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Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jul 23, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
Man I 'm el oh ellin 'round here zbrown and t hocking and Tobias. Can I get an amen for scooping the never published photo up-thread? My old Yosemite buddy shared it with me and is very proud of his uncle, Bobby. An unpublished photo of one of the members of the greatest band to come out of Frisco back when he was a youngin. That's right, Frisco! Say it!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 23, 2013 - 04:21pm PT
Simply unavoidable, I find this irresistible.



This is not my beautiful House!
Who objectifies women like our candidate?  I have binders of proof tha...
Who objectifies women like our candidate? I have binders of proof that he does not. Did I say that right?
Credit: bipartisancurious.com
This is not my beautiful wife!
One large Woody object, coming up!
One large Woody object, coming up!
Credit: google
You may ask yourself before climbing a large Woody object: V-7, maybe? VV-7, even?
Credit: mouse from merced
When home dairy delivery service was shelved, it served as the Producer of many more trips to the grocery for more lucky kids on bikes or boards.

Hoppy's Favorite hasn't been part of advertising content for a long while, probably.

We'd like to know before the next election for president, just who is Hoppy's favorite?
It was a danged boot jack, Windy, if you must know.  Just remember you...
It was a danged boot jack, Windy, if you must know. Just remember you're my favorite, okay?
Credit: mouse from merced


(There is no political candor involved here, nor am I referencing any trees.)

Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jul 23, 2013 - 04:24pm PT
Appropriate that post 2222 had a picture of Woody and a boob and a Boner, not particularly in that order. What did you win? Boner, say it!
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jul 23, 2013 - 04:27pm PT
http://www.grivas.tv/duke_and_cookie.html
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 23, 2013 - 06:32pm PT
BB West, Virginia and Boingy Baxter, and Ponderosa Productions present Glenn Campbell's favorite western ever, except for God's Gun.

Border Patrol.
1943.
Starring William Boyd and with Andy Clyde as California, a man who found a surprise in his Taco.

And a young man, playing Quinn, known in the credits as Bob "Michoacan" Mitchum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeB70keYEow

Excellent silent tribute to William Boyd.


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 23, 2013 - 07:48pm PT
amen Timid.

old angel, young angel
feel alright on a warm [sic] SanFanFrisco night!


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 23, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
¡cuidado! de Australia

Credit: zBrown

de San Onofre

Credit: zBrown
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 23, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
Go search this, the link's toooooooooooooo long: "Bear Dam mariposa county"
will provide as good a map as you need for those unfamiliar with the territory. Few are, I think. It's barren ground, cobbles abound, the opportunity for water scarce.

The area is traversed by the old Stockton-Millerton wagon route.

Waltz Rd. is the extension of South Bear Creek Drive, which runs out to the Waltz Ranch and then to the dam and vicinity. NW of the dam is a set of cone-hills, remnants of mesa which were possibly, though it's just my conjecture, eroded in floods from the glaciers of the Sierra Nevada over who knows how many years. There are dozens of these in the foothills.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
T Hawking and a hill-booby &#40;not a hill-billy&#41;.  Bird-in-the-di...
T Hawking and a hill-booby (not a hill-billy). Bird-in-the-distance flying-into-the-picture luck-out snap here!
Credit: mouse from merced
Plenty of bouldering potential, if one can get an owner to take an int...
Plenty of bouldering potential, if one can get an owner to take an interest in your hobby. I'm working on connections within the Historical Society on finding out who owns which land...seeking an invite, really.
Credit: mouse from merced
This easy approach is on the north side of Bear Creek, just a par five...
This easy approach is on the north side of Bear Creek, just a par five away from Bear Dam. It's Bear Dam, not Bear Creek Dam, as I may have called it earlier.
Credit: mouse from merced


