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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 10, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
hey there say, mouse... wow, i have been busy this summer, with yard, so not here much, and don't stay long, due to dial up, :(

well, THIS has been very NICE and fun! love the merced countryside and
all the neat pics... i WANT so make you a surprise with some of them, later
in the year... very nice stuff!!!

say, thanks for the restaurant share, too...

we always had fresh homemade tortillas... my ex mother in law's were best, but i like how i make mine now... as i keep the lard out, :))

it is somewhere in the middle of tortilla and chapati, is better said...
but sure does the 'use it well' trick, :)

happy to see all this adventure from you!!!!!
happy more trails and god bless, as he continually has been! :)



zbrown--our whole town was far more mexican than others, when i was in south texas, and all of our families there, relatives etc, DID accept anything! you are so true, as to that... and no 'race'harm done by you... it is just the way of life in south texas:

USE what you are fortunate enough to have come your way! nothing was wasted... (except sadly, unless the dad was an alcoholic then, the whole home slowly went to waste, for those connected to such --but that is true EVERYWHERE for all)

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2013 - 11:54pm PT
Thank you, soul sister neebee!

My little patch, this county, it's all I have to share mostly, so that's that. I think a little interest in the places we trail through is good for any traveler, climber or other.

HISTORY, THEIR STORY IS BETTER

All towns have histories. All towns have mysteries.

In Snelling Mike kept his bees. In Canoga Park live the MisterEs.

We find things out shooting the breeze. Every chance meeting you should seize.

Let folks know that you come in peace. [close!] And cross your eyes and wear tie-dyed tees.

They'll look at you like you have disease. But be polite and cover your sneeze.

You'll be surprised at with which ease you find out about their own family trees.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2013 - 04:34am PT
I come here to shelter from stormy threads, not simply to do what it is ever that I do here.

Like in the old Twilight Zone, where the producers assured us viewers of certain things, I feel I'm a git more in controll here on the Flams.

I never made it up the first pitchof the climb in the Valley. Technically, it's in the Merced Gorge, not Yosemite Valley. And to complete the geographical trifecta, the Merced Canyon begins at El Partal, at the base of the George.

Valley,, George, Canon.

I'm feel at times like I am absolutely in 100% controll here.

No, no you can't catch me.
I'm gone like a coon breeze.

I'm feel at times I'm wrong about that, toon.


See-saw teeters up
And teeters down all at once
I'm left high and dry

See-saw teeters down
But it can't teeter sideways
At least I have that


This land of ours has shrunk. Think of the vasty distance you formerly needed to travel to get places that now only take a few tanks of gas.

Then compare that to something infinitely more vast. This Taco and its relation to the size of the WorldWideWeb (sheesh! world-wide...impressive)is not even close to a comparison of the universe.

It's beyond my need to know
The speed of light is really slow
Comparing it to Cosmic Flow
Of which engender'd is this show.


Someone's gotta be drivin' this bus, and it's not

MFM






zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 11, 2013 - 06:05pm PT
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this site does not appear to be as useful as advertized.


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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 12, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
After six days of 101 to 102 degree fever and a throat I can barely get some spit down, I'm going all Indian on myself.

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 12, 2013 - 05:54pm PT
hey there say, oh my, :O
zBrown, praying for you to get better soon! :O

hope that stuff works, too, by the way...

i only know chicken soup, with real broth, not the fake stuff in the stores... or, tea and honey... or tea and cinnamon sticks...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 12, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
Currying Flavor-flav's favor by curing a fever with some curry-like spice isn't going to do it.

Credit: mouse from merced

And don't ignore this Senor, senor.
Credit: mouse from merced
Sincere best wishes for a nice get-well.
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Jul 12, 2013 - 11:03pm PT
Watch out for those mustard plasters! They do a good job of drawing blood to wherever you may need it to be sure, but you can wind up with some pretty good burns on your skin, too.

