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jp80874
05-27-2009, 08:25 PM
I remember in my younger days when we went backpacking and my pack was about 50#. Guess I got old or somethin'.

In my younger days the Cub Scouts were going camping. I said Daddy, Daddy the cub scouts need a chaperone. Daddy said Johnny I'll take you any place there is room service. I was 26 before I went camping with the US Army Combat Engineers. If we wanted a latrine we either blew a hole in the ground or called in a dozer.

I need one of these John Deere all wheel drive toys, but they don't want those in the park.

John

Shawn Dougherty
05-28-2009, 08:45 AM
If there is anyone else besides Lee considering an early morning ledges shoot on Saturday before coffee...

My aim is to be there around 6 to 6:15am. There's a couple problems with meeting me at a specific time. The first being, I don't use cell phones =), the second is that I'm driving in from 1:15 minutes or so away.

The third is the main ledges parking lot has been closed when I get there early about half the time. There is a way into the ledges from the north, at the visitors center off 303. I'm probably going to go there as the lot is accessible and I won't have to worry about it being closed when I arrive. It's a slightly longer walk but worth the price since it's open. I will be working in the ledges between the big stone stair case and the cave/bridge area so I should be easy to find. I drive a light tan Ford Escort if you're looking for the car. I plan on shooting from around 6 until 8:45 or so when I will leave for John's.

Shawn

Jeff Bannow
05-28-2009, 08:51 AM
Eva & I are going to aim to make it to Cleveland around 9-9:30am.

Shawn Dougherty
05-28-2009, 11:18 AM
Eva & I are going to aim to make it to Cleveland around 9-9:30am.

I gotta get me some of this Ice Cream you've been raving about, so please don't dairy without me :p

Jeff Bannow
05-28-2009, 11:20 AM
I gotta get me some of this Ice Cream you've been raving about, so please don't dairy without me :p

Don't worry, I am always up for another trip. :)

I wonder if they do breakfast ice cream ....

jp80874
05-28-2009, 12:04 PM
Thank you. I sent an email to Penny on the enlarger. I don't know if she is in town or where she can get email. She is scheduled to teach a class later this summer. John

Jeff,

I just got an email from Penny. Akron U would like the enlarger/donation. Please bring it and any pieces parts. I will then deliver it to school during the week when she and the guy who maintains the 34 enlargers are there. Thanks very much.

John

Jeff Bannow
05-28-2009, 12:09 PM
Jeff,

I just got an email from Penny. Akron U would like the enlarger/donation. Please bring it and any pieces parts. I will then deliver it to school during the week when she and the guy who maintains the 34 enlargers are there. Thanks very much.

John

No problem - glad to have it get some use. I'll see if we have any other goodies hanging around as well.

Shawn Dougherty
05-28-2009, 12:14 PM
Anyone interested in a Ries A100 tripod and Pan head? These are from, I'm guessing the late 1950s or early 60s. I got a new one a few months ago and haven't bothered to put this on on ebay yet. I paid $450 which was probably too much. I'd be willing to get rid of it to anyone at the event for $325. Let me know, if there is no interest I'd rather not drag it along. Shawn

Lee L
05-28-2009, 12:18 PM
As of this afternoon, I'm planning on driving over to meet Shawn near dawn (Shawn of the Dead?) at the ledges Sat morning. Then probably overnight Sat in the "lower 40" in the van.

I'll have Dorothy's compass (apparently we're not in Kansas anymore), and be ready to work out the chem exchange with Shawn and Jeff.

PM me if I've forgotten other obligations. It's been a long winter and spring here at the ranch.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Lee

jp80874
05-28-2009, 12:51 PM
Anyone interested in a Ries A100 tripod and Pan head? These are from, I'm guessing the late 1950s or early 60s. I got a new one a few months ago and haven't bothered to put this on on ebay yet. I paid $450 which was probably too much. I'd be willing to get rid of it to anyone at the event for $325. Let me know, if there is no interest I'd rather not drag it along. Shawn

You all may have seen the tripod under my 7x17 at earlier events. I think that is the same model as what Shawn is offering. It is rock solid.

John

jp80874
05-28-2009, 12:58 PM
I have two sets of mats for sale if someone is interested. Peter has expressed an interest so I will give him first right of refussal. If anyone else is interested they will be at the house, bring money.

