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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 9, 2013 - 01:44pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
He followed me home.  I can take care of him, I promise!  All the othe...
He followed me home. I can take care of him, I promise! All the other guys got dogs.
Credit: mouse from merced
Sasha, brother Tim's Shepherdess.  Such a love!  Six years old.
Sasha, brother Tim's Shepherdess. Such a love! Six years old.
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It was real fresh.  I gave this unlucky mutt a decent off-road ceremon...
It was real fresh. I gave this unlucky mutt a decent off-road ceremonial toss.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 9, 2013 - 01:50pm PT

This is bouldering.  Pick a line.  Any line.
This is bouldering. Pick a line. Any line.
Credit: mouse from merced
There were a few things I got on in the Purple Sagebrush.

The Crack of Noon.
The Crack of Noon.
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There were several nice cracks over there in Nevada.

Mono fangs.
Mono fangs.
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You have to choose the right rock type or you pay dearly.

That was the best advice I had from Ron on both the rock climbing and the "rock climbing." It's true, that I prefer the chunkier types.

I used my time wisely and I only drove when I wanted to drive.


Pristine, I'd like you to meet some friends on ST.   She was just stan...
Pristine, I'd like you to meet some friends on ST. She was just standing there, way up the slope, waiting. She looked like a virgin, but never said a word.
Credit: mouse from merced
Pristine lives alone above 395.

I pulled over to let azzhats be themselves on someone else's azz.

The West Walker was not running but just barely hobbling.

The South Fork of the American couldn't have supplied Kyburz.

Calaveritas Creek was a calamity.

And the Snow Flake was a bit on the dry side, as well.
Not open till eleven a.m.  D'nag!
Not open till eleven a.m. D'nag!
Credit: mouse from merced
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 9, 2013 - 03:35pm PT
Mule's ear always made good bum wad.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Nov 10, 2013 - 01:52am PT
But nothing says nature's toilet paper like Thimble Berry. Remember: Leaves of three, wipe with thee.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 10, 2013 - 05:29am PT
hey there say, mouse... wow, what a neat road trip...

looks like it was time well spent, too!

road trips are twice as fun, when you can also go visit, and
when the weather is well, ... :)


*say, are the dreamcatcher feathers, stuck? they are supposed to hang downward, but when i mail them, they sometimes get stuck on the frame
wrong, :O

was curious, so was just letting you know, :)


awwww, whose parrot is that?
:)
is that ron's ?
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 10, 2013 - 09:14am PT
Bum Wad, I get it now,
Thanks Timid
Latrine in use
Latrine in use
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 11, 2013 - 01:45am PT
That's Max, who lives in that box and squawks while Ron rocks.
Fingers of Fate now flying to Creedence-Clearwater Airport direct from...
Fingers of Fate now flying to Creedence-Clearwater Airport direct from Moundhouse, NV.
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Hey hey say we're the Monkees and were not messing around but we both ...
Hey hey say we're the Monkees and were not messing around but we both got hit with buckshot out behind the old mound. Peter and Davy skull casts.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Two really fine mounts.

I'm just gonna say that a lady who prides her work with making-up cadavers for open-casket viewing is an artist in much the same way as Ron.

Ron A. is one of the types known as auto-didactic. He instructs himself in that which interests him and enjoys both the experience of learning and the satisfaction of it. Abe Lincoln was an auto-didact. Ben Goode (Etiquette for Rednecks: Weddings, Funerals, and Picnics) is another one.

I'm trying to auto-didact my way into photograph-ph-phy.

I keep forgetting to check the auto-focus and manual focus settings and I lost a bunch of CLIMBING SHOTS today because of that, but I managed to keep a few.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 11, 2013 - 02:27am PT
First, though, on my way through So. Tahoe I came across an old filling station on US 50 that had these old in-process re-stored cars parked in the lot.

I got run off! It's plainly posted, as you can see, but the lot is wide open, there is an office which sells lubricants and some other things, but I was told by Squirrel at Strawberry STation that the guy's out of his mind.
He had a similar run-in.

He didn't have rocks thrown at him.

