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I hope the wildfires aren't threatening you, Monte. Stay safe.
Beautiful pictures, I always enjoy the architecture of old barns and farm houses...Thanks for sharing your gorgeous Photographs...
Great stuff Monte...nice variety of subjects...it is a joy to behold. I have an interest in old mining towns and frontier history, but I appriciate your passion for laying out the good with the almost good...your good stuff rules!
Thanks Phil!! She is a keeper for sure. ; )
Monty, your the man! Ansel Adams with a flair for beards. That Pat looks like a keeper. We need to find out more about Marion Rose, the infamous rattlesnake man from Alta Lake. Last I heard (only legend) he was bitten
Seven times in one day and it hardly phased him.
Thank you very much for visiting my galleries, I am impressed with yours and enjoying exploring them very much!
great pics,great hobby in your old age.
mr dodge, how are you? cool site. i just wanted to say that i have acquired an old jansport backpack. i believe it . is a d3? i have hitchhiked and camped with it for the last year.it looks like the one you have in one of your pics, the one showing a blue pack sitting on snowy ground. i am very pleased with this pack! just wondering how you liked your d3? as soon as i figure out how to post a pic i will send you a pic if your interested.
Monte: I have you marked as a "favorite" and I love cruzing around in your galleries. It looks like you live "the good life." And that Patty looks like a good one to share it with. Keep up the good work!
Terry J. Graham
Very well done Monte.....Thanks for visiting my little corner of pbase and leaving a comment.
Ever hear the story of these guys that climbed Mt. Rainer and one was breathing so hard that he sunburned his tongue? Or that both ended up looking like reverse racoons at sunburned guys wedding?
Very impressed with your work. Just added you to my favorites. Keep up the great work!
Greetings, visited liberty for the first time yesterday 01/07/2012 and will defiantly go back. My friend Tina found you on the web and we were wondering where your Dodge family came from email me if you get a change. Like your photos
i recently aquired an old JANSPORT backpack, external frame, it has a map pouch on the back side. it is blue. resembles the one in your pic with the snow shovel. it is all aluminum frame with aluminum bat wings(?) ijs this a D3? thanks for your help. COOLEST SITE EVER!
Thanks for your wonderful pictures. Very inspiring. We've been sending people your way from our humble little hiking website tmber.com
The plant with the purple berries is a poke berry plant. Some people cook the leaves like turnip greens, but it has to be prepared right. Otherwise, it will make you sick. The berries are the favorite berry of the mockingbird in TX, but the "Bi-product" is like a MarksALot. Great pictures...Woody
MONTE DODGE!!! This is your old friend Missy Wood who surely hasn't forgotten you!! You were such a great friend to me when I was living in Olympia!! Your friendship meant more to me than I can possibly say!
I have some of my old car and grain elevator shots on my Facebook page. I LOVE your pictures!! I'm living in St. Peter, MN, close to the old Victorian house on a lake that I always talked about..
As always, Missy
I have a 1958 coleman lantern, army issue and still in the box with all of its contents. This thing is great! I am not interested in selling it, but I am dying to use it. Should I keep this gem in its current state? What is it worth?
I seen on one of your posts that someone was looking for a morning glory northface tent. I am pretty sure I have one. If anyone is interested you can e-mail me at email@example.com and I will get you pictures.
My name is Steve Wilson. My father is Thomas Woodrow Wilson, who was the son of Andrew Wilson, stone cutter and manager of Hercules Sandstone. It was nice to come across the picture of Grandpa in your gallery. I was at my parents home last night with a laptop and was sitting with my dad (age 92 ...sharp as a tack)..looking for old pictures of Tenino. He loved it. Thanks for all your great photos.
John A. Patriot
Hey Monte, Great Collection of "Vintage" stoves etc. I've been collecting & continue to use many of my 70's vintage and a few prior to then stoves and gear. Great reference collection, and pics. I'll have to take a more thorough gander now that I've "registered" and see some of your Rockie Mtn. Shots. I'm also a long time hiker of the Rockies, mostly Utah, CO, WY... but the High Mtns is where its best. Thanks for the post and pics...
Monte, great shots from ADZPCTKO2010! Great to meet you and preview shots at Mt Laguna! Didn't you get the Anderson Angel? Didn't find it in your gallery
great pics loved the cabo pics it was nice to meet you and even though your team lost to us you were great sports ....take care
I found your pictures of the Entiat River Valley. I so enjoyed looking through these. My family hales from there. Parents from both sides of the family go back to the turn of the last century and some before. Anyway, wanted to let you know it was really fun to look through these. Not to mention you take beautiful photographs!
