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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 13, 2013 - 11:28am PT
Everyone likes a shiny new cutting edge machine in top notch working order!!

But why is it that busted up and rotten old pieces of metal that haven't belonged to a functioning machine in gawd knows how many decades stir such warmth in us?

There is a certain nostalgia, childhood memories, romance even, in these objects of the deep past.

There's a warm summer day out on the farm with grandpa, the smell of fresh cut hay in your nose, a stop at the little mom and pop general store, far from the nearest big town.

Near old abandoned buildings I can feel the ghosts of the builders, the occupants, and peoples long vanished dreams.

The minds eye is full of interesting nooks and crannies.

Is that where it comes from?
A simpler time, when all was magical?

I know I'm not the only one out there taking pictures of this stuff, so please share yours with me.

Post up Bishes!!



Southern Utah, on the way to New Mexico.
















8,000 Ft, high California. My continuing quest to photograph all the old fence posts in the world....









Old farm implement, Ochoco Mountains, Oregon.









Church courtyard, Chimayo, New Mexico.








Busted down and beautiful, outside of Taos, New Mexico.









Metal hole in the ground, Monitor Pass, California.










Claaaaaaasic door and hinge, Heenan Lake, California.









survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2013 - 11:35am PT
Speaking of beautiful decay!!!















survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2013 - 11:39am PT
That's why it's called BEAUTIFUL decay Randisi!!



Trees and stumps and fence posts decay beautifully don't they?












Carrizo Plains, California.
this just in

climber
north fork
Aug 13, 2013 - 11:42am PT

An old boiler full of asbestos.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2013 - 11:56am PT
Thass cuz I don't KNOW the answer Mr. CoZmic!!!





Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
I'm so glad you're not asking for self-portraits.

Does this qualify?

It looks like how I feel.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
Yeah man, that's IT!! ( 'Cept your photo is a couple hairs too wide?)







Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
Transitions taken from "Taiga. Terre de Chamans". Photography: Marc Garanger

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
An eroding cliff

Another ship-wreck
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
Indianclimber3

Trad climber
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
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Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2013 - 12:52pm PT
Cool Marlow!

Bear paw with dried unsavory body part?
Shaman love that sh#t.





Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:52pm PT
Ron.

Yes, it's a bear, not American though, we're in the northeastern part of Russia, the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic.

Do you know what the other "object" is?


Survival.

Unsavory... haha... not to be spoken... yes, it's the dried penis of a bear.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:53pm PT
The kids moved away, and then dad died...

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
Ron: So it is...


The remains of war.


There's something disturbing about the eye and mind of some great photograhers of war...
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Aug 13, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
Is that a 1955 Buick or 54?
49
Only models with the round "vent ports" and the weird sloping rear deck
Before 49, no ports. By 1953 they were oval.
50 - 52 they were either oval or round with a horizontal bar in the center. Squared off stern.
My "first car" (hand me down from my Dad) was a 47 (with a '48) 248 inch Fireball straight 8 engine. No side ports. The port location had a lever to unlock the hood which opened to one side or the other. Try lifting that unsprung hood when you're a scrawny 16 year old!
My second car (hand me downů..) was a 53 Buick Roadmaster Coupe (oh YEAH). 322 cu in "Nailhead" V8. Oval ports. Hood opened from the front, on springs. Try keeping that 100 lb slab of sheet metal from springing UP when you're a scrawny 17 year old kid. Now that beauty had POWER, Sex Appeal, a plush bench seat (come over here and sit by me baby so I can put my arm around you) and a rear seat big enough for activities I could only dream of.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Aug 13, 2013 - 01:12pm PT
so back on topic
Arrested decay. All pics from Tonopah mine museum two weeks ago.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 13, 2013 - 01:14pm PT


Survival, those pics on the prior page are only 1000 pixies wide.
You viewing them on a phone?
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
No, I'm viewing them on a computer, but still have to scroll sideways to see the whole thing.

Am I the only one? Whatevz, they're great pics!




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 13, 2013 - 01:45pm PT
I am a wooden fence-post addict, as well.

They lichenate, they get charred, and they rot at their bases and need constant attention, every few decades or so.

Oak, cedar, pine, whatever the locale provides is acceptable for a fence line: a living tree, a tree that's dead, a convenient boulder, and some wire and staples or nails.

I got a million of 'em.

Group shots, a fence running off into infinity, are fun.
Gates are a whole genre unto themselves.
As are bridges.
Then we have stumps, and rotting logs with the possiblility of animals using them as domiciles and storage dumps.
And once-useful things, which are useful no longer.










Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 13, 2013 - 01:54pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2013 - 01:56pm PT
Good stuff Mouse!!





















Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 13, 2013 - 01:57pm PT
Did The Merry Pranksters visit Patagonia?

survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
Yeah, didn't you hear about the long strange trip?



