom. Staffing at the greenhouse includes the manager of greenhouses andnurseries, the plant propagator, two assistants, and, during the summer months, twohorticultural interns. Adjacent to the greenhouse is a shade house of 3,150 square feet(293 m²), a 12,600 cubic foot (357 m³) cold storage facility, and three irrigated, ingroundnurseries totaling approximately one and one-half acres (6,000 m²). Also located in thegreenhouse complex is the bonsai pavilion, where the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection isdisplayed from the middle of April to the end of October. During the winter months thebonsai are held in the cold storage unit at temperatures slightly above freezing.Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship Program
  • 9. The living collections department of the Arnold Arboretum offers a paid summerinternship program [2] that combines hands-on training in horticulture with educationalcourses. Intern trainees will be accepted for 12- to 24-week appointments. Ten internswill work with the grounds maintenance department and two in the Dana Greenhouses.As part of the training program, interns participate in mandatory instructional sessionsand field trips in order to develop a broader sense of the Arboretum‘s horticulturalpractices as well as those of other institutions. Sessions and field trips are led by Arnoldstaff members and embrace an open question and answer format encouraging all toparticipate. Interns often bring experience and knowledge that everyone, including staff,benefits from. It is a competitive-free learning environment.Horticultural ApprenticeshipThe Arboretum created the horticultural apprenticeship program in 1997 to providehands-on experience in all aspects of the development, curation, and maintenance of theArboretum‘s living collections to individuals interested in pursuing a career in anarboretum or botanical garden.The Living Collections department of the Arnold Arboretum offers a summer internshipprogram[4] that combines practical hands-on training in horticulture with educationalcourses. Fourteen Interns/Horticultural Trainees are accepted for twelve to twenty-fourweek appointments. Interns receive the majority of their training in one of threedepartments: Grounds Maintenance, Nursery and Greenhouse, or Plant Records.Lilac SundayThe second Sunday in May every year is "Lilac Sunday". This is the only day of the yearthat picnicing is allowed. In 2008, on the 100th anniversary of Lilac Sunday, theArboretum website touted:Of the thousands of flowering plants in the Arboretum, only one, the lilac, is singled outeach year for a daylong celebration. On Lilac Sunday, garden enthusiasts from all overNew England gather at the Arboretum to picnic, watch Morris dancing, and tour thelilac collection. On the day of the event, which takes place rain or shine, the Arboretumis open as usual from dawn to dusk.[5]Associated CollectionsThe Arboretum‘s herbarium in Jamaica Plain holds specimens of cultivated plants thatrelate to the living collections (ca. 160,000). The Jamaica Plain herbarium, horticulturallibrary, archives, and photographs are maintained in the Hunnewell building at 125Arborway; however, the main portions of the herbarium and library collections arehoused in Cambridge on the campus of Harvard University, at 22 Divinity Avenue.
  • 10. PublicationsThe inventory of living collections is updated periodically and made available to sisterbotanical gardens and arboreta on request; it is also available on the Arboretum‘s website(searchable inventory). Arnoldia, the quarterly magazine of the Arnold Arboretum,frequently publishes articles relating to the living collections. A Reunion of Trees[6] byStephen A. Spongberg (curator emeritus) recounts the history of the introduction ofmany of the exotic species included in the Arobretum‘s collections. New EnglandNatives[7] written by horticultural research archivist Sheila Connor describes many ofthe trees and shrubs of the New England flora and the ways New Englanders have usedthem since prehistoric times. Science in the Pleasure Ground[8] by Ida Hay (formercuratorial associate) constitutes an institutional biography of the Arboretum.Institutional CollaborationsThe Arboretum maintains an institutional membership in the American Public GardenAssociation (APGA) and the International Association of Botanical Gardens andArboreta. Additionally, members of the staff are associated with many national andinternational botanical and horticultural organizations. The Arboretum is also acooperating institution with the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC), and as an activemember of the North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC), it is committedto broadening and maintaining its holdings of:Acer, Carya, Fagus, Stewartia, Syringa,and Tsuga for the purposes of plant conservation, evaluation, and research. TheArboretum is also a member of the North American China Plant Exploration Consortium(NACPEC).See alsoLarz Anderson Bonsai Collection, donated by businessman and ambassador LarzAndersonThe Case Estates of the Arnold ArboretumList of botanical gardens in the United StatesNorth American Plant Collections ConsortiumAdams-Nervine_AsylumExternal linksArnold Arboretum Official WebsiteArnold Arboretum Visitor InformationHarvard University HerbariaAmerican Public Gardens Association (APGA)Flora of ChinaVirtual Information Access (VIA) Catalog of visual resources at Harvard University.Garden and Forest A Journal of Horticulture, Landscape Art, and Forestry (1888–1897)
  • 11. Boston’s Arnold Arboretum: A Place for Study and Recreation, a National Park ServiceTeaching with Historic Places (TwHP) lesson planThe Emerald Necklace: Boston’s Green Connection, a National Park Service Teachingwith Historic Places (TwHP) lesson plan{ Comments on this entry are closed }The Tarn in the CloudsNOVEMBER 17, 2011 [ EDI T ]The Tarn in the Clouds Image by CHRISSPdotCOM This summer I did a 7 day trip to the alps with ournice old cabrio (build in 1974 by MG). After the car broke in Itally I had to travel by train to Interlaken tomeet up with my dad. Than we did two hikes and [...]Read the full article →The Tarn in the CloudsNOVEMBER 17, 2011 [ EDI T ]The Tarn in the Clouds Image by CHRISSPdotCOM This summer I did a 7 day trip to the alps with ournice old cabrio (build in 1974 by MG). After the car broke in Itally I had to travel by train to Interlaken tomeet up with my dad. Than we did two hikes and [...]Read the full article →Glacier LakeNOVEMBER 16, 2011 [ EDI T ]Glacier Lake Image by Fereshte Faustini I had decided to go on a short hike up the hill. As you can seethe clouds were threatening rain. While I was taking my photos they opened up, lightning, thunder andtorrential downpour. Luckily, I managed to bring a nice poncho and protected my equipment until it [...]Read the full article →Death Valley National Park, California (2)NOVEMBER 15, 2011 [ EDI T]Death Valley National Park, California (2) Image by Ken Lund Death Valley National Park is a mostlyarid United States National Park located east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in southern InyoCounty and northern San Bernardino County in California, with a small extension into southwesternNye County and extreme southern Esmeralda County in [...]Read the full article →Death Valley National Park, California Between Stovepipe Wells and FurnaceCreekNOVEMBER 14, 2011 [ EDI T ]Death Valley National Park, California Between Stovepipe Wells and Furnace Creek Image by Ken LundRead the full article →Death Valley National Park, California (13)NOVEMBER 13, 2011 [ EDI T ]Death Valley National Park, California (13) Image by Ken Lund Question by Ǟғℓɢџγȝƽ: A Joke For You –The Butcher Dance? A guy has spent five years traveling all around the world making a documentary onNative dances. At the end of this time, he has every single native dance of every indigenous culture in[...]
