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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 29, 2013 - 02:39am PT
THE TRIP, pt. two.

scene:
I come driving up to the intersection of G Grade and Hwy 59. My attention is diverted to some lily pads. I intersect with some oak pods at their pad in an oak that is growing next to the road and is part of the fence to keep folks out of the water in the canal. This corner was at one time (specifically, on that day the trout farm opened it may have seemed like the object of pilgrim anglers--it was never very successful) the Trout-Fishing Mecca of the Central Valley. I think the owners charged five bucks, maybe, a nominal fee, at any rate, for a "limit" at the trout farm, now derelict.

There is also a pretty darn big hole in the ground. Hmmm. Frisco bunnies? Frisco foxes? Wee weir folks from Frisco?
N.M. Blues/G.D., '74 live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDItxobbd0c
I followed this pair into Snelling--Saturday easy riders.
I followed this pair into Snelling--Saturday easy riders.
Credit: mouse from merced
By the Snelling Trout Farm &#40;RIP&#41;, on a canal fed by the river.
By the Snelling Trout Farm (RIP), on a canal fed by the river.
Credit: mouse from merced
A hole in the ground.  Hey, Alice!  Time for tea!
A hole in the ground. Hey, Alice! Time for tea!
Credit: mouse from merced
Little moss hairs on the base of the Pod Pad oak tree.  Next to the ho...
Little moss hairs on the base of the Pod Pad oak tree. Next to the hole in the ground.
Credit: mouse from merced
The final resting place, for now, of that small asteroid, in a foot of...
The final resting place, for now, of that small asteroid, in a foot of canal water.
Credit: mouse from merced


scene:
At the river bridge in Merced Falls there is one party fishing from the other side on that bridge. There is a convenient patch of shade under some locusts, oaks, and willows growing at the north end of the bridge next to the intersection of Hornitos Rd. and Exchecquer Dam Rd., which follows the river upstream to the dam and camping areas and boat launching. Hornitos Rd., well, it's obvious that it goes there, but it continues on over to Cathey's Valley after. Across the river are the mesas with the potential psychedelic aura, the ones mentioned by Thorpie. The various trees here have been turned into a magic place by a combination of cottonwood fluff blowing up and down the river and by spider webs which catch them. It's like a fairy land in miniature.
It is also over 100 in the shade!
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Looking away to Merced Falls Dam from the turning to Hornitos at the b...
Looking away to Merced Falls Dam from the turning to Hornitos at the bridge. It's a shallow pond of pretty uniform depth, and a lousy fishing spot, which held logs for the Yosemite Sugar Pine lumber mill.
Credit: mouse from merced
Saturday driver on the bridge heading to Hornitos.
Saturday driver on the bridge heading to Hornitos.
Credit: mouse from merced
MxSwain Dam, the earth-filled handling facility for Exchecquer Dam and...
MxSwain Dam, the earth-filled handling facility for Exchecquer Dam and the irrigation district. It's a troller's fishing spot, really, with some spots that are acceptable as bank-fishing spots. Camping there is not my bag of tea. South of the bridge.
Credit: mouse from merced
More on Monday.

It is Monday. What happened to Sunday?
Good night. Enjoy your blackened french fries, everyone, and remember to brush your teeth after.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 29, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
This shows the level of detail in the mural a little bit better. Can be clicked to enlarge.

Credit: zBrown


Oh yeah, flame on Ogden

Credit: zBrown
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 29, 2013 - 04:21pm PT
//Beep beep.
Beep beep.
His horn went beep beep beep.
You'd think that guy could fly.//
--Playmateds

