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Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jun 26, 2013 - 11:55am PT
Mouse. The last Foresta fire was two years ago. The standing dead pines in your photos are from that fire. It started when a control burn got out of control and re burnt the same general area from the one twenty something years ago.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 26, 2013 - 12:07pm PT
Thanks, Andy. I thought something looked odd. Now I think on it, this is the fire the Rev was telling me about on the way over to see Tom Crow at Mono.

He said that "meatheads" were responsible for this "controlled burn" getting out of hand: they must've been thinking about a barbecue and the Fire Lord obliged them. Such a damn shame, because it burned up into the Tioga Road higher up in the red fir forest. UGLY!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 26, 2013 - 03:30pm PT
Rat style.
Rat style.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
A toy car, child-sized, from about 1940.
A toy car, child-sized, from about 1940.
Credit: mouse from merced
These are all shots taken in what I call a "restoration garage."

And these coming up are from the "party room" next door but in the same building. There are two buildings facing Hwy 140. This is the one on the right side, next to the Fruit Barn. When Charlie first opened the museum, he tried to sell fruit but he had to compete with the Barn and they won because they have buses stopping in for lunches, while he could not attract the drivers' custom, because the bastards would just offer the drivers more of a tip for bringing the bus in to them, not Charlie. His side of the story, anyway. So he opened up a party room to rent out.
Charlie's party rental room, with bar.
Charlie's party rental room, with bar.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
The cannon fires a three-inch ball of whatever, potatoes included.
The cannon fires a three-inch ball of whatever, potatoes included.
Credit: mouse from merced
The ceiling of the room next door with the restrooms is all LPs, while...
The ceiling of the room next door with the restrooms is all LPs, while he has just left the ceiling alone and hung stuff all over in the party room itself.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Door leading in from the parking lot.  When partying, the guests are l...
Door leading in from the parking lot. When partying, the guests are locked out of the garage, as well as the museum.
Credit: mouse from merced
Rosebud's old buddy.  I Kane dig it!
Rosebud's old buddy. I Kane dig it!
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 26, 2013 - 04:29pm PT
Into the museum itself, free of charge, and with a kindly old docent who happens to have disposable income too high for his own good, I think. But he's havin' FUN!
This was in the block on Main St. just down from the Tioga, also known...
This was in the block on Main St. just down from the Tioga, also known as "the Mission" and was a hof brau type of place with a card room in the rear. A.K.A. "the Dutch."
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 26, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
An original Filice and Perelli packing box.  Charlie's pride and joy, ...
An original Filice and Perelli packing box. Charlie's pride and joy, because the F & P brand was first produced here locally and bouught out by Cal. Canners & Growers, packers of Dole brand. These are rare.
Credit: mouse from merced
Philco TV.  About my age.
Philco TV. About my age.
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More toys.
More toys.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 26, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
Hand-cranked corn dealie-bob for removing kernels.  There are motor-dr...
Hand-cranked corn dealie-bob for removing kernels. There are motor-driven ones, you know...
Credit: mouse from merced
A South American missionary nun came to visit once.  The huller impres...
A South American missionary nun came to visit once. The huller impressed her and she offered to buy it for their village. Charlie sent them this one in the picture instead. Wonderful story.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 26, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
Tools from the ranch and farm.
Tools from the ranch and farm.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 26, 2013 - 04:37pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
A 1904 What's It.
A 1904 What's It.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 26, 2013 - 04:37pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 26, 2013 - 04:37pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 26, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
A table common to kitchens kept flour, etc., for biscuits and the like...
A table common to kitchens kept flour, etc., for biscuits and the like. Here is a sample of faucet handles, too. And ancient desk model dial phone. And a box of assorted pens.
Credit: mouse from merced
Won't you smile for the camera...I know they're gonna love it! <br/>
I lik...
Won't you smile for the camera...I know they're gonna love it!
I like your PIN shot, too.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 26, 2013 - 04:39pm PT
As I mentioned, many days begin looking black.  Keep pushin' and smile...
As I mentioned, many days begin looking black. Keep pushin' and smile for the camera, you'll be glad.
Credit: mouse from merced
Others may call, but home is home, in the end.
Others may call, but home is home, in the end.
Credit: mouse from merced
The original Mariposa County included all ov Merced County, and in 1855 the farmers voted themselves out of Mariposa and the affairs of the miners, whose constant needs for roads and such they were not willing or able to pay for.