  • 12. Read the full article →Death Valley National Park, California (4)NOVEMBER 12, 2011 [ EDI T]Death Valley National Park, California (4) Image by Ken Lund Death Valley National Park is a mostlyarid United States National Park located east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in southern InyoCounty and northern San Bernardino County in California, with a small extension into southwesternNye County and extreme southern Esmeralda County in [...]Read the full article →Death Valley National Park, California (8)NOVEMBER 11, 2011 [ EDI T]Death Valley National Park, California (8) Image by Ken Lund Death Valley National Park is a mostlyarid United States National Park located east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in southern InyoCounty and northern San Bernardino County in California, with a small extension into southwesternNye County and extreme southern Esmeralda County in [...]Read the full article →Sleeping EquipmentsThe right sleeping equipments for hikerThree-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the ChannelIslands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz)by HOSTMEI R on NOVEMBER 30, 2011[ EDI T]Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, SantaRosa, Santa Cruz)Image by mikebairdThree-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (SanMiguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz – seewww.nps.gov/chis/ ) in Southern California, 02-04July 2009. Five of us from the Morro Bay, CA kayakmorrobay Yahoo! Group (Mike Baird,Steve Cohen, Rouvaishyana, Betty Tegner, Ron Gabel) joined eight others on aTruthaquatics (Santa Barbara, CA – see truthaquatics.com ) adventure outing that mayhave been the best vacation I‘ve ever taken. Leaving Santa Barbara harbor at 4AM, wearrived at San Miguel Island‘s Cuyler Harbor, opposite beautiful Prince Island, and hikedto Harris Point on San Miguel the first day, July 2, 2009, under the leadership andinterpretation of the most affable and knowledgeable Sabine Faulhaber, a volunteer for
  • 13. the Channel Islands National Park Service, who is a German University of CaliforniaMaterials Dept. graduate student who had just finished her degree. Endemic plant lifeand many Chumash archeological sites abounded. Remnants of the Chumash civilizationcan still be seen in thousands of ―shell middens‖ on the island. San Miguel Island is theonly known place in the world where 4 different species of seals and sea lions breed andup to 6 species can be found. Also on Day one, July 2, 2009, we paddled a few caves nearour Santa Miguel harbor mooring. On Day two in the morning, July 3, 2009, we paddledcaves, arches, coves, and beaches along Santa Rosa Island near Bechers Bay and TorreyPines. That afternoon, we paddled Santa Cruz Island, including the legendary PaintedCave, one of the largest and deepest sea caves in the world. Painted Cave, is on thenorthwest coastline of Santa Cruz, and is so named because of its colorful rock types,lichens, and algaes. Painted Cave is a quarter-mile long and 100 feet wide, with anentrance ceiling of 160 feet. It was within the halls of this "cathedral" created by nature‘sraw power of wind and water that I experienced what could only be called a religiousexperience while listening to the amazing voice of Rouvaishyana sing opera and performa chant in Hebrew, lighting up the chamber‘s darkness with pure emotion, which broughttears to my eyes for the joy for being alive and present amidst such magnificence. Thatevening we made an unscheduled turbulent round-trip back to Santa Barbara to replace aburned out water pump that disabled the generator required for operation of the boat. OnDay three, July 4, 2009, by now very confident in our equipment and abilities, wepaddled a number of caves and arches in turbulent surf amongst wash rocks and swells.We returned to Santa Barbara late afternoon on July 4th, 2009. Thanks to Rouvaishyanafor arranging such a magnificent experience. I have taken the liberty to add somecomments made by Rouvaishyana after the trip: "San Miguel Island was a real treat. Asyou know, I had been expecting foggy, windy weather so it was a treat to hike across thesunny, yet eerily barren plains with great views of the ocean all around. A late-afternoonpaddle was the perfect way to end our first day. The long coastal paddle at Santa RosaIsland was perfect for all of us. Lots of exploring, long-distance cruising, thousands of sealions, and a bald eagle to top it off! It‘s great that the captain saw fit to trust us to our ownstrengths and abilities. I knew we could do it. The afternoon paddle at Santa Cruz waseven more challenging in some ways, with the need to travel into a 15-knot headwind,though not even for half an hour. Painted Cave was the grand prize, the realization ofmore than 10 years of dreaming, and only a real storm would have kept me from makingit there. Sea caves have long held a mystique for me, and for many people, representingthe unknown, entrances into the innards of the earth, places of unique rock formationsand hidden life, and even as sacred places. Painted Cave is the greatest and deepest ofthem all in the ocean world. What a privilege to explore it with others by kayak, and it was
