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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2013 - 02:07pm PT
Sentinel West.  View fromthe creek.
Sentinel West. View fromthe creek.
Credit: mouse from merced
This looks like Yellow Pines campground's entry road, if I am any judg...
This looks like Yellow Pines campground's entry road, if I am any judge.
Credit: mouse from merced
Upper Sentinel Falls.
Upper Sentinel Falls.
Credit: mouse from merced
Base of the Flying Buttress.
Base of the Flying Buttress.
Credit: mouse from merced
Flying Buttress.
Flying Buttress.
Credit: mouse from merced
Top of the Flying Buttress.
Top of the Flying Buttress.
Credit: mouse from merced
And higher.
And higher.
Credit: mouse from merced
Magnifico!
Magnifico!
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2013 - 02:44pm PT
Eagle Peak, Higher Brother.
Eagle Peak, Higher Brother.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Da Rim.
Da Rim.
Credit: mouse from merced
Rixon's Pinnacle.
Rixon's Pinnacle.
Credit: mouse from merced
Whew!  Close one!
Whew! Close one!
Credit: mouse from merced
It's the ten o'clock from Dallas/Ft. Worth!
It's the ten o'clock from Dallas/Ft. Worth!
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Extreme telephoto of Eagle Creek.
Extreme telephoto of Eagle Creek.
Credit: mouse from merced
The Old Schnozzola.
The Old Schnozzola.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2013 - 03:01pm PT
A man's got to eat, out in the wilderness. It means a lot to have a quiet beauty spot in which to dine out.
Garden Oaks Restaurant.  ***  Miners' Lettuce Punch $4.50, Pine Nut Sa...
Garden Oaks Restaurant. *** Miners' Lettuce Punch $4.50, Pine Nut Salad, $7.50.
Credit: mouse from merced
Seal of natural goodness.
Seal of natural goodness.
Credit: mouse from merced
I spotted the grotto on the balcony.
I spotted the grotto on the balcony.
Credit: mouse from merced
The seating.  Plush.
The seating. Plush.
Credit: mouse from merced
Various comestibles on offer, as well as the salad, there was this lov...
Various comestibles on offer, as well as the salad, there was this lovely domestic legume, prepared in the Canadian manner. I still had to drink Merced water, though.
Credit: mouse from merced
The view from my table.  Adequate.
The view from my table. Adequate.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Dining companions.  All local folk.
Dining companions. All local folk.
Credit: mouse from merced
The old oak just sat there, not eating.
The old oak just sat there, not eating.
Credit: mouse from merced
The ferns were colorful and witty beyond belief.
The ferns were colorful and witty beyond belief.
Credit: mouse from merced
These guys had the kids' meal.
These guys had the kids' meal.
Credit: mouse from merced
The wait staff were on top of their game.
The wait staff were on top of their game.
Credit: mouse from merced
I caught the bus at 6:00 at the Dodge.  This is at the Ferguson Slide ...
I caught the bus at 6:00 at the Dodge. This is at the Ferguson Slide Bridge, awaiting the signal change.
Credit: mouse from merced
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 1, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
Thanks for taking us with you on your trip Mouse,
great pics, watch out for that tree!
Lets find your thumb in June.
Be in touch soon.
Tad
LilaBiene

Trad climber
May 1, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
Mouse, I'm really enjoying your photo journeys, too. ")

Especially enjoying how happy you are to be where you love to be.

Aud
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 1, 2013 - 05:51pm PT
hey there say, lilabiene:

i love that part:

happy to hear someone HAPPY at where they are!


wow, and T hocking is on a thumb hunt, :)


say, mouse, i can't wait to the see the 'lunch brochure'
but will come back later and wait for the pics to load...
:)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2013 - 06:48pm PT
Audrey, that's cool of you--thanks. Plaudits are nice for all things and mice.

I was thinking of you when I put this together. As you are so new to the scene, I thought you and many dozens like you may get some insight into the realm of the "approach" to a climb, many of which here in Grizz Gulch trek through oak talus. Approaches are an integral part of many ascents, along with the descent.