These were purchased from Light Impressions. Then I (was coerced by Penny) decided to print larger images requiring larger mats.

Online Catalog Costs:
16”x 20” 4 ply Acid Free Mats for 11”x14” Images

25 piece package Westminster 4 ply Bright White $104.95
Still in shrink wrap
25 piece package Exeter 4 ply Gallery White $ 83.95
Still in shrink wrap
Shipping to Ohio $ 24.95
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Total $193.85

Less 15% discount 29.08
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$164.77

John

djkloss
05-28-2009, 04:56 PM
how's the weather down there? we got hammered today with a rain storm.

Lee L
05-28-2009, 05:02 PM
how's the weather down there? we got hammered today with a rain storm.
Occasional hard rain to light showers passing through this afternoon (Thurs). Saturday afternoon and evening 30% chance of thunderstorms. See the weather link I posted earlier for an hour-by-hour graphical forecast for Bath, OH.

Lee

jp80874
05-28-2009, 05:19 PM
Dorothy,

The weather has been changing fast and weather.com has not been keeping up with it. I can’t figure out what Lee sent. Maybe he can train me, but he would not be the first to shrug and say, “next student.”

We have had three days of off and on rain. I went to hike with the girls Wed evening when it said 20% chance of preceip. I drove four miles to the park and it started to pour. The girls were not happy when I drove home.

Weather. Com says
Fri, May 29, AM Clouds / PM Sun, high 73°, low 53°, 20% chance of rain
That should dry things out and let me mow the camping area in the afternoon. If not we will need the chain saw Saturday.

What may alter that is that Dolly is having an end of the year party for the First Graders she teaches and their parents in the afternoon. She has been baking all week. She asked that I show up about 2PM with latex gloves. She said my assignment is to make sure there are cookies on plates at all times. There is a God. I may not be able to get behind the steering wheel of the lawn mower.

Sat, May 30,
Weather. Com says, Partly Cloudy, high 72°, low 52°, 20% chance of rain
The radio says “it may rain”


Sun, May 31,
Weather. Com says Partly Cloudy, high 70°, low 56°, 10% chance of rain

Friday morning I plan to go look at the water falls.

John

djkloss
05-28-2009, 05:45 PM
well, I checked weather.com a few days ago and it said 80's. Today I checked and it said 60's. Isn't there a boyscout motto... be prepared? Anyway, no matter what the weather... it will be great anyway. I wish I could get there by 6am, but driving from Erie, I doubt it, unless I leave at 3am........... NOT! I found the map you gave us last year of the park. Thank you!!!

back to packing...

jp80874
05-28-2009, 06:31 PM
Isn't there a boyscout motto... be prepared? .

Dorothy,

You say you are going to have a Boy Scout with you down in the tent? Dorothy, be prepared.

I grabbed a handful of park maps on my last two walks for anyone that needs them. They are on a table just in the door from the pond.

Does anyone need directions to the house?

John

djkloss
05-28-2009, 07:25 PM
nope, no room in the tent.

I marked your house on my little GPS last year. The test is to see if it works!

Nicholas Lindan
05-29-2009, 12:34 PM
If there is room for one more, it looks like I will be able to make it this weekend. Won't be camping.

Nick

jp80874
05-29-2009, 12:54 PM
If there is room for one more, it looks like I will be able to make it this weekend. Won't be camping.

Nick

There is always room for Nick. We have missed your witty comments. Glad you will be here. Come when you are available, stay where you need to. I hope your Mom is well.

The event has been changing. Last I read and heard people will be showing up here for 9 AM coffee and talk Saturday morning. Some will be out shooting before that. Some like Jeff, Eva, Dorothy, Bob and Ann will be driving in from out of town.

The three falls and the Kendall Ledges are where most will be going before and after 9 AM. We will meet again around 5 PM for show and tell, dinner and more show and tell.

Same thing Sunday.

John

jp80874
05-29-2009, 07:17 PM
More rain for the falls.

8:15 PM Friday. This morning it was light rain. It was sunny this afternoon. I mowed the lawn. At 8 PM tonight it is pouring and thunder. Saturday is supposed to be partly sunny/cloudy and 72 degrees. Saturday night rain. Sunday sunny, high 71 degrees.

John