  • 14. just as gratifying that Betty and Sabine, our naturalist, were able to come by Zodiac afterbeing turned back by winds. I didn‘t mind the unplanned return trip to Santa Barbara,and I found the motion of the sea to be an aid to sleep and relaxation. This was especiallytrue the following morning, when we went back to the east end of Santa Cruz Island. Webecame an elite group of paddlers when the captain dropped us off at Potato Harbor,announcing that he didn‘t recommend that day‘s paddle to anyone except experienced seakayakers, which we all are. By the way, I learned from reading that Ron is correct aboutthe rocks in that harbor being volcanic. Santa Cruz Island in general is underlain by alayer of basalt and agglomerate volcanic rocks, with shale and other sedimentary rocks ontop. The sea cave explorations that day were wonderful, and the clear water aninspiration."{ Comments on this entry are closed }Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the ChannelIslands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz)by HOSTMEI R on NOVEMBER 29, 2011[ EDI T]Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, SantaRosa, Santa Cruz)Image by mikebairdThree-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, SantaCruz – seewww.nps.gov/chis/ ) in Southern California, 02-04 July 2009. Five of us fromthe Morro Bay, CA kayakmorrobay Yahoo! Group (Mike Baird, Steve Cohen,Rouvaishyana, Betty Tegner, Ron Gabel) joined eight others on a Truthaquatics (SantaBarbara, CA – see truthaquatics.com ) adventure outing that may have been the bestvacation I‘ve ever taken. Leaving Santa Barbara harbor at 4AM, we arrived at San MiguelIsland‘s Cuyler Harbor, opposite beautiful Prince Island, and hiked to Harris Point onSan Miguel the first day, July 2, 2009, under the leadership and interpretation of themost affable and knowledgeable Sabine Faulhaber, a volunteer for the Channel IslandsNational Park Service, who is a German University of California Materials Dept. graduatestudent who had just finished her degree. Endemic plant life and many Chumasharcheological sites abounded. Remnants of the Chumash civilization can still be seen inthousands of ―shell middens‖ on the island. San Miguel Island is the only known place inthe world where 4 different species of seals and sea lions breed and up to 6 species can befound. Also on Day one, July 2, 2009, we paddled a few caves near our Santa Miguelharbor mooring. On Day two in the morning, July 3, 2009, we paddled caves, arches,
  • 15. coves, and beaches along Santa Rosa Island near Bechers Bay and Torrey Pines. Thatafternoon, we paddled Santa Cruz Island, including the legendary Painted Cave, one ofthe largest and deepest sea caves in the world. Painted Cave, is on the northwest coastlineof Santa Cruz, and is so named because of its colorful rock types, lichens, and algaes.Painted Cave is a quarter-mile long and 100 feet wide, with an entrance ceiling of 160feet. It was within the halls of this "cathedral" created by nature‘s raw power of wind andwater that I experienced what could only be called a religious experience while listeningto the amazing voice of Rouvaishyana sing opera and perform a chant in Hebrew, lightingup the chamber‘s darkness with pure emotion, which brought tears to my eyes for the joyfor being alive and present amidst such magnificence. That evening we made anunscheduled turbulent round-trip back to Santa Barbara to replace a burned out waterpump that disabled the generator required for operation of the boat. On Day three, July4, 2009, by now very confident in our equipment and abilities, we paddled a number ofcaves and arches in turbulent surf amongst wash rocks and swells. We returned to SantaBarbara late afternoon on July 4th, 2009. Thanks to Rouvaishyana for arranging such amagnificent experience. I have taken the liberty to add some comments made byRouvaishyana after the trip: "San Miguel Island was a real treat. As you know, I had beenexpecting foggy, windy weather so it was a treat to hike across the sunny, yet eerily barrenplains with great views of the ocean all around. A late-afternoon paddle was the perfectway to end our first day. The long coastal paddle at Santa Rosa Island was perfect for allof us. Lots of exploring, long-distance cruising, thousands of sea lions, and a bald eagle totop it off! It‘s great that the captain saw fit to trust us to our own strengths and abilities. Iknew we could do it. The afternoon paddle at Santa Cruz was even more challenging insome ways, with the need to travel into a 15-knot headwind, though not even for half anhour. Painted Cave was the grand prize, the realization of more than 10 years ofdreaming, and only a real storm would have kept me from making it there. Sea caves havelong held a mystique for me, and for many people, representing the unknown, entrancesinto the innards of the earth, places of unique rock formations and hidden life, and evenas sacred places. Painted Cave is the greatest and deepest of them all in the ocean world.What a privilege to explore it with others by kayak, and it was just as gratifying that Bettyand Sabine, our naturalist, were able to come by Zodiac after being turned back by winds.I didn‘t mind the unplanned return trip to Santa Barbara, and I found the motion of thesea to be an aid to sleep and relaxation with hiking sleeping equipments. This wasespecially true the following morning, when we went back to the east end of Santa CruzIsland. We became an elite group of paddlers when the captain dropped us off at PotatoHarbor, announcing that he didn‘t recommend that day‘s paddle to anyone exceptexperienced sea kayakers, which we all are. By the way, I learned from reading that Ron is