It's an A, C, D way to see the sport. Approach, climb, descent.

Knowledge of all three is critical to the success of alpine adventure, certainly. It also prevents wandering around in the forested talus after dark when you are tired and thinking of things you had better wait for. Make WBraun's job easier by trying to figure out the route in advance. Or just go on an adventure. You are free to choose. The truth is what fits your personality and your partner's needs as well, one hopes, because in fact, there are two of you. So the truth, or the best way, the optimal approach, is somewhere in that range between tight-assed, no-compromising, I call the shots and "OH FUCHIT! Have it your way, butthead."

An even pace, the ability to speak comfortably, and finding landmarks are what is called for. Observe, learn, stay in the moment, breath. Don't think about the climb. Keep an eye out for the others in your party
and don't get too far away.

If you feel you must pre-plan everything, I won't be in your team.

In my experience, going up a talus with no pack is among the most liberating of joys of being young.

But with a partner, til you're sure enough to do what you love--
'on your own alone.'

And that means abandoning fretfulness over 'what could happen.'

Not the way.

Make it known where you'll be, when to expect you back, etc.

I had no instructions when I was young, only the cub and boy scout leaders who were not very good at their jobs, to say the least, but were generous enough with their time.

In my journeys I hope to share observations with the Gang Taco, as well. I hope I'm able to entertain as well. As always.

Stirring the pot--
One thing I think I have found is that there seems to be a difference between the size of the boulders in the Sentinel talus field, where behemoths abound, in comparison to the talus found at the base of Camp Four Wall (above Camp 4) and along Sunnyside Bench. :)

It's a stock question, I realize. Others may have seen this. The Rev said so, too, once upon a time, so it must be observable, but that don't make it true fact, for once. Believe It or Not!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2013 - 08:48pm PT
I'll clarify that question, which it is in my roundabout way, about relative size.

There are more Large Boulders in the Sentinel talus field. You cannot fail to notice such Monstros.
A hard lever up with a pack.  Schittski.  I came down it; on the way b...
A hard lever up with a pack. Schittski. I came down it; on the way back I had to drop down twenty yards and around the dang prodigion instead. I'm no dead Hero.
Credit: mouse from merced
This one I encountered soon after leaving the trail, heading for the creek. It has a roof, and twenty feet above that is a 'talus garden' with dead branches and other windfall and a few shards of itself spalling off, maybe. If ya can find a route...
Gravity always wins.
Gravity always wins.
Credit: mouse from merced
This was in a really open spot, so quiet away from the creek, too.  On...
This was in a really open spot, so quiet away from the creek, too. On the way back to the trail in the late afternoon.
Credit: mouse from merced
Granite or concrete?  LostInShanghai or LostInSin?
Granite or concrete? LostInShanghai or LostInSin?
Credit: mouse from merced
When will the hundred summers die,
And thought and time be born again,
And newer knowledge, drawing nigh,
Bring truth that sways the soul of men?
Here all things in their place remain,
As all were order’d, ages since.--Alfred Lord Tennyson
Looking the opposite way from the Eagle Boulder.
Looking the opposite way from the Eagle Boulder.
Credit: mouse from merced
In the creek there are some goodies, too.
In the creek there are some goodies, too.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
It's a full-blown affair.  Do not underestimate Sentinel Creek.  I fea...
It's a full-blown affair. Do not underestimate Sentinel Creek. I feared to cross it and didn't really have time or energy to go further.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
A bold oak bole: not a boulderer, totally trad.
A bold oak bole: not a boulderer, totally trad.
Credit: mouse from merced

My question is WHY are there more Large Boulders, if it is indeed the fact?

I propose it has something to do with geology. :)

Specifically, glaciology, a sub-game of geology.



