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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
Cover shot, Climbing Magazine, J/F, 1973.  The seventies, godblessem, ...
Cover shot, Climbing Magazine, J/F, 1973. The seventies, godblessem, were the fruit of the sixties, godblessem, the fruit of the fifties, godblessem, the fruit of WWII, god save us all.
I learned enough in the sixties to know I wanted little to do with great big mountains way down south and lots of snow. I was a rock specialist, a granite dog.
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Dreams of recapturing my thumb were frequent.
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The Tioga Pass road from the east and a bit higher elevation.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 9, 2012 - 04:05pm PT
As I recall, Volkswagens did not have water pumps in the 60's. The worst thing to replace was a generator. Ouch.








mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2013 - 11:06pm PT
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Ho!
Ho!
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Man!
Man!
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You got your troubles, I got mine.  I just wanna dance & climb.
You got your troubles, I got mine. I just wanna dance & climb.
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zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 16, 2013 - 11:29pm PT
hadn't seen this one in a while. too busy wondering what I've been listening to I guess

i'm well into my sixties as I write

still have my draft card

i think the progression was 2-S, 1-Y, 4-F

make a list of where you lived in each year of the decade

write down the highlights of your experiences, year-by-year (include a copy of your driver's license photo and the MC you were riding)

be thankful that you weren't huffing glue and didn't get your teeth stuck together to the point that they had to be hammered apart

A few gray Federales say
They could have had him any day
They only let him go so long
Out of kindness, I suppose


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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 17, 2013 - 12:14am PT
They were okay....i was mostly in my twenties, got laid a lot and did some climbing.
MisterE

Social climber
Apr 17, 2013 - 12:33am PT
Yosemite summers

North Cascades Lookout towers

Alternative living

Home-schooling

Vegetarianism

Edgar Allen Poe

Robert Louis Stevenson

Fishing with Dad (Mike Borghoff)

Living in communes

Free School

Cars that start 75% of the time

Long bus-rides to proper schools

Gathering mushrooms in Van Zandt, icluding cubensis, cyanescens

Lighting the pot-bellied stove every morning, and peeking through the eisenglass to check the fire.

Hand-pumping water (keep the primer handy)

Proud of my wood-stack

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The Lord of the Rings

Tending, chickens, horses, cows

Oil lanterns for light



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2013 - 12:58am PT
ATW#TER: WATCHING B-52’S COMING IN TO CASTLE

Twenty five years ago
I flew out of here with a crewcut and watched
the Merced River flow
into the Sierra Nevada.

Today I’m walking between the landing lights
at the end of the runway
out Fox Ave. to the corner of Belleview.

On the ditch bank I find a discarded clawfoot
bathtub, turn it up, get in and watch
a gray squirrel pack his cheeks with seed.

In the far distance a green CAT
is plowing a field of sandy loam
raising a tempest of dust where a B-52 is turning
lining up an approach.

It takes a long time for these frankensteins
to land. Nearer a stone frame tank-house windmill
hails me.

Smell of cow-shine is pungent, more vivifying than
the cities. Blackbird croaking on the fence
was eating bashed insects off the road.

I don’t lie bombers because they usually
manage to hit some guy who hate his job.
Who thinks the big bosses are a bunch of ass-holes.

Behind me the shredded carcass of a truck tire
has been discharged to the whippoorwill.
--C.W. Moulton
[with minor corrections]

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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 17, 2013 - 01:04am PT
When I arrived in Seattle the Smith Tower was still the tallest building west of the Mississippi.
The Space Needle was up but it wasn't considered a building.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 17, 2013 - 01:08am PT












Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 17, 2013 - 01:20am PT
Nice thread.
One edit: Rainbow Bridge (next to Glen Canyon) did not go underwater in Lake Powell. It's still there and is visited often.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Bridge_National_Monument
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 17, 2013 - 02:06am PT
Great thread. Rich on 60's perspectives.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2013 - 02:16am PT
with rabbits and pillars of the great society in camp 4 in the golden age of "be there" or be square
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Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 17, 2013 - 02:20am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2013 - 02:31am PT
Nice pig! Berkeley's finest!
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2013 - 03:01am PT
With reference to the Berkeley Barb story about Huey Newton:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Garry
"The only clients of mine who go to San Quentin are the ones who lie to me."--Mr. Garry

Attorney for the People's Temple later on in the seventies, Garry's most definitely a character you should know about.


With reference to the golden age in cramp 4, in no order:
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Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 17, 2013 - 03:12am PT
“Night was coming on in, borrowing the light. It had started out borrowing just a few cents worth of the light, but now it was borrowing thousands of dollars worth of the light every second. The light would soon be gone, the bank closed, the tellers unemployed, the bank president a suicide.”
― Richard Brautigan, A Confederate General From Big Sur

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 17, 2013 - 03:28am PT

Jay DeFeo - The Rose 1958-1966
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2013 - 04:51am PT
Did we know how to tape up in the sixties? Hell no.

http://www.backcountry.com/Store/content/contentLanding.jsp?contentId=740007&INT_ID=IB12293&avad=29871_d421f9dd

We were hereos and the only tape we knew much about was on eight-tracks.
Hawkwind.
Hawkwind.
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These guys made it in the sixties like we Flames, just barely. On the cusp, as it were. The cutting edge of the Grating-est De-generation.
Hurry On Sundown (See What Tomorrow Brings)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCi4gUX4oJo

Look into your mind, sigh.

Hawkwind LP, 1969.
The Pretty Things guitarist Dick Taylor, who was looking for a new venture after leaving the band, was pulled into Hawkwind playing some gigs and producing this album. After several unsuccessful attempts to capture the band's sound in the studio, it was decided simply to record it live in the studio.--Wiki knows all
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2013 - 01:24pm PT
Sanpaku, Doc.

What do do, Doc?

http://mercedmusic.wordpress.com/2011/01/08/sanpaku/

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 17, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
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I will NEVER forget that summer day in 1969, setting by the campfire watching my Dad sweat bullets as we waited for the "EAGLE" to land...
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