Ghost, *sniff*, maybe this will make you feel better......
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 13, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
Bill is NOT the subject of this photo, he's a prop!

Yes, resize request amplified.

You want wide, see Peter or Ed,
sez the Mouse from Merced.

Marlow's shot reminded me.....how could we overlook decomposing granite?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 13, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
eKat and Survival, yous guys need to get yer monitor res set properly.
If you can't view a 1000 pixies then something is drastically wrong. ;-)
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Aug 13, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
A ramble in the Santa Cruz mountains, looking for the old survey markers.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2013 - 03:31pm PT
yous guys need to get yer monitor res set properly.

I can't be trusted to f*#k with stuff that ain't broke yet....HA!!

Anyway, it's not worth fighting about. I'm just glad you're posting.


Cochise water tank.








Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Aug 13, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Aug 13, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
I WANT that old Land Roverů..or perhaps that Power Wagon
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Aug 13, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Aug 13, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
Hornitos
HA
I have a friend (neighbor "kid") who was on the Hornitos CalFire crew. Now he's in Coarsegold I believe.

A shame to see this cabin falling to ruin. It was inhabited until about 1970. Was very well built by the man who logged this area. The best old growth Redwood. The main structure is still intact. It's a fine rodent domicile now.

Srbphoto
That's exactly what he told me!
;-)
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Aug 13, 2013 - 04:23pm PT
I have a friend (neighbor "kid") who was on the Hornitos CalFire crew. Now he's in Coarsegold I believe.

Yes the allure of the big city.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2013 - 07:31pm PT
micronut

Trad climber
Aug 13, 2013 - 07:38pm PT

Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Aug 13, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
Great photos everyone.

Reilly! I am stealing your boat image. It's too cool!

Decay?

I was in an old mining area last weekend.






justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Aug 13, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
Recent photos of the fences that held my horses when I was a child.


HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Aug 13, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
micronut
Good on Ya!!
Pictures speak louder than words.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 13, 2013 - 09:35pm PT
Joshua Tree, on the trail to Wall Street Mill.

MisterE

climber
Aug 13, 2013 - 10:02pm PT
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Aug 13, 2013 - 11:50pm PT




Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 13, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
Seattle

MisterE

climber
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:23am PT
GasWorks Park is the coolest place to trip...
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:34am PT
way to go micronut!

great pictures all!
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:36am PT
Some forms of decay are faster than others.

Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:55am PT
I love to explore things that are decaying...






Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 14, 2013 - 01:01am PT
Does anyone know of any visible shipwrecks on the Pacific Coast?

I know of one, the wreck of the Peter Iresdale, just south of Astoria.

There HAS to be others.

I'm thinking a wreck just offshore would be a good subject for some low-level aerial photography ( like you can do with a kite ).

The web is full of wrecks that can be dived to, but above water wrecks are tougher to find info on.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 14, 2013 - 01:07am PT
Some might call this a wreck but this Chilean sees a dream...

MisterE

climber
Aug 14, 2013 - 01:31am PT
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 14, 2013 - 08:58am PT
Photo by Mark Thomas here on ST:
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 14, 2013 - 11:18am PT
Are you certain that's a Mark Thomas photo?

Cuz if not, it's a dead ringer.

Permanently grounded.
Near collapse.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
Rusting = Slow Burn, essentially a similar oxidation reaction to burning.

Just a coincidence, someone just sent me this link...very appropriate!

http://www.duskyswondersite.com/tag/ghost-town-keelung-in-Taiwan/
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
WOW!!!

That link is absolutely awesome, that's what I'm talking about!!



Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 14, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
Detroit - http://all-that-is-interesting.com/the-haunting-ruins-of-detroit
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 14, 2013 - 04:03pm PT
Kurosawa - Ran/Kagemusha
[Click to View YouTube Video]

Kagemusha
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Aug 14, 2013 - 04:13pm PT


survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2013 - 03:27am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 15, 2013 - 08:44am PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 15, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
SE AZ, the windmill still spins...
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 15, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
Do this count as decay?
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Aug 15, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
Nice one Survival
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 17, 2013 - 02:49am PT
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 17, 2013 - 10:21am PT
Pigeon Point Lighthouse



Actually it doesn't look too bad, considering it's been here since 1872, and unlike other lighthouses, nobody seems to be taking care of this one.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 21, 2013 - 12:01am PT

Wreck of the barque Peter Iredale.

A four masted, iron and steel cargo carrier, the Peter Iredale set sail from Salina Cruz, Mexico empty after unloading its cargo of bagged wheat in September of 1906, bound for Portland, Oregon.

As of October 26th of that year, it had made it exactly this far. Just a couple miles south of the mouth of the Columbia River, it ran aground on this Oregon beach. It's been here ever since.

