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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Aug 10, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
Credit: zBrown

O T A Y! Otay Mtn. looking west to Point Loma.



Otay Mountain Border Patrol Vehicle from Mexican perspective (2010)

Credit: zBrown
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 10, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
Well, TT, it is indeed an osprey haven, and this has been confirmed this morning by older bro that the birds around his place are the same brand. That was suggested to me by Marcel last week that the one I shot out at Mike's on the Merced was an osprey. There are eagles out there on occasion. They seem to be there on a migratory basis, though. We are speaking of bald eagles. I knew that you'd likely know.

And zBrown, have you indeed been to the top of the peaks whose markers you posted? How else get the photos, you may ask in rebuttal. I know. Just want the facts. Likee the view from Otay.

And NO, Marlow. I can't get the joke, if joke it is....Give me a little longer, though, because I just returned from a journ to Greeley Hill and Merced Falls. Our parents ashes were let gently slip into the waters of the lower Merced River. We were represented by the three generations of descendants and it went smoothly. The ashes had been blessed by catholicity and God was on our side of the river for a short time, at least.

Things went with no hitch. Wind direction, check. Slow troll speed, then dead in the water. Then AWAY THEY GO. RIP, mom & dad. True love ways.

This water's as cold (tested, by golly, by authorities) as Pinecrest Lake and Tenaya. It comes straight out of the bottom of Lake McClure. Brrr...
Sister and her daughters--nurse Alyssa, mom Lenna, and nurse Jessica.
Sister and her daughters--nurse Alyssa, mom Lenna, and nurse Jessica.
Credit: mouse from merced
Jessica's youngest, Kelton driving Mike's golf cart.  He is seven. Mik...
Jessica's youngest, Kelton driving Mike's golf cart. He is seven. Mike's dog is named for Jimmy Carter's ma, Miss Lillian.
Credit: mouse from merced
Brother Tim and the others prepare to sail.
Brother Tim and the others prepare to sail.
Credit: mouse from merced
To the deep.  Eternal rest, at long last, for Bobbye and Boomer.
To the deep. Eternal rest, at long last, for Bobbye and Boomer.
Credit: mouse from merced
And flowers on their grave.  Not to mention a rousing chorus of Ragtim...
And flowers on their grave. Not to mention a rousing chorus of Ragtime Cowboy Joe, the family travelling song. Talk aboutcha cowboy...
Credit: mouse from merced

Adios.
Adios.
Credit: mouse from merced




throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Aug 10, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
Adios indeed. I've informed my daughter, with her approval, that I want to go over a Valley waterfall. Not important which one...I just want to take that ride. Hopefully my ashes will have some self awareness as I'd hate to miss out.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 10, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
I'll keep that in mind, cuz urinal pal.

Put my cremains on the Mt. Clark beach; I won't be too easy to reach for a while
But in many long years they might reach the rapids down at Happy Isles.

We're all fertilizer or fish food
Even when we're in a good mood
It just doesn't matter any
Just put on each eye a penny
It beats being barbecued or stewed.

Like I said, I was in Greeley Hill visiting Camp Runamucka, the Rev's hideout.

Jeffrey Stubbs was their guest last week for the week. He has a travelling lifestyle, to say the least. He had a couple of boxes of books which he'd gotten in VERO BEACH, FLORIDA. That's Lem Mathis' (the Rev's dad) home town.

It is quite a good selection of books that was left with the Rev. Both his dad and mine were pilots in WWII and one book I found is Old Man in a Baseball Cap, a series of momologues in everyday speech about the experiences of a man who flew bombers over Italy and other spots. That was a wierd thing to find the day before Boomer's ashes were settled.

