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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 4, 2013 - 05:40am PT
Hey, Norton!

Sho' nuff I got moss all over my back.
Credit: mouse from merced
Was that a shaggy dog I saw you with last night?
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 4, 2013 - 11:51am PT
What's up flame (and pie) throwers?

Credit: hypnotist collector

Your guess probably is not as good as mine, but all entries will be treated with the utmost respect. In any event if you're gonna trust someone, God seems to be a good choice.



Edit: This button does not work, but with some diligence on my part in may in the future - Get Back to the Future.





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 4, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
"Doc, that's so weird and wild! Ed?"--Carson
Credit: mouse from merced
I took this photo after midnight last night.

I was so very happy because I got my nut!

I still have the N trifecta, baby!

My ENTRIFECTION is my obsession.

Three on the Fourth the Second Time Around in Three Days!

One stands speechless...




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_for_the_Royal_Fireworks



Hey, Grampie, did you go or what to the Hood River?

I NNNEED TO KNOW!

I'm waiting on going to Marthis's place cuz he said come up early but he's a late sleeper type when he can get away with it.

What's up with your crowd today?

And anyone else, what are you up to?



GENE, my stout-hearted man, what's happening on the mutually-agreed-on climbing we are going to do soon, I hope?


Pacem. Ex.

I have no bathroom window, so I'm leaving through the foont door.



Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced

A very special and fond shout-out to Gypsy and neebee for all you say, show, and entertain n' educate. Thanks and have a Glorious Fourth, my dears!
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 4, 2013 - 01:31pm PT
Cellphone speaker magnet. With it and and a few other components you could hear this.


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 4, 2013 - 05:18pm PT


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 5, 2013 - 09:58pm PT

Where have you been, MDYS?
Credit: mouse from merced
Weenie roast.
What have you seen, MMcDYS?
Credit: mouse from merced
Una placa desapareciendo de los alimentos.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 5, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
Greeley Hill, CA.  Top of the grade above Coulterville.
Greeley Hill, CA. Top of the grade above Coulterville.
Credit: mouse from merced
Old Glory choked by terrorist weeds from all directions.
Credit: mouse from merced
Don't be shocked, Ma, I'm only rusting.
Credit: mouse from merced
Don't be shocked that I don't know the name of this purty thing with the sticky goo on it.
Credit: mouse from merced
Gummy bears eat this sap.
Fremont's digging it on his hillside, he is.
Fremont's digging it on his hillside, he is.
Credit: mouse from merced
This is not a digger pine any longer.

I've called that tree a digger pine my whole life.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinus_sabiniana
One kind of grayleaf pine.

http://www.conifers.org/pi/Pinus_coulteri.php
Another kind of pine formerly known as digger.

Credit: mouse from merced
Another kind digger.

A lot of diggers.

Ex-cuuuuse me! Former diggers.
Ottawa Doug

Social climber
Ottawa, Canada
Jul 5, 2013 - 11:08pm PT
Dear Brian Birmingham,

It was a pleasure to meet you on June 14th in the office with Tom Evans.
Hope to see you again in the valley.

Cheers,
Doug
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 5, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard




Not The Magic Bus, Not Puff the dragon, Not me nor Michele, but close enough to feel the sting.


The Magic Bullet Theory for Melanoma, James Brietfeller.


http://www.slideshare.net/jimmy_b/the-magic-bullet-theory-for-melanoma
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 6, 2013 - 12:52am PT
The Diggers, er ... burglars ...

"One for you, two for me"

All rights to this work are reserved by the photographer. Please send an email to request permission for ANY use (including non-commercial OR commercial purposes).


http://www.diggers.org/DiggerFamily-GouldGallery/index.html
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 6, 2013 - 01:22am PT
Penon blanco, Penon de Gibraltar, so-called from their resemblance to triangular-shaped flags which hung fron lance-tips.
Penon de Gibraltar.
Penon de Gibraltar.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Penon Blanco Peak.  2,861 feet.
Penon Blanco Peak. 2,861 feet.
Credit: mouse from merced
the Rev glassing Penon Blanco Peak and the area between the two boobs,...
the Rev glassing Penon Blanco Peak and the area between the two boobs, which is where the fireworks display appeared, just as some folks were beginning to leave they started.
Credit: mouse from merced
the Atwater display was visible, but too far distant to ever photograph. I tried and they all came out black.

