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zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 29, 2013 - 12:19am PT
Leaving aside for the moment Frank, Nancy, Frank Jr., it appears that the best rhyme for Sinatra is Sumatra.

This rather statuesque fellow resides there in Bukit Lawang.

If I could pronounce it, then I bet I could come up with some interesting rhymes.



Be that as it may, for the sake of perspective or perhaps sneeking another peek through those infamous doors of perception:

The Great Sumatran fault runs the entire length of the island along its west coast. On 26 December 2004, the western coast and islands of Sumatra, particularly Aceh province, were struck by a tsunami following an Indian Ocean earthquake. More than 170,000 Indonesians were killed, primarily in Aceh.

In any event to get back on track, Nancy and Frank are not common names in Sumatra. Where Martino Antonio & Natalie Della came up with those names remains a mystery (to those who think about such things).
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2013 - 01:16am PT
He's giving the F-I-S-H cheer in Sumatran Alphabetic Body Language.
Gimme an F!

This is me wondering what can possibly go wrong.
View from the base of Steck-Salathe.  1976ish.
View from the base of Steck-Salathe. 1976ish.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Gimme an I!

This is Sentinel, without sentiment.
Sentinel sits and waits and watches silently.
Sentinel sits and waits and watches silently.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Gimme and S!

Looking down on another valley from a much HIGHER spot.
East of Whitney lies Nevada.  That's it way out there somewhere.  This...
East of Whitney lies Nevada. That's it way out there somewhere. This is pretty cool up here. No date.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Gimme an H!

What's that spell?

Bukit lawang! It looks like "fish," though. It's silly, but the language was created by an Irishman who came to live in Sumatra. He was afraid of tarantulas, BTW.
http://sites.google.com/site/asianarboreals/cyriopagopussp.%22sumatrantiger%22

Distribution:
Somewhere in West Sumatra.

So Ron, STFA from W. Sumatra. I plan on it. I'd rather drink it than go there.

Looking to the southeast from Whitney, I suppose.
Looking to the southeast from Whitney, I suppose.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Looking over at Keeler & Day Needles.
Looking over at Keeler & Day Needles.
Credit: Jim Shirley
I now felt I had really become a mountain climber. The east face of Mount Whitney was what all my early reading had prepared me for: a real wall in the high mountains. When I started climbing I had, in my mindís eye, targeted mountains. I had progressed from Stoney Point to Tahquitz, then Yosemite, and now the Palisades and Whitney. From here, I thought it would be just another step to the Alps, the Andes, and the Himalayas: the big peaks. But those mountains were very far away, and I didnít know how to reach them. I knew it took a lot of money, and I didnít have any. But I had a thumb, and one of the world's best climbing areas was only a few hours away.--Royal Robbins, Fail Falling


to the SCSeagoat--
I hope you enjoyed the short visit you had in Yosemite. Thanks for your support for our eclecticism and obscurity here. Middle Earthlings are just this way, in large part. Right, zBrown?

I had hoped I could say that you ain't seen nothin' yet, but the more I learn of you, in various threads, I am not so sure of that at all!

The Pinnacles.  This trip the rock burned up behind me.  But the rope ...
The Pinnacles. This trip the rock burned up behind me. But the rope didn't melt. It took forever for it not to melt. I hoped it wouldn't. It didn't. Whew!
Credit: Jim Shirley

I have plans for the morrow.
What could possibly go wrong?
See ya at the movies.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2013 - 02:36am PT
sixties survivor who once hosted a guy called Jerry Coe, any news?
sixties survivor who once hosted a guy called Jerry Coe, any news?
Credit: billyboots

To Billyboots--

I just found this photo on a photo search for Jerry Coe. I don't know a thing, just that he's not around these parts. I've looked.
Jerry Coe trying to form the letters RR in SABL on ROCK!  Believe It o...
Jerry Coe trying to form the letters RR in SABL on ROCK! Believe It or Not!
Credit: mouse from merced
The mysterious Fresnan J. Coe, formerly a RCS guy.
Worked for the State Conservation Corps.
Lived in Murphys, CA.
Kept bees.
Licked his honey.
Married to Renee.
Divorced from Renee.
Possible removal to Tierra del Fuego?
Dream of crossing the Andes and kayaking to the sea.
Ah, these chickie-babies...
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
One of the contingencies we had to plan for. The mouse-kat-terrors:

Athos, Portos, D'Artagnan, Aramis - I really had no idea that D'Artagnan and Aramis were twins, but the camera does not lie.



