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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - 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 Their cones had laid dormant in the soil ever since being superceded by the more dominant Pondos and Cedars, just waiting for the right opportunity.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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
Does a Yosemite bear scrounge for shift in the 'hoods?

Is the merry old pope being "favored" by the los carteles de basura?

Tacos de ayer, everyone's favorite novela, will return manana, bananya...

Canciones de cáscaras de plátano de mi padre/Linda Ron des Tat


Ya no me cantes cigarra
Que acabe tu sonsonete
Que tu canto aquí en el alma
Como un puñal se me mete

I do not sing cicada
Let your singsong end
May your soul sing here in
Like a dagger gets me

Sabiendo que cuando cantas
Pregonado vas tu muerte
Marinero marinero
Dime si es verdad que sabas
Porque distinguir no puedo
Si en el fondo de los mares
Hay otro color más negro
Que el color de mis pesares

Knowing that when you sing
You are proclaiming your death
sailor sailor
Tell me if it's true that you know
Because I can not distinguish
If the bottom of the seas
There is another black color
That the color of my sorrows

Un palomito al volar
Que llevaba el pecho herido
Ya casi para llorar
Me dijo muy afligido
Ya me canso de buscar
Un amor correspondido
Bajo la sombra de un árbol
Y al compás de mi guitarra
Canto alegre este huapango
Porque la vida se acaba
Y quiero morir cantando
Como muere la cigarra

A little dove to fly
Bearing a wounded breast
Was about to mourn
He told me very distressed
I'm tired of looking
A mutual love
Under the shade of a tree
And the beat of my guitar
Sing this huapango *
Because life is just
And I want to die singing
Like the cicada dies

[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/la-cigarra-lyrics-linda-ronstadt.html ]

Tr. by Google Trans-LATOR

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huapango
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2013 - 08:02pm PT
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 6, 2013 - 09:09pm PT
If I had a quarter and a nickel and it was quite afew years ago, I'd pump a gallon into my Ducati and scramble on up there to Santa Ana. What a trip. Could try to get over to Ascot.



Somehow this brings to mind junkYard
Angels.

Sure glad I wouldn't collide with anything.


Anyway, speaking of Orange (the city, not the county) Chapman University, which I always called Chapman College, lays claim to being the fifth most expensive University in California.

Located in Orange, CA, Chapman University has an annual tuition fee of $31,700, $908 internal fees, and up to $11,880 for room and boarding.

For that much you'd think a free photo would be in order.

(USC, Stanford, Santa Clara, USD).

Sure glad I don't have five kids to send to college.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
Looking for some shade during last week's heat wave, I began by traveling up to Mariposa and then went to Washburn point that evening. I kicked around and had an iced coffee, then went up to the Mariposa jail. Never been there; Yosemite jail is another tale.
Credit: mouse from merced
It's not hard to find the Catholic graveyard. The secular one is over by the Rest Area/Bus Stop shenanigans, so it doesn't seem very peaceful and there isn't very good shade.

Of course, all the dead who are buried are in the shade, huh?

Approaching noon in Mariposa on Tuesday, July 2.  The jail promised so...
Approaching noon in Mariposa on Tuesday, July 2. The jail promised some shade. It was stuffy and oppressive.
Credit: mouse from merced
I decided to find a more relaxing place with a Good Shade rating from Eternal Rest's Best After-Death Cabana Issue. It turned out to be several years old.

A major root canal was in progress, apparently.