Pluck if I know why it is so.
It would seem it's not for mice
To understand the ways of ice.
Seems somethin's missin.'
Bowdlerized agin.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2013 - 09:44pm PT
Some old boy with a story you'll appreciate.
Mr. Beck.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
May 2, 2013 - 07:57am PT
Here's another take on perception:

Scientists make 'bug-eye' camera



For one, they show remarkable depth of field - they can focus on objects at different distances at the same time. They also do not suffer from the aberrations seen in single lens systems when viewing off-axis objects. A good example is the huge distortion observed in wide-angle camera lenses such as the fish-eye.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22372442
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
May 2, 2013 - 11:53am PT
If you don't mind destroying your door, getting this out of it would be no problem. Otherwise, it is not impossible to spend four hours on the task.

This sorry piece of technology broke in the locked position. Couldn't therefore remove the pins from hinges and remove the door.

I did it by hand with a little broken saw blade. Had I had my Dremel tool
it could have gone much faster.


Credit: zBrown
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 2, 2013 - 05:21pm PT
hey there say, mouse.... wow, thanks for the approach shots, :)

happy trails, and happy more-pics! to you, :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
I love, I love, I love my calendar cats...
Two too cute.
Two too cute.
Credit: mouse from merced
The Worse-kat-errors. Both of them at rest.
May i, 2013.

A grand total of twenty-seven!
A grand total of twenty-seven!
Credit: mouse from merced
The Sahara Terrors. All three are from Tah-kits.
September 30, 2013.

Although they're all brats
They're still only cats
Each and every day of the year.
--Neil Sedakat

With apologies to BBA, of course.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2062581&tn=40


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
From the Huff Post this week, 5-2-13, pertaining to the rescue on El Cap on Monday.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/29/yosemite-climber-thumb-reattached_n_987274.html

It is exceedingly strange, this accicent, and I am grateful to learn the digit has been successfully re-attached.

I have an interest here in that my left thumb had to be removed when re-attaching it proved impossible in 1968, the result of a peach cannery boo-boo.

The rope acts as a zit-popping mechanism, if you will, when tension is pulled on a rope and when it is looped around a thin, fragile thing like your thumb the result is...messy.

This Austrian climber's story reminds me, of course, of Millis' attempt in 1974 to convince me that a foreign climber had fallen on the W. Face route on Tahquitz in such a way that his thumb was somehow jammed into a crack during the fall and his weight had pulled hard enough to sever it! It could happen, but it never did.

When I worked for my brother-in-law, Ike Edie, his dad, Ike Sr., loved to tell how a roping cowboy could lose his thumb in a similar manner. When he ropes the steer, he must loop the rope around the cantle of the saddle once or twice so it acts as a brake while the horse's weight pulls the dogie off its feet. The operation of looping the lasso is called "dallying."

A thumbless cowboy is said to have been caught dallying.

A thumbless climber is said to have been a victim of the fickle finger of fate.



zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
May 2, 2013 - 07:52pm PT
Well shoot me in the foot. What's new pussyKat? I had not seen that thread you pointed to. I hope my senior pass will work there.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2013 - 09:28am PT
ZZ Top/She's Got Legs--uncensored studio version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWuyFz6V8O8

Had to do it. Talking about Alyson Roth, and spiders...

Tired of walking and my knee's killing me!

San Joaquin, pray for me.

I got my thumb out, Lord.

Won't you please take me along for a ride?

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 3, 2013 - 10:13am PT
James Brown & The Famous Flames - Tami Show 1964
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
May 3, 2013 - 11:34am PT
It's not well known, but I actually gave James his last name. He was going for something more bland like [Godfather of] Soul. Get a job.

Still young enough to appreciate legs over a 32 Ford grill.

Neighborhood Bullies






Well, the chances are against it and the odds are slim
That he’ll live by the rules that the world makes for him
’Cause there’s a noose at his neck and a gun at his back
And a license to kill him is given out to every maniac
He’s the neighborhood bully



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2013 - 11:17pm PT
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat by C. Galifione.
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat by C. Galifione.
Credit: celesteprize.com
You gotta love that Pete Seeger.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 3, 2013 - 11:22pm PT
An Enemy of The People (by Henrik Ibsen) on Broadway




Who do you see as the enemy?
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