Stubbs is a cousin of the late Ned Gillette, murdered by bandits in China while on a sojourn there. the Rev's ski collection contains a pair of red Kastles which belonged to Neddly, given to him by JS.
Revskis.
Revskis.
Credit: mouse from merced
Nedskis.
Nedskis.
Credit: mouse from merced
There are lots of things the Rev has collected over the years, aside from his congregation.
Over twenty ladders.  The folding chairs are scattered around the prop...
Over twenty ladders. The folding chairs are scattered around the propery. He finds them everyplace he needs when he needs a break from his war with the manzanita and PO.
Credit: mouse from merced
Yards and yards and yards of extension cord.
Yards and yards and yards of extension cord.
Credit: mouse from merced
Several stacks of assorted odd bits of wood for whatever.  Here is the...
Several stacks of assorted odd bits of wood for whatever. Here is the quiet spot where we drank Bud and shot sh#t Thursday afternoon.
Credit: mouse from merced
The sawhorse corral.
The sawhorse corral.
Credit: mouse from merced
There are seven sheds of varying sizes surrounding the house.  He does...
There are seven sheds of varying sizes surrounding the house. He doesn't watch much TV, but Denny does, so they got a sat dish and he built a steel access ladder to clean the snow off it. Can't let Denny miss her cooking shows.
Credit: mouse from merced
The wood workshop is loaded with fastening devices, clamps, braces, an...
The wood workshop is loaded with fastening devices, clamps, braces, and the spaces below the benchtop are mostly devoted mostly to welding. There is a photos of Julie Mathis above the thermometer. She's a hottie.
Credit: mouse from merced
Julie Mathis, the Rev's younger sis, building a retaining wall at her ...
Julie Mathis, the Rev's younger sis, building a retaining wall at her and Will's in Castro Valley.
Credit: mouse from merced
The cribbing pile.  And Puma.  I was actually able to scratch her ears...
The cribbing pile. And Puma. I was actually able to scratch her ears. It is a breakthrough. She never allows anyone around but the Rev, who brushes her daily.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Reverend Jeff Mathis and Lady Denice Bauman.
Reverend Jeff Mathis and Lady Denice Bauman.
Credit: mouse from merced







mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 10, 2013 - 08:54pm PT
Thursday afternoon I went to visit Kanom's Hopping Rabbit Farm. It's a lovely meadow and the house is grand, but we only visited a short time.

You might not expect the fruit stand would be so active as it was, but he was definitely hopping.
Credit: mouse from merced
Hello to ALL the lurkers, but especially you, dear.  Wonderful place. ...
Hello to ALL the lurkers, but especially you, dear. Wonderful place. Thanks for the scallions, carrots, corn, and tomatoes. Excellent. Yes, I confess to forgetting your name. But not the flavors.
Credit: mouse from merced
The Khanom Palace is in the background.
The garden and one of the two tractors.
The garden and one of the two tractors.
Credit: mouse from merced
Their land lies on Cuneo Road, which sounds very like the Spanish word conejo, or rabbit.

Eric tells me his business is as good as it is because folks up here are desperate for fresh veggies.

Just let me say it was an eye-opening drive for me, as I had never been up Fiske Road out of Greeley Hill, and it's a gorgeous long meadow leading to your spot. Thanks to you both and God bless your venture with all the best.

Facelift countdown...

45 days!!!!

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2128112&msg=2128112#msg2128112

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2128112&msg=2128112#msg2128112






mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 10, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
Wire, you not looking at me?
Wire, you not looking at me?
Credit: mouse from merced
John Merrick's new T-shirt, the Rev's hand-me-down.  Garden scarecrows...
John Merrick's new T-shirt, the Rev's hand-me-down. Garden scarecrows aren't notoriously sharp-dressed guys.
Credit: mouse from merced
Gonna go sleep in a hollow log.  And dream in silvery light.
Gonna go sleep in a hollow log. And dream in silvery light.
Credit: mouse from merced
Look at me, Chili Palmer.
Look at me, Chili Palmer.
Credit: mouse from merced
John Merrick &#40;no animal&#41; doing an impression of the Chairman o...
John Merrick (no animal) doing an impression of the Chairman of the Board.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
A feather from un petit ouiseau, but which?
A feather from un petit ouiseau, but which?
Credit: mouse from merced
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 10, 2013 - 09:31pm PT


Mouse here are seven minutes of film you won't regret. I first saw it , ohhh, 33 years ago in art school - where else? :-D Always remember it "Very nice, very nice ! "

Nominated for an Oscar in short film in 1962.


Cheers !!!!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 10, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
At last I found a nicely suitable requiem for the folks, and I've been searching for some good Fahey live videos, so...
I don't mind the name because you have to name your compositions somethin'.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 10, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
I liked that one, Tami.