No death or serious injury was reported. It appears as if the crew all lived to sail another day. The ship itself was not as lucky as its crew, however. It never sailed again. And here it sits.

The iron bow framework and a portion of the forward mast are visible to this day.
fat-n-sassy

Social climber
San Francity, CA
Aug 21, 2013 - 12:11am PT


survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 21, 2013 - 02:19am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 14, 2013 - 02:00pm PT
SQUALOR--a highly descriptive noun meaning "a state of being extremely dirty and unpleasant, esp. as a result
of poverty or neglect," as opposed to "mere decadence."

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 14, 2013 - 02:46pm PT
You shoulda seen the look I got when I asked the wife to pose for a shot for
this thread. I like my garage. I'll have to see if there's a place to stretch out,
for a couple of nights.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2013 - 03:59pm PT
Weird, I was just thinking about this thread....


Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 14, 2013 - 04:07pm PT
Abandoned farmhouse in Michigan

Abandoned boat, also Michigan

Finnskog cabin, Wisconsin
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 14, 2013 - 04:35pm PT
Reilly: There's the cabin again. Is that your old cabin?

Old R°ykstuebadstue at Lekvattnet, Finnskogen, Sweden

[Click to View YouTube Video]
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 14, 2013 - 06:17pm PT
The tractor is near the top of Guadalupe Grade on Hwy 140.
This boulder and barn are on Triangle Road someplace in Mariposa Co.
And last, for now, the former home of the Old Brown Cow, a friend of the Dun Crow.
crunch

Social climber
CO
Nov 14, 2013 - 06:26pm PT

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 14, 2013 - 06:30pm PT
Despicably good shot of the dilapidated hotel, ya lucky sod!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2013 - 07:00pm PT
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 14, 2013 - 07:10pm PT

Livingston,Montana
cintune

climber
The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
Nov 14, 2013 - 07:12pm PT
What was deluxe becomes debris
I never questioned loyalty
[Click to View YouTube Video]
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 14, 2013 - 10:05pm PT

Susan
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 18, 2013 - 01:01am PT
We three, Amy, Richard, and myself, shared lunch at the cemetery. They left for Mariposa and points east.
I headed down to Planada to look for birds in the orchards and on the canals there.
I came across these out there in the groves.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2013 - 02:23am PT
Whoa, I love your cemetery stuff!



survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2013 - 02:34am PT
HA!! I'm with ya on that one bro!!


sween345

climber
back east
Nov 18, 2013 - 06:05pm PT
survival.

You even get your own website ... http://beautifuldecay.com/
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 18, 2013 - 08:49pm PT
I like this one, before my thesis work this was the only example.... I saw 47 more...

more have been seen by now, of course...
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 18, 2013 - 09:41pm PT
here's another one, sort of started my career in particle physics... not that I had much to do with it...

MisterE

climber
Nov 18, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Nov 18, 2013 - 11:31pm PT




crunch

Social climber
CO
Nov 19, 2013 - 12:04am PT
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Nov 19, 2013 - 12:14am PT


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 19, 2013 - 12:37am PT
Tiniest I could find.
crunch

Social climber
CO
Nov 19, 2013 - 12:40am PT


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 19, 2013 - 04:37pm PT
Relics of Catholic Saints
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
Whoa.....
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Nov 19, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Nov 19, 2013 - 08:58pm PT
MH2

climber
Nov 19, 2013 - 11:57pm PT
Near old abandoned buildings I can feel the ghosts of the builders, the occupants, and peoples long vanished dreams.


Not quite so specifically, but the first I remember feeling something like this was at an abandoned logging camp in Algonquin Park. The roofs had all gone, the log walls were sagging, grass hummocks were swallowing everything at ground level, and fox cubs played in the ruins unafraid of us.

Part of it was; maybe there is work to be done here but not by me.




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 21, 2013 - 04:19am PT
From my drive over to see Ronster. As I came off the Tiogra Road, looking for Mobil Fish Tacos and Mono Conos, I discovered a trove of trash.

It's a few yards off of 395 at the base of the Sierra Nevada. Go find it yourself.

This one's easy to find.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2013 - 12:58pm PT
Such great stuff you guys are putting up!

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 5, 2013 - 01:01pm PT

thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Dec 5, 2013 - 01:13pm PT
Crunch that is possibly the best anchor picture in the world. Love it.
this just in

climber
north fork
Dec 5, 2013 - 02:25pm PT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 5, 2013 - 02:48pm PT

Old Mongolian women

The hand of an old Vietnamese woman on the roadside
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 10, 2013 - 01:59am PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 10, 2013 - 11:33am PT
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Dec 27, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
inspired by Crunch
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Jan 1, 2014 - 12:17am PT
Bolt from Rappel,I don't see why not.
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Jan 1, 2014 - 12:43am PT
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jan 1, 2014 - 11:45am PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 1, 2014 - 01:19pm PT
Whoa, Charlie, those are total winners!

