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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
The Flames has become like "a didactic film, one that seeks to help the noobs avoid the pitfalls of avoiding contact with someone who cares about you..." (MFM, A Base Jump in 1938? Off Yosemite Falls?), it seems on reflecting on that comment.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1784627&msg=1784661#msg1784661


RickyD,
Thanks for the stoke.
Let's share some smoke.

It is a stone blast
Checkin' out the past.



I please whom I please, of course.
I'm happy & it's all right now.


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 16, 2013 - 02:16pm PT
You might want to use these folks for your photo finishes. I have a pair of Winstead's binoculars that have held up handsomely over the years ("triple tested coated optics", whatever that means. Remind myself to Google that one).


Credit: zBrown

"I don't call it anything", said Frankie Lee with a smile
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
zBrown vs the Mouse.  We was just horsin' around, sheriff.
zBrown vs the Mouse. We was just horsin' around, sheriff.
Credit: Truman Bennett, NG
Photo finish my ASS!
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
The Camargue is a land of cowboys and gypsies.

It's vaguely close, nominally near to Corsica, island of our Gypsy.

Happy Father's Day, Mom.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:07pm PT
I think it has something to do with being Finnish.




More than a quarter mile or a quarter furlong. Time is, afterall, precious.



3/5 of a mile in 10 seconds is a good time. I don't think either Tom The Mongoose or Don The Snake could touch it. This is a car club thread right?

Where do the freeways collide? Depends on which, but if you're talking Harbor, 91, 405 freeways it's Ascot Park.

Credit: zBrown

I'd always thought it was "stop children what's that sound?", but this just testifies to the frailty of memory. Still checking on women's frailty, what a long strange trip it' been.

Don't think I will ever be a father. Can remember a whole bunch of times when I discovered that I wasn't and was quite pleased with that.

Well, I spose I could donate a few cells to be kept in Ted Williams head crypt, so I'm not ruling anyting out.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced

Big Daddy approved.  Very like Rick Sylvester's rig, I bet.
Big Daddy approved. Very like Rick Sylvester's rig, I bet.
Credit: mouse from merced
Put on the brakes, you're goin' too fast.
There are too few breaks, better make them last.

Then, Grasshopper, there was the one about the Japanese beetle and the fly, which is best told on the fly, since everyone who hears it seems to become "sick." My lips are sealed, but keep your eyes open.
Credit: mouse from merced

Flying is a standard dream of mine.
Often with no sound.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrOvcSaRF-I
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
The song, On the Banks of the Old Merced, has been around for longer than I.

Written by state Sen. George Juan Hatfield of Stevinson, this beautiful song was composed in 1945 at Stevinson Ranch, where the Merced River and San Joaquin River meet.

Read more here: http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2012/08/04/2455579/sarah-lim-on-the-banks-of-the.html#storylink=cpy
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2013 - 12:08am PT
I just received a vibe (call it a warning) that we need climbing content.

El Jefe leads the charge.

Freedom of the Hills!

Hide it from who?
Hide it from who?
Credit: mouse from merced
I'm guessing 1974, Mt. Hoffman, and Dick E.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2013 - 12:12pm PT
Triple tested coated optics may simply mean the quality of a lens has been tested by three different quality control agents before they are approved for use in optical illusions.

This was taken last nite.
Ten p.m. last night from the Tioga top floor.
Ten p.m. last night from the Tioga top floor.
Credit: mouse from merced
The rest were taken early this morning.
4;40 a.m., from the endo Bear Creek Drive--a mesa intervenes.
4;40 a.m., from the endo Bear Creek Drive--a mesa intervenes.
Credit: mouse from merced
5:00 a.m., a mile farther back.
5:00 a.m., a mile farther back.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
this fire is around Jerseydale, above Hite Cove, or maybe further to the west of there, like on Sweetwater Point and down south of there around about Bootjack.

It might not interrupt Yosemite traffic, because the wind is blowing to the south of Hwy 140.