  • 16. correct about the rocks in that harbor being volcanic. Santa Cruz Island in general isunderlain by a layer of basalt and agglomerate volcanic rocks, with shale and othersedimentary rocks on top. The sea cave explorations that day were wonderful, and theclear water an inspiration."{ Comments on this entry are closed }Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, SantaRosa, Santa Cruz)NOVEMBER 29, 2011 [ EDI T ]Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz) Imageby mikebaird Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, SantaCruz – see www.nps.gov/chis/ ) in Southern California, 02-04 July 2009. Five of us from the Morro Bay,CA kayakmorrobay Yahoo! Group (Mike [...]Read the full article →Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, SantaRosa, Santa Cruz)NOVEMBER 27, 2011 [ EDI T ]Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz) Imageby mikebaird Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, SantaCruz – see www.nps.gov/chis/ ) in Southern California, 02-04 July 2009. Five of us from the Morro Bay,CA kayakmorrobay Yahoo! Group (Mike [...]Read the full article →Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, SantaRosa, Santa Cruz)NOVEMBER 26, 2011 [ EDI T ]Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz) Imageby mikebaird Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, SantaCruz – see www.nps.gov/chis/ ) in Southern California, 02-04 July 2009. Five of us from the Morro Bay,CA kayakmorrobay Yahoo! Group (Mike [...]Read the full article →Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, SantaRosa, Santa Cruz)NOVEMBER 25, 2011 [ EDI T ]Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz) Imageby mikebaird Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, SantaCruz – see www.nps.gov/chis/ ) in Southern California, 02-04 July 2009. Five of us from the Morro Bay,CA kayakmorrobay Yahoo! Group (Mike [...]Read the full article →Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, SantaRosa, Santa Cruz)NOVEMBER 24, 2011 [ EDI T ]
  • 17. Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz) Imageby mikebaird Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, SantaCruz – see www.nps.gov/chis/ ) in Southern California, 02-04 July 2009. Five of us from the Morro Bay,CA kayakmorrobay Yahoo! Group (Mike [...]Read the full article →Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, SantaRosa, Santa Cruz)NOVEMBER 23, 2011 [ EDI T ]Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz) Imageby mikebaird Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, SantaCruz – see www.nps.gov/chis/ ) in Southern California, 02-04 July 2009. Five of us from the Morro Bay,CA kayakmorrobay Yahoo! Group (Mike [...]Read the full article →Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, SantaRosa, Santa Cruz)NOVEMBER 22, 2011 [ EDI T]Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz) Imageby mikebaird Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, SantaCruz – see www.nps.gov/chis/ ) in Southern California, 02-04 July 2009. Five of us from the Morro Bay,CA kayakmorrobay Yahoo! Group (Mike [...]Read the full article →Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, SantaRosa, Santa Cruz)NOVEMBER 21, 2011 [ EDI T]Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz) Imageby mikebaird Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, SantaCruz – see www.nps.gov/chis/ ) in Southern California, 02-04 July 2009. Five of us from the Morro Bay,CA kayakmorrobay Yahoo! Group (Mike [...]Read the full article →
  • 18. SandalsThe right sandals for hikerHiking at Third Beachby HOSTMEI R on NOVEMBER 30, 2011[ EDI T]Hiking at Third BeachImage by Paul David Gibsonthird beachQuestion by Heidi: What are the best hiking shoes for people with bunions?I have what is essentially a bunion on my right foot. I say essentially bc it‘s actually acalcium deposit on my foot that is in the same place as where a bunion would be. I needto have surgery and a pin inserted into my foot but that‘s another story…I have bad painif I wear shoes so for the most part I‘m in flip flops or sandals 90% of the time. ThankGod I live in GA and we don‘t have much of a winter. So my question is…I‘m starting tohike with my husband but I need a shoe that won‘t hurt my foot. Anyone have anysuggestions on shoes? I have tried on those ―sandal‖ hiking shoes and they seem to be mybest option. If anyone out there has a similar problem or has found a miracle shoe..I‘dlove to know about it! Also….just in case someone wants to suggest the ―over-the-counter‖ remedies…those won‘t work for me because I don‘t really have a bunion..just acalcium deposit (knot) in the same location. Thanks for your help!!Best answer:Answer by c_kayak_funi have a somewhat similar foot problem with a tender wide spot on the outside base of mybig toe joint — I got a pair of these Garmont canvas hikers two months ago and LOVEthem. Great support and traction but no pressure on my feet anywhere. Good price, too,and very cool and light for warm weather hikes.http://www.sierratradingpost.com/garmont-natura-light-trail-shoes-cotton-canvas-for-women~p~3650r/?filterString=search~garmont%2FYOu might also want to try on men‘s smaller sized shoes. I find that men‘s models usuallyhave more room in the toe box and ball of the foot than womens sizes. YOu can take upany sloppiness with an insole and it gives you room to use a foam bunion or pressure padinside on your foot,
  • 19. I have used Teva and Keen hiking sandals also — problem with them is that they don‘treally protect your feet and I find they seem to make me more apt to get blisters and toget stones and other debris inside the shoe. Better for sidewalks than forest trails.Being as they are canvas, you could probably cut out a section of the Garmont hikers ifthere was pressure over the area, which would remove the lining and padding. Then gluea piece of fabric over the cut out hole and you would have a void inside that would notpress on the sore spot — or you could fill it from inside with lamb‘s wool for cushioning.Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!{ Comments on this entry are closed }me and painted toes in hiking sandalsby HOSTMEI R on NOVEMBER 29, 2011[ EDI T]me and painted toes in hiking sandalsImage by slightly everythingQuestion by DP: Whats the difference between High performance shoes andCross-trainers?I‘m looking for a type of workout shoe, one that can do step aerobics, tae bo and aerobics.I‘m getting confused with all the different types of shoes listed. I see ‗High Performance‘and then I see the tried and true ‗Cross-Trainer‖ types listed. Such as listed at Kohl‘s theAthletic shoe options are Running, Trail, Cross-Training, High-Performance, Hiking &Walking and Sandals. What workout exactly are High Performance shoes for?Best answer:Answer by SoccerRefTooDPAbout fifty buck$ ,,,,, Bada Bing!A High performance shoe is a high performance running shoe. Usually designed fordistance running. The Cross-Trainer id a shoe designed for multiple activities, Gym, run,lifting, an all around sports shoe.Do not put much faith in the names my friend. It is marketing to the max. Instead rely onthe fit and comfort test. Especially in the firmness, and padding, of the arch area and theforefoot. In the routines you mention those will be the points of most contact,