There is a little confusion here.  There was no Nash on the bridge.  I...
There is a little confusion here. There was no Nash on the bridge. It was a Rod. It certainly was no Barracuda.
Credit: mouse from merced
http://moparblog.com/movie-mopar-of-the-week-1971-plymouth-cuda-convertible-from-nash-bridges/

scene:
The gate to the ranch where the mesas lie; a view of a pond and cattle on one side of the road, the Sierra Nevada foothils behind me on the other side. I interview a man in a car, following a second car, at the gates. They are electric gates, and I ask the gentleman does he know the owners of this place? (It's vast, a cattle ranch.) "No English, senor." He points to the other car, now going into the ranch, accelerating away: adios. So I suck it up and leave after taking pix. Motorcyclists abound on this road, like the rocks now littering the ground at a higher elevation. I climb in the car to a spot to take more pix. Until I arrive at Hornitos an hour later, close to sundown.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
At the gate.  My non-interviewee has flown.
At the gate. My non-interviewee has flown.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Identifiable features from The Map by Throwpie.
Identifiable features from The Map by Throwpie.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
At the county line with Mariposa.
At the county line with Mariposa.
Credit: mouse from merced
Never any respect.
Never any respect.
Credit: mouse from merced
Just got a new sign, I betcha.  No holes.
Just got a new sign, I betcha. No holes.
Credit: mouse from merced
Dam at the county line.
Dam at the county line.
Credit: mouse from merced
Back side of the dam, looking into the afternoon sunlight.
Back side of the dam, looking into the afternoon sunlight.
Credit: mouse from merced
Long view into the valley from Hornitos Rd.  That is the La Paloma Ran...
Long view into the valley from Hornitos Rd. That is the La Paloma Ranch below. Further on is the huge mass of Haystack Mtn.
Credit: mouse from merced
You may need oxygen.
You may need oxygen.
Credit: GI
Credit: mouse from merced
Warning on La Paloma Rd.  I didn't bother with it.  I've been to the l...
Warning on La Paloma Rd. I didn't bother with it. I've been to the locked gates down by G Grade, where it begins. Hornitos is my goal, not Merced.
Credit: mouse from merced
Danger, Will Robinson!!!
Danger, Will Robinson!!!
Credit: mouse from merced
Familiar-looking?
Familiar-looking?
Credit: mouse from merced
Cattelmen run this place.  One of their gathering spots, almost in Hor...
Cattelmen run this place. One of their gathering spots, almost in Hornitos.
Credit: mouse from merced

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 29, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
Nash, Nashville (PA)

Credit: zBrown

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nash_Roadster_black_top-down_Nashville.jpg

Nash, Nashville take two



Participants lined up to take a shot at clocking the lowest time through the Royal Purple Performance Experience autocross course in the parking lot of LP Field in Nashville.


This beautiful ’37 Nash LaFayette is owned by “Crazy” Eddie Rochelle and his lovely bride, Sarah.




Nash Almost Woody




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 29, 2013 - 06:13pm PT
Slower than a Nash but faster in the snow.
Slower than a Nash but faster in the snow.
Credit: mouse from merced
Colder than in the Nash, but faster with the bow.
Colder than in the Nash, but faster with the bow.
Credit: mouse from merced
Looks like this guy was too slow.
Looks like this guy was too slow.
Credit: mouse from merced
Eenie meenie mineie mo.  &#40;Titled: The right to Life and To Exist.&#41;
Eenie meenie mineie mo. (Titled: The right to Life and To Exist.)
Credit: Daily Kos
SKI HUNT. A Quinn/Martin Production, starring Lloyd "Like my teeeth?" Bridges.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 29, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
Early in the morning on July 29, a driver crashed his car through a gate near Osprey Street and flew off of Sunset Cliffs into the sand below. The car flipped in mid-air as it plunged close to 50 feet before landing on its rear and then settling right side up on the sand.

The male driver, the lone occupant, is believed to have been intoxicated. He emerged from the vehicle and was seen walking around it before huddling in a cave. Lloyd Bridges was not onsight and the auto was not a Nash.

We used to jump off the cliffs into the water. Never considered doing the car thing (well there was one time down in Baja, but no one was in the car).

A helicopter had to raise the driver from the beach due to the location; the cliffs are difficult to climb in that area.