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced

The kindness of the folks at Poor Red's BBQ in El Dorado made up for the rock-tossing idiot.
Dick Hopkins?  Friend of Oscar Meyer.  Baloney!  El Dorado, CA, on the...
Dick Hopkins? Friend of Oscar Meyer. Baloney! El Dorado, CA, on the Golden Chain Highway.
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I, too, was established that year.
I, too, was established that year.
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Poor Red's has a lock on this section of "downtown."  It's all begins ...
Poor Red's has a lock on this section of "downtown." It's all begins downtown.
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I didn't finish the photos from the road trip yet.

I took another while the weather's set fair.

I got to take a five-miler after six p.m. last evening along the north side of the Merced R. from the gov't warehouse (on Foresta at the lowest El Portal bridge) down to the bridges at the Ferguson Slide, below the South Fork.

The moon was a full quarter-moon, It had just come over the south ridge-tops, and lit my way beautifully. I fetched up at the slide at about 1:30. I'd stopped at a couple of spots, mainly to entertain my blond friends from Chico, but not for long, I was out for the enduro run, no water till the pavement ended, I told myself. That was a good carrot-on-a-stick maneuver, plus I wasn't tempted to try to take any pix, it being time-wasting with no tripod. And the beers took care of the thirst. And the river keeps you from feeling it's necessary to keep hydrated, plus it's late at night, etc-etc.

The sounds on the river last night--
better than the sights.

Walker has his head down
listening to the river
revealing his thoughts.

I would hear sounds AHEAD of me
bouncing off a cliff
Which were really sounds behind me
If you catch my dright.



Upstream bridge at Ferguson Slide, 1:00 a.m.
Upstream bridge at Ferguson Slide, 1:00 a.m.
Credit: mouse from merced
I was very lucky to have gotten a ride WITHOUT USING MY THUMB OR ANY OTHER DIGIT, neebee...

There was a guy in an older Astro van who was kind enough to ASK ME if he could help as I stood around with my jaw slack and my eyes vacant, gazing up the river of FAST RETURN.

I was back at the car in a flash and I dashed to the upper Tunnel parking lot to await the sunrise in blissful slumber, lulled by DREAMCATCHER TWO, still here, not lost, looking as good as one might expect after six months in the sun and moon.

Thanks for the trinket, shaddokiddo.
One o'clock shadow on Moby Dick Center.
One o'clock shadow on Moby Dick Center.
Credit: mouse from merced
Jeff.
This is a butt shot of Jeff, leading the pitch on MDC.  It's one of th...
This is a butt shot of Jeff, leading the pitch on MDC. It's one of the blurry ones I bothered to keep.
Credit: mouse from merced
Jeff.
Nearing the top of Moby Dick Center.  Gray T-shirt = automatic style p...
Nearing the top of Moby Dick Center. Gray T-shirt = automatic style points loss.
Credit: mouse from merced
Here's what I did to avoid the butt shot syndrome.  I climbed a tree. ...
Here's what I did to avoid the butt shot syndrome. I climbed a tree. I bled for my art because the tree was oak and I'd removed my long sleeved shirt to climb more freely. STupid, but the shot's worth it.
Credit: mouse from merced
Al.
Windy only in gusts.  Mellow day on the rocks.  Who's in for an epic T...
Windy only in gusts. Mellow day on the rocks. Who's in for an epic TODAY? The guys I saw heading to the base of the Captain at 3:30/4:00.
Credit: mouse from merced

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 11, 2013 - 02:58am PT
Her baby's first trip to the base of the Nose.  He is three or four mo...
Her baby's first trip to the base of the Nose. He is three or four months. "Thanks, Mom. I just did the Nose in 1 hour fourteen with Herbert's grandkid. That old man can crank!"
Credit: mouse from merced
HER mom, an elegant German, who refused to dress down for this little ...
HER mom, an elegant German, who refused to dress down for this little hike to the base of the Captain. Sterling silver, just in case Martha shows up...
Credit: mouse from merced
The view as I stepped out of the car after my nap at Upper Tunnel park...
The view as I stepped out of the car after my nap at Upper Tunnel parking lot.
Credit: mouse from merced
I felt like I was in a book cover drawing.

This is a fine sunset view as well.