Where is that first one from?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 1, 2014 - 05:34pm PT
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 1, 2014 - 06:11pm PT
Wow, never had the chance to click on this one before. Since its NY day & I'm working & actually have a minute I thought I'd finally see what it's all about. Super glad I did. Awesome stuff, great thread Survival.

I'll be back later with pics.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 1, 2014 - 06:42pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 1, 2014 - 06:51pm PT
^^^ That looks a modern monument of some sorts.
MH2

climber
Jan 1, 2014 - 08:00pm PT
Whoa. Looks like the Smiley Memorial has relations, or sowed wild oats, or sumpin'.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 1, 2014 - 09:51pm PT


Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jan 1, 2014 - 10:08pm PT
Sur, The picture is from above Courmayeur, Italy looking across at Les Grandes Jorasses. The fixed pin and rope is on the approach up to a hut, here's a picture looking south back across the valley from the hut, basically the high country I took the above photo from:

tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Jan 1, 2014 - 11:05pm PT



McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Jan 1, 2014 - 11:35pm PT
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 2, 2014 - 01:09am PT

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 2, 2014 - 04:07am PT
Don Lauria stares down TM Herbert, Oakdale Climbing Festival.
MH2

climber
Jan 2, 2014 - 10:13am PT
^^^^^^ They both appear to be am-bu-la-to-ry.




KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jan 2, 2014 - 02:09pm PT








survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2014 - 04:35pm PT
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jan 2, 2014 - 04:39pm PT
^^^^
Hey, the Ward Nevada coke ovens. Unfortunately the only trace left of the town is the cemetery.
Good (paid) campground just up the road.
Dirtbagging options nearby.
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jan 2, 2014 - 04:40pm PT




McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Jan 2, 2014 - 05:12pm PT
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Jan 2, 2014 - 05:18pm PT


thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Jan 2, 2014 - 08:35pm PT
d'you know the machine elf?
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Jan 4, 2014 - 01:15am PT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 4, 2014 - 01:37pm PT

If you look closely growth and decay always intertwine
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Jan 16, 2014 - 02:11pm PT
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Jan 16, 2014 - 02:12pm PT
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Jan 16, 2014 - 02:28pm PT
What wind and water and time hath wrought from the earth:

What goes up, must come down. In this case, within inches of cars and amazingly no people:

Mountains crumbling to the sea, eventually:
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Jan 17, 2014 - 07:49pm PT
This has been very enjoyable-Thanks everyone for sharing
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Feb 9, 2014 - 01:17am PT
not my photo

wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Feb 9, 2014 - 06:47am PT
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Feb 9, 2014 - 12:19pm PT
Couple pics I took from last month just outside the east entrance to Pinnacles.


Rollover

climber
Gross Vegas
Feb 9, 2014 - 12:46pm PT
That's funny eKat!

Made me think of this and I looked for the book right away!!
In his account of the first ascent of The West Face of El Capitan,
Royal Robbins comes very close to summing up his friendship with
TM Herbert..

"Some people are bothered by thoughts of decay and death.

Not me.
Rather I am obsessed.
Death...decay...decay and death.

Herbert is similarly obsessed. Which is part if the reason we are friends.
I know of no one so aware of human suffering, so conscious of the pitiable
absurdity of the human condition. I know of no man more loyal to a friend,
no one more quick to be outraged and sickened by human cruelty.

But Herbert doesn't dwell on these things as I do.
He reacts by laughing. Or rather, by making others laugh.
He never tries to be funny. It erupts like a spring gushing from the
mountainside. Herbert is a great pop artist, and he was one long before
that neologism gained currency.
He has an amazing ability to distill the essence of contemporary life
and spit at you, and you'll roar until your sides ache, all the while crying
softly inside.

Herbert is like a laxative; he helps you get rid of the excrement of the soul."
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 25, 2014 - 03:11pm PT
New Mexico, where else? How many more rains will it take? (assuming it ever rains there again)
]

MH2

climber
Mar 4, 2014 - 11:12am PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 4, 2014 - 11:27am PT
Reilly, I'll see your N.M. decay!!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 5, 2014 - 01:54am PT
MisterE

climber
Mar 5, 2014 - 01:55am PT
*trying to find an appropriate cultural picture and failing*
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz CA
Apr 29, 2014 - 07:33pm PT
I saw this on my mtn. bike ride today in Wilder Ranch, north of Santa Cruz. When I am really old and gnarled, and getting ready to topple, I hope I am as stunning.

