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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 27, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
A 45-minute wait for the gate on Saturday on Hwy 120 at noon.  Three k...
A 45-minute wait for the gate on Saturday on Hwy 120 at noon. Three kiosks, credit cards preferred, and enjoy your trip to Yosemite Valley. We have some high country, too, if yer interested...
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
I wish I could say the coppery-looking shots were taken with a telephoto lens, but it's best just to say it straight out:

I fought the law and walked away with nary a scratch.

Miss LEO and her radar-gunner said, "His 65th birthday was yesterday."

There was not an ounce of karma wasted and everything gonna be "O-tay!"

The lady and her husband on the bicycles are from Montreal, eh?

And there is the oh-so-nice telephoto shot of Tom's Thumb's summit, Hocking sahib.

After turning off at Craned Flat, I sat for ten minutes. Not one car came by. Everyone was going down to the 140 junction and then into Yosemite Valley. Good---fewer people to compete for the attention of the mosquitoes at the 8-9 thousand foot level.

T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 27, 2013 - 02:11pm PT
Well the Mouse must have found his nest,
Hang on Flames fans, this should be good!

Hey, that last photo looks like a place I have been recently.

Is that the Tool in the rear view mirror?

Nice trippin with ya my friend,
Tad

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 27, 2013 - 02:25pm PT
zBrown, channeling Al Pacino, needs some "righteous kills."

Mosquito larvae!

Ants!

Midges!

Bees, even!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 27, 2013 - 02:35pm PT
Not exactly roaring, I 395ed to the correct place, confident that my co-pilot heeded my prayers to just allow me to do nothing and drive.

Bella cosa far niente.
"It is beautiful to do nothing."

Just listen to nothing on the Tioga-Pasadena expressway some day.

You should be so lucky.

Any body says Moosedrool's funny but no body believes any body, so WTF.

He is smart. He's not exactly handsome. But his heart and his wallet speak volumes. Mr. Andrew, I salute you. Enjoy the picture of the Valley View. It cost you $XX.xx, but it is magic from 1941, older than Donini, and worth every red cent, as they used to say in Poland.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
May 27, 2013 - 02:40pm PT
Good thing LEO didn't find your ounce of karma. Speeding kills bears.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 27, 2013 - 04:07pm PT
hey there say, mouse.... oh my, and wow, i JUST SAW the picture of the line of cars waiting for the gate, :O


course, i know, we've heard the stories, for years, but seeing it, well:

makes us love the 'good ol' days' in humble appreciation... :)

hope everyone has a great weekend+ with the monday...
may it not be monday'n... ;)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 27, 2013 - 05:29pm PT
Preston Road, SW Mariposa County in late May 2013.
Preston Road, SW Mariposa County in late May 2013.
Credit: mouse from merced
This was Tuesday at about eight o'clock a.m., sorta light of nine, maybe.
Hannah and Tad.
Hannah and Tad.
Credit: mouse from merced
Tad and Mo at home.  Hi-dee and b'bye, Hannah.  "She's leaving home......
Tad and Mo at home. Hi-dee and b'bye, Hannah. "She's leaving home...: but with skilled climbing in her genes and in her jeans, both, here lately! Visalia'a not so far from Shasta Co......
Credit: mouse from merced
Maureen is queen of the island, but their princess has married and must leave for the Kingdom of Olives.

"Oh boy! Oberti!"--Al Radka
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 27, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
THocking, or Tad, one of three brothers Hocking, from Redding, CA.   
...
THocking, or Tad, one of three brothers Hocking, from Redding, CA.
Aaand Mouse from Merced, or Brian Bermingham, born in Redding, CA., one of three brothers Bermingham, with an E, no I, thank you.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Mount Saint Helena from Road 68 Overhead, Sacramento National Wildlife...
Mount Saint Helena from Road 68 Overhead, Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.
Credit: mouse from merced
The Sutter Buttes from the RR tracks.
The Sutter Buttes from the RR tracks.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Mount Lassen on another ho-hum Memorial Day weekend.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 27, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
What kind of loser-ranger pulls over a mouse? Or couldn't the mouse's feet reach the pedals?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 27, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
hey there say, mouse... wow, i love that preston road photo! perfect timing with the bird-life there... very nice indeed...

thanks for sharing your whole memorial day weekend with us all...