If die mouse sayz it - it must be so, but I thought this show was acoustic, not eclectic.

Hope nobody boos.




LilaBiene

Trad climber
Apr 29, 2013 - 09:41pm PT
I'm a little late to the party...but speaking of Zeros...



Janglin'...a good tune for your musings and wanderings, Mouse...

A Mouse with a heart of gold.

A giving heart, so beautiful...tears fell from my eyes reading about the 93d... and onto the pages of history...yet to be lived.

He's mad as Hell at me for something...something I'm to have figured out by now. Or perhaps something that is in front of me that I have yet to realize or put together. I wish I could set his spirit free...I just...don't...know...how...

If only you, and Neebs, and LostinShanghai knew how much I appreciate how much love you've shown me. <3

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2013 - 05:49am PT
Trip Report (sub-topic).

"Sentinella."

Another quick but exhausting day trip on the YARTS bus from Merced.

Mark Morrison, the lead driver for the YARTS Merced/Yosemite run since the eighties, is back from his semi-annual return to Sow Thafreeka. I met Mark, a rock climber too, in the eighties at Mark Tuttle's climbing/backpacking/biking store downtown. (It's no longer operating as TOE retail, but TOE is a wholesale brand of packs and things.

Mark M. participated in the Cape Argus bike race, the largest of all timed races. It folows a rugged route on SA's "Cape Coast," you might call it. they get several thousand entrants yearly.

Here's a video.

Here's a map of the course.
Credit: mouse from merced

Mark has completed all twelve he's entered. He bikes constantly here, and when I asked who he rides with, he said, "Alone. Kevin (owner of the local bike emporium) and his group ride to Snelling on the same boring run three times a week. I want none of that. I ride Bear creek out to Planada and Cunningham road to Le Grand and then over to Plainsburg." (more or less)

He told me he fell downclimbing Positively 4th STreet, too, several years back, and that's on top of having had his knee crushed by a car, spending two years rehabbing on crutches from that one. He fell on the easier 5.7 moves at the bottom, and had been soloing P4S for years when he had down time waiting for the return to Merced on his bus. He hobbled back to the bus from Middle Bro (there's a place to park the bus across the street from the toe of Little Brother, Believe It or Not!), drove it to pick up his returning passengers and drove them to Merced, then went to the hospital.

It's hard, he said, to get a partner in the afternoon, even on a daily basis. He climbed with Mark Tuttle because they both lived in Merced at that time. He's also climbed with Ron Skelton from El Portal, I think. Mark M. is a hardman and I will thank him for the rides here in public.

Mark, for what it's worth, thanks.

Mark lurks. Beware the eyes of Mark.

I'll be Tripping Reporting when the dawn comes. For now, off to the slumber yard.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2013 - 09:03am PT
Manan this will be, Luke.
Manan this will be, Luke.
Credit: mouse from merced
Wake up!

It's TODAY!

Wake up wake up
The dawn is here
The air is full of atmosphere
Etc.

It's best to stand up before you walk out. Ringo knew that, Joe Cocker knew that. Even their best freinds knew that.

What are stand-up friends for, anyway?

Two things, actually, standing up, then walking out, unless they were not offered a seat to begin with. If it's SRO, Y then, you're SOL.

I love the kittens, Mr. zBrown-in-melted-heart-butter!!!! One for each of my fingers! Just right....

I miss my kitties, even though it's sixteen years since I had any. Literally.

Miss Kitty Amanda Russell, three first names.

Miss Amanda.
Miss Amanda.
Credit: GI
What's up, Doc? How's it hangin', Festus.

Another person with three first names...


For Camila Borisov

Miss Katie Beth Sue

There once was a girl named Katie Beth Sue
With golden hair and eyes of blue
She'd plant flowers by day, feed the hungry at night
She was cheerful and kind and did everything right.

She lived by the shore in a quaint little hut
With a smile on her face (attitude changes) and a sore on her butt!
Her nose was enourmous, her ears were humongous
She had B. O. and bad breath and under arm fungus!

She wore glasses so large they needed windshield wipers
And under her dresses were fluffy white diapers!
She had the face of a dog and the mouth of a pig
Her pads were too small and her bra was too big!

She was mean and obnoxious and always quite rude
She went to her junior high dance in the nude!
Since she never wore shoes she had many a blister
People would ask her, "What's wrong with you, sister!"

Her teeth were so yellow--(choke and collapse)

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2013 - 10:34am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
neebee, lookit!

