Wednesday, June 29, 2011

We are experiencing technical difficulties...

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A few weeks ago I took a road trip over to the Presidentials of N.H. to backpack this awesome range.  Awesome trip, loved it, gonna do it annually. Although the weather wasn't the greatest I absolutely loved it. This area is known to have had some the worse weather in America. 

There was at least one death on this particular weekend.  I sadly announce that  after 3 years of use in all sorts of environments, my trusty point & shoot Kodak Easy Share camera died from over exposure ( no pun intended, it got too wet ). It was a slow death and she held on right to the end. I could even view her last shots on the ride home. Once home.... she had passed. *sniffle*. Luckily, the memory card was still good and the photos were retrieved. We (my wife and I) are in the market for a new, more shock & weather resistant lightweight point & shoot or possibly an SLR that can withstand my abuse.

After a short mourning and frustration of being camera-less, my mother-in-law kindly let us borrow her older camera. Here's the kicker... This camera take a memory stick (MS) card instead of the more interchangeable  secure digital (SD) card. These cards do not slide into a laptop. Since this was her secondary camera, the USB cord had been misplaced.

Since my traverse, I have been out a few times hiking in the verdant hills of Vermont taking photos along the way. I am excited to share my adventures as always but I won't do it without photos. It helps explain my journeys. With that said, I have a few posts in draft waiting patiently to have photos added. I should have a cord by the end of the week.

Happy trails!


  1. Sorry for your loss! :-)
    We completely understand the sentiment! We panicked a few weeks back after a trip to the zoo. Halfway through we realized that neither of us had the camera. We spent a lot of time on the zoo's playground that morning with our daughter, and assumed we lost it there. We returned, looked everywhere, asked the info desk...nothing. I'm serious about panicking. We have a 16-month old, and I'm not ashamed to say that we take A LOT of pictures of her in A LOT of places. We ordered a new one within an hour of returning home. Fortunately the zoo called the next day to tell us the cleaning crew had found it that night. We were really relived at finding the camera, and being able to cancel our order for the replacement!

  2. Jobiwan, so sorry to hear about the loss of your camera! Three years of use on the trail for a point and shoot is actually pretty good though. For heavy travel, I use a Canon Rebel Digital SLR that I've had for almost 5 years. It takes fantastic pictures but I do have be a lot more careful and it adds a lot of weight to my pack.

    I recently tested and wrote a review on Panasonic's new GPS enabled point and shoot.

    This particular camera was far from being ruggedized for trail abuse, but the GPS category is definitely one that you'll want to look at if you're in the market for a new camera.

    Keep taking those pictures my friend and I will look forward to your future posts!

  3. Our camera =( I really loved that Kodak. It took awesome pictures and we have dropped 100s of times and it still work great. I am going to miss it.

  4. I had to shed a tear over this. So sorry to hear about your loss. It's bittersweet, I know. You lost one, but you'll gain a new one. I was going to suggest a Panasonic as well. Our little point-and-shoots have held up great, and they have the new mirrorless dlsr (dmc-g3) now that are small like point-and-shoots that might interest you. I'm not sure any of them are considered rugged though.

    Let us know when you find what's best for you!

  5. I feel for you Joe! Having trashed many a camera I can see where you are coming from. The last one I saturated I managed to revive by taking out card and battery and leaving it in front of the heater. Apparently that's the standard electronic CPR method :) It worked! Then again if it's had it then it's always an excuse to upgrade :)