:)

we are all cold and windy and rainy-almost here...

sun too a hike, it seems, 'round about saturday, put peeked in for a tiny
bit on sunday...

will see how the week goes now... sure do miss it...
but the day is brisk refreshing cold, not that damp dreary cold,
:)
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
May 27, 2013 - 09:35pm PT
mouse, correction; your photo labeled Mt Saint Helena is Saint John Mountain.
Nita and I were at the rd 68 overpass on Saturday. Must have just missed you. We'll be one mountain southwest of there next weekend; Snow Mountain Wilderness. We were one mountain north of there yesterday, off Alder Springs Rd. Cool country that hardly anyone visits. Glad you made it up to Tad's place and your birthplace and pigfest. Mouse is mobile!
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
May 28, 2013 - 06:40am PT
local chapter of the flames...
the fanciest car in the club:
The 1935 Duesenberg SJ Speedster aka the Mormon Meteor
The 1935 Duesenberg SJ Speedster aka the Mormon Meteor
Credit: Tobia

The '35 Duesenberg Model SJ was owned by a friend's father, Ben Hudson, in purchased the car in 1947 for $1,500. It is pictured here with a stock 8 cylinder engine that produced 320 h.p. Mr. Hudson sold in in 1958 for $12,000.
In it's speed record setting configuration it looked like this: and had a 12 cylinder engine producing 400 h.p.

Credit: Shippler Collection

In 2004 it sold for $4.5 million at auction in this configuration:
Credit: concept cars





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 28, 2013 - 10:05am PT
Fast world out there in the world.

I was in only two state capitals yesterday, the that of NV and the which of CA.

Driving thru Carson City, meh.

At eleven of midnight in Sacto on !-5 at seventy mph after having no driving experience to share since 1983...still meh.

Actual representation: WHITE-KNUCKLED HORROR, regardless of sexual orientation.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
May 28, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
I ain't no Al Pachuco - I'm a Yeti, but you can call me Peter Dactile!


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
May 28, 2013 - 05:39pm PT
Another in an occasional series on fasteners.

These little bastards should not be included in the class of fasteners. Shouldn't be in the strawberry or lady bug class either. They are evil.


Credit: zBrown

They are in the same class with these guys.



But maybe not, these other nine guys at least appear to have a sense of humour.

Stick your screw driver in the slot whilst on your back getting who knows what kind of toxic crap falling in your eyes and they just spin, spin, spin. I'm very persistent so I got 'em out, but they shoulda had they ugly little head chopped off.

That's about it for now. Next step pull the radiator out. Should be a piece of cake compared the first step.

In other newz, Fierce Battle on or about (as the lawyers like to say) Everest, no one's ear is bitten off. I hear what you're sayin'.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22691415

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 29, 2013 - 08:50am PT
Bay, you need warm congratulations on Everest.

Shaking hands is a useless, even pointless gesture, not to mention dangerous process at altitude.

You never want to shake the hand of a yeti.

They are just hillbillies, after all, and enjoy hell out of squeezing city folks' hands for yucks. Rednecks all over the world, if we only knew more culture.

I blame tachers. They never let us listen to Gypsy on Musical Migrations.

In the first grade, you learn the essential difference between No. 1 and No. 2. And then in the second grade, you learn how to count the number of toilet tissues squares you need to use each time. At least that was the progression I learned.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
May 29, 2013 - 09:38am PT
I was wondering if that was counted down 10, 9, 8 ... you know the drill

I am informed that this is an iconic photograph and it should be posted here without further comment, since it speaks for itself.



I will observe that there are a bunch of guys in the background in a circle. Perhaps the first well documented exemplar of the climbing circle-J's that have become all the rage in climbing forums of late.

Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name (Mick Jagger said that, but I'll use it)

Half the people can count half the time

So that would be about 25% accountability
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 29, 2013 - 11:40am PT
Circa eight thousand, one gets very cirques-cirques, a probable effect of going around trying to find the right tent to which to deliver the Sherpa-Sherpa, Large Size, regular crust, and olives, pimentoes, pine nuts and cranberries.

The munchies at altitude. Torture.

On a different map entirely, I was driving all over this weekend and had no map. This has been corrected.

I also was thinking of my dad's driving. His most favorite "run" was likely the Sacto to Redding, he knew where he was heading, he just had to get on the right 99N. There is now a 99S as well. Back when, we had a 99E and a 99W.

I prefered the one that got us there fastest, generally the 99W. Long before the I-5. Or any "Business 99s" came to be.
Credit: mouse from merced
Boomer carted us around in a Chevy deluxe from 1950, gray and white, three on the column, and cords on the back of the two fold-forward bench-backs in the front seat. No seat belts, kids standing, looking over the front seat.
Credit: mouse from merced
there was a hanging strap on the doorpostssssssssssssssssssssssssssss SMASH!!!!!

One way to wake up on a long drive...
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
May 29, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
Here's the current Flames (Berkeley Chapter) fleet. The 69 MGB and the 77 RD400 Yamaha are in the garage. The Westfalia is across the street. I think we have a vehicle hoarding problem here.
Credit: throwpie
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
May 29, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
These two were drag race buddies back in 1956. The Chevy still hauls ass.
Credit: throwpie
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