+1 for neeb's homemade chicken broth, too. Magic stuff.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 13, 2013 - 11:50am PT
Thanks for all the good wishes. I had not considered mustand plaster. I will have to look into it. On the brighter side, my latest blood work indicates that my problem is not due to the thyroid medication (methimazole) that I am currently taking, but that I am infected by something.

Turmeric is something I had started on at one point and then got off track. I'm getting back on track with it. Google around and you'll see that it possibly plays a role in staving of Alzheimers, builds the immune system, and interferes in pathways essential to the development of cancerous tumors.

The milk concoction actually tastes pretty good.












Credit: zBrown

got the silver, the gold, the blow and the king (from my internet research those old kingish seem to have an affinity for women)

Happy Birthday Keith (in some few months - we share the date with Speilberg)



zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 13, 2013 - 12:07pm PT
but wait, there's more ...




and

Ironwood Michigan farm house where my mom was born 12-23-1917. Don't know the date here, but it seems to be winter.



Credit: zBrown

Credit: zBrown

Los Tres, May 1949

Credit: zBrown

Stocky little feller is me, pre acquistion of white line fever.


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 14, 2013 - 04:08pm PT
In the Calenviroscreen rankings, Merced warrants three:
Note that "high" scores are not considered good here.

95340 - highest 11-15%
95341 - highest 1-5%
95348 - highest 6-10%


Chula Vista

91911 - highest 6-10%

These rankings appear to be based upon about forty variables which range all over the map [pun].


Lost my place, i knew I shoulda saved that spreadsheet. Will return with Yosemite.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2013 - 06:09pm PT
Hey, Doll, freakin' at the Fresno Balls takes a lot of gall.

The "Hook" name was inspired by Sawyer's eyepatch and a reference to "Captain Hook" of the Peter Pan fairy tale, though, humorously, because Captain Hook was neither a doctor nor wore an eyepatch. The "medicine show" and "doctor" (referring to the shows common in the 19th century) were intended as tongue-in-cheek warning against drug abuse. Ray Sawyer lost an eye in a near-fatal car crash in Oregon in 1967, and has worn an eyepatch ever since. To this day, Sawyer is mistakenly considered Dr. Hook because of the eyepatch he wears.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Hook_%26_the_Medicine_Show



A feel-better Hawaiian tune for ya, zeebee.


...Who remembers three-dot journalism?...It's been too long, Herb. And then Art Hoppe quit the biz, too...Di Fi is still cranking, though...The Hungry i lost its dot the other day, but it was returned to Enrico Banducci by a homeless man who shall remain homeless as well as nameless...Enrico bought him a drink and gave him a fin, ending the story...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungry_i


Do you suppose there just might be a place at the virtually empty Fresno climbing area called The Balls, and that there might be a route or dome named the Freakers' Ball?

Further, if one were to climb it, it would it be as a solo climb, correct?

I could milk this turmeric topic unmercifully.

But it would take a lot of gall, but no galls. I used to think oak "puffballs" were oak tree seeds, not tealizing I'd been put on by a friend of my brother; it did not occur to me for years and years that they produce acorns. I just found it out that these balls are galls.

Oui, c'est vrai.
Credit: mouse from merced
Oak galls, a twofer.

http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/science/gall-botany.html
when I contacted this website, a bear came tearing through the web-page's print and calmly walked off. No shut.


The Valley of the Dolls was one movie I wish I'd never seen, back in 1967. I used to go into SF for a movie, seeing that and Bonnie & Clyde, among a handful or them. Just a short time later later on August 8, 1969, the hippies from The Valley of San Fernando used their gall to fuel the Tate-LaBianca slaughter. I was in Yosemite that week.

The world is twice as full of freaks now, as I wee it. The internet stockings are at fault. They are so sexy and everyone wants a pair of something.



I finally got some sleep last night. It's what I was looking for.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2013 - 07:34pm PT
The magic elixirizer.

Lots und lots of zees, bubby.