You have excellent taste and your shoes obviously match.

Some people are not perfect.

I know, it's a universal truth, but at least we both know different.

We've learned from our mistakes, too.

Some never do.

I loved the black and white and appreciate the effort Mr. Lipsett made to educate you and others.

But NASA finally figured it out, back then, at least.

It just took trial and lots and lots of error, WHICH MANY OF US FORGET.

As a kid, listening to sonic booms and watching plumes of steam and combustion rise fromt the Arerojet rocket engine test facility out by Mather AFB in Sacramento, I really appreciated it when our cartoon maestro on Ch. 3 screened some rocket failures. His name, CAPTAIN SACTO. He came on just after the Mouse Club and just before SKIPPER STU and POPEYE.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 10, 2013 - 11:33pm PT
The John Fahey show, featuring him playing ELECTRIC GUITAR!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlCOQr7o8A4
This is revolutionary to me, and I like it.

I'm Not There/Am I in Hiding as Mouse? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RltIUKEpukg
WATCH THIS, IF YOU HAVEN'T.

I cannot promise anything, because I just watched the movie, parts of it, anyway, with Denice B. early this morning while the Rev slumbered, dreaming of more sleep, probably.

I believe Fellini would have appreciated this one.

It is a bit confusing, but that's part of its message.

We're all pretty confused, just don't realize how much.

But when Quinn gets ya in...



Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 10, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
Great stuff. Remember in "The Right STuff" some of the epic fails were documented?

Canada's contribution to the space program :
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 11, 2013 - 01:04am PT
A dragonfly I met while hiking the hills this week.  Where's the water...
A dragonfly I met while hiking the hills this week. Where's the water he needs?, was my thought.
Credit: mouse from merced
His water lay just under me.  I came onto this view rather suddenly.  ...
His water lay just under me. I came onto this view rather suddenly. I was not aware of a tank or pond not a quarter mile from the fence on G Grade.
Credit: mouse from merced
There was a bone from a cow lying on the hilltop, as well.
There was a bone from a cow lying on the hilltop, as well.
Credit: mouse from merced
It is still up there.  RIP, Bossy.
It is still up there. RIP, Bossy.
Credit: mouse from merced
The Merced River bridge on G Grade, looking south towards Merced.  Mor...
The Merced River bridge on G Grade, looking south towards Merced. More bullet holes.
Credit: mouse from merced
On the bridge, looking east, upstream.
On the bridge, looking east, upstream.
Credit: mouse from merced
Looking downstream, towards the west.  About half of the water coming ...
Looking downstream, towards the west. About half of the water coming out of the upstream dams has now been diverted for irrigation to the south. The salmon and suckers get the rest.
Credit: mouse from merced
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 11, 2013 - 03:32am PT
Thanks for a seriously meaningful ...


... and cool thread:

Credit: Tim Marsden
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Aug 11, 2013 - 10:06am PT
^^^
And a cool Mouse!
Mr. Jingles, where you been?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 11, 2013 - 10:44am PT
Mr. Merlot, thanks, you magic Norsty. You run some seriously cool didaction on your part, too. School should be more damn fun than not going to school. How simple is that? A high schooler simply doesn't want to be bored and TOLD. If it's on offer, they may or may not take a bite and chew on it; it's at least a bit more tempting to bite an educational apple if it's read to them. Too little effort goes into making subjects more (shyte) interesting.

Been out bein' a blue-eyed son of a gun, looking for dead oceans (the whole central valley, if you please), and trying to figure out my next moves on the board of life in advance. And I was just thinking of you, Taddly.

What have YOU and MO been doin'? The kiddies all safe? Will you be around at Facelift?

Dish.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Aug 11, 2013 - 10:47am PT
It could be anywhere... but its not. Two beautiful redheads on The Mea...
It could be anywhere... but its not. Two beautiful redheads on The Mean Streets of Sacramento, on a nice August Second Saturday evening.
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

I mean what's not to love?
I mean what's not to love?
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Certainly not the bread
Certainly not the bread
Credit: Dingus Milktoast



A kick ass free concert
A kick ass free concert
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

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Missing photo ID#315425



No way it could be the trees this is The City of Trees! An arborist's ...
No way it could be the trees this is The City of Trees! An arborist's dream (or perhaps nightmare)
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Not even this den of inequity.
Not even this den of inequity.
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Not evening the shadows..... <br/>
 <br/>
Good day!
Not evening the shadows.....