Great Photos! You have a really good eye/ Love the snow and apple trees around Levenworth pictures.
Ric in Wyoming
We've been collecting wooden-handled ice-axes on e-bay for the past five years. We now have about 15. All have markings, brands, countries, etc on metal axe portion, but there does not seem to be any info on the net or elsewhere about when, and made the axes. (Most are made in Switzerland, or Austria. Anyone seen any info old ice ax manufacturers.?
Are you know of the jansport kingdome tent? Made in the 80's?
I would like to get one!
Good stuff in here Monte
What a great collection of photos. Of course, I am curious about the ones you took at cider & doughnut days.
FOR SALE_Make offer. Working Coleman Model 501 stove dated 62. Gas cap leaks. Clev Oh area firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey Monte, Don't know if you remember, but I met you randomly on the PCT in the Northern Cascades in 06. Been checking your photo gallery out for a while. I'm also into photography and have a shitload of photos I'm increasingly having to organize. What's your thoughts on Pbase... Do you make any money on pics. Is it more of a hobby. I also am in the market for a new camera this Summer. Something small and powerful. What's the latest badass camera on the market these days. I have a nice Panasonic 7megp. camera now and I like Panasonics.
I was looking for Wenatchee apple trees and stumbled upon your art gallery! I paint old barns and rustic buildings for fun...I loved the old ones you have posted and have seen a couple of them in my wanderings. Thanks for sharing! www.paulafrederick.com gallery located at the Cashmere Cider Mill. Stop by sometime and say hello!
Glad I could show you a Steller'sea eagle which I photographed in Japan. They summer in Mongolia I like what your website reveals about you and yours Tom Merigan
You don't know me but a friend sent me your set of galleries and I've very much enjoyed viewing your wide range of photos! You have quite a collection here!
Hey Monte!! It was great seeing you at the Cascade Quest again this year. You have the best gallery I have ever seen! Incredible. Thanks for sharing your photos.
Enjoyed my stay here, and wil be back for more
Hi Mad Monte, tanks for your great comments about my gallery. You also have a wonderful pictures. Congratulations
Hi Mad Monte. Really enjoyed your pictures. Gracias!
thanks for stopping by my camera buff gallery. Here in coastal New Jersey we have lots of bird photographers, hence the really long lenses - I have 3. I have to say...you folks out in Washington sure do have LITTLE lenses. james
Great Pictures.We will be leaving today for the Barter Fair.Hope all is well on your end.Crazy...Leavenworth
Amazing! I loved old Coleman equipment when we camped as a family from the 40s to 60s. Some of the stuff my parents used holds memories. 1)My dad starting up the 2 mantle lantern by keeping a wooden match in the "cleaner" as he lit it while quickly rotating the "flu" or whatever it was. 2)Mom baking a cake in the collapsible oven over the Coleman 2 burner...and Yes, I salvaged it from the family home when they passed on.
Thanks for the Memories!
Monte, the echoes of greatness eminate from your incredible photos. You are a true and solid fixture in the halls of the ancient ones; those who walked upon the path when it was but a thin unknown line on a map. Your smile is infectious and I wear it now, today, here, and forever.
Monte! Thanks for your kind comments on my galleries! _raj
Mark & Linda
I really enjoy your galleries. Washington State is beautiful. I worked for ISC Systems in the 80's and our corporate headquarters were in Spokane. I had the good fortune of seeing the beauty of Washington in all 4 seasons. My job sent me to Spokane about 3 months per year. On weekends a group of us would go to Mt. Spokane, Weenachee, Ross Lake, Cascades, Canada. I would jump on highway 2 and just go... I loved it. I could easily make Washington my home.
Thank you very much for visiting my galleries.
It's been a pleasure sharing our rides to work on the bus, and best of all to get to know you and enjoy your perspective. You've captured some great images of your world, thanks for sharing with the rest of us.
Hey Monte and Terri...
Thanks for the great pictures from the Swallow Fest this weekend. I introduced myself to you both....you took pictures of our tractors that we had in the parade. We took first place, what a gas. Anyway, thanks again...
Cindy St.Luise (St.Louis)
Thanks for commenting(and voting) on my Goldfinch gallery. Your mountain shots are stunnng...