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 23, 2013 - 11:24pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Looking down the fence line to where the last shot was taken.[
The Golden Globes to Unlimited Possibilities.  You'd  have to be dead ...
The Golden Globes to Unlimited Possibilities. You'd have to be dead not to see the obvious lines.
Credit: mouse from merced
Cone country.  Just north of Hwy 140, Merced County, on the Walkin' X ...
Cone country. Just north of Hwy 140, Merced County, on the Walkin' X Ranch.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
These white rock outcrops of quartzite are generously sprinkled around...
These white rock outcrops of quartzite are generously sprinkled around the feet of the mountains. The very largest I've observed is one south of Preston Rd. It is a long ways off from there in Madera Co.
Credit: mouse from merced
I haven't any idea what's on the opposite sides of these hills, for th...
I haven't any idea what's on the opposite sides of these hills, for the most part, never having seen them. More? Better?
Credit: mouse from merced

Credit: mouse from merced
Bright light, bright light, biggest light I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might get a date with a moon rock. Like the pre-Cambrian type. Hubba-hubba.--Woody, the small rocky subjucntive standing alone in a field slowly falling to pieces

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
At long last the exploratory expedition from France is on paved road again. There are mass quantities of wire cattle gates to negotiate on this dirt track. It is not necessary to resort to 4-wheel drive or galactic overdrive. It connects Indian Gulch Rd. to Waltz Rd. and doesn't show on the map I provided, but it is on the Intergalactic Google Planet app.

At the Waltz Ranch there were dogs, small human units as well. Go VERY SLOWLY, the worst that can happen is the dogs will follow you to the edge of their yard.

It's a great view from "up there." It would be pretty good from the summit of some of those cones.

Zappa Visits the Coneheads at Home.
http://vimeo.com/18203648

Beldar impersonator.
Beldar impersonator.
Credit: mouse from merced




zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 24, 2013 - 07:17am PT
Wanna see my woody?

Credit: Carlos "Wiener" Danger
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 24, 2013 - 07:26am PT
The geology west of Hwy 49 east of hwy 99 is complex. There are sandstones and 'slates', and remnants of old volcanic cover, and even fairly young sediments, all eroded in different ways over in some cases many millions of years, in other cases a few thousands.

Snelling and Merced Falls were always the 'jump off point' for us Modesto boys. Headed to Mariposa or Oakhurst, we tended to go the back way unless it was super foggy.

And plus, we sussed out those 'mesas' and have doubtless many other central valley climbers, private or not. Some of its crap, some of its gold.

As to access? I know this won't sit well with some, but it is easier to ask for forgiveness than it is permission. Or look at it from a land owner's perspective (relayed to me, by a land owner, when I courageously drove up to his ranch, boldly walked up to him and his adult son working on a fence and asked permission to cross his land to climb a peak)...

"No. If you get hurt you could sue me and I might lose this ranch." I was offended and hurt...

"I'm not that kind of man." I replied.

"You might not be but maybe your lawyer is."

He wouldn't budge.

I climbed that mountain.

DMT
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 24, 2013 - 07:33am PT
Baby bobby weir, Timid?
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 24, 2013 - 08:22am PT
amen Jaybro.

Old Bob Weir




Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jul 24, 2013 - 09:07am PT

Bingo jaybro
Quote Here
. I posted it first on the dead head thread but no one noticed. Didn't really want to spell it out. Bobby's nephew used to work with nita and me in TM. He does performance art circus theater in Tucson these days. He picked up a lot of family photos this week in Dallas as his mom recently passed and was taking care of loose ends.
zbrown didn't just fall off the turnip truck.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2013 - 09:11am PT
Jack Weir. Chemistry instructor, Merced High and College, 1960's-1970's.

DMT has some good advice, it sounds like. If you DO go and trespass, and he doesn't know you're there, even, no harm, no foul? From a legal viewpoint, OK. What if there IS harm, however? The ploy loses its charm immediately and you either choke on your folly or go get THAT LAWYER or one like him may seek YOU out. It's a stupid (i.e., young fool's) thing to do.

I'm tempted to do so one foggy winter day. It would be so, I don't know, it would seem to be too sinister a deed. Like robbing the dead, keying a nice restored woody, or surreptitiously switching the numbers on the "unknowns" tubes in chemistry class with some delicious non-sodium type chemical with a different number.

The adjective "fell" comes to mind, which just happens to be from the Norse and means "mountain."

I was not tempted to go try to hang around on ony of these outcrops the day I was there for several good reasons.