Susan
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 30, 2014 - 01:23pm PT

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Apr 30, 2014 - 01:41pm PT
That sculpture was originally called "Christ, the Fisherman".
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2014 - 02:32pm PT
thebravecowboy

climber
in the face of the fury of the funk
May 1, 2014 - 11:13am PT
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
May 1, 2014 - 11:37am PT


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 2, 2014 - 04:09pm PT

Craco, Italy
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 8, 2014 - 12:07pm PT
My neighbor's 'new' ride.

HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
May 10, 2014 - 08:01pm PT
My neighbor's old ride
perswig

climber
May 10, 2014 - 08:04pm PT
Those M-D frontends mean business.

Cool old buildings, esp Chewy's!

Thanks.
Dale
MisterE

climber
May 10, 2014 - 08:10pm PT
Just goes to show you, if you ain't livin' and movin', yer decayin'!
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
May 10, 2014 - 08:27pm PT
I believe it's a T-20. Last made in 1939
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 10, 2014 - 10:01pm PT

Susan, that's a beautiful old woody object! Simply st-stunning!
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
May 11, 2014 - 04:22am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 11, 2014 - 06:41am PT
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
May 11, 2014 - 09:01am PT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 15, 2014 - 03:06pm PT

survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2014 - 04:18pm PT
Sierra foothills.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 15, 2014 - 04:54pm PT
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
May 15, 2014 - 05:44pm PT
Marlow,what are you doing near Seneca Lake?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 15, 2014 - 05:45pm PT
Googling... ;o)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 15, 2014 - 05:51pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 16, 2014 - 05:15pm PT
Marlow is right, those are the Finger Lakes near Seneca!

AMAZING!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 18, 2014 - 04:01am PT

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 20, 2014 - 11:51pm PT
perswig

climber
May 21, 2014 - 04:31am PT






Dale

(edit: thanks, Willoughby!; for the most part I do my own stunts)
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
May 21, 2014 - 04:43am PT
Dale, did you take that top shot of the bricks? I really like that one!
DMBARN

Trad climber
Modesto
May 21, 2014 - 04:35pm PT
At Sutters Mill
Sutters Mill
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2014 - 04:38pm PT
SO GREAT!! You guys are killing it!!




rbolton

Social climber
The home for...
May 21, 2014 - 04:57pm PT
Decaying before your very eyes!
rbolton

Social climber
The home for...
May 21, 2014 - 05:02pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 21, 2014 - 05:45pm PT
Got wood?
rbolton

Social climber
The home for...
May 21, 2014 - 06:15pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2014 - 03:11am PT
perswig

climber
May 22, 2014 - 07:02am PT




Dale



Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
May 22, 2014 - 08:27am PT
Photo by Placerville photographer Paul Cockrell....

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 22, 2014 - 10:29am PT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jun 5, 2014 - 11:14am PT

survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 5, 2014 - 11:18am PT
Larry's getting a little friendly with Curly there isn't he?
rbolton

Social climber
The home for...
Jun 5, 2014 - 11:53am PT
Well, he IS a good looking guy. Don't you think?
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Jun 6, 2014 - 02:06pm PT
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Jun 12, 2014 - 07:12am PT
I'm not sure it counts as beautiful, but I found it interesting to see little tiny ants carrying a moth across the kitchen floor this morning. Short time
lapse.

[Click to View YouTube Video]
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 11, 2014 - 07:39pm PT
thebravecowboy

climber
in the face of the fury of the funk
Jul 27, 2014 - 02:11pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 27, 2014 - 03:29pm PT
Back story, please, TBC!

Choice!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 27, 2014 - 04:15pm PT
Got weapons?
thebravecowboy

climber
in the face of the fury of the funk
Jul 27, 2014 - 04:57pm PT
One stormy Thursday, not too long ago (okay, last Thursday) I was ambling up the swithback'd trail to my little gem claim up in the grey tuff above town. The wind was whipping and the western sky dark darkening dark. A creak-snap from above drew my gaze to the swaying old Doug fir above. A whizzing widow-maker limb cut loose and cracked into my left eye, dropping me to the ground. Hand over my eye, the warm sticky stuff running over my face, I lay in the duff, my muscles flexioned to the max, it all went black.

Some time later I woke to the smell of woodsmoke and the sound of a creek rushing over rocks down toward the Sea of Kortez. The boulder by my side boulstered a tiny wood hovel above my head. It was drizzling. I reached up to touch my wound to find my hands bound. I groaned. A tiny halfbreed girl with a patch over her eye skipped in, gesticulating at my face. Her hand bore a green pearlhandle folding pigsticker knife. She laid a malodorous poultice over my eyes, nose and mouth. She held it here despite my protest. I lost consciousness.

