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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 21, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
Midtown.
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Credit: mouse from merced
Midpines.
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Credit: mouse from merced
Midway.
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Credit: mouse from merced
Along the Merced Canyon.
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Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
See ya, Doc!

Really, I've never owned other than an Instamatic in the beginning, and a cute little pocket Rollei 35 that I've lost, ever. My new EOS is the Wiz.

Switching seats in order to satisfy the lens' hunger was authorized by Robert. Front seat..left side...right side...left side...front seat. He was very encouraging.

I appreciated the height from which these shots were taken. I used the Sports setting on the Canon. It is fast, bulbous, and, like Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, takes direction well. At bus speeds like going down the Bear Creek Grade to Briceburg, the setting worked very nicely. I worked it like a fool. I got the one decent mossy shot and a few that show the grade on the descent. There is a lack of blur, but just enough to soften the image with no noticable loss of definition. I used the Windows Photo Gallery "fix" to crop and enhance the contrast and brightness to match what I consider appropriate to the overall tenor of the day's theme, which was FLUX.

Everybody needs change.

The river's risin', the moon's chillin', but Bobbo's still Dylan, albeit touring in Europe, not California. Or even NOrth AMerican.

West to the East. Sometime soon.
Shine Sunshine Moon.
Swiss Bob/Song for the Wall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txtMnsEanIQ

Justin--"My first lead in Yosemite.  5.10a where I crag."
Justin--"My first lead in Yosemite. 5.10a where I crag."
Credit: mouse from merced
A footloose climer with a satisfied mind
No one in front of me and nothing behind
Thereís a woman on belay and sheís killing 5.9
Got tanned skin, got assassinís eyes
Iím looking up into the sapphire-tinted skies
Iím well dressed, waiting on the last train

Standing on the gallows with my head in a noose
Any minute now Iím expecting all hell to break loose

People are crazy and times are strange
Iím locked in tight, Iím out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

This route ainít doing me any good
Iím on the wrong crag, I should be in Yosemite-hood
Just for a second there I thought I saw something mood
Gonna take jamming lessons, do the dirtbag rag
Ainít no shortcuts, gonna dress in drag
Only a n00b in here would think heís got anything to prove

Lot of snowmelt under the bridge, lot of other stuff too
Donít get up gentlemen, Iím only passing through

Climbers are crazy and wides are strange
Iím locked in tight, Iím out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

Iíve been walking forty miles of chossy road
If the Roper's is right, I'd better hit the road
Iíve been trying to get as far away from myself as I can
Some things are too hot to touch
My poor body can only stand so much
You canít win with a rope-burned hand

Feel like falling in love with the first partner I meet
Putting her in a swami belt and La Sportivas on her feet

Camp 4 people are crazy and times are strange
Iím in with the rangers, Iím out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

I hurt easy, I just donít show it
You can hurt step on your rope and not even know it
The next sixty meters could be like an eternity
Gonna start low down, gonna fly high
All the beta in the world adds up to one big lie
Iím in love with a woman who donít even appeal to me (tough to paraphrase)

Mr. Jinx and Miss Lucy, they jumped in the lake
Iím not that eager to make a mistake

Climbing is crazy and caving is strange
Iím a trad climber, Iím out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

Paraphrased from Things Have Changed by BD.

Nothing essential has changed about Yosemite, basically. As you can see. It still has the Lodge. It still has a bus. The Falls. All the rest. It is at it's greatest and best WHEN YOU ARE THERE!!!

Camp 4 is a lousy hang.--Colorado Donini

Camp 4 sucks, but it sucks in a good way.--Utah Donini

Camp 4 wasn't the best, but it was a place to park the car.--Nevada Donine

Wawons's fourteen times better, depending on where you hang, than Camp 4.--California Donini's reticent praise of Yosemite's legend (he's right, though)
forgive the interruption, it's late and it's nearly Friday. I am breaking in a new climbing partner...shhh...
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 22, 2013 - 09:19am PT
craig mo

Trad climber
L.A. Ca.
Mar 22, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
Credit: craig mo
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 22, 2013 - 07:55pm PT
Credit: drljefe
MH2

climber
Mar 22, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
V town

S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 22, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
Credit: S.Leeper
this just in

climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 22, 2013 - 09:47pm PT
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 23, 2013 - 08:21am PT
Credit: drljefe
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Mar 23, 2013 - 08:27am PT
^^^ ordained minister, at your service! ^^^

(this cracks me up, in a good way, Jefe)

(giggling out loud) :)
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Mar 23, 2013 - 09:02am PT
Smudge Pots

Credit: Mark Hudon
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Mar 23, 2013 - 09:13am PT
peaceful...
peaceful...
Credit: Leggs
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Mar 23, 2013 - 09:23am PT
Pima Canyon
Pima Canyon
Credit: Leggs
Pima Canyon
Pima Canyon
Credit: Leggs
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 23, 2013 - 09:25am PT
Credit: Reilly

The windmill still works! Oh, and the border was a few yards beyond that
so I had my SKS ready, in case another javelina made a run at me...

Beady-eyed little devil tried to knee-cap me!
Beady-eyed little devil tried to knee-cap me!
Credit: Reilly
MH2

climber
Mar 23, 2013 - 09:27am PT
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Mar 23, 2013 - 09:32am PT
Cochise
Cochise
Credit: Leggs
The Doc, hidden in the shadows...  <br/>
 <br/>
Cochise Stronghold
The Doc, hidden in the shadows...

Cochise Stronghold
Credit: Leggs
this just in

climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 23, 2013 - 10:07am PT

Donutnational
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Mar 23, 2013 - 10:16am PT
Credit: Leggs
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Mar 23, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
Mt. Lemmon
Mt. Lemmon
Credit: Leggs
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Mar 23, 2013 - 01:10pm PT
Can anyone tell I'm very bored at work? (And not really working?) :)


A picture a day ... literally.
Credit: Leggs

Edit: OR, one every 30 mins. :)
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Mar 23, 2013 - 05:10pm PT
Credit: StahlBro
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