Too HOT in the summertime, as DMT will corroborate, sitting on the veranda of the cantina in Hornitos with a chilled Mexican draft on the table and a cute senorita serving it. Sorry, just a reverie of the Murrieta days. The cantinas are gone from Hornitos and Merced Falls. There is Bud's Place in Snelling, that's about it till you come to La Grange.

Fox-tails suck. The golden color of California's hills is the result of the early Spanish who brought their stock here. Their hides carried the wild oat seeds, according to author David Wyatt in Five Fires: Race, Catastrophe, and the Shaping of California. I guess he may have meant the fox-tail.

I don't think there is a more useless weed. It takes forever to pick the little pricks out of my shoes and socks. Some get permanently embedded int the mesh of my tennies. So I started wearing approach shoes, which are leather, but still have inner mesh. I suppose gaitors are the ticket. I also loathe the little "cockle-burrs," as I've mistakenly called them, just as Mr. Wyatt may have mistaken his nomenclature--I'll have to read the book over again to see if that is so.

But the plant is not a cockle-burr, it is a yellow fox-tail. Their seeds are small and have a high sticky-factor because of micro-hairs, much like the hooks on velcro. These don't even show in photos taken up close. Not as irritating as the giant fox-tails with their barb-like attitude. Not so many goat-head out there, though, as there are along major roadways.

Another reason not to go attempt any bouldering: I was alone. Why create a situation more hazardous than simply falling and hurting myself? I COULD die in such a place and under those circumstances, and that would be sad. It's enough of a possibility that I don't play the Dingus game of soloing, mainly as I don't know the routes like he knows the ones he's soloing in his short movies. Keep it up, hero. You know what you're doing. It's fun seeing you do it, too. I'm waiting to explore the movies potential of my camera, but want to get the sensor cleaned first. It's getting terrible spots and it needs attention.

Parting shots.
Looking across the Great Valley in the gloaming.
Looking across the Great Valley in the gloaming.
Credit: mouse from merced
Roble valiente.  The brave oak.
Roble valiente. The brave oak.
Credit: mouse from merced
These are not very professional at all, and I don't care about that sort of thing much, but they mean something to me, evoke the feelings I had out there. And that's the part of photography I really appreciate. The composition over the technical aspects.



Saying thanks for the contributions, DMT, TT, & ever'body.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 24, 2013 - 10:58am PT




Some old cars, another restaurant and the pool hall "Chub's Club" where we used to hang out.

Credit: zBrown

in the "Lemon Capital of the World"

Credit: CV Public Library

You wanna see my gun?

Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Jul 24, 2013 - 04:34pm PT
I'll provide one amen and raise you anoydin' (more accurately several more).

"Schmidt" & The Mighty Penguins ≈ Amen

Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Jul 24, 2013 - 07:04pm PT
All the local dairies are gone, my family home was built in one of the pastures when the suburbs were on the rise and dairies were on the decline.

Credit: Tobia
Credit: Tobia
Credit: Tobia
The last to go was Kinnett Dairies, the one with the DNA altered cow, (also seen upthread) is in the same location; but now an electronics outlet store.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
Merced had the Sunshine Dairy, right around the corner from Middle Ear...
Merced had the Sunshine Dairy, right around the corner from Middle Earth on O St. at Old 99, now 16th ST., once Front ST. It was easy to find. Just smell that dairy air.
Credit: taylorsoldtoytrucks.com
The Sunshine Dairy.

The Merced Sun-Star Newspaper.

Joe Herb's Cyclery.

Adds up to fun at sunrise out on the old dairy farm, just milkin' away, you'd think. But the cyclery's history, the Ssunshine Dairy no longer operates here, and the Sun-STroke is now done down in Fresno, their local building up for sale.

Say you come upon a dead dairy products producer, a Jersey, let's say. What do you do with a dead cow from Jersey?

Put her on a reality TV show!

Da-bing! Da-boom! Da-Brim!

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2010/04/06/1375635/dairies-look-for-solutions-to.html
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jul 24, 2013 - 09:44pm PT
I like that there is someone out there that knows what the gloaming is.
Cheers, Mouse.
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