It is remarkably clear here in the central valley today, and here is the proof.
Hwy 140 &#40;almost to the Mariposa County line&#41; at Cunningham Rd,...
Hwy 140 (almost to the Mariposa County line) at Cunningham Rd, 6:30 a.m.
Credit: mouse from merced
Looking north on Cunningham Rd towards Lake McClure and Coulterville.
Looking north on Cunningham Rd towards Lake McClure and Coulterville.
Credit: mouse from merced
Looking toward Fresno.
Looking toward Fresno.
Credit: mouse from merced

http://news.lalate.com/2013/06/17/carstens-fire-map-2013-prompts-mariposa-wildfire-evacuations/

SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jun 17, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
Thanks Mouse.

Susan
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
Some Dynamite Ron Anderson Bait



Eddy Arnold/The Ballad of Smokey Bear
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goEozOAQ6yI

Not the smoke I had in mind to share earlier...
Credit: mouse from merced
Big Meadow and Foresta, vivid memories of them both before and after '89.
The fires came together from three directions and burned down all the ...
The fires came together from three directions and burned down all the way to El Portal from up here. Maybe it was in '88.
Credit: mouse from merced

This is Ron Anderson speaking. I don't know what's going on this week.

This is Tad Hocking speaking. I know what's going on this week, but don't know if you are going to be involved.

This is Mouse from Merced squeaking. I would gladly take anyone who wants to join us on Tom's Thumb this weekend from the central valley to Redding where the 4x4 awaits at Tad's.

This offer is good whether or not Ron can join us.

I won't be out of here till early Friday morning.

If interested in a good time climbing five-easy, PM me or call 209-722-7134. I have room for one. Please, no hate calls...
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 17, 2013 - 07:15pm PT
In recognition of Father's day, here is the type of place my grandfather Jakob called work.

View of Pabst and Newport Mines - Ironwood, MI




This one never made to Ascot. Probably couldn't do 3/5 in 10 either.

lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Jun 17, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
Credit: lostinshanghai

Hey Mouse

Half dead/ Half alive still kicking. Problem do not what I am kicking for or at.

Credit: lostinshanghai

Credit: lostinshanghai

How I wish I had in the days my good old Nikon but yours would work finnnnnnnie with a polarized lensy.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2013 - 07:31pm PT
That is so cool, man!

Can't touch this one, though, can it?


And reindeer CAN fly!
Christmas in June for this old fart meant a call from Bevin & a call from Scott on Fathers Day (kids of mine).
lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Jun 17, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
Credit: lostinshanghai

Credit: lostinshanghai

Forgot these next to him is another well known artist whom could it be.

"to b or not to b"

wanna b

new b

no b

Hey so I make mistakes

but soon

wanna b

new b

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2013 - 07:47pm PT
Updates on both the Carstens fire and the Rolling fire. A Cal Fire TWO-fer.

June 16 http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/06/16/3346421/100-acre-fire-near-midpines-forces.html

June 17 (11:08) http://www.ksee24.com/news/local/Update-Carstens-Fire-15--Contained-211844171.html

And Yosemite Vasquez, "Mr. Double-Rainbow" himself, says he's not leaving:
June 17 (3:00 p.m.) http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-990249

I wouldn't be in his shoes for all the dog food in California. Let me rethink that one...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 17, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
hey there say, mouse... nice share, again, on the scenery... say, and about the fire-area, too...


thanks for sharing...

and very nice to see you a good fathers day! :)

edit:


oh my, the other photos finally loaded, :O such variety,
whewww, and the 'fighting mares'...


glad i got to come back and see all of what i missed...
and say:
forgot to say:
my mom and i saw the foresta areas, after the fire... lynda was showing us arouond when we visited in 98' ... was some times, after, of course, but still--was a sore spot...
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 17, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
Why an English Bulldog Cam? (You might ask). Uh, I couldn't find a Finnish Bulldog? That's Harriet's ghost walking her dog on Gower Avenue. Rick contributed the fine guitar work.



Perhaps there is a need to call in a hieroglyphics expert on those lyrics sheets. Everybody knows that Fogerty wrote Garden Party, but gave it to Rick rather then let Zaentz get his dirty hands on it.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 17, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
This is the courthouse where my father was being sworn into the California State Bar on the day I was born.



This is one of the places he went to work.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 18, 2013 - 12:29am PT
They didn't choose to interview me on Rick, but that's OK. None of these folks knew him as Eric like I did - poor little fools.

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