Credit: zBrown



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 29, 2013 - 11:37pm PT
Might as well get what you want.

Don Jonhnson/Tell It Like It Is


Find yourself a toy.
Lamborhini.
Lamborhini.
Credit: mouse from merced
Rrrrruff!
Rrrrruff!
Credit: mouse from merced
Toy Collie.  Rrrruff!
Toy Collie. Rrrruff!
Credit: mouse from merced

I love dogs. A dog would be a good companion on these rambles, but there's no way I'd keep one in Middle Earth.

Absolutely nothing to add.
Absolutely nothing to add.
Credit: mouse from merced



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 30, 2013 - 01:11am PT
scene:
Hornitos, CA. One of the oldest communities in the state. And among the quietest. Take it or leave it. I gotta go.
Hornitos.  Everyone seems to be indoors.  It's still in the nineties. ...
Hornitos. Everyone seems to be indoors. It's still in the nineties. Where's a good place too chill?
Credit: mouse from merced
Asleep or dead, they are.  Not a soul stirring.
Asleep or dead, they are. Not a soul stirring.
Credit: mouse from merced
St.CAtherine's CAtholic Church, Hornitos, CA.  CAring for the souls of...
St.CAtherine's CAtholic Church, Hornitos, CA. CAring for the souls of the faithful departed since the Gold Rush.
Credit: mouse from merced
One view from the churchyard.
One view from the churchyard.
Credit: mouse from merced
This place has looked like this for decades.  And they call it a "ghos...
This place has looked like this for decades. And they call it a "ghost town." Sheesh.
Credit: mouse from merced
Are we through playing the tourist?
Are we through playing the tourist?
Credit: mouse from merced
Shadow-climbing one of the butttresses of ST. CAtherine's.
Shadow-climbing one of the butttresses of ST. CAtherine's.
Credit: mouse from merced
Yer gonna die, too.  Maybe younger than you think.  Don't be cocky.
Yer gonna die, too. Maybe younger than you think. Don't be cocky.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
"May perpetual light shine upon them and all the souls of the faithful...
"May perpetual light shine upon them and all the souls of the faithful departed."--CAtholic blessing
Credit: mouse from merced
Very small monumental lichen.
Very small monumental lichen.
Credit: mouse from merced
Chimborazo from my Eclipse 500.  There's no escape, JustTheMaid.
Chimborazo from my Eclipse 500. There's no escape, JustTheMaid.
Credit: mouse from merced
Buttress detail, ST. CAtherine's.
Buttress detail, ST. CAtherine's.
Credit: mouse from merced

Peace in, peace out.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 30, 2013 - 01:16am PT
Can...may I have another cone?

How about some Rocky Road?
That's not Rocky Road.  That's Chossolot.
That's not Rocky Road. That's Chossolot.
Credit: mouse from merced
Good night, Gracie.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 30, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
Goodnight George -> Goodnight Willie -> Goodnight Kate

Goodnight Irene



Goodnight Mrs Calabash, stay out from behind the 8-Ball.

Credit: zBrown

Goodnight ladies.

1937 Fiesta de la Luna
1937 Fiesta de la Luna
Credit: Robert Weston Smith

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 30, 2013 - 01:27pm PT
This is for all the insiders here. It is not widely known, but the possibility of looking away down Gower Avenue is actually nil, since Gower is a Street.

Additionally, there was in fact a murder at the Hollywood Hawaiian Hotel [and Apartments] on August 2, 1978. wZevon and zBrown were both in town, but neither has/had any knowledge of this event.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 30, 2013 - 01:39pm PT
Speaking of products which last for a long time, this jar was produced from 1950-1970, making my mom's bottle between 43 and 63 years old. The stuff looks and smells just like a new jar.





It appears to have worked for this guy.

1958
1958
Credit: zBrown





* Disclaimer. This is not the Mothers! of Invention and I was an employee of the Richardson Vicks Company at one time.