photo not found
Missing photo ID#305689
I couldn't get this image out of my mind after this once-mighty pine made like a wooden obelisk. Thanks, dude...
At least this was in the open air and had some shady spots.
At least this was in the open air and had some shady spots.
Credit: mouse from merced
I went up a wood stairway to the top of the Catholic City of the Dead, ST. Joseph's churchyard/stairway-to-heaven.
At the top of the slope where there might be more of a breeze.  Not th...
At the top of the slope where there might be more of a breeze. Not that any of these occupants care, but I did. God bless our oaks, especially!
Credit: mouse from merced
It was peaceful, not a soooul around, manner of speaking.
Open your ears and listen to the chimes/Open up your eyes and look at ...
Open your ears and listen to the chimes/Open up your eyes and look at the times/You ignored me/You pissed me off/You put off your armor and tried to do it without some kind help, freely offered.
Credit: mouse from merced
A brief but important word from the Tomb Stone-Master.
Wow and How!
Wow and How!
Credit: mouse from merced
Bears a second look and some respect.
Credit: mouse from merced
Looking away from the church to the hillside.
Mariposite for a pair of Mariposans.  Say it fast three times.
Mariposite for a pair of Mariposans. Say it fast three times.
Credit: mouse from merced
A native mineral, Mariposite. A native miner, maybe.
Mother and son.
Mother and son.
Credit: mouse from merced
Mother and son and other mothers and sons.  The concrete is necessary ...
Mother and son and other mothers and sons. The concrete is necessary to keep erosion at a minimum.
Credit: mouse from merced
I'm pretty sure these are the parents of the author/historian Remi Nad...
I'm pretty sure these are the parents of the author/historian Remi Nadeau. The dates seem right: they would haave "met him" when they were eighteen.
Credit: mouse from merced
And then I hit the road, slowly.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
I did not pick this dude up.  Beside the fact that he was standing on ...
I did not pick this dude up. Beside the fact that he was standing on the wrong side of the road, He looked suspiciously like me as a 20-something, so I hit the 49.
Credit: ThankyaJesus

Extreme violence. No Care Bears here.

As you reap just wheat that you sow,
So you also should eat the sow you keep in the wheat.
Mmmm...bacon and cheap beer!
--Brewer E. Mouse

Miracolo!
Miracolo!
Credit: Melanie Hamlett the Original Wandering Narcoleptic

In the Sunday "Bonus, Please!" round we have the Original and Wandering Narcoleptic instead of the usual 60-Minutes re-run.
http://melaniehamlett.com/2013/04/

A bien touch...
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 6, 2013 - 10:28pm PT
That's a rather large bear, I'm sure glad he isn't in Santa Ana.

Santa Ana be damned. Largo is askin' for 90 minutes (sounds like a name for TV show), I only need 8.5 (that's minutes, not seconds).


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2013 - 11:14pm PT
Texas?!  S-separating the sh-sheep from the g-goats?!  Ay, caramba!
Texas?! S-separating the sh-sheep from the g-goats?! Ay, caramba!
Credit: mouse from merced
The green leaves of summer have followed TJ home to the Banks of the O...
The green leaves of summer have followed TJ home to the Banks of the Old Merced.
Credit: mouse from merced
Lake McSwin on the Merced River, July 5, just after noon.  The tribe a...
Lake McSwin on the Merced River, July 5, just after noon. The tribe arrives.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
Merced Falls Road.
Merced Falls Road.
Credit: mouse from merced
Meadow on GP road, GP57.  Below PL for Sentinel Dome.
Meadow on GP road, GP57. Below PL for Sentinel Dome.
Credit: mouse from merced
6;45 a.m.  Quiet, but birdsong gets going.  Not graveyardy at all.  An...
6;45 a.m. Quiet, but birdsong gets going. Not graveyardy at all. And no cars on the road to geek it for me.
Credit: mouse from merced
It took you long enough to find me!  Wink-wink!
It took you long enough to find me! Wink-wink!
Credit: mouse from merced
A little eye-shadow on this bird.  What's up with these photographers?...
A little eye-shadow on this bird. What's up with these photographers? Are they blind? I see them fine and I only got a bird brain. Wink-wink!
Credit: mouse from merced
Now I got real eye-markings.  Wink-wink.  And I wasn't any easier to s...
Now I got real eye-markings. Wink-wink. And I wasn't any easier to spot!
Credit: mouse from merced
Leaves little to the imagination.
Leaves little to the imagination.
Credit: mouse from merced
Name's J-Clyde the Glide.
Name's J-Clyde the Glide.
Credit: mouse from merced
Flaps!  Gear!
Flaps! Gear!
Credit: mouse from merced
For the birds and the bird-hunters.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 7, 2013 - 01:26am PT
Remember the Stagecoach, Pilgrim?

No monkey business or I'll fill you full of one-liners.


