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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 15, 2013 - 08:51pm PT
More pillars of society.  Electricity.
More pillars of society. Electricity.
Credit: mouse from merced
A sighting of a George sighting something.  Exciting!
A sighting of a George sighting something. Exciting!
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After all this time, the remains of one of the Yosemite Valley RR grad...
After all this time, the remains of one of the Yosemite Valley RR grade's trestles...still remain.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 15, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
For comparison.  I can't find a name for the gulchwich the Golden Chai...
For comparison. I can't find a name for the gulchwich the Golden Chain Highway follows, but I know it doesn't use Mayo on it. This is the view looking up thatwich we descended on the 49 from.

Credit: mouse from merced
Not much of the downtown is left.  Kinda like a lot of places.
Not much of the downtown is left. Kinda like a lot of places.
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Like Merced? "It all ended here."--new (temporary) slogan for Bagby Boosters
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 15, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
Aren't there serpents in the Merced River?



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 15, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
Very hard, very hard.  And obdurate is the word of the millennuimum at...
Very hard, very hard. And obdurate is the word of the millennuimum at Bagby, despite the temporary situation of the last several hundred years.
Credit: mouse from merced
Hard Rock Mine rock.
Another marker that can't hold down a fookin' job!
Another marker that can't hold down a fookin' job!
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"...opposing it uptowers Lacinia's headland unto Juno dear, the height...
"...opposing it uptowers Lacinia's headland unto Juno dear, the heights of Caulon--Virgil, Aeneid
Credit: mouse from merced
And then we go all low-brow on you.  "Sparkle Plenty and Gravel Gertie...
And then we go all low-brow on you. "Sparkle Plenty and Gravel Gertie."
Credit: mouse from merced
This is not a joke.

Low-brow, high-brow, we all enjoy a Lowenbrau.

And some enjoy a class of climbing called Second Class.

The "Unroped Ascent" of the northern-facing Bagby Parking Lot.

It is a direttissima under ideal conditions.

It's coming, it's coming. I need to eat.

Pickle with that?
Pickle with that?
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Join me? Wiley made this.

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The utensils are clean.

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We have no fish, since we snatch and release hereabouts. Mostly.

In answer two of your question about serps, I assert that not a single ssserpent has dared to cross the path of Mus musc. since I have begun my roundabout tours. No Roctalus, no non-venomousesss nasties, neither.

Here's my so-called "Secret."
Musnotbee Magic deroderant.  Nice and specially made for me by an Ojib...
Musnotbee Magic deroderant. Nice and specially made for me by an Ojibway lady. If they can't smell ya, they can't catch ya. I seem quicker, but I'm not. They can't tell where I am, but I know where they are.
Credit: mouse from merced
It's just like Zog's, it's not for everyone.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 15, 2013 - 11:03pm PT


Jason Strohmenger, an employee with the California Department of Fish and Game, takes a California king snake out from beneath a boulder the department was moving next to the San Joaquin River near Gustine Tuesday morning. The snake was moved by Strohmenger to a safer place where the water wouldn’t drown it. MARCI STENBERG — Merced Sun-Star

I wonder if that snake ended up in the Merced River? And where did the boulder end up, Colorado?


Uh-oh. The Turlock/Merced/Gustine Triangle, snakes, Kings, drownings, Jason (where were the Argonauts?).

I wonder too, if Mr. Strohmeyer might have moved that snake to safer place where it would not be drowned in boiling fat instead. The so-called California King fry.




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 15, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
"Marci gets all the good shots. She's a pro, but I know mo' 'bout snakes and reaction time than she knows about sh-shutter speed. Be-itch."--Ms. Melonsulker
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 16, 2013 - 05:02am PT
Day Trip to Camp Katie Perry.

The LIFE magazine with Gary Cooper's photo on the cover had this preparedness for war feature.
Credit: mouse from merced
Amid all the strife surrounding automatics and semi-automatics and all the grief and groaning over Syria, most people still go about all their lives with little or no exposure to the smell of burnt gunpowder.
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This is a shame and a pity but they should have grown up in the city, learnin' 'bout country ways...