Dreaming about climbing again, I realized the slides that Jim Shirley sent last were still in the little electronic storage device, so I looked them over and we really need more climbing content, so...

MAGENTA WARNING ON MONDAY MORNING!!!!!!
A party of three heading for the Eastern side of the northern face.  H...
A party of three heading for the Eastern side of the northern face. Humberdick parking lot the day before I got to climb Cosmically with a proper tie-dyed shirt.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2013 - 07:45pm PT
It escapes me, the name of this climb on Tahquitz. It could be the Innominate and I would not be surprised were it to be that. Who can tell me the name of this route? Is it The Gulp, The Swallow, or Opening Post/Nasal Drip Continuation?

Somebody throw me a rope here!
This is porbably at the top of Mount Clark in the 80s.  Jim soloed the...
This is porbably at the top of Mount Clark in the 80s. Jim soloed the NW Ridge.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Shirley, someone knows.

Doable:  adj.  Within one's powers; feasible.
Doable: adj. Within one's powers; feasible.
Credit: Jim shirley
Looks doable, so let's do it.
Looks doable, so let's do it.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Tahquitz north side.
Tahquitz north side.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Tahquitz.
Tahquitz.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Any climb on this side seems airy, so tread carefully.  The follower m...
Any climb on this side seems airy, so tread carefully. The follower must never fall if he wants glory.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Whodunnit?  Our feasances in the seasons past will last IF YOU TAKE A ...
Whodunnit? Our feasances in the seasons past will last IF YOU TAKE A CAMERA!
Credit: Jim Shirley

And then we climbed over on the West Face Route, a stout Robbins 5.7 which seemed harder than it had ten years earlier. I was a weekend warrior by this time, not a Yosemite resident climber. It's a long, slow slide to inactivity.

Back to the climbing.
Tahquitz West side.
Tahquitz West side.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Tahquitz West Face.  Notice the film quality of these two shots.  This...
Tahquitz West Face. Notice the film quality of these two shots. This was taken by JS way after our climb of this route. Unidentifiable climber leading.
Credit: Jim Shirley

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2013 - 07:56pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
I'll run ya for the pink slip to that pedal ride, zB, or any lingerie item you choose. But you have no chance, just like Superbird.

Said come out zBrown with your hands held high,
Drop your guns, baby, and reach for the sky.
I've got you surrounded and you ain't got a chance,
Gonna send you back to Chula, make you work on your ranch,
Yeah, yeah, oh yeah.


Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
Pickled ears and cheap sunglasses.  And iced ginseng coffee.  Complete...
Pickled ears and cheap sunglasses. And iced ginseng coffee. Completely original, inspired by salmon, the color.
Credit: mouse from merced
Posted yesterday to the Mouse/sushi thread on TVTV, this plate is my spur-of-the-moment nouvelle cuisine effort, using found kitchen comestibles. The beets could not be beat. Best Beets Ever!

I have myself on a Riley Wyna kinda dining kick (it's not a DIET, for X's sake) that includes many things which are good for me. Layton's ideas on cuisine would be odd only if he were not healthy and vigorous. There is no reason to argue. Layton was right to eat to satisfy himself.

I may not be very strong and my aerobic capacity limited by asthma, but there is no denying the call to climb. There is no denying the call to pee several times in the course of one night,either. Age is not my enemy, but inactivity and lazy eating habits.

How many times must one fall off a horse or a bicycle before he realizes why? The answer is rhetorical as well, but my point is that if you lose your focus you may be bucked off the horse or lose your balance. Mr. Chimpanini says "consistent diet;" Doc Wyna says "full-on vegan."

The yoghurt mouse is non-Vegan. I gave Jimonini a jar of special pickled beets put up by Geri "Jerry" Brown from the Farmers' Mkt. I finished my own jar yesterday, but before I did, I had added carrots slice into sticks. They are hiding under the beets in the photo, which are hidden by the red-colored pepper ring and the parti-colored mouse with pickle ears and celery stem tail.