Some time later I woke up. The girl was gone and the shack in shambles, pine boughs dead and the firepit cold, empty of ash. A tiny Sego flower grew up amidst the circle of stones. Outside on a boulder of Telluride conglomerate lay the knife, crusted with goethite. My eye was healed.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 27, 2014 - 05:03pm PT
Abbey would be proud. Thanks.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Jul 27, 2014 - 07:54pm PT
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jul 27, 2014 - 08:49pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 28, 2014 - 02:28am PT
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 29, 2014 - 11:12pm PT
Rusty corroded sh#t.



To be fair though, 1872 wasn't yesterday.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jul 31, 2014 - 06:22pm PT
thebravecowboy

climber
in the face of the fury of the funk
Jul 31, 2014 - 08:24pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 31, 2014 - 10:12pm PT
▀ ╬ ě T ă H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jul 31, 2014 - 10:49pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 4, 2014 - 08:44am PT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 4, 2014 - 09:09am PT

Born Free Show
[Click to View YouTube Video]

1908 Indian Motorcycle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgKAfD4GdNQ

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 9, 2014 - 10:46pm PT
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 10, 2014 - 08:41am PT
Scenic and historic 1860 Ferry House on Whidbey Island.

This place was once a hotel, grocery store, bar, post office, and ferry terminal.




Why it never burned down is anyone's guess.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 10, 2014 - 09:00am PT
It may have been the rotor wash from Chaz's drone. :0)
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 10, 2014 - 09:06am PT
OOOOO Ooooo oooo!!!

I have the match to Mouse's picture!!!





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 14, 2014 - 01:21pm PT
Good shot there!^^^Staying with the aerial motif.

Then switching up on you to a burial motif. Ha!
Chris Wegener

Trad climber
Los Angeles
Aug 14, 2014 - 02:39pm PT

thebravecowboy

climber
in the face of the fury of the funk
Aug 15, 2014 - 07:49pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 16, 2014 - 06:05am PT
perswig

climber
Oct 16, 2014 - 06:55am PT
Nice, TBC, and Mouse's signpost/cloud too.

Dale
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Oct 16, 2014 - 07:18am PT
In my minds eye is o one room stone house

that sits just below a leaking dam

The roof is washed away and water pours through it

when it rains hard enough And when the sun comes back out

The spray refracts the light so that rainbows and spray bring the ghosts to giggling life
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2014 - 07:20am PT
Then switching up on you to a burial motif. Ha!

Burial motif bitch?
































How's your decayed cow motif bitch?!!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 16, 2014 - 01:43pm PT
Duel in the Sun.

HAHAHAHA! Who's laughin' now, brown cow?



It was burning hot out in St. Catherine's churchyard/wasteland.
It was so hot the colors had fled for the shadows of the locust trees.
But St. Amy ignored the heat and went climbing, just to show her toughness.


There is no decay for the dead. They are dead and insensitive. The heat is a different issue.

Both in the Catholic cemetery.

PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, harmony;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


Nice shootin', pard. :0)







survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2014 - 02:01pm PT
Awesome post bro, awesome. Ahh, you are a worthy adversary.



Too bad you got no bullets on the decaying cow.....









survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2014 - 02:05pm PT



























johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
Oct 17, 2014 - 01:26pm PT

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 17, 2014 - 02:09pm PT
perswig

climber
Oct 19, 2014 - 01:05pm PT

Dale
(edit: johnboy, what's up with that roof, scuta (parma?) of midget Legionaires?)
sween345

climber
back east
Oct 19, 2014 - 05:39pm PT
Don't know if it has been posted already but http://beautifuldecay.com/ is a website about art.

Some pretty heady stuff,too.

Looks like skin is in these days.
krahmes

Social climber
Stumptown
Oct 19, 2014 - 06:41pm PT
In 2006 a flood washed away the just refurbished rail line along the 12345612345 River between Murderer's Harbor and the Timber. Anyway here are some pictures from 2012:
The warning at the start of the spur road to the river...
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Oct 19, 2014 - 06:45pm PT
MisterE

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 22, 2014 - 04:55pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 22, 2014 - 05:55pm PT

MisterE

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Nov 1, 2014 - 03:56pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 3, 2014 - 07:21am PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 3, 2014 - 11:01am PT
MyMouseMemisis.....



Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Nov 7, 2014 - 04:13am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 7, 2014 - 04:43am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 19, 2014 - 08:38pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2014 - 09:01pm PT
Charcoal Kilns, standing strong.







Death Valley artifacts, hanging in there!








Mo Fuggly
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 26, 2014 - 07:38pm PT
the museum

climber
Nov 26, 2014 - 07:44pm PT
the museum

climber
Nov 26, 2014 - 07:52pm PT
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Nov 26, 2014 - 10:07pm PT
perswig

climber
Nov 27, 2014 - 06:08am PT
Being belayed whilst crawling..and being photographed alike...

Could be worse - you could be wearing hand-jammies....