"Sweet Martha Lorraine...
She's the one who give us all those magical things...
One of the angel band...with the power to become a man..."--Country Joe

Credit: mouse from merced
And back in your grampa's day, there was no shortage of brass, though the production of bras suffered some in the war to end democracy.

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One thing never changes, though, and that would be the fact that you need to squint one eye to shoot. Some of us can't hold down the right eye or the right job, either.

No one told Annie Oakley that she shot like a girl.

But the question is, "Why should they tell anyone that?"

It's stupid.

Country craft nearly forgotten today is the bending bob wire into shap...
Country craft nearly forgotten today is the bending bob wire into shapes from nature. Here's one for that glass-staining maid down in the Valley, who climbs like a girl...
Credit: mouse from merced
A mouse on a wire.
That crawlin' king snake might be thinkin' how he hates muddy waters.

He might could be thinkin' LIKE Mucky Waters, the "Serpent of the Blues," that he don't want to go back to Cali.

"Go back? What I want to go back fo'?"

Colorado does its level best to send its boulders down to Mexico.

Bussing our boulders to out-of-state sites is stupid, too.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 16, 2013 - 05:56am PT
This is one slick rock.  It's granite, and weighs nearly a stone.  I b...
This is one slick rock. It's granite, and weighs nearly a stone. I brought it home and gave it a bath when I cleaned up my shoes, which were a mess.
Credit: mouse from merced
And then, since he wasn't hungry, he sat in the good chair and commune...
And then, since he wasn't hungry, he sat in the good chair and communed with the five-year-old Bevin who now lives in Brooklyn. He said they both agreed SToneybrook-in-NY's a good school, but Brown U. has better buildering potential.
Credit: mouse from merced
How to treat your expensive approach footgear.  Wash them in the water...
How to treat your expensive approach footgear. Wash them in the waters of your favorite river, tramp through fields of foxtails, and traipse through piles of dust. Then rinse thoroughly and dry them out upside-down. A fan speeds up the process.
Credit: mouse from merced
When drying yer boots, put them outdoors. If not possible, put them in the bathroom and turn on the ventilator fan! I had to do this.

It's like spending the night in a tent when it's raining, otherwise.

Word for the day: redolent.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 16, 2013 - 08:31am PT
More on ballistics using found objects to demonstrate physics.
Found object, Bagby.
Found object, Bagby.
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Replaced in situ.
Found object, Bagby.
Found object, Bagby.
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Hauled out.
Small woody found object, Bagby.
Small woody found object, Bagby.
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Left to rot.
Found object, Bagby.
Found object, Bagby.
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Replaced, but further away from the water. No idea what this is or if it's even authentically Bagby junk. Some old boy might have dropped it off the bridge one hot dusty day.
Object found in Merced on the BNSF tracks on Labor Day weekend.  I bro...
Object found in Merced on the BNSF tracks on Labor Day weekend. I brought this along to compare it with any YVRR spikes, which are square-headed, not roundy like these.
Credit: mouse from merced
This is my image of the image most non-climbers hold of a "piton," tha...
This is my image of the image most non-climbers hold of a "piton," that ancient climbing tool from the Golden Age. A great heavy spike of iron.
Credit: BigNoseSillyFun (BNSF)
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Spike number one, away!
The second spike hit this rock and did a Rich O'Shay-right, a move fro...
The second spike hit this rock and did a Rich O'Shay-right, a move from 3-D version of Riverdance, which is a sequel to Son of Prince of Bel Redundance.
Credit: mouse from merced
The object is in the upper left quadrant of the target rock.
Spike One is clearly seen in this Merced River channel.  Click to enla...
Spike One is clearly seen in this Merced River channel. Click to enlarge.
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Splashdown, number two object!
View upstream from the middle of the span.
View upstream from the middle of the span.
Credit: mouse from merced
No witnesses to our madness. Just STFU, and the RR won't find out I have a stash of spikes to sell at FACELIFT to the tourons. It's apparently fine-able and prosecutable to take their iron from their tracks. They manage to leave a lot of iron behind (for ballast, maybe, or don't care, likely) when they replace ties.