Baja photos are amazing, great job
Hey Monte, how have you been? Are you going to the ADZ
A visit in Your photo album is always a great moment. Congratulation!
Thanks for the comments on my photos. I have been blown away at your photos and felt like I was on some of the same adventures. Your bearded men gallery was awesome, I loved it, but the photos of the Suicide Race were my favorites. Jeanette
Hi Monte, Thanks for taking the time to vote for my gallery, Your galleries are just amazing !!!
Just came across your galleries and wished to say hello. I live in Craig Alaska and recently took the plunge into digital SLR with a FUJI S3 HAVE ALWAYS USED 35mm BUT YOU CAN"T BET THIS NEW ONE. Will be Adding my own galleries as time allows I see we have very similiar interest. We will be going to WA state on the 5th of March and will vist a few of the towns you show, can't wait will have a four week trip, Going to Aberdeen first, then CENTRALIA,Yakima,Colville, Moses Lake, then a few days at SeaSide OR, we will take the ferry down. Great jpb on the site. Love it
congratulations to your galleries.
Thanks for the comment on my picture. I look at your pics and think WOW! They are all great! I hope to capture images this well one day!
You made a million clicks dude! Very well deserved and hard earned by keeping us all tuned and waiting for the next Monte photog.
After all these years of talking to Mark and Barbi about you, it was really great to actually meet you in person at your mom and dad's "50th ann" party (the photo DVD was great!). I have been wandering through your galleries and getting swept away by the beauty you have captured with your lenses. Your family photos are touching, your nature shots are simply stunning, and, having heard about your PCT adventure for the last 20 years, it was very cool to be able to get the visuals to bring all the stories together. Thanks for sharing! Maybe we can see you again when we actually have time to chat. Take care, and we'll watch for future galleries to be posted. Until then, be well--Kathy Lycan
Thanks so much for your very kind comments on recent images.I realise the time and effort this takes and I really appreciate your support!Take care,Best wishes,David.
Maurice Burke Photography
A terrific collection of images Monte! A true chronicle of life's events past and present. Bravo! Well done!
One of the best photo collections here.
As usual, your photos amaze me in their simplicity, compostion, and depth. I find myself constantly looking for more views into "The Life of Monte". You will reach a million views soon!
Hands down - the best variety, creative, artistic, historical, and just plain fun - collection I have seen! Feels like thumbing through an old pile of National Geographics. Favorites - the beard collection and the photos of the past. Your old summit shots are soooo cool! I will be back for more...
I should have married a guy like you... who loves nature and lives from adventure to adventure!!! Thanks for sharing all the places you visit, the things you find and the wonderful views of nature. Thanks for visiting my gallery because that allowed me to meet you. :) Jen
Your photos have left an impression on me and that's a rare thing.
Thanks for visiting my galleries, you have some great images here .
Monte, thank you very much for your find comments. Your work is quite impressive... full of wonderful shots of amazing places. I'l be back to follow you work. Thank you and congrats! Paula
Hey, thanks for the vote on my snowmobile photo! I don't call myself a photographer, and mainly use pbase for travel photos, and misc. things.. but I appreciate the comment. :)
Absolutly fantastic galleries!
BTW Great work, got some friends over lookin at all your good work.
hey monte, finally got to see your site. see ya at work tomorrow. jeff
You have a wonderful collection of galleries recording superb images of a great country.Well done. Regards David
(laugh out loud) i gave you the wrong e mail!
you probible put the letter o then the number 0? get the picture
Hey Monte.... I'm picking up the xti on my way home from work today! I'm going out to the coast to meet Roni and hike for a few days as he finishes the PNT. I may beg you for a little help with the camera when I get home.
Have a great weekend
Thanks for your lovely comments on my photos :o) Your Pbase front page message made me smile!
Thank you for the photos of go-BIG and his hiking partners (go-go's!!). That's funny. Great photos. I was fortunate enough to hike the Goat Rocks last year at this time in similar weather. Awesome.
Thanks for your enthusiasm for the PCT.
"26,000 photographers here in the US and 25,997 are better than me" NO WAY MONTE!!!! You are better than most peopl and i can tell you have a tru passion for it. A good eye and a GREAT camera! Congrats on the great photos.
