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zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Sep 24, 2012 - 11:56pm PT
Big thing about the sixties - getting your medicare card.

Holding off on Social Security till the 70's - don't want to appear to be a moocher.

I was hoping to make it up the facelift, but you know Chele, I don't leave home without her and she isn't going.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 25, 2012 - 12:12am PT
Aw, gzBrown, I wasn't certain if you guys'd be there, but buck up and hold down the walls of the SuperFortress, ok?
Somebody's gotta do it.
I'll be gone.
Clark BENT.
Clark BENT.
Bump-a-dump for stand-ins!
You da man, Bruce!  For real!
You da man, Bruce! For real!
Once again we owe da Bruce!
And da Stevie.

Well, Ginger's on form in that one, I must say.
I can tell you this, I feel like I'm surrounded and I ain't got a chance.
I may be fixin' to die. The red men are heading my way. Cinnamon Girl's leadin' the charge. And Ginger's beatin' his tom. Oh, f*#k, it's Jimmy Carl Black and he's leading the Cincinatti Reds in a wild charge! They're the old school Reds, the ones that lost the series in '61 and again in '70.
1961 World Series, won by the Yankees.
1961 World Series, won by the Yankees.



Gary

Social climber
Monza by the streetlight
Sep 25, 2012 - 12:29am PT
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Sep 25, 2012 - 12:36am PT
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 25, 2012 - 01:45am PT
The Yosemite Lodge cafeteria had coffee urns and cups, there were hand dryers installed to take the place of towels, and there was no Four Seasons Restaurant; but there were a coffee shop and a Circus Room Restaurant and Circus Room bar. No longer.

There was a great rainy-day hang in the Lodge lounge. No longer there.

There was a Standard gas station at Camp4 where they sold white gas. No longer there.

There's no more Four Seasons, either.

The "new improved" road to TM was finished at a cost of $7 million inside the park in 1961. The Lee Vining grade was re-constructed from '65-70 at a cost of $6,600,000.
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Sep 25, 2012 - 01:48am PT
Checking out the neighborhood, ca. 1969
Checking out the neighborhood, ca. 1969
Credit: TMJesse

Back then, the campground was free and virtually always open (at least A and B loop in early season). If your car could make it in to a site, it was free for claiming despite no water, toilets, etc. Once in early season we parked on the road and hiked our stuff to a dry site free of snow. Bears scratched the car windows trying to look in. The slab at the store still had 5 foot drifts.
jopay

climber
so.il
Sep 25, 2012 - 07:39am PT
I think for many as oft has been said was the assassination of JFK, the end of the innocence, prior to that was fast cars and some great feel good music. After bumping into the walls of a couple community colleges I worked the summer of 66 at Caterpillar Tractor waiting for the inevitable letter saying your friends and neighbors have chosen you to serve their country, and I did get said letter, and for me there was never any question, growing up in a small Southern Illinois town I never considered anything but serving, in fact a friend joined the Marines on a two year program , but they only had so many of those a month. I ended up joining the US Army for three years, spent 27 months in Germany which could be a book. The friend was badly wounded in Vietnam but survived. Those were the days my friend.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Sep 25, 2012 - 08:25am PT
hippy art from one of the free throw away rags of the time
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2012 - 06:55pm PT
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throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 8, 2012 - 07:32pm PT
Lets see...being a 18 yr old kid from Merced in 1968, Yosemite was my San Francisco and Stonemans bridge was my Haight Street. Became a full hippie by smoking my first joint under said bridge. Met two freaks in a van named Thor and Raoul, scored a handful of Purple Double Domes and tripped with my buddies for the first time among the cascades above Happy Isles. And it was a Full Dose. Just like the movies. I recall the rocks were spongy and looked like persian rugs.

Lots of other groovy stuff happened over the summer(s). Missed the Stoneman Meadows riot...ironically, I was in SF that weekend.

Got busted by ranger Bob Cahill for pot, locked up in the Yosemite jail, sent to Mariposa for grilling, then two nights in Merced juvi. Bummer. But I did get a job as a Merced city garbage man from my probation officer, so all was cool. Great job.

