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Moving the Mountain

Sunday, January 06, 2013

We are moving Mount Monadnock into the hearts and minds of people, and weíve got a mountain sized project ahead of us. Here is how it all started for me.

Three years ago, I was climbing Mt Monadnock with my husband and a few friends. There, on the summit, was Steve Hooper interviewing Larry Davis for the documentary Monadnock: The Mountain that Stands Alone. I knew immediately that I wanted to be a part of the project. I took Steve Hooperís business card, and hiked back down the mountain.

Several weeks later, I reached Steve and we talked about the project. By summer time, I was driving to the New Hampshire Historical Society to research Mt. Monadnock for the team. I found a few interesting tidbits that may be in the movie, and some great old photos that the team had not found before. This was the beginning of a great friendship!

Since then, Iíve climbed the mountain almost monthly. Iíve studied many Monadnock photos, and taken hundreds of my own photos. Iíve helped out at two great fund raisers, and Iíve learned the intricacies of Social Media. I post on the Rabbit Ear Films Facebook page twice a day, and I blog on the page about once a week. Iíve seen the interest level in the movie grow exponentially because of the blogs and the posts.
By mid August, the movie will be out. It is so rewarding to see the momentum grow in anticipation of the release of Monadnock: The Mountain That Stands Alone. I remember the movie Field of Dreams where the quoted phrase ďif you build it, they will comeĒ was repeated often. Today I coin a new phrase: ďAs we build it, they will comeĒ. We are not waiting for the final product before telling you about the details. The time is now. Now is the time
Moving Monadnock and making this movie is a real thrill.

Photo 1 by Larry Davis
Photo 2 by Steve Hooper
Photos 3 & 4 by Jeffrey Newcomer

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MYSHIPSAILS 1/7/2013 7:48PM


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KAYOTIC 1/7/2013 9:12AM

    Well, I know I had never heard of this mountain or the project before I started reading your blogs, so you are getting the word out! emoticon

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68ANNE 1/6/2013 5:24PM

    I can't wait to find out more! Research time!

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DOVESEYES 1/6/2013 5:14PM

    Very exciting and good on you for getting involved in a great project emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 1/6/2013 1:44PM

    So fabulous that you can get involved in something you are so passionate about. If I every get out there, I will hike up Mount Monadnock!

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JUSTDOINGIT101 1/6/2013 1:32PM

    So exciting! And so rewarding to bring nature to others.

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JSTETSER 1/6/2013 12:53PM

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. You can learn more about our movie at and on our facebook page at
hanks again!

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TORTISE110 1/6/2013 10:14AM

    Such a cool project!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/6/2013 9:00AM


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1CRAZYDOG 1/6/2013 8:39AM

    Wonderful! Hugs

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-AMANDA79- 1/6/2013 8:10AM

    How exciting!

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ERIN1957 1/6/2013 7:54AM

    Oh my gosh how exciting and to be a big part of this ...amazing too.

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    I look forward to the movie emoticon

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GAMMY98 1/6/2013 7:45AM

    This was very interesting and can't wait for the movie to find out more about the mountain

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LATTELEE 1/6/2013 7:07AM

  Great story and photos...

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COCK-ROBIN 1/6/2013 7:03AM

    Wonderful! I want to climb a mountain myself one day.

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SUZBOISANNE 1/6/2013 6:48AM

    I loved climbing Monadnock a few times and have some great pics there also... in the fall. Good luck and I'll look forward to the movie!


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