According to Mark Morrison, Chapman's Peak is the ass-, pardon, butt-kickingest part of this race around the Argus Peninsula.

Like that means anything, not being a bicycle racer, just a poke-along nowadays... :)

On the map, Chapman's Peak is number 11, on the Atlantic coast, near the top left of the peninsula on Hout Bay/UCANGOOGLEARTHIT.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 30, 2013 - 11:50am PT
You might have seen this coming, but the last name of those kittens?

Sumatra of course.

"Americanized" names:

Athable, Pothole, Darn It, Error Miss



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2013 - 12:18pm PT
Mark the Courteous, king of the drivers, left me off at the Four Mile TRail.

I sat and breathed the clean air of nine a.m., re-packed the load--I should have left the tripod at home. I took a half-gallon of H2O and some dried fruit. I thanked the Lord of the Films that I was spared the old school film rolls. I prayed hard for a successful conclusion, open to whatever lay ahead, and for wisdom in choosing my options once I left the trail.
Of course it's dangerous to leave the trail.  It's stupid.  I'm stupid...
Of course it's dangerous to leave the trail. It's stupid. I'm stupid. We all be stupid. Gotta trust to judgement and skill and luck. ADVENTURE!!! Tell 'em, Royal.
Credit: mouse from merced

It behooved me to act my age and reflect my physical infirmities.

1. I'm gonna be 65 shortly.
2. I suffer from acute asthma because of allergy to mold; it interrupts all activities, particularly when I hurry.
3. My knees suffer and it causes me to constantly take time to place my weight correctly to make a more-than-normal movement. In talus this means I need to be very cautious.
4. Lack of oxygen causes an effect like vertigo. Atop a boulder I have to be super-careful, like on a belay ledge.

I had no specific goal in my hike, but a general goal: go as far as I could till I felt like changing direction, with Union Point in mind as the furthest I could possibly get without taking photos. Since that was the primary reason I was in the Park, to take photos, when the time came to ditch the trail, I had Sentinel Creek and Sentinel Falls on my mind.

Along the way, I poked, taking photos and watching the passers passing by.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Don't forget that postcard!
Don't forget that postcard!
Credit: mouse from merced
A very shy young doe, she didn't utter a sound passing.  When I found ...
A very shy young doe, she didn't utter a sound passing. When I found my way back to the trail she was the first person I encountered. A muffled reply, "As far as Glacier Pt."
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Three Gentlemen from Taipei.  Tan, on the right, spoke for his visitin...
Three Gentlemen from Taipei. Tan, on the right, spoke for his visiting friends. He's been living in C4. Jovial doesn't begin to describe this wonderful man. I encountered them on the descent of the Four Mile Trail and later at the shuttle stop at C4.
Credit: mouse from merced
Nurse Margie and Nurse Cheryl, two ladies from Fla. and New England, w...
Nurse Margie and Nurse Cheryl, two ladies from Fla. and New England, who are "travelling nurses" on holiday between jobs. We slowed the pace so we could talk as we leisurely descended the last section of the trail--BIG GIANT BOULDER near the trailhead.
Credit: mouse from merced


I left the Four Mile Trail at the end of a switchback which went left. I took a vague track into the talus on an uphill tack and eventually came to the creek, which was in spate from the snowmelt.
March 28, 2013.
March 28, 2013.
Credit: mouse from merced
April 29, 2013.
April 29, 2013.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
In the lee of the boulder.  It's been here a while.  How many trees ha...
In the lee of the boulder. It's been here a while. How many trees have tried this here? We are seeds ourselves as well as sowers.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Here is a small pool which was at chest height when I knelt, rather like a font. I washed my head and neck and hands and stayed kneeling for a long time meditating with this stone and the water shaping it, the sound of the water driving out non-essentials.

I felt my spirits lift and my confidence in how this would all turn out increased. I'd come to my goal for the day, unplanned and trusting to another's will. I mean, I just cast my fate to the winds, as they say. I loved the freedom this gave me.

Then I took some Tylenol and smoked a bowl. My my my. Bhuddist Passion amid the pines!

Water ouzel. White cabbage butterfly. Deer fly. Then these big guys.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
And this little guy from under the same rock--it got replaced.

What was D'Artagnan's last name?
So stupid.
So stupid.
Credit: Blitzo




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
Spring in Yosemite is cranking up and people will be jamming the place in one or two weeks. I'm glad I took the opportunity to be there when I did, before the meadows flood, the bug and tourist population skyrocket, and things become unnatural.