I had a lot of trouble, apparently, with shaking when the shutter clicked. I had the telephoto cranked and had to leave the focusing to the autofocus. This stuff takes practice and experience.

Next 4th of July I'll try going over to Penon Blanco Peak.

An intensely interesting meeting at the viewing point on the Coulterville-Greeley Hill Road last night occured between Jeff and myself and another climber Jeff, a long-time partner of Mark Tuttle, another Merced climber now living in Atwater.

Jeff Stoddard lived in Merced till several months ago and is related directly to the Stoddard Stage Co. of Merced, as well as the lady who gave her all for the Merced Co. Library, Minette Stoddard.

The Stoddard line came into Coulterville from Hornitos and then went up the grade to Greeley Hill using a single team of horses, a distance of, I suppose five or six miles, following a creekbed and then attacking the ridge.

Jeff is now living someplace around Greeley Hill. He and the Rev gabbed and watched the 'works while I tried to photograph them. I had little success; or I suppose I should I say my expectations were far too high?

Saint Chris, but not Kris Kringle.
Saint Chris, but not Kris Kringle.
Credit: mouse from merced
Dennis DeYoung of the rock band Styx wrote the song "Christopher, Mr. Christopher" for Styx's 1974 album Man of Miracles. The song reflects fondly of the story of Saint Christopher and laments the perceived downgrade of Saint Christopher's status in 1969; in DeYoung's words, "So when they took that saint away, all that's left were her fears".--Wikipedia

San Jaoquin should be the patron saint of hitchhikers.

Credit: mouse from merced
A water trough fed by a spring, Coulterville.
A water trough fed by a spring, Coulterville.
Credit: mouse from merced
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jul 6, 2013 - 01:40am PT
If San Joaquin can't help you you'll be a Joaquin pedestrian (mouseism).

For zb, All hail the Liquid Crystal Display.

Mfm yur flower is great valley gumweed/gumplant = stickey ....and grey or gray pine or foothill pine has been the name of digger pine for 15 something years. Now go find us a Coulter Pine, yet another foothill pine much like grey pine and Knobcone which can be found sporadically in Foresta and profusely a couple of miles west of T Hocking's pad.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 6, 2013 - 11:35am PT
I've been aware of Coulteri long time, GI.

I have looked and looked but my observations in the Sierra Nevada feet found only the lonely Fremont and his ilk, the pine formerly known as digger, the common and mundane (quotidian, even?) P. sabineana .

I was laboring under a misunderstanding.

Now, through the wonders of Wikipedia, I find my fruitless quest has been as useless as Quixote's efforts: APPARENTLY, coulterii don't inhabit the range, but the Coastal and southern desert/mountain areas down into Mexico are their preference.

So there are no coulterii around Coulterville?

The Friends of Fremont.  Dead pines don't wear green.
The Friends of Fremont. Dead pines don't wear green.
Credit: mouse from merced





Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jul 6, 2013 - 01:12pm PT
I've only seen them in the Santa Ana Mts, in the land of Big Cone Douglas Fir. Knobcones came back to Foresta after the first big fire. Their cones had laid dormant in the soil ever since being superceded by the more dominant Pondos and Cedars, just waiting for the right opportunity.

