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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 4, 2012 - 02:39am PT
Sweet.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwh9X7xhXFs
[If you can't wait for the video to load go here]

Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Dec 4, 2012 - 02:49am PT
What a timeless place.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2012 - 01:23am PT
The JMT, 1975
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIk2hi7VUpo
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:25am PT
BRING BACK THE FIREFALL!!!!!!!!!!!
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:51am PT
Vintage Songs of Yosemite ...and fun pictures..toooo...Really..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMr-EwjstNQ

Edit: It's classic!
Guido @ 49 seconds in.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2012 - 02:03am PT
Well, thank you, nita. I saw this in my searching and left it un-turned. I must have been stoned...

I believe Tom Bopp sings over to the Wawona Hotel, mebbe.

Great Vintage stuff!!!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 13, 2012 - 04:48am PT
hey there say, nita! thanks for the neat old time share... i can't see these, so have no idea, but i can sure imagine...

thanks mouse, for starting it...
:)
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 13, 2012 - 03:58pm PT
hmmmm ... MFM, Nobea, Reilly, Nita, Neebee, Yosemite

I know something is happening, just don't know what it is.




zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 13, 2012 - 04:00pm PT


zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 13, 2012 - 04:01pm PT
On the other hand, nothing ain't worth nothing

but it is afterall free


did anyone ever take a free shower in the firefall?


jus askin'
Fletcher

Trad climber
The rock doesn't care what I think
Dec 14, 2012 - 02:36pm PT
That was classic. Love the voice over narration.

Eric
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2012 - 08:23pm PT
In the very last segment of this video (which I haven't seen until today) is a RR cut that is right where my brother Mike lived for many years until he bought a place on the river just a mile further down.

The entire operation of taking sugar pines from the ridge above El Portal on loaded flatcars and using their weight and some judicious braking by the man on the cable controls at the hilltop shed to bring up an empty car is shown very clearly.

Vintage 1930s, no sound.


Likewise, no sound, vintage 1945. Short, not too enlightening.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEkvRtCNtgs



stunewberry

Trad climber
Spokane, WA
Dec 15, 2012 - 08:31pm PT
When did color movie film debut?

Pretty amazing logs.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2012 - 08:47pm PT
Which brings us to The Black Irish Band.

Patrick Karnahan and his boys played here in Merced last in about 1996 and most of our guild went to see them as we had been doing our Renaissance thing briefly at the Celtic Faire at Sonora. We all got CDs.



He's a fine musician but this is the first I've seen of his splendid talent for painting. The apparent historical accuracy (I know nothing about trains, but these locations are very familiar) is fun to look at.



The Wizard of Oz was done partly in B/W and color and that was in 1939.

Those logs were felled in the forest way away from the summit, or apparent summit, of the ridge, near the S. Fork of the Tuolumne by Sunset Inn on Hardin Flat Rd., for instance. Those big-ass logs, or ones like them, were then hauled out on small flats by Shay engines on narrow-guage tracks. The logs were then transferred, I think, to the larger-guage flatcars for the ride down the incline and on to the mill pond at Merced Falls.

There was a similar operation on the south side prior to this, taking sugar pine out of the vicinity of Yosemite West, but they were outlawed, and so they had to head to the north side of the river, where the Park Service had no say.
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2012 - 09:11pm PT
V. 1938.

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