Great galleries Monte! I need to spend more time with them when I'm home and have a decent monitor. I like your historical, nostalgic pics. I've thought of doing the same if I ever get the time to scan the oldies. How do like your 5D? Thanks also for visitng my humble galleries. I must be one of those Kodak people you mentioned. Regards, Brent
Hello Monte.. I was browsing galleries tonight and found pictures of Stehekin.. ..it brought back fond memories of when i was a kid. I always wanted to live in Stehekin..!! Had to do a double-take as you don't hear much about Stehekin unless you're a Washingtonian!! Your pictures are wonderful..!!
Marco "The German" from work
Nice pictures Monte. See you at work.
Thank you for kind comments on some of my pictures. I enjoyed your galleries very much. Hugs Kasia
Just came across your galleries and wished to say hello. I live in Yakima and recently took the plunge into digital SLR with a Canon Rebel and the kit lenses. Then talked my wife into letting me indulge in the 24-105 f/4L. Still at the lower end of the learning curve but having a blast. Adding my own galleries as time allows and see we have very similiar interest. Nice living here in the Northwest!!
Çi Monte, Thanks for visiting and your comment, Enjoyed all your galleries, Amazing collections !!!
What a beautiful world you live in! Thanks for sharing with all of us! Love your profile comment page!
I want to thank you for your visit in my galeries. I appreciate it a lot. I am always using a 35mm camera. My wife has a nice little digital camera, Kodak Share C330, I used it once. I like it but I prefer my old cameras. I like them a lot.
Have a nice weekend!
Thanks for stopping by my gallery.. like your shot of Mt Saint Helen. I will be up in Washington in August.
Hi, Monte! Thanks for your comments on my galleries. From your splendid galleries I specially liked your "Barns, Farms...." collection; and don't worry, next time I update my "Old LP..." you will see Jethro Tull (Stand up, Aqualung, Living in the past...); the great band of a genius (Iam Anderson).
Your photos are certainly refreshing. Can't say pbase has any thing quite like it.
Nice and thought filled site you`ve got here!...
Thank you for your comment on my Ghost Towns gallery, I see you also enjoy Ghost Towns. Have fun with that 5D.
It's hard to put an adjective (or even several) to accurate depict your pictures. So I will just say what others have said. Good stuff!
Thanks for your kind remarks on my Flying Legends gallery!
I loved your nature and wildlife shots. With your new 5D, I am sure you are all set for more successful shooting!
I wanted to thank you for visiting my galleries and for the kind remarks you left. You have a true gift for photography and I have added you to my favorites list. You are right, we do shoot a lot of the same subjects!
Thank you for your kind words about my galleries. I looked through your galleries and it is you that has the eye. I will put you on my favorites list. :-)
Ps I love the old buildings.
Thanks for the comments on my gallery. I think I'd be inclined to switch alliances as well!
Monte Did you really get Mad Cow Disease or is that your Nick name. Marty
My mom Nellie Smart really enjoyed the pictures new and old she thinks the world of you and your family as soon as we can get her to get on the computer I'm sure you'll be on her buddy list.
Thanks again Sallie and Ashleigh Smart
Your great pictures have been seen 100,000 times now! Excellent stuff, it keeps me waiting for the next MadMonte photo adventure!
Uncle Jim & Terrie
Fantastic pictures...Wow!!! Your Mom's been bragging about them, this the first time I've been on Terrie's new computer. What a treat! Makes us wish we could have been there with you but thank you for sharing them!
I want some copies of these pics how do I go about ordering them????
I met you on a catamaran in Cabo I was wondering if I can view your whale pictures????
I came across your site and knew immediately that I have to add you to my list of favourite artists. What a collection of beautiful photos that you have. I will need to return to view them all in more detail. Cheers.
the guys at the classic camp stove site have been waiting for you to come out of that
snow cave and share some more adventures and photos---
Howdy, Monte. Alan Wenker recently posted a link to your site on the Classic Camp Stoves site. You've been busy! Drop a line over at the stove site again one of these days.
It's been a good ski year for a change. My little Nordic group has managed to get out 12 times so far...
Hi Monte--Thanks for sharing your comment in my gallery. I didn't realize we were neighbors. Speaking of that--is Wacanda Pass near us anyplace? I love that old building and would kill to explore it someday. I also need to agree about your "fake film" comments. I still shoot the old wooden film cameras and am afraid someday soon I may be forced to go total digital.
By the way--I wish we could vote on "profile comments"--I didn't read yours the first time but your comment about yourself is the best.