Good day!
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

DMT
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Aug 11, 2013 - 10:58am PT
Hey Mouse,

Mo workin, me waiting for work/school to start next week.
Kiddies are all well and adjusting to life in Visalia.
F-in cancer has struck our family again,
Mo's step father this time, terminal, they are saying up to 3 yrs..
We will be making a trip back to Maine mid Sept. to visit and give suppport.
Facelift and Oakdale are still up in the air with me, Facelift doubtful as we will just be gettin back from Lobsterland, Oakdale is still a poss.?

Flame on my friend,
Tad
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 11, 2013 - 11:14am PT
A great example of didaction here.

I came across this late last night.

It moved me.

Miss. John Hurt/I Shall Not Be Moved
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLc8YeXP8FY

Miss. John Hurt informed Mr. John Fahey that he should play more hymns simply by playing them so damned well and feelingly. And he should use his style of pickin' to compose some things on his own.

Ho, man!

Was the second, younger John, ever moved!

A splendid influence, in my book.

Now, following my wont, I checked out my Gramma B's bible, which was given to my mother, the second Mrs. B. And I looked up the Second Epistle of John of God, to whom Jesus entrusted his own mother's well-being as he was hung up and couldn't any longer physically look after her.


From: John, the old Elder of the church. To: That dear woman Cyria, one of God's very own, and to her children whom I love so much, as does everyone else in the church.
Since the Truth is in our hearts forever,
God the Father and Jesus Christ his Son will bless us with great mercy and much peace, and with turth and love.
How happy I am to find some of your children here, and to see that they are living as they should, following the Truth, obeying God's command.


Those are verses 1-4. The rest of the chapter is in the same vein.

The Elder John closes the letter in this manner:

Well, I would like to say much more, but I don't want to say it in this letter, for I hope to come to see you soon and then we can talk over these things together and have a joyous time.

Verse 12 seems a good place to close this homily. I don't want to bore anyone with my peace of mind.

I shall be at Facelift. I hope to see and meet many of you brother climbers and your families and have a joyous time ourselves!


A special shout-out/thank you to neebee, whose kindness and example helped this rolling stone in the right direction, allowing me to find this peace.

I still have many rough edges, but these kind of stones make excellent building material, do they not? Not necessarily better, because the Mighty Builder is the one who chooses each of us for special tasks.

His boy, JC, could be said to be the Heavenly Honcho, trying to herd us onto the right trails.

Peter and the rest took turns being the Righteous Ramrod when their times came.

Amen.

Hey, it is Sunday, right? :)

If you don't understand that He Who Makes is the Chief of this Tribe, and is capable of great whimsy, stop and look around.

I give you the playtpus
Credit: GI
the coelocanth
Credit: GI
and climbing itself
Wow!
Wow!
Credit: cascadeclimbers.com


Dingus, Bingus! Outtasite, man. Joyous!


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 11, 2013 - 12:01pm PT
God the Father and Jesus Christ his Son will bless us with great mercy and much peace, and with turth and love.

Oops! To err is human. Forgive?

AMENDS
All over the earth
We spread the turth.

We're all men of worth
At each one's birth.



Firth mirth

What is a Presbyterian?

A Presbyterian is a Baptist who likes to drink but doesn't have enough money to be Episcopalian.



Sunday funny

A Baptist and a Methodist were riding out together, just prior to a
storm. The Baptist suggested they should drive faster.
The latter replied, "Why, brother, are you afraid of water?"
"Oh, no," said the Baptist, "I am not afraid of the water, it's the
sprinkling I wish to avoid."
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Aug 11, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
I have been to the top of Otay twice and to Monument Peak of Mt. Laguna thrice.

Interestingly, on one Otay trip an inmate had escaped from the nearby Donovon State Prison and we encountered 14 Border Patrol vehicles which kindly (or not) generated enough dust to make me cough for two weeks afterwards. They did assure us we would be fully protected (even though the guy was forty miles away in another part of the county).






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