Lots of Knobcones in the interior north coast ranges. They look like a cross between a grey pine and a pondo.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 6, 2013 - 02:49pm PT
hey there say, mouse...

thank you, :)
spent that day, with patty ann marie, painting and with a
campfire outside in back... and opened up the little tent...


nice quiet day, :)



will come back and see all the pics, soon!
:)


sure do like that little flower note from timid there, too...
will check out that flower, as well...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 6, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
Way back when I left the Factory Outlet in 1980, Timothy, my younger ski bum brother and I started a firewood outfit, Frank's Firewood.

On trips through the area above the American's dredge piles up to Donner, I recall seeing the knobcone pines. (They seeeemed to be all on the left side of 80, though it might just have been the effects of some of Bruce Hamilton's brother's kick-butt Missouri Mule weed we were into at the time.)

I had never heard of plants that needed fire to help them reproduce.

This was some HOT info that kept me looking until I found some.

Never knew what, Johnny?
Never knew what, Johnny?
Credit: mouse from merced

After that, I kept imagining that some former diggers, turned into terrorists for some radical reason, disguised as knobcones to put off Piss-Fir Willie and Smokey Bear, might have some whacked-out list of demands.

What the demands might be is moot. I had a good time and smoked a lot of good stuff looking for P. coulteri.

I must tell you, Tim is one cool feller. He took out a 60' Lodgepole and laid it next to a cabin's roof and nothing touched the cabin, not a branch of that tree. We bucked it in a hurry and set the branches into a big burn pile away from the place so the owner wouldn't have to do any hard work.

It was banditree, flat-out, but the tree leaned pretty bad, so Tim convinced me we'd be doing the owner a favor by removing the possibility of its dropping in on the cabin's users unexpectedly. I think Tim had done this before in his nefarious, errant-behaviorist mode (18-25), like when he took out the ski lift at Krunchwood.
The Bermingham Highwayman:  Timmy all of yur money and I won't plug ya...
The Bermingham Highwayman: Timmy all of yur money and I won't plug ya.
Credit: mouse from merced


Credit: mouse from merced
A firework on the 4th of July
Gimmered a sec on the back of my eye
Then dispersed into sparks
Which destroyed several parks...
And then I woke up with a sigh




zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 6, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
I saw her face, now I'm a believer.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 6, 2013 - 03:53pm PT
Boom!
Boom!
Credit: mouse from merced
Crack-a-lacka!
Crack-a-lacka!
Credit: mouse from merced
Bang!
Bang!
Credit: mouse from merced
Ka-blam!
Ka-blam!
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Ka-bong!
Ka-bong!
Credit: mouse from merced
Bam...bang...pop!
Bam...bang...pop!
Credit: mouse from merced
Ka-runch-a!
Ka-runch-a!
Credit: mouse from merced
Wheeeeee-eeeee-BA-LOOEY!
Wheeeeee-eeeee-BA-LOOEY!
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 6, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
Pop-pop-pop...pop!
Pop-pop-pop...pop!
Credit: mouse from merced
Ba-zinga!
Ba-zinga!
Credit: mouse from merced
Whoa!
Whoa!
Credit: mouse from merced
Space Invaders!
Space Invaders!
Credit: mouse from merced
Pac-man running for his life!
Pac-man running for his life!
Credit: mouse from merced
I am called the Spirit of the Fourth of Twenty.  Who was I in life?
I am called the Spirit of the Fourth of Twenty. Who was I in life?
Credit: mouse from merced


Remember, humans cause up to 90% of wildfires.
Credit: mouse from merced
So why don't you fireworks-crazy animals take it to the beach and gimme a break?

Sounds like a plan!
Sounds like a plan!
Credit: mouse from merced

A shout-out to Brother Rone on the firing line!

Nice thread, there, Pig.

God bless Mackey and all those guys...it never ends.


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 6, 2013 - 07:19pm PT
Sure ...




Noticias del Condado de Orange

A group of angry white folks in Santa Ana’s Wilshire Square Neighborhood have screamed so much about Mexicans sifting through their trash that Santa Ana’s waste company, Waste Management, is now testing trash cans designed to stop Alaskan bears from stealing trash, according to the O.C. Register.


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