"Going up is hard to do.  Going down is more fun."--Erica Rong
"Going up is hard to do. Going down is more fun."--Erica Rong
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EC picnic area.
Thinking about going up.  I'm just waiting for a friend.  "We're on th...
Thinking about going up. I'm just waiting for a friend. "We're on the epic trail...dreaming, dreaming, as we go."
Credit: mouse from merced
On the EC trail.
Watching this pair on Freeblast was the same as watching water evapora...
Watching this pair on Freeblast was the same as watching water evaporate. This was the only time there was ANY excitement, a short fall, and this was another blurry mess. Some lessons learned today.
Credit: mouse from merced
Fleeblast. BleeflaST.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 11, 2013 - 03:29am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Rive droit, but it looks like rive ghost.  We need rain in New Spain!
Rive droit, but it looks like rive ghost. We need rain in New Spain!
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Then there is no mountain then there is.
Oh, What's-your-name I call your name.
--Donovan
Rive gauche, but not really--just another ghost.
Rive gauche, but not really--just another ghost.
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Sweet Home California.
Sweet Home California.
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At the Cascades up from the Rostrum.
At the Cascades up from the Rostrum.
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Pulpit Rock.  A lot of mosque on its backside.
Pulpit Rock. A lot of mosque on its backside.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 11, 2013 - 04:05am PT
Old Blonds from Chico with gusto!
Old Blonds from Chico with gusto!
Credit: SN Ale
I hauled three bottles along cuz I didn't want to go near the water at night, except at the Cranberry Launch Site, which has lots of tables on the beach.

It's the best I've had from Sierra Nevada brewers. It helped the reverie when walking.

The lack of light in the deep shadows is like the feeling I had driving the Tioga Road the other night in the early a.m. moonless dark. Go at the same speed, see nothing on either side, cuz there's nothing there to see.

You're at lack-of-light speed in this mode.

My blond friends helped more than they know.

They were just rent-a-friends, though.

Like cafeteria coffee and conversation with four lads about young enough to be my sons--they didn't know how to take that compliment until I explained I had two about forty and the fifty-five year-old guy said Gee, thanks.

These guys had their epic on the descent from Starr King the night before.

I met a young man named Josh in the C4 lot this morning, who had never been on a wall until yesterday. He lugged cameras and lenses along to photograph Mr. Jorgenson and his partner [name escape, sorry] on New Dawn.

Josh is from JT, which happen to be his initials, too, so he didn't know what to expect but got 'er done and even remembered to bring a headlamp, which the others had forgotten to do. DOIK!

More campfire epic fodder for those three guys.

"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."--The Bird
Josh T. in the Camp 4 lot.
Josh T. in the Camp 4 lot.
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El Centro es desertado.
El Centro es desertado.
Credit: mouse from merced

Thanks for the jam, Ron!

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 11, 2013 - 09:13am PT
hey there say, mouse... just checking out the flames, here, again...

have some more stuff to do though, so can't wait for all the neat pics, this time... got as far as the climbing--thanks for the shares!


:( oh my, sorry about the rocks thrown at the mouse, :O
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 11, 2013 - 10:56am PT
Thanks, my estimable ol' ST neebee.

It was in broad daylight. This Tahoe Looney may not have insurance or the scratch to put these old hulks in a building.

He's probably constantly put under strain by people wandering in just like me to bother him.

He may or may not just like to appear strange, many of us do.

Fortunately, he throws like a strong girl, so it was no biggie!

I remember a line from Little Big Man, about how Little Horse offered to take care of Little Big Man in HIS teepee. And I recall another line from General Custer from the movie, too.
"However, this is a legal action,...and the women are under strict orders not to throw rocks at the men."--Mr. General Custer, sir

It's all Truckee River over the weir.

I remember when we visited Tahoe on vacation in the fifties we were shown the outlet of Lake Tahoe into the lower Truckee Canyon. It seems the Truckee River country and Tenaya Lake and its country are both memorials to California/Nevada tribal leaders!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truckee_River

"There are many reasons people go crazy, my son. The white man cannot help his insanity, he's forced into it by his numbers."--Quynn the Indian

I found this. VERY interesting and QUITE right on.

http://soyourpartnerisaspergers.blogspot.com/2013/04/culture-or-neurology-aspergers-and-other.html
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 11, 2013 - 09:43pm PT
In a relative way, my brother.