  • 20. SoccerrefKnow better? Leave your own answer in the comments!{ Comments on this entry are closed }i found my spotNOVEMBER 28, 2011 [ EDI T ]i found my spot Image by hash trivial promoting chacos, fine hiking sandals Question by Rey: Hasanyone been to a Sandals Resort in Jamiaca? Which do reccomend? We are going there for ourhoneymoon in November and want to do lots of activities, horsebback riding, ATVing, hiking, rafting .Which do you reccommend? Best [...]Read the full article →Sedona SandalsNOVEMBER 27, 2011 [ EDI T ]Sedona Sandals Image by Jenny Lee Silver The red sand and dust gets everywhere. After hours of hikingthe feet and sandals match the ground below them. Question by jonny: They say socialism is bad, but,don‘t the uniforms look cool? I think the armbands need some updating, and let‘s look at some low heels[...]Read the full article →HikeNOVEMBER 26, 2011 [ EDI T ]Hike Image by oh snap Question by rodrigue k: How do I prepare for a hiking trip? Should I wearslippers, or sandals? Do I have to carry a tent on my back? Will there be a place to plug in my psp?? CanI play fifa? Best answer: Answer by Bali Villa HolidaysShould I [...]Read the full article →James Peak Hike – Roosevelt National Forest, ColoradoNOVEMBER 25, 2011 [ EDI T ]James Peak Hike – Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado Image by gregor_y 1993 hike to the top of13,294-foot James Peak with international students from the Economics Institute. In August 2002, theJames Peak Wilderness Area was officially dedicated. The Congress designated the 14,000-acre area,which straddles the Continental Divide in Boulder, Clear Creek, and Gilpin [...]Read the full article →hikingNOVEMBER 24, 2011 [ EDI T ]hiking Image by Julie K in Taiwan So Saturday my husband went hiking by himself, six grueling hours. Istayed home as I wasn‘t feeling well, and Jaylene and I had a blast playing around. Sunday, Ahji decideshe wants us to go hiking together to the same place. I‘m still not feeling well, but [...]Read the full article →Road 15 – Me!NOVEMBER 23, 2011 [ EDI T ]Road 15 – Me! Image by AA(Noname) Me, wiping the sweat from my forehead (near the local cemetery).I like this shot. From my two-hours trip that my brother and I did on August 26th (taken by him).
  • 21. Question by Gabrielle Michel: Are Chaco sandals sturdy and comfortable? I have been wanting to buy a[...]Read the full article →Chaco Sandal TestNOVEMBER 22, 2011 [ EDI T]Chaco Sandal Test Image by Let Ideas Compete My wife and I decided to try to hike in sandals ratherthan the usual hiking boot. These worked out quite well (perhaps a boot would have been nicer IF we‘dturned an ankle). They are cooler and lighter than boots. However, your feet get dirty – [...]Read the full article →―Before‖NOVEMBER 21, 2011 [ EDI T]―Before‖ Image by scholz Question by k2mayo757: For hiking through Costa Rica, what brand of sandalswould you recommened? Why? Best answer: Answer by Kitty Englishno sandals …. hiking in sandalsbad idea Give your answer to this question below!Read the full article →Stock PhoteThe right photo for hikingUniversity of Essex, Southend Campusby HOSTMEI R on NOVEMBER 30, 2011[ EDI T]University of Essex, Southend CampusImage by Arty Smokes (deaf mute)This image is based on a fairly ordinary mobile phone grab. I wanted to see if I couldmake it look like a hike stock photo worthy of the University website by using a fewPhotoshop tweaks.I corrected the perspective, removed an overhanging lamppost and did a bit ofsharpening, as well as altering the colours a bit.LARGE.Question by Double E: To sell a stock photo of the golden gate bridge, do Ineed a release signed?What are the laws governing building releases for stock photography?Best answer:
  • 22. Answer by Rengim MNo since the Golden Gate Bridge is a national landmark basically. It‘s not a private ownedroad (that‘s what would make you need a release but you‘d see a big sign in front of itwith the owner‘s name and you‘d need permission just to cross it). The bridge is also partof the US state road system, but it‘s not a government office so it counts as public, sodon‘t worry.I hope I was of help, but if you‘re asking for a stock company, they usually tell you whichbuildings and/or models need releases (if they choose your photo that is).Good luuck!Give your answer to this question below!{ Comments on this entry are closed }Stock eye candyby HOSTMEI R on NOVEMBER 29, 2011[ EDI T]Stock eye candyImage by kevin dooleyNo symbolism, no messages, just a visual snack…Question by Taylor: where can i legally obtain a stock photo of an ipad formy school newspaper?i would just go and take one, but i have to go to an Apple store, the electronic stores in myarea don‘t carry them & there isn‘t a close Apple store.Best answer:Answer by casperskittyHave you thought of just taking a photo of one yourself?Add your own answer in the comments!{ Comments on this entry are closed }Free Grass PhotoNOVEMBER 28, 2011 [ EDI T ]Free Grass Photo Image by taylor.a Some free grass photos for my blog Free to use. Enjoy Question byYankie Roo: What stock photo websites are good ones? I‘m a freelance photographer, and I‘m looking tosell my photos online. does anyone know of any good sites that don‘t charge me to get paid?Shutterstock.com, [...]