My family's history is bound up in the Merced River and all three brothers are 'familiar' with the lower reaches and the upper.

Mike has lived on the river in Merced Falls for years and years and has hunted and poached all through Briceburg and North Fork and the South Fork.

Brother Tim is a fishing guide on the local rivers. He was a ski racer and cut his teeth at both Bagger Ass and Dodger Itch.

I have fished the river all up and down its length, but never caught anything at all in or above Yosemite Valley. I have climbed to the top of Lyell and watched the snow melt into the Merced drainage. I have climbed to the top of El Cap and been raided by weather destined to fill the river and water your crops. I have peed into Nevada Fall. I have peed off the lip of Yosemite Fall, upper and lower. I love my river. I love those who respect that river and its drainage.

I love what the river of ice accomplished and destroyed and created again.

I love the lessons this place has taught me.

I cherish each moment I think of cherishing each moment of being in this dendron of Gaia.

I hope you all do the same and I hope we all live a good long time with A LOT MORE FUN!


//The curse of sorrow is comparison!
As the sun casteth shade, night showeth star,
We, measuring what we were by what we are,
Behold the depth to which we are undone.//
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 26, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
Not a surfboard, but this looks like a reverse tricycle with a skateboard deck mounted on it.

Credit: godfatherofsoulBrown

Credit: Mickey Cohen

It seems somebody up there in The Great Central Valley (has anyone checked the crime stats?) liked Leonard, at least enough to paint a picture of him.




That's not the electric light, my friend,
that is your vision growing dim.

They were well on the way to world dominance with the scheduled introduction of the czBrown model, but they somehow lost their vision and it was tossed in the junk heap.





"it's possible to say that there is a bit of CZ on all the Japanese motocross bikes! "

http://www.kocmoc.com/BikeCorner/cz/

more historically accurate "it's possible to say that had the czBrown not been abandoned, there would have been no Japanese motocross bikes! "

lostinshanghai

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

Hey! where have I seen that photo before. Wonder if they upgraded the viewers with 1/2 " polymer clear plates same stuff that they make beer cans straps of. Dimes to doughnuts they haven't but soon hopefully.

Don't want sticky hands reaching those handles to open.

Credit: lostinshanghai

Credit: lostinshanghai



throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jun 26, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
Lucky are we who have spent our lives dunking in River of Mercy. Being a Merced/Yosemite boy has always been a point of pride for me.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 26, 2013 - 08:53pm PT



Note: A Shelle Production (apparently spelling was not their forte).

Stay tuned there may be another episode in the pipeline.

Credit: TheGreatPretender
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 26, 2013 - 09:28pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Throwpie, mass urination on the forces of aging is called for.

But it might take a while.

I'm glad urinal pal of mine.

Remember cruising Mariposa's dirt roads?


Credit: mouse from merced
Dig this! A mouse scared a big bad owl out of his midday roost, the peckerhead! I was just gonna pee, too. Lucky shot here.

I swear he was there!
I swear he was there!
Credit: mouse from merced
But I totally missed the coyote skylined on this hill.

As for wildlife in the foothills

Kevin Pickett/Long Strange Ride
http://www.reverbnation.com/kevinpickett
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 26, 2013 - 10:10pm PT
Oak pod.  Agua Fria Creek.
Oak pod. Agua Fria Creek.
Credit: mouse from merced
Ciao, Pappa!
Ciao, Pappa!
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 26, 2013 - 10:13pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Da bridge at Bridgeport.
Credit: mouse from merced
Intersection of Agua Fria and Hwy 140. It is the site of the Yosemite Slate Quarry, as advertised.
Credit: mouse from merced
Feeder of Agua Fria next to McGregor's driveway.
Credit: mouse from merced
North side of Da Bridge. Choked.
Credit: mouse from merced
South side of Da Bridge. Fading.
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jun 27, 2013 - 01:22am PT
As a kid, I always thought the sign to Agua Fria road meant "fried water".
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