Those kilns are truly beautiful, Survival; how old?
Dale

(edit: nice, CragQ! Hate to admit it, but my sloth led to that clamp's demise)
Crag Q

Trad climber
Louisville, Colorado
Nov 27, 2014 - 08:28am PT
A nod to perswig's photo..

MisterE

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Nov 30, 2014 - 08:21pm PT
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Nov 30, 2014 - 08:39pm PT

MisterE

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Nov 30, 2014 - 09:50pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 1, 2014 - 07:30pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 1, 2014 - 07:34pm PT
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Dec 5, 2014 - 09:37pm PT
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Dec 7, 2014 - 05:48pm PT
the museum

climber
Dec 12, 2014 - 05:53pm PT

sorry, maybe posted previously....

the museum
MisterE

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Dec 13, 2014 - 12:30pm PT
This:

http://earthweareone.com/30-abandoned-places-that-look-truly-beautiful/
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 13, 2014 - 03:53pm PT
Thanks.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Dec 13, 2014 - 04:57pm PT



Closed ski areas of New York,sad ,truly,I ski them anyway.


Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Dec 14, 2014 - 05:36am PT
I am new in town and for the last ten years I have wanted to take photos of places that are falling down. Now some , a lot , maybe seven have been torn down before I was able to capture the slough-off of useful life. I will try not to look as more move on and become
Condo ized.
MisterE

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Dec 14, 2014 - 11:23am PT
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 22, 2014 - 09:35am PT
at Dingus McGee's request
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 22, 2014 - 09:57am PT
Noble.
Friendly.
Even intelligent-appearing.
But would you vote for the man?http://www.absolutely-unbelievable.com/?p=1604
Dingus McGee

Social climber
Where Safety trumps Leaving No Trace
Dec 22, 2014 - 11:12am PT
Ed,

at Dingus McGee's request [your selfie?] apropo
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 22, 2014 - 11:22am PT
not a selfie... my sister took that on the same camera that I took your portrait during the sushifest...

how appropriate that you make that assumption... but you're a dedicated iconoclast, though your batting average isn't very good, it doesn't matter to you...

you seem to have a problem with me, Dingus... why don't you just state it... or can we chalk it up to you're being a bit "shack wacky"?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 26, 2014 - 05:28pm PT
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Dec 27, 2014 - 03:37pm PT

the museum

climber
Dec 27, 2014 - 08:17pm PT


I think it's a '63...

the museum
MisterE

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Jan 3, 2015 - 04:56pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 5, 2015 - 02:08pm PT
Has been errant for the last thirteen years.
Booty from Amy's Yosemite wedding.

I've never noticed the pin-hole in the casing before seeing this photo. Blind mice syndrome.Break it down and light 'em up...
jonnyrig

climber
Jan 5, 2015 - 02:58pm PT
SC seagoat

Trad climber
In What Time Zone Am I?
Jan 6, 2015 - 01:45pm PT
The iconic Cement Ship in Aptos still hanging in there.


Susan
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 13, 2015 - 09:40am PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2015 - 11:19am PT
Mouse, back atcha!!



























thebravecowboy

climber
just banana-jam it
Jan 13, 2015 - 11:23am PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2015 - 11:28am PT
Back atcha!!

thebravecowboy

climber
just banana-jam it
Jan 13, 2015 - 11:29am PT
thebravecowboy

climber
just banana-jam it
Jan 13, 2015 - 11:33am PT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 13, 2015 - 11:38am PT

Decayed card - still beautiful
thebravecowboy

climber
just banana-jam it
Jan 13, 2015 - 11:45am PT



survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2015 - 12:16pm PT






























wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Jan 13, 2015 - 04:32pm PT

Ski Valley ,N.Y.

R.I.P.
thebravecowboy

climber
just banana-jam it
Jan 13, 2015 - 05:22pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 23, 2015 - 08:21am PT
Have to run to catch up with Survival.
Yer gonna be the death of me, young man.



Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 23, 2015 - 11:09am PT
Carrizo Plain Grain Silo...

survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2015 - 11:55am PT
Love it as usual!

BraveCowboy, where is that last pic?

Mouse, thanks for paying attention.

Reilly, love any Carrizo pix.














mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 5, 2015 - 09:39pm PT
Huh?

You and I are survivors, man.

Like this place in downtown Hornitos.

Even though we may only be shadows of...something gone.
If we look behind us we see our shadows produced by our futures, so I've reflected.
Here's more of scenic decaying Hornitos.
That Pillar on the church? It was only just put up with seven others in the thirties to buttress the old falling-down wreck.