  • 23. Read the full article →A Spider in a Web, YesterdayNOVEMBER 27, 2011 [ EDI T ]A Spider in a Web, Yesterday Image by Arty Smokes (deaf mute) Stranded in the garden of your mum‘shouse with nothing better to do? Take stock photos of flora and fauna. LARGE. Question by : Using astock photo without buying it? The graphic designer I deal with merged parts of different stock photos[...]Read the full article →Westlcliff Seafront at DuskNOVEMBER 26, 2011 [ EDI T ]Westlcliff Seafront at Dusk Image by Arty Smokes (deaf mute) Boring so-called "stock photo". Uploadingjust to get it out of my "yet to be processed" folder. LARGE. Question by Survival: How do the stockphoto sites work? How does that payment work, for example Shutterstock or Fotolia, do you get paideach time someone [...]Read the full article →Pink and Copenhagen BlueNOVEMBER 25, 2011 [ EDI T ]Pink and Copenhagen Blue Image by Mikael Colville-Andersen The blue, blue bike lanes of Copenhagengo with any colour. Normal people on normal bikes. A bike-geek free zone.www.copenhagencyclechic.com – Copenhagen Cycle Chic Blog www.copenhagenize.com – TheCopenhagen Bike Culture Blog © All Rights Reserved. Stock photos of Copenhagen, Denmark. City Life.Stock Photos from [...]Read the full article →Stock Photo: American ChipmunkNOVEMBER 24, 2011 [ EDI T ]Stock Photo: American Chipmunk Image by SnowFoxCreations Stock image. Need a chipmunk? Take achipmunk. [filename for personal reference: 20111005-chipmunk.jpg] Question by Cristi C: What is thebest stock-photo site with free photo and layout design? I have interested for free photos, layout design,web design, icons, illustrations … and another 2D graphic elements. 10x [...]Read the full article →Auditorio Telmex GuadalajaraNOVEMBER 23, 2011 [ EDI T ]Auditorio Telmex Guadalajara Image by memoflores Auditorio Telmex de Guadalajara Buy this photo /Comprar esta foto Question by Gina: I want to sell my photo‘s as stock photo‘s- how do I go about? I livein South Africa and would like to sell my photo‘s over the internet. Which stock photo dealers are the[...]Read the full article →curling stone– stock qualityNOVEMBER 22, 2011 [ EDI T]curling stone– stock quality Image by Wyoming_Jackrabbit Photos taken at the Knoxville Ice Chalet,Knoxville, TN. Question by Spongebob: Where i can find a cms fron tend / back end to make website for
  • 24. stock photo or digital products? I‘m planning to make a stock / digital file marketplace. Which cms ispossible i can [...]Read the full article →Autumn LeavesNOVEMBER 21, 2011 [ EDI T]Autumn Leaves Image by Arty Smokes (deaf mute) So-called stock photo. Handheld macro with none ofthat bokeh crap that amateurs love. LARGE. Question by willy t: Anyone know any good free stock photosites? Anyone know any good stock photo sites that are free? Best answer: Answer by MelanieJessicaPhotobucket What do you think? [...]Read the full article →Camping SuppliesThe right camping supplies for hikerShopping for camping suppliesby HOSTMEI R on NOVEMBER 30, 2011Shopping for camping suppliesImage by thatgrumguyQuestion by Sunshine: Flying somewhere and camping, supplies list…pleasehelp!?A friend and I are flying to St. Louis from Denver for a 3 day music festival. We weresupposed to be camping in a camper with her boyfriend, however he broke up with her.So, we need to camp. What do we need to take and what can we take since we are flying.Like a list of what we need to have broken down into what we have to take on the planeand what we can get once we get there would be AWESOME!! Thank you so much!We are going to Summercamp, anyone else going?!Best answer:Answer by skiingtedThat really sucks about the breakup. With the weight and baggage restrictions on planesnow I would first find out the additional cost for all that equipment. A dufflebag wouldhelp to pack your sleeping bag and clothes in. You can wear your jacket on board. You‘llneed a flashlight minumum, a small cooking stove, and dishes. Sound discouraging yet?
  • 25. Just watch the weight restrictions.I am afraid to say, You may find it cost prohibitive to take the trip.Sorry.Give your answer to this question below!{ Comments on this entry are closed }Bepakte kajakby HOSTMEI R on NOVEMBER 30, 2011Bepakte kajakImage by ianusAlle kampeerspullen klaar in de kajakQuestion by munna: Financial Statements for Manufacturing andMerchandising Companies Base One Equipment (BOE) Camping Supplies I?Financial Statements for Manufacturing and Merchandising CompaniesBase One Equipment (BOE) Camping Supplies International (CSI) both sell tents. BOEpurchases its tents from a manufacturer for $ 96 each and then sells them for $ 180. Itpurchased 10,000 tents in 20X4.CSI produces its own tents. In 20X4 CSI produced 10,000 tents. Costs were as follows.Direct materials purchased $ 570,000Direct materials used $ 520,000Direct labor 290,000Indirect manufacturing:Depreciation $ 50,000Indirect labor 60,000Other 40,000 150,000Total cost of production $ 960,000Assume that CSI had no beginning inventory of direct materials. There was no beginninginventory of finished tents, but ending inventory consisted of 1,000 finished tents.Ending work-in-process inventory was negligible.Each company sold 9,00 tents for $ 1,620,000 in 20X4 and incurred the following sellingand administrative costs:Sales salaried and commission $ 105,000Depreciation on retail store 40,000Advertising 25,000Other 15,000
  • 26. Total selling and administrative cost $ 185,0001.Prepare the inventories section of the balance sheet for December 31, 20X4, for BOE.2.Prepare the inventories section of the balance sheet for December 31, 20X4, for CSI.3.Using the cost of goods, sold format on page 149 as a model, prepare an incomestatement for the year 20X4 for BOE.4. Using the cost of goods, sold format on page 149 as a model, prepare an incomestatement for the year 20X4 for CSI.5.Summarize the differences between the financial statement of BOE, a merchandiser,and CSI, a manufacturer.6.What purpose of a cost management system is being served by reporting the items inrequirements 1 through 4?Best answer:Answer by Ramon1. Merchandise Inventory – $ 96,000 (computed as: ($ 960,000 / 10,000) x 1,000 unitsremaining))2. Raw Materials Inventory – $ 50,000 (computed as ($ 570,000 purchased less $520,000 used in production)Finished Goods Inventory – $ 96,000 (computed as: Cost of Goods Manufactured $960,000 / 10,000) x 1,000 units remaining)Total Inventory – $ 146,0003. Sales $ 1,620,000Less: Cost of SalesPurchases 960,000Less: Ending Inventory 96,000 864,000Gross Profit 756,000Less:Selling and Admin Expense 185,000Net Income 571,0004. Sales $ 1,620,000Less: Cost of SalesDirect Materials 520,000Direct Labor 290,000Factory Overhead 150,000Cost of Goods Manufactured 960,000Less: Finished Goods Invty, end 96000 864,000Gross PRofit 756,000Less:
  • 27. Selling and Admin Expense 185,000Net Income 571,000What do you think? Answer below!{ Comments on this entry are closed }Chinese camp supply shopNOVEMBER 28, 2011Chinese camp supply shop Image by vfowler Watch this video on Vimeo. Video created by VernonFowler. Question by Julie: What supplies are necessary for a three day camping trip? My husband and Iwill be going into the woods alone for three days but I want to make sure I have everything I need. [...]Read the full article →IMG_7461NOVEMBER 27, 2011IMG_7461 Image by radloff best camp box ever (both the bota box and the Hoppe camp supply box thatis) Question by Mitch: Good gas mileage with room for camping supplies and a big dog? Your QuestionGood gas milage with room for a big dog and camping supplies?? Right now I am driving a [...]Read the full article →Some camping suppliesNOVEMBER 26, 2011Some camping supplies Image by ebel Question by Twin Won the Random One: Question aboutcamping supplies? Well I‘m going to camp with the 6th grades and the camp name is called ―CampHightrails‖ and i want to ask some question…… If i‘m going to camping which one should one should Itake?Duffel bag or [...]Read the full article →Emergency camping suppliesNOVEMBER 25, 2011Emergency camping supplies Image by kellan (iPhone brevity in effect.) Question by shawn c: What arethe supplies ill need for camping and what are some funa activities to do while camping? Best answer:Answer by anne cTent with a good rain fly (get one with a fly that comes down close to the ground. [...]Read the full article →No space left unpackedNOVEMBER 24, 2011No space left unpacked Image by ratsinis Question by : What are good camping supplies to take? Bestanswer: Answer by joynpplA tent sleeping bags lighter some food and whatever else u think u will needfor ur trip please make sure to bring lots of water to drink and use What do you think? [...]Read the full article →Occupy Portland Camp – 61NOVEMBER 23, 2011Occupy Portland Camp – 61 Image by merrick_monroe Supplies tent Question by junglegymgeorge:What are the basic supplies I need for camping besides a tent and sleeping bag? No extremetemperatures, so I wouldn‘t need special snow gear or anything. Best answer: Answer by Lizztolietpaper, bug spray, something to eat, flash light What do [...]
  • 28. Read the full article →shakta kids camp 2004 005NOVEMBER 21, 2011shakta kids camp 2004 005 Image by saritarobinson supplies for arts/crafts Question by Kenzie: Whatsupplies would you need when you‘re going on a two month camping trip? What supplies would youneed when you‘re going on a two month camping trip? I need every detail: tents, sleeping bag, backpacket, ECT. Anything you can [...]Read the full article →Supply RunNOVEMBER 20, 2011Supply Run Image by TuttleTree I have a love-hate relationship with "car-camping." On one hand, it‘sconvenient to keep things like food and dishes in the bed of the truck; but on the other hand, it doesn‘tfeel as much like camping as I‘m used to. I can‘t wait until the kids are into scouts [...]Read the full article →HikingSmart hikingWRC hike near Downtown Memphisby ADMI N on NOVEMBER 30, 2011WRC hike near Downtown Memphisphoto by Gary Bridgman*The two men facing each other are Charles Askew (WRC cofounder) and MikeJones whose wonderful documentary photos of the Wolf River are represented in boththis collection and in the Wolf River Flickr group pool* the photographer has granted the use of this image for the purpose of promoting wateror greenspace conservation under a Creative Commons license whereby the photographermust be credited by name.Question by Taknev: never go jungle with a smart company?Two guys were walking through the woods one day when one of them glanced behindthem and noticed a bear following them. He could see that the bear hadn‘t seen them yet,so he quickly sat on the ground and began taking off his hiking boots. By the time hisfriend noticed him sitting there, he had pulled his running shoes out of his backpack andwas putting them on.
  • 29. His friend said, ―What are you doing ?‖His friend pointed up the trail to reveal the bear coming towards them slowly but surely.He said,‖ Man you‘re crazy. There‘s no way you can outrun that bear!!‖As he was standing up, his friend said, ‖ I don‘t have to outrun the bear, I just have tooutrun you!‖Best answer:Answer by as 1this was a scene from the film ‗without a paddle‘and it wasnt funny then!Add your own answer in the comments!{ Comments on this entry are closed }Inside Smarts Mountain Towerby ADMI N on NOVEMBER 29, 2011Inside Smart hiking Mountain TowerQuestion by MRCOOL: Is pet smart good for socializing my 8 month GermanShepherd puppy?So basically when my dog was a younger puppy I could only find small dogs to play withhim but he met sooooo many of my friends and family, short and tall he met them all. Buta week and half of bad weather kept us inside he started to get scared of tall people butwas still okay with small children and friends that were average height but then anothertwo weeks later he started to bark in a low tone but not lunging or growling, nothing toshow signs of aggression. He is trained to the point where he‘ll track with his nose,sit,stayto a certain point, lay down, speak on command and shake paws. Hes very friendly tofriends cautious of big people as was demonstrated at pet smart where he started barkingat everyone. But when a small dog passed by he was waggin his tail and wanted to play.When I signed up for training the trainer told me he just needed to get used to manysituations and even suggested to join her facebook page called (paws on the shore) wherehe would meet many other dogs and situations on a hike. So I‘m wondering does it seemlike a good training plan for my scaredy cat shepherd. If not please tell me of bettertraining place near york region or Toronto, that you have experienced. Thank You.Best answer:
  • 30. Answer by King Les The LoftyThe socialisation period ended when Pup became 13 weeks old, although if well startedbefore that it can continue through 16 weeks old.Although everyone calls it ―socialisation‖, that is actually a bad term, deluding peoplesuch as yourself into thinking it means playing with people & pups. A more accurate termwould be exposure or familiarisation. The purpose is to (once Pup trusts you) expose it –from a distance PUP considers safe – to every movement, reflection, scent, sight, sound,texture to be found in its environment. It should be done on a 6ft/2m lead where thereare NO dogs running loose, with Pup allowed to try to ―explore in all directions at once‖except when you need to haul it away from dangerous or disgusting things, or from ascared human. And if Pup wants to sit & think about a new thing, or to hide behind you,you should let it, patiently waiting still & silent until Pup decides to ignore or investigatethis new thing, whereupon you praise it – and, if it is still close enough, give it a rub orpat of encouragement.YOU should then have been in a training-club class (NOT a pet-shop play-group) startingwhen Pup was 18-22 weeks old, so that you were coached to be an effective trainer.You should NOT be encouraging Pup to play with other dogs. His attention should befocussed on YOU and the other people & animals in your household.Next time he barks, instantly wrap the leash around his muzzle so that he can‘t open itenough to bark, then command him with ―Quiet!‖ or ―No bark!‖ or whatever simplephrase you will CONSISTENTLY use when he is noisy at the wrong time.Facebook pages, web-pages, commercial videos, books, telephone conversations – ALL ofthem have the same flaw: They cannot OBSERVE YOU to see & hear your errors in use of―the voices‖, timing, body-language, balance, use of rewards vs reprimands. Nor can theyobserve your pet‘s reactions. And so they cannot coach you, they can only suggestprinciples.Most pet-shop ―trainers‖ have never subjected themselves to the ―proof of the pudding‖ ofcompeting in Agility or Companion-Utility Trials or Obedience Tests or SchutzHundTrials.If you (or a family member) had a phobia, would you force yourself (that person) to besurrounded by what you (he/she) is scared of?A far better plan is to keep your dog interested in as much as he is confident about, andlet scary-to-him things stay outside his ―bubble‖ (the distance outside which he couldn‘tcare less about things, but inside which he reacts – it‘s like birds that will let you reachtheir ―bubble‖ before taking flight). In training classes you keep his attention fixed onYOU, so that he comes to realise that if he ignores what other dogs & people are doing
  • 31. they will ignore him but you will praise-&-reward him. At 8 months old he is salvageable,although he will never be a bold pooch.• Add http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/The_GSD_Source to your browser‘sBookmarks or Favorites so that you can easily look up such as feeding, vaccinations,worming, clubs, weights, teething, neutering, disorders, genetics.In its Links section click GSD_Clubs to get the head offices of the GSDCC and GSSCC andfind out where their nearest training class is (you don‘t want show-training, nor do youwant bite-work training, you want obedience training – and the agility+obedience andtracking sections of SchutzHund might suit you well). Then switch to the Kennel_Clubsto get the web-site of the CKC and find out which of its all-breeds clubs have trainingclasses near you.Toronto has enough humans that there OUGHT to be several clubs you can choose from,if you are happy to drive a bit. Even just York should have at least half a dozen.• To ask about GSDs, join some of the 400+ YahooGroups dedicated to various aspects ofliving with GSDs. Each group‘s Home page tells you which aspects they like to discuss,and how active they are. Unlike YA, they are set up so that you can have an ongoingdiscussion with follow-up questions for clarification. Most allow you to include photos.Les P, owner of GSD_Friendly: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/GSD_Friendly―In GSDs‖ as of 1967Give your answer to this question below!{ Comments on this entry are closed }Me and foliage, Smarts MountainNOVEMBER 28, 2011Me and foliage, Smarts Mountain Image by ellentk Question by Cocubloo: Ok, So I need a person who‘sready to come hitch hiking with me…? Preferably a girl (they‘re cleaner lol) …. no homophobes please.Some one as crazy as me… someone humourous/sarcastic, who gets sick of being in one place for toolong… loves [...]Read the full article →Christmas decorationsNOVEMBER 27, 2011Christmas decorations Image by simonov Someone has been decorating many of the trees around theSki Hut and the summit with Christmas ornaments. This doesn‘t seem very smart to me as it‘s unlikelythe people who did it will come back after the holidays to clean up, especially as winter storms will haveblown all [...]Read the full article →I Love LucyNOVEMBER 26, 2011
  • 32. I Love Lucy Image by scottjlowe This is also one of my favorite Miata colors–it‘s quite similar to my own.Question by I ♥ Field Hockey!: Please help me! Any smart people out there?PLEASE???!! (algebra 1)?How do I figure this out?? Mr. Jones surveyed a group of college students. He noticed in a sample [...]Read the full article →the fae in the glenNOVEMBER 25, 2011the fae in the glen Image by r c photographic Question by Yahoo Answer Angel: Is it a slippery slopewhen a majority with less income vote to tax only those with higher incomes? A smarter politician woulddraw the line at the top 40% of the earners getting a tax hike, and hope that [...]Read the full article →Julie & I wait near the bottomNOVEMBER 24, 2011Julie & I wait near the bottom Image by eclecticlibrarian We‘re smart like that. Question by Alicia: Forthose of you very deep thinkers and smart people.? Imagine all the water was drained out of the Atlanticocean. What do you think your hike across the Atlantic would be like, describing the deep ocean basin,[...]Read the full article →ImpassableNOVEMBER 23, 2011Impassable Image by °Florian I went about 100 feet farther to the top of the first drop off. I‘m smartenough to not try hiking down Tahquitz Creek to PS. Although the thought did cross my mind. Questionby Rebecca M: Why do most students in college always talk about school and exams, even after [...]Read the full article →Mount Pisgah Fire TowerNOVEMBER 22, 2011Mount Pisgah Fire Tower Image by metimbers2000 Not the smartest thing I‘ve done in awhile. LastThursday, while the sun was out but the wind was gusting like 60 mph, I decided to walk up to theMount Pisgah Fire Tower. It wouldn‘t have been such a big deal, except that it was the middle [...]Read the full article →Smarts Mountain TowerNOVEMBER 21, 2011Smarts Mountain Tower Image by mjtsai Question by Meg P: Smart people, PLEASE please help me!?When hiking through a national park ou notice some pretty cool rock layers are exposed on the side of acliff. Your friend tries to say that the oldest rocks are the ones on the very bottom,but you notice [...]Read the full article →