When I came home all full of it
I warmed my buns upon the seat
Farted away and found relief
From clients' woes, my boss's grief:
Better than a cigarette
'Twas the best I ever let
So smell the softly farted magic smells
E-I-E-I-O.
--DG & the Pinks

Well, I haven't any fireplace. My knees ache after this week like criminy.

I've tried to weave a great geographic rect-angle
Like a design on a Pomo pee-pot
Talk about magic smells

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 12, 2013 - 12:06am PT
It was Veterans' Day, not Vets' Day.

Let's get this clarified once and for all, HORSE LOVERS!

All trails lead to a Main STreet, eventually.

"Let's went, Cisco!"

Caballo.
Caballo.
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Bailar.
Bailar.
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Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced

¿Has dicho "baile?"
¿Has dicho "baile?"
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 12, 2013 - 12:17am PT
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Yoga?
Yoga?
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A little Chucky Norris karate?
A little Chucky Norris karate?
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I'll show you a karate chop, little guy!
I'll show you a karate chop, little guy!
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 13, 2013 - 01:01pm PT
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Don't ruffle yer feathers.
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"Selenity NOW! Senility, later, if ever..."
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Get on yer own cloud and do a little moondream.
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Try to become a whole person, not JUST A CLIMBER!
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Remember when you were religious?



And then you became irreligious/a snot?

And now you're back/still undecided/going-with-the-flow.

It's a circle, like in a net for dreams.

You're never sure if you were dreaming when you were asleep, is how it works, I THINK!

Nod to worry and a big grin for peace. :)

Where would we be with no pretty beads to worry for us? :(

Or feathers to fluff???????????????
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???????????????????????????????????

Credit: mouse from merced
Running away from problems, not meeting them like heroes, that's where.

The Wilson brothers, two heroes, happy to have been able to do what th...
The Wilson brothers, two heroes, happy to have been able to do what they did.
Credit: mouse from merced
These two vets can rest easy, having done their parts.

I really enjoyed watching the geese on the Merced yesterday.

I was reminded of fleet maneuvers, bringing to mind the heroic likes of Nelson, Horatio Hornblower, "Our Dick" Bolitho, and some of you swabs.

I drove from Briceburg Bridge/Bear Creek Bridge to the end of the road, whatever it's called, past McCabe Flats (very flat indeed).

It was a real Flames kind of cruise, very slow, very low.

I had just washed the car and it really looked like rain driving into the hills. I'm just twisted. Wash the car and HOPE FOR RAIN!

PRAYING has no effect, obviously.

Next time we'll take Geo LaF and a rifle.

Sacrifice is a big religious deal, right?

The herd all call me Speedo, but my real name is Missus DoeRay Me, or ...
The herd all call me Speedo, but my real name is Missus DoeRay Me, or "Misses Me," as Big Buck says.
Credit: mouse from merced
Hay, I would NEVER, EVER...






zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Nov 13, 2013 - 04:48pm PT
Isn't this the thread about chess and basketball and bomber jackets.

Basketball Jones?
Basketball Jones?
Credit: zBrown
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 13, 2013 - 06:21pm PT
hey there, say, ... mouse... wow, this was very very nice...

liked the town folks, turning our the 'doings' and, with kids,
and even the older veterans, too...

loved all the deer and such...

and--the unruffled dream catcher, ;))

AND--the ruffled ducks...

you know:


























boomer would be proud and happy for you--good job here...

*did not read or see everything yet--dial up, you know, :O

but i will be back... :)
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 13, 2013 - 09:16pm PT
boomer would be proud and happy for you--good job here...
but i will be back... :) e Here

Word Neebs!
Mouse yer camera skills/pics and this thread continue to entertain and amaze me. Keep clickin the shutter my friend!

My Dad passed a year ago tonight,
I know Rog and Boomer are proud of their Sons!!!
The Mouse approves with a thumb up if he could.
The Mouse approves with a thumb up if he could.
Credit: Mouse from Merced
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