Here is a selection of springtime shots, EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU! And Capt. Tom. And the spirit of ST. Galen.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Tourist shot at river!  Film as situation develops.
Tourist shot at river! Film as situation develops.
Credit: mouse from merced
Huge water flow increase expected to increase then decrease!  NPS blam...
Huge water flow increase expected to increase then decrease! NPS blames spring and summer.
Credit: mouse from merced
I can't apologize for this shot. I love dogwood and the Dodge is for many a part of life in C4.
I had to catch the bus or I'd have gotten some dogwood closeups.
I had to catch the bus or I'd have gotten some dogwood closeups.
Credit: mouse from merced

It's past time for my coffee.
I'll be back with climbing content. Here's a teaser.
Mark M. had a story to tell about climbing this one winter.
Mark M. had a story to tell about climbing this one winter.
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 30, 2013 - 05:31pm PT
More nice stories mouse.

I never booed and I never walked out, though I did wonder about a guy who titled his first book based on a Sumatran spider.



A little bit of Richard





zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 30, 2013 - 05:48pm PT
I'll sea that and raise one.

Buy Bob Dylanís Former Malibu Ranch And Recording Studio For $3.2 Million

Some people call it Shangri La, others don't call it anything, said Mr. Lee with a smile.







I would like to know who all the people are in those photos on the wall. I was wondering if maybe Gypsy has some on display in there. Ol' bob always did have a thing about Gypsy.


I went back to see the gypsy
It was nearly early dawn
The gypsy's door was open wide
But the gypsy was gone
And that pretty dancing girl
She could not be found
So I watched that sun come rising
From that little Minnesota town





http://au.businessinsider.com/bob-dylans-former-malibu-ranch-and-recording-studio-now-on-sale-for-41-million-2011-6#view-of-the-ranch-style-kitchen-1
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 30, 2013 - 07:52pm PT
hey there say, mouse... wow, a chapman pt, to be reckoned with, :)

i will share with my family, :)


never had heard of this, before...

say, my oldest son's name is santiago, and, when i named him, i
never KNEW he had a 'grotto' :))
yep, there is a 'santiago's grotto' somwhere... (forgot where) but
i did see a photo of it in a magazine once, have not ever been
able to find it on the net, though, :(


also, thank you for the great yosemite pics, sadly, only the top half
showed, but know the other halves are just as good, and some did not
even show yet, ... so i can' comment on all ...

loved the trail!


say, lilabiene, did you get a package yet :)
if not, keep an eye out, so it won't get left if you plan to go for
anywhere for the weekend, :O


ooops, forgot, mouse:
very NICE climbing pics, there, too!
love the rock face/walls
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 30, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
"1. I'm gonna be 65 shortly."


Indicate precisely what you mean to say
Yours sincerely, Wasting Away
Give me your answer, fill in a form


Of course we will.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2013 - 12:23am PT
6T-5 sounds like some Jerry Gallwas piton steel.
Or aluminum for a backpack frame.
Or an Army Air Corps trainer.
Or a football play.
Or the same old new fifty-one. LI.
Credit: mouse from merced
Wm. Dylan Zimmerman, born James Joseph McGuinn III on July 13, 1942. aka, RR Bill, aka Alan Lefcourt.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
May 1, 2013 - 12:50am PT

Not an ode to Billy Joe, but kinda fits here.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2013 - 11:46am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
http://www.last.fm/music/John+Fahey/_/Je+Ne+Me+Suis+Reveillais+Matin+Pas+En+May
May Day May Day May Day May Day

Credit: mouse from merced
The last May procession I was part of was in 1960 in Sacramento.

Who misses the propaganda photos of the Red Army May Day parades?

http://www.marxists.org/subject/mayday/articles/tracht.html

Gypsy

Social climber
NC
May 1, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
about to go on the air with a special tribute to the mad, crazy musician of the Santa Cruz mountains, Bob Brozman

listen live or in the archive

Musical Migrations
ashevillefm.org
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 1, 2013 - 01:13pm PT
hey there say, gypsy, thanks for sharing...

hope someday my ol' computer will get youtube or better yet, radio, :))

oddly, years back, and WITH dial up, my old one DID... though,
there was far less complex site, then...

i got a neat station for greece, with neat dance music...
i got tex-mex, and cumbia, tejano, from south texas, and
i got country, from somewhere, forgot now...

odd it never works on this one... it all gets a sentence of song and
stops... :(
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