Droppin' sh#t from great heights, like peeing from great heights on your enemies or trundling boulders, is stimulating and not a readily-available experience.

Things go down hills naturally, and not up them. We unbalance nature by climbing, but what goes up must come down, so it don't mean sh#t what we do IN THE LONG RUN.

But some folks get panty-twist just thinking about litter and sleds and dead bodies. Just toss 'em down the slope and hope for the best rest possible, I say.

"Why spend time here when I could be climbing?" you purists might ask.

I don't know the answer to that. You'll have to work it out by yourself.

Or read on. Maybe you'll learn something.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 16, 2013 - 08:31am PT
As for MYSELF, I did a climb when I was there, so the point is moot as far as it concerns me.

I'll show you.

It was Class Two, not second class, mate, if you don't know the nomenclature.
You need good shoes for the terrain. This was mixed riverbed and foxtail field and choss slope. But I sent it with no trouble, mostly due to proper footwear from La Sportiva.

Very nice route and direct, too. I have an idea it's been repeated often in drought conditions. Otherwise it's covered by the lake water, duh.
The route is obvious from the moment you come out of the water from th...
The route is obvious from the moment you come out of the water from the ford.
Credit: mouse from merced
The string of orange floats looks like a serpent. Ooooh! I'm so scared!
Make sure your shoes are tied on tight in case you meet a snake.
Make sure your shoes are tied on tight in case you meet a snake.
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The easy stuff is over.  Right on line, though.
The easy stuff is over. Right on line, though.
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It looks steep, but the footing is sound.  The weeds are just dry as h...
It looks steep, but the footing is sound. The weeds are just dry as hell and no hindrance. Crunch, crackle, snap and pop. In your stride!
Credit: mouse from merced
Nearly a third of the way already!



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 16, 2013 - 09:22am PT
Oh!  My stays and garters!  Crolactus been here very recently.  He can...
Oh! My stays and garters! Crolactus been here very recently. He can't smell me, though. I'm using the magic of the 'jibway people. It's like a portable anchor, but we don't use anchors on Class Two.
Credit: mouse from merced
I'm wearing my St. Chris, too, so no problem here, just a bit of a thrill!
Looking back down the route.  I began it at the gravel ford and crosse...
Looking back down the route. I began it at the gravel ford and crossed the quiet water and made a bee-line to the log lying across the line. Direttissima is the least variation on a straight line to the summit, whether Class Two or Class Six.
Credit: mouse from merced
A snake is hardly an obstacle, let alone a silly line in the dirt.

Frankly, I was having more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

A barrel of monkeys floated down the Merced.
One of the crew was heard to have said,
"Something's not right and we may meet our fate--
That's Merced Falls up ahead--stop going straight!

This is the meat of the route.  Do it in style, with no hands, just ba...
This is the meat of the route. Do it in style, with no hands, just balancing up on your soles and keeping the slope from moving under your weight.
Credit: mouse from merced
This is easier with ski poles, but that's like using chalk on a Class 5 route under my personal code of Class 2 rednecky ethics.
This is the voie normale, au gauche.  But I went diredtly over the top...
This is the voie normale, au gauche. But I went diredtly over the top of the float and it was not hard, just exposed. NO HANDS WERE USED, NO EGOS WERE ABUSED, I GOT EVEN MORE ENTHUSED--about being there. Oh, mamma!
Credit: mouse from merced
"Oh, mamma! Does this really have to end?"--Thx, Bob.
The hardware used to connect the floats.  It was safe to have checked ...
The hardware used to connect the floats. It was safe to have checked the moorings of the orange obstacle, as the great Nestspa warns in his treatise on the Lower Classses of Alpinissssm.
Credit: mouse from merced
Proper footgear means a better chance of a safe ascent and a happy out...
Proper footgear means a better chance of a safe ascent and a happy outcome. Don't be stupid and wear tennies on choss."--WBraun, or words to that effect
Credit: mouse from merced
The last section, Mr. Donini, is the hardest section.  Don't worry.  W...
The last section, Mr. Donini, is the hardest section. Don't worry. When life looks like this, sing some Grateful Dead song. Uncle John's Band is good.
Credit: mouse from merced
The summit slope.  It is tempting to sidle off to one or the other sid...
The summit slope. It is tempting to sidle off to one or the other side. This is not the way to finish a direct line, obviously. Go for it!
Credit: mouse from merced
Your goal at long last!  No symbols were used in the making of this st...
Your goal at long last! No symbols were used in the making of this story until now, really. If you thought you saw something like that, you are commended. I must have missed them.
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 16, 2013 - 01:19pm PT
Somewhere back upstream (or are we still rolling on the river), I was about to say "that nails it", but I guess I would have been wrong.