Not too long after that, I ran into de Flames, was taught to tie a figure eight, and the rest is history.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2012 - 07:58pm PT
I hope your garbageman 'roids are history, too.

I had my dock on the bay out on TI, looking at the old strumpet and her gaudy bridges. And then I could turn around and see my future over in the East Bay, the old maid, no there to be had there.
Credit: mouse from merced
And wishing I was up in the mountains, finding some honorable work. And climbing. Even trees would have been good.
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Or I had the choice of Big Sur, Henry Miller country, and the love children following my stay with the swabbies.
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I took the humble post of frying burgers and then hired on with Ma Curry at the Lodge. And acid was best done in the Lower Falls Amphitheater at night. The vibes are majestic.
Try this at home, but only if ya want to.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 8, 2012 - 07:59pm PT
These guys were looking for




this which some dudes left in the lake during a training run somewhere between 1900 and 1960 (therefore not OT)

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Nov 8, 2012 - 08:00pm PT
some cool stuff here continue on..
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2012 - 08:03pm PT
New York City had a good year in 1964.
Are my eyes red?  Yep.  Are yours?  Are yours?  Are yours & yours & yo...
Are my eyes red? Yep. Are yours? Are yours? Are yours & yours & yours?
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wee some good influences to be found in Yosemite, we learned.  He look...
wee some good influences to be found in Yosemite, we learned. He looks trustworthy, brave, loyal, courteous, thrifty, reverent, clean, and hard as a kitty kat.
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Ohh, climbing content! <br/>
We had the stale Boy Doubts joke, Knock-knock...
Ohh, climbing content!
We had the stale Boy Doubts joke, Knock-knock, who's there? The Viper. The Viper who? The Viper. I've come to vipe da vindows.
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You can have the professions, aid climbing, and bolts.  This is the co...
You can have the professions, aid climbing, and bolts. This is the commute I wanted, really.
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World's Fair.  July'64 NG.
World's Fair. July'64 NG.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2012 - 08:20pm PT
The Alaska Earthquake, Anchorage, March 27, 1964.
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Tanks lighting off at Valdez, '64 quake.
Tanks lighting off at Valdez, '64 quake.
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Snowstorm following the quake, Anchorage.
Snowstorm following the quake, Anchorage.
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Yikes!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2012 - 08:25pm PT
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P 148, P 149.
P 148, P 149.
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P 149.
P 149.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2012 - 09:43pm PT
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I can't blame Marion.  He's a saint.  He's got protection from the gal...
I can't blame Marion. He's a saint. He's got protection from the gal upstairs. Go fugure.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 01:53pm PT
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Rainbow Bridge, covered up in the sixties. Fitzroy, revealed to the world by the Fun Hogs Expedition, could apparently fit inside the bridge's arch.
They tried to get us to believe the US capitol could, too.
Not enough GOOD acid. Too much BAD acid.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Nov 9, 2012 - 02:09pm PT
A couple of '60's events with a (sometimes attenuated) tie-in to Yosemite. In August of 1962, President Kennedy spent the night in the Ahwahnee. His motorcade went over the Stoneman bridge and then across the east side of Ahwahnee Meadow on the road that no longer exists. I remember waiting there, listening to his helicopter land, and seeing him drive past us in the "Bubble-Top" limousine.

The day of the moon landing, I was climbing on the Apron in the morning, and quit early so we could get back to Fresno to watch the landing. Unfortunately, my water pump went out about a half-mile before Chinquapin. I made it to the late, great, station there, was towed back to the garage in the Valley, got a new water pump installed ($20.00 total, parts and labor, and on a Sunday, no less!), and was back home in time to hear and see Armstrong take his famous steps.

Good times, for sure.

John
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 03:02pm PT
John, very good memory, for such a old fart. The sweet sixties are as much a myth as any decade. It's our turn to face the music, the questions of "How could yu idiots have imagined that..." etc. from the youngsters who seem to be able to spell without all the letters. It's an amazing world we used to inhabit, all heavy, clunky steel and iron cars and pitons, and now it's all lycra and walkmen and Fires...
--Trent Setter

:O)

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