This was my old standing wreck of a TNF Vector Tent, the mosquito net version, at Alessandria with what's-his-name.Decayed by mold.
Never let a friend tell you the tent he borrowed is dry when he brings it back...make him show you.
Then take the appropriate course.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 15, 2015 - 04:18am PT
The Sunset Inn is intact after the Rim fire.
These were all taken on a trip to see Bill and Lauren Nickell in 2013.
The forest is burnt to a crisp but will restore itself, given time.

God bless you both, and keep on truckin'.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 17, 2015 - 10:28am PT
thebravecowboy

climber
On this ride, I'm cptn; My pals call me Shackleton
Feb 20, 2015 - 01:39pm PT
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 20, 2015 - 02:32pm PT
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Feb 20, 2015 - 02:51pm PT
see the small speck of blue, that is a blunt wrapper wrapper, that has been kicked up in the plowed snow ,
then melted out faster than it's suroundings.

MisterE

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Feb 21, 2015 - 11:31pm PT
Great stuff, everyone!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 22, 2015 - 12:02am PT

I think there is a clear winner overall here.
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 22, 2015 - 01:53pm PT

May have posted this one already :)
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Feb 22, 2015 - 06:27pm PT
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Feb 23, 2015 - 10:01am PT
the may need some point of referancethe whole shot is too busy but hey as to the last page Is 'Vern the Wizard' the Winner!?</;+{D
perswig

climber
Feb 28, 2015 - 11:16am PT

Dale
thebravecowboy

climber
Greyrock, CO
Mar 14, 2015 - 08:03am PT
Heights_

climber
I wish I knew
Mar 14, 2015 - 08:29pm PT
thebravecowboy

climber
Greyrock, CO
Mar 28, 2015 - 06:29pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]





▀ ╬ ě T ă H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Mar 30, 2015 - 09:42pm PT
Sherwin fire environs
thebravecowboy

climber
Greyrock, CO
Mar 30, 2015 - 10:01pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 13, 2015 - 04:22pm PT

Pioche, NV. The right hand building is still a hotel!
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Apr 13, 2015 - 04:31pm PT

thebravecowboy

climber
the Midcontinent Rift
Apr 13, 2015 - 09:12pm PT
▀ ╬ ě T ă H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Apr 13, 2015 - 11:51pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 15, 2015 - 10:26am PT
thebravecowboy

climber
the Midcontinent Rift
Apr 19, 2015 - 11:43am PT
Bruce, way late on the response, but it's just outside of Grand Junction, looking down on the Bookcliffs from the Uncompahgre Plateau. Big Medicine.

tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Apr 20, 2015 - 09:23am PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2015 - 09:37am PT
Gotta be one of my favorite threads of all time.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 20, 2015 - 10:35am PT
Me, too.http://www.vice.com/read/the-flinstones-amusement-park-is-depressing-and-amazing-bedrock-city

http://beautifuldecay.com/2015/02/12/bloodcurdling-photos-clowns-straight-worst-nightmare/

This photo reminds me...I need to go brush my teeth.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 20, 2015 - 11:28am PT
Werner is right...Americans are RICH!

This stuff all belongs to a slumlord, but he's an amiable, drunken man who likes to "preserve the past."

Anyone can visit the Ag Museum.
It's on Hwy 140 between Merced and Planada, down the road from Mel's place.
Call ahead. Speak to Charlie.
[Click to View YouTube Video]Connect me to Terrapin Station, please. He could be out talkin' to the night, so let the phone ring till he answers.

Keep doin' it right, Survival.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2015 - 12:13pm PT
F*#kin' AAAAAYY Mouse!

You've got maybe the best feel for the whole vibe!

Reilly, that rusted rig with the mountain you posted up thread is one of my faves!!!



Speaking of decay, Pedro Negro, for Mouse.

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 20, 2015 - 03:12pm PT
Your mix for 4-15-15 is so entertaining!

Give these shows a listen, kids. You won't be sorry.

Picture is from the page with the shows listed.

One more time:

Musical Migrations can be heard here
http://www.ashevillefm.org/musical-migrations

eidit: Guess this went on the wrong thraed. It's still 4-20, rihgt?
thebravecowboy

climber
the Midcontinent Rift
Apr 20, 2015 - 08:18pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 21, 2015 - 04:02pm PT
Leavin' at a quarter to nine.

"'board!"[Click to View YouTube Video]
"You're never better off Dead."
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 21, 2015 - 06:58pm PT
The rels' barn in Ontario is still in use although it is quite scary.
Those beams still have bark on them from 100 years ago!


MisterE

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
Apr 21, 2015 - 07:54pm PT
Some may not agree:

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 21, 2015 - 08:57pm PT
But beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

And beauty killed the beast.

50/50.
E Robinson

climber
Salinas, CA
Apr 22, 2015 - 05:57pm PT
Packard Automotive Plant
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 22, 2015 - 06:44pm PT

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 23, 2015 - 05:26pm PT