Jesus was nailed, but you don't see many folks wearing spikes around their necks. Just an innocent observation. WE know from history that there were 13 Innocent Popes, as to the rest, you be the judge (good name for a TV show, eh?).

If your're looking for towers to climb I have the locator just for you. This isn't new here, since it has been shared with the Mr. Greene searchers, but it is a different slice.

http://www.antennasearch.com/sitestart.asp?sourcepagename=reportviewer2&prevsessionidnum=525400415&prevordernum=
1&previtemnum=1§ionname=txreview&pagename=txreview&pagenum=
1&cmdrequest=pagehandler

You are most welcome.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 16, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
I can hear you, man, but I'm not hearing you, dig?

It's a hole in my shoe.

And I can't get me none.
99, get the heck out of my shoe!
99, get the heck out of my shoe!
Credit: holeinspace.gov



A little water in your shoe, hah!

Oh, the water--Oh, the water--It's gettin' in me Vans!
Low water has caused some drastic changes, as is obvious from this Mou...
Low water has caused some drastic changes, as is obvious from this Moushat camera, similar to the old-school Landsat, only not as Sharp cuz it's a CAnon.
Credit: MFM/MTM/canoninacanyon.com
This water's not rising to the bait.
It worked on the electric Eel, but the Merced's
much more intensely-focused.

It learned from the likes of Warren and Royal and TM and Fossil Climber,
who all have pissed in it at one time or another, betcha.

"The river's alive to and aware of most ever'thang in it!"
--Judge Dredge Judy, JP of Sodajerk, out in the desert eastwards of Mono
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 16, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
Buy some shoes...

There's even a TR at 4:30
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 16, 2013 - 01:55pm PT
Red Roadent parked on the slope above our shooting stand lower down th...
Red Roadent parked on the slope above our shooting stand lower down this road. There's a choss/munge slope on the uphill side, the passenger side of the vehicle.
Credit: mouse from merced
If you know what this is a picture of, then you could likely tell wher...
If you know what this is a picture of, then you could likely tell where this is going to. Shhh...Don't spoil 'The Surprise' ending.
Credit: mouse from merced
It's not to wonder why I was climbing this munge-mix.  I just had to. ...
It's not to wonder why I was climbing this munge-mix. I just had to. What is hard to believe is that I'm wearing tennies to ascend Class Two!
Credit: mouse from merced
I sorta got into the Hopsquatch persona.  George had been scotching th...
I sorta got into the Hopsquatch persona. George had been scotching the hops (I don't get stoned before I shoot, say Mr. Mickey's Big Mouth Buyer) but I was pretty stoned.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
It wasn't as heavy as granite, being choss,
but it trundled down off the other side of the road pretty far.