Keep it up and if you are ever in the Spokane area looking for something to shoot give me a holler--not sure why as I usually leave this place to shoot but you never know.
Hi Monte- We really enjoyed you and your camera at the cascade Quest sleddog race thanks for all the great pictures and time that we talked. Looking forward to seeing you next year. Monta and Christina
How do I purchase a couple of you photos?
hi monte--i met you at the cascade quest this past weekend (1-27). Great photo of Dave Ford--Miller Time! he's my husband, and i would LOVE this photo--so let me know what i need to do to get a print! there are a few others of our sled dogs, and i look forward to hearing from you!
fo' paw kennels
What a collection of old hiking gear!!! Keep em' coming!!
Always enjoyable to check out your galleries.
Hi Monte, thanks for all your kind comments,you sure do get about. Cant go wrong with New Balance, all my pbs have been done using NB. I known as thunder quads in the running circles round here. Adds more power:-)You have some great gallerys and have hiked in some amazing places. Will be back to look soon. Cheers adrian
Great pics! I'll be checking back for your updates. And your Favorite Bear in a Sister Suit is right........growing up on Scatter Creek and the Mill Pond were priceless.
Wow! Breathtaking & awesome photos! Your hobby is really impressive capturing all those moments. Thx 4 sharing the beauty! (Our personal favorites are Perci & Zoe, & Perci w/Abominable Snowman!!) Looking forward to meeting you - sooner than later! Mark & Kris (P's Girl!)
Seems you are I are cousins. I have been emailing your mother. She sent me this web site. Great photos!
Monte, Thanks for the encouragement. Fantastic galleries! My favorite is the Water gallery. Simply stunning.
Some lovely shots of the US outdoors in particular here. Takes me back to our travels over the last few years. Must arrange another trip over from Scotland to the US !
Keep up the great work!
Hey Monte ~ I didn't think you could beat all the great sights we used to see growing up along Scatter Creek, but your shots are fantastic! You're on my Favorites; looking forward to any updates. I enjoy your photo comments too. :) Yer Favorite Bear in a Sister Suit
Thank you for the kind words about my photography exercises.
Monte, you are just like your grandmother Dodge. It runs
in the family. You know, she was the local photographer
for years and did her own developing. These are great!!
Nice to see the NCW photos. I added you to my favorites, and will check back.
Monte, keep the updates coming. I look forward to new photos
every few days. Excellent assortment of galleries.
Thanks for the nice comment.
I've been looking at your great shots of the northwest and earmarked your galleries for further looks. I love the train station at night as well a slew of others.
Great work, keep 'm comming.
The apple pictures are wonderful as are all the others
in that winter wonderland of Eastern Washington. Enjoyed
all the street scenes as well.
Monte, thank you for viewing and commmenting on several of my photos. I enjoyed viewing several of your galleries. You have some excellent photos. I always like the find other people here on pbase who are from Washington State.
I have been looking at Pbase photos for a couple years now, not a member yet. Your photos are the best. Historical and interesting. I love the outdoors.
Gracias por compartirlas
Saludos desde España
You are off to a great start. You have a good eye for subject matter and composition.
Hey guy, you are awesome! Keep that eagle eye out for those great shots.
You can just come down here and take some pix,...even smile for ya'.
Like that cool picture of you by the Jeep. A real cutie at that.
These Pictures are wonderful. One of my favorites is BOOTS ON FENCE. I think youre moving up in the ranks. Now you must at least 13,520. Personally I think you should be ranked it the top 10. I love you.
Really great pictures. I like Farmers Window.
My favorite picture is the winter wonderland with the orange accents. I'm a big fan of your work. He He. Digital photography class is going well. We are doing the usual: black and white, blur, cut and paste, and touch ups. I hope you are having fun in wenatche. I had a question. How fast does a train go? I love you lots and lots.
Good job! Lots of hits, and great photos! Please keep us wondering what great shot you'll show us next. I liked the sepia Monte'nomah Falls shot!
Your pictures are very cool. I really love the Bigfoot one, thank god you don't have any of me during that time. I forwarded them on to Mom & Carl also.
Do you ever come down this part of California? If so you better drop by and see everybody!
Greg "the other moron" Hummel
What a goddamn moron! Don't you have anything better to do than trapse around taking beautiful pictures of beautiful areas and then shoving them down our little throats, those of us stuck in smog ridden areas of the U.S.!!