Or I'll schtick you to death.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 7, 2013 - 01:59am PT
Pedro has no mustard.  He has no English, much, either.  <br/>
Pedro has no mustard. He has no English, much, either.

Credit: mouse from merced
Near Planada, la hermana de Los Dos Hermanos.
Near Planada, la hermana de Los Dos Hermanos.
Credit: mouse from merced
In Winton.  Dine while yard-saling.
In Winton. Dine while yard-saling.
Credit: mouse from merced
Serranos, in Winton, across from the yard sale.
Serranos, in Winton, across from the yard sale.
Credit: mouse from merced
They have BEARS at Serranos!  Hay-zeus sent me.
They have BEARS at Serranos! Hay-zeus sent me.
Credit: mouse from merced

The bears are imported from southern Sonora and are not made from P. coulteri.

Big cone pines, then.
http://apps.kew.org/trees/?page_id=156

A large big cone pine tree pinecone; a large big cone big ree....Oh, t...
A large big cone pine tree pinecone; a large big cone big ree....Oh, t'ell widdit!
Credit: mouse from merced
Pedro, muchacho, have I got a cone for you!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 7, 2013 - 07:11am PT
Another guy that was flyin'.  He began in the Valley and it was four m...
Another guy that was flyin'. He began in the Valley and it was four miles up the GP road to here from Chink.
Credit: mouse from merced
This bike was flying up the GP road.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
These guys know flying.
Credit: mouse from merced
This flag should not be flying.
Credit: mouse from merced
This heron isn't flying, but he kept his distance. Sorry about the blurred focus, but I'm vision-impaired. And it's totally next to impossible to sneaky-pete in over that flat ground in the heat without the heron noticing and making his bird. I couldn't even think about it, the ground and the cobbles were all so hot. Heat wave, remember? The pool forms only when the irrigation canal reaches a certain high flow--there's an active leak the M.I.D. can't seem to fix. It's probably not a significant number of gallons to worry over.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 7, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
"Good history is passed history. I got a D this semester. It's all good."

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57592359/photography-that-changed-the-way-we-view-war/

St. Joe's, Ma-repose-ah, burial markers.
St. Joe's, Ma-repose-ah, burial markers.
Credit: mouse from merced

Green Guide's intro:  Yosemite Decimal System.
Green Guide's intro: Yosemite Decimal System.
Credit: mouse from merced

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

Battles rated by CWSAC

The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) was established within the United States National Park Service to classify the preservation status of historic battlefield land. In 1993, the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission (CWSAC) reported to Congress and the ABPP on their extensive analysis of significant battles and battlefields. Of the estimated 8,000 occasions in which hostilities occurred in the American Civil War, this table and related articles describe the 384 battles that were classified in CWSAC's Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields. In addition to the status of battlefield land preservation (not included in this table) CWSAC rated the military significance of the battles into four classes, as follows:

Class A – Decisive: A general engagement involving field armies in which a commander achieved a vital strategic objective. Such a result might include an indisputable victory on the field or be limited to the success or termination of a campaign offensive. Decisive battles had a direct, observable impact on the direction, duration, conduct, or outcome of the war.

Class B – Major: An engagement of magnitude involving field armies or divisions of the armies in which a commander achieved an important strategic objective within the context of an ongoing campaign offensive. Major battles had a direct, observable impact on the direction, duration, conduct, or outcome of the campaign.

Class C – Formative: An engagement involving divisions or detachments of the field armies in which a commander accomplished a limited campaign objective of reconnaissance, disruption, defense, or occupation. Formative battles had an observable influence on the direction, duration, or conduct of the campaign.

Class D – Limited: An engagement, typically involving detachments of the field armies, in which a commander achieved a limited tactical objective of reconnaissance, defense, or occupation. Limited battles maintained contact between the combatants without observable influence on the direction of the campaign.

http://www.militarymuseum.org/Mariposa1.html

"In April 1846, Savage, his family, and his brother, Morgan, decided to migrate to California and traveled to Independence, Missouri, where they joined the party of former Missouri Governor Liburn Boggs for the trip to California. Along the trail, both his wife and child died. The journey west covered six months; the party arrived in California in late October 1846."--see link above



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