I was aiming at George but missed.
then I had to come back down.
I'm at less than about two feet off the deck and this happened.  Foops...
I'm at less than about two feet off the deck and this happened. Foops!
Credit: mouse from merced
Skinned my elbow and banged my left hip.
Skinned my elbow and banged my left hip.
Credit: mouse from merced
It's not magic, folks.  Wear the right shoe for the job.  I had wet fe...
It's not magic, folks. Wear the right shoe for the job. I had wet feet already and took the boots off, trading for tennies. And paid in hundred-fold.
Credit: mouse from merced
Nutcreacker Gutbuster and all the SAR bunnies couldn't put Mouse back ...
Nutcreacker Gutbuster and all the SAR bunnies couldn't put Mouse back together again. "Yer nuts if ya don't wear the right shoes, cracker!"--N. Gutbuster
Credit: mouse from merced
Aw, nuts!
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Hah! Peace on you, Mouse!
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A precipeace with a token safety guard. Hah!
"Hey say you, get offa my cloud."  "It's five p.m. and there ain't enu...
"Hey say you, get offa my cloud." "It's five p.m. and there ain't enuf noise and I'm all jacked up on pine tar! Let's party!" How the battle of Fremont's Acropolis actually began in the Dun Crow's version.
Credit: mouse from merced
"Look not.  I look not.  Why should you?  Look here, this is getting o...
"Look not. I look not. Why should you? Look here, this is getting out of hand. Take this looking glass and check out your butt. We'll talk. Son, don't use this for lines."--Book of the Dun Crow
Credit: mouse from merced
Verticality-challenged GeoLaF tried to get some vertical perspective h...
Verticality-challenged GeoLaF tried to get some vertical perspective here and it kinda sorta looks good, BUT...it makes me look too short!
Credit: mouse from merced
Now this is more like it!  And dig the crazy squoze-in thing the lens ...
Now this is more like it! And dig the crazy squoze-in thing the lens is doing, man.
Credit: mouse from merced
Retouched big-time, but, "Imagine, if you will, that Hat Creek is dry ...
Retouched big-time, but, "Imagine, if you will, that Hat Creek is dry and so you must try one of the reservoirs in Shasta County. It could look like this right now, were Babgy on the Sacramento, say, or the Pit River. You are entering the the Trylight Z
Credit: mouse from merced
I already did this shot, though, on the Chowchilla River in early Sept...
I already did this shot, though, on the Chowchilla River in early September. Flattery/imitation/TY, Geo. I'm sure you were influenced!
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 16, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
I'm sure glad you didn't fall ... er ... didn't get hurt when you fell down.

That helmet looks a little weak. Maybe consider one of these. It also keeps the knats off yo'ass without even using the laser sword.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 17, 2013 - 01:04am PT
We have learned that Gypsy Flores went to the GSM Elk Preserve and was SOOOO impressed that she went out and bought one of these.
Chevrolet Elkamino.
Chevrolet Elkamino.
Credit: mouse from merced
It wasn't a '71, though.

:)

Like!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 17, 2013 - 01:12am PT
Do we have Blue Slippers?

Of course!
What's your hat size?  I mean, does your shoe get all the bars?
What's your hat size? I mean, does your shoe get all the bars?
Credit: mouse from merced

What do you call Marlow when he's low-riding?

Carlow.

Ho - ho - ho, Green Giant!
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/jolly-green-giant-/106576520
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 17, 2013 - 01:29am PT
Does the typical Water Moccassssin get good reception with a hole in it?

I think not, and here's why.

It would likely be dead.

They cannot be re-charged, either, like a wireless home phone.

Credit: 2yrcredit

A gap where?
A gap where?
Credit: bandwidthbandit.commie

Kin ya hear me now, E.T.?
Kin ya hear me now, E.T.?
Credit: GI

Elliot? Can you hear me now?

Cass, are you out there?

How's the unbearable lightness?

Do they have mumus in cow heaven? pastures of plenty? barns and silo books/starbucks? moons/mewns? quarter horse jokes?

http://cheezburger.com/6571114240

Mojo eatin'.
Dad, what's the green for?

Mojo, kid, mojo.
Try a little less negrotiation, Mr. Obama, and use more mojo. Try it. You'll like it.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 17, 2013 - 11:27am PT
Mouse

I guess a pair of the blue La Sportiva Futura shoes will be the next climbing shoes I buy and try. A Norwegian climber "The Schoolmaster" cooperated with La Sportiva during the development of the first generation of shoes having similar properties - the "Mirage".

I'm glad the fall didn't affect neither your tongue, nor your head, nor your fingers. The arm seems to be no big business, but be careful about the hips. If not, they can make a lot of trouble when you grow older.

Flaming tongue
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