Jim, the diet consistency tip is brilliant. Thank you.

Riley, the vegan style is a bit more than I want and thank you for the tips and your concern for our health; but I love buttermilk and Greek yoghurt is a classic, especially with honey added. It makes a wonderful dressing for Waldorf salade a la Souris, which adds cranberries. I follow my instincts with recipes of this type. I care that cranberries are good for me and you. But the bottom line here is they taste great in many salads, where raisins lack ZING!

A man should not eat only tacos, but Taco Sauce is good on most things.
Taco Sauce, anyone?  Fattrad, could you envision chocolate cake donuts...
Taco Sauce, anyone? Fattrad, could you envision chocolate cake donuts with Picante Ssuce? I seriously doubt it!
Credit: mouse from merced

The Cranberries/Animal Instinct
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V8kov4sNew

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2013 - 08:51pm PT
The Boast Guard has issued a statewide MAGENTA WARNING which affects the entire state of Taconia.

It is expected to last quite some time.


The California Needles, Kern River country.  1980s photos.
The California Needles, Kern River country. 1980s photos.
Credit: Jim Shirley
The same crag photographed from the sunlight, not from the shadows of ...
The same crag photographed from the sunlight, not from the shadows of the gully.
Credit: JimShirley
Change of film roll?  Aperture setting?  Je ne say, Paw.
Change of film roll? Aperture setting? Je ne say, Paw.
Credit: mouse from merced
Across the gully on a south-facing steepie.  Pas de deux.
Across the gully on a south-facing steepie. Pas de deux.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Pas de deux redux.
Pas de deux redux.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Ducks in a row?  Let's go, let's go!
Ducks in a row? Let's go, let's go!
Credit: Jim Shirley
Movin' on up, on the south side.
Movin' on up, on the south side.
Credit: Jim Shirley
MisterE and JustTheMaid, THIS was how we traveled to Tahquitz from Canoga Park (with no wasted time, believe me!) before the freeway went through. Colorado Blvd. really sucked.
Jim's ride, the Camaro.  His mother's, she let him keep it.  The BOMB!...
Jim's ride, the Camaro. His mother's, she let him keep it. The BOMB! Let's go, let's go!
Credit: Jim Shirley
Chevy rocks!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 16, 2013 - 09:20am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Yesterday.

Old Glory seems slightly off-color because the sun was so bright and at such a low angle and filtered by cloudage, etc, etc.
Credit: mouse from merced
Yesterday.

Credit: mouse from merced
Today.

Hope your day's as bright as that sun, everyone!

T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jul 16, 2013 - 10:23am PT
The Mouse is flammin!

Dig those BITD pics from tahguitz and the needles that JS sent ya!

I only climbed 1 time at the needles (81 ish) something on Voodoo Dome,
White Punks on Dope (I think), and we were ;)

My soon to be wife Mo, (Mouse knows her) humped a six-pack to the base for us to enjoy after the climb, what a woman!

Flame on Mouse,
Tad/Thunderbox
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 16, 2013 - 02:00pm PT
Alta Peak, Sequoia NP.  Foxtail pines.
Alta Peak, Sequoia NP. Foxtail pines.
Credit: David Muench
Timid

here's the tree you mentioned earlier just after the Fourth, the foxtail pine. These seem to be some righteous specimens. And it's a quality photo, like you'd expect crap from a Muench.

Olmstead Point.
Olmstead Point.
Credit: Marc Muench

I know, the trees are not foxtails.
Juniperus accidentalis, subspecies blah-blah.
Juniperus accidentalis, subspecies blah-blah.
Credit: conifers.org
Muenches handing out crap, after all.

I haven't got a clue, really, except that I was checking "Olmstead Point" on GoogImage and this was there and the trees looked VERY familiar, like I had just looked at the top photo and went, "Look big for foxtails" and "How does fire get started way up there?"

So.. .. .. ..

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