The origin of the name Vicks has been clouded by time. However, according to company lore, Lunsford Richardson thought his own name was too long and cumbersome to attach to a product. He decided to use the shorter Vicks, in honor of his brother in law Joshua Vick, a doctor in Selma.



throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jul 30, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
Those were the correct rocks Mr. M More on the other side of the first one...pretty soft as I remember. Heres a blurry shot of my mom looking for fossil shells on top of the first plateau. Circa 1957.
Credit: throwpie
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 30, 2013 - 04:56pm PT
Symptoms have resolved to a cough, so:


SO COMMON CAUSES FOR ACUTE COUGH
1. RESPIRATORY CAUSES :
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Lower respiratory tract infection
- Pneumonia's
- Influenza
- RSV virus infection
- Acute Bronchitis
- Acute Laryngitis
- Acute Laryngotracheobronchitis
- Acute Tracheitis
- Acute asthma
- Spasmodic Croup
- Aspiration of gastric acid and vomitus
- Foreign body obstruction


2. IMMUNOLOGICAL CAUSES :
- Anaphylaxis

3. VASCULAR CAUSES :
- Pulmonary infarction
- Pulmonary embolism

4. POISONING CAUSES :
- Chemical and dust inhalation inhalation
- Nitric oxide and Smoke inhalation

5. TRAUMATIC CAUSES :
- Injury to Bronchus
- Fat embolsim
- Trachea injury

6. OTHER CAUSES :
- Amnioitic fluid embolism

THERE CAN BE MANY MORE CAUSES FOR ACUTE COUGH BUT THESE ARE THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS ACCORDING TO ME, OF COURSE MORE CAUSES WILL ALWAYS BE WELCOMED, ADD MORE IN COMMENTS IF YOU KNOW..
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 30, 2013 - 05:24pm PT
I coughed up wine through my nose one time a day ago when Marcel was here and he said something funny.

Glad my nose wasn't stuffed with Vicks.

Throwpie, choss is where you find it: I've seen a lot lately, and it's relative, but choss is choss. If it holds together long enough, it's good. If it's not too run out. Or has a crappy landing.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jul 30, 2013 - 06:50pm PT
Vicks Vaporub,
Mom swore by it and used it on her kids,
I still use the stuff when sick with resp. symptoms.
Good stuff!
Flame on,
Tad
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 30, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
Going up the road past Hornitos to Bear Valley and thence hwy 49 was always my preferred Modesto to Mariposa path, via Snelling (by back orchard roads of course) and Merced Falls.

Up maybe 2 miles past Hornitos is a dimuitive valley with a few 'country-fied' hones. Always toll my buddy Angus - ya know this place reminds me more of Tennessee than any other place I know.

Hehe

Hornitos.

DMT
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jul 30, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
There was an old guy we would visit on our adventures to Hornitos in the 60s. He lived in a brokedown palace on Main Street...wore a sock on his mangled hand and claimed to have been a circus baby who had a trunk for a cradle. Said he was an old hard rock miner who drank up all he ever earned. He drank for sure...whiskey was it. His only nourishment was Karo syrup...hence his name Karo Joe.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 30, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
For the one & ONLY DMT, known to some, or at least to myself, as Cool Bridges, who may remember nothing of the old bridge, which is the case with me, as well. I don't recall ever having traveled "The 49 and passing over the old span.

My brother Mike had a friend named Old Dog Charlie. He lived in or around the town of Babby. He kept many dogs, he was not too old, like about forty, Mike said. He himself was eighteen. He quit the place when the time came to pull up his cuffs. I couldn't say how the dogs fared. They could dog paddle outta there, if it came to that...

MODESTO BEE, July 28, 1966
NEW BRIDGE - A BAGBY REQUIEM


BAGBY- The sleek new Bagby Bridge, spanning the Merced River and opened for traffic and set to be dedicated at 3:30 p.m., Aug. 12, might be termed a monument to oblivion for this community. Bagby, which includes a general store, cafe, and a scattering of dwellings, will be all inundated a year or two hence as the Merced River Project becomes a reality. This is the reason the new span, part of a highway relocation project, was constructed here.

It replaces the old bridge, about a quater of a mile upstream. This picturesque span is 180 feet long. Its successor is 1,158 feet.
The north end of the new $1.2 million bridge is 28 feet higher than the lowest point.

Next Month
It was started last August and officially will be completed next month: August 12, acording to George Amaro, resident engineer. Part of its cost is being paid by the Merced Irrigation District, which also is buying all the Bagby property to be placed under water when Lake McClure expands from a 281,200 acre-foot capacity to one of 1.1. million acre feet as a result of construction of a new Exchequer Dam, which towers over the old one by 180 feet. The new structure, already in place just beow the old one, plus a power house to be installed there and other features including the new bridge will cost $36 million.

Amaro said it will be necessary to dismantle the old bridge eventually.
The new concrete span is double-laned but, while finishing work is being completed , is restricted to one-way traffic during the day.

Bagby's population of 25 today belies its once historic eminence as a bustling mining and milling community The bridge which today is being replaced was erected in 1923.

But nearly a score of years before that, a concrete abutment had been laid for support of a bridge which- until 1945- carried traffic of the Yosemite Valley Railroad.
Bagby, in its salad days, was known well to Gen. John C. Fremont. In 1848 he purchased a 44,000 acre Mexican land grant in which the Bagby area was included.

The town was initially called Benton's Mill by Fremont in a testimony of affection for his father-in-law, the famed lawmaker, U S Sen. Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri [AKA Old Bullion].

Honor For Fremont Aide
The name change of the town subsequently came about and was derived from Abner Bagby. As in countless other Mother Lode hamlets, the gold mining diminished and Bagby saw an exodus of much of its population. The milling continued as did the YV Railroad operation. But, in August, 1945, a train of this historic enterprise made its last run.

Bagby and its skeletal population became observers to the passing parade of motorists who came down the winding incline from Bear Valley and on toward Coulterville. Progress, reflected in part by a high rise bridge, finally has caught up with Bagby, the former Benton Mills.

Yet, some of it will remain. Soon, the old YV Railraod depot and turntable here, along with two giant twin wooden railroad water tanks- memorials to the past- will be relocated from Bagby to El Portal. They will become a part of the YV Railroad Museum being established.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 31, 2013 - 02:02am PT
Credit: mouse from merced

Power (in Mariposa County)

"Some mines along the Merced River develop hydroelectric power from the river for their own use and the Mariposa Grant also supplies a limited amount of power for lighting purposes and mill power from its plant on the Merced River at Bagby. Their lines run from the Merced River through the grant to the towns of Mt. Bullion and the county seat, Mariposa. The plant consists of a flume 400 feet long by 16 feet wide and 6 feet deep which carries water under a 34-foot head to three Pelton wheels which are 27, 30 and 40 inches in diameter, respectively. The plant is capable of developing 600 horsepower and the power is generated by two Westinghouse dynamos.

The Pacific Gas and Electric power line comes from Tuolumne County to the Peñon Blanco mine and thence through the town of Colterville to the Potosi gold mine and owned by the Merced Gold Mining Company.

A company formerly had a power plant at Exchequer on the Merced River, but their plant was washed out during the heavy freshet of the winter of 1913. The San Joaquin Power and Light Company, which generates power from Merced Falls in Merced County, owns a power line which extends as far as the Mt. Gaines mine in the Hornitos mining district. This company also uses the Exchequer line for transmitting power."

Excerpt from Report XIV of the State Mineralogist - Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist's Report - Biennial Period 1913-1914, Part IV. "The Counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus," by F. L. Lowell, Field Assistant (field work in July, 1914), San Francisco, California, July, 1915, California State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1916, pp. 173-370.
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