Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Raven Speaks at 1:02...

...and I am babbling about compass directions toward the end of the video. The compass readings are 12 or 13 degrees (call it 12 1/2), and 310 degrees when I say something like "this other way" is "327". When I finally got the GPS compass to hold level, it definitely sat at 310, but this does not account for the azimuth. The raven is the best part of the whole video! This is the last video I have from "The Bowl".

Laurel Hill Walks

Another recently started blog from Johnstown, PA is Laurel Hill Walks from the Conemaugh Gap area. Welcome L!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A new website at has excellent photos from Massachusetts. Click either of these links to stop by and have a look. Welcome Walter Long!

Monday, December 14, 2009

A video of the northern end of the bowl

Volume alert: The wind was high and a couple of places in the video are very loud, so you may want to turn the volume down.

Friday, December 4, 2009

A few videos from in and around the bowl

I've taken a few videos lately from in and around the bowl. Here's the first one, of a large rock pile (one of three) that is in the bowl, near a curved stone row. There is something interesting I noticed when I listened to the videos: the first video (this one) is taken in the bowl and you can hear the wind and the trees groaning and cracking. Yet, the wind doesn't come across in the video, against the camera mic like it does in one of the other videos, which I will post later.

I took this video to show how this one rock pile in particular is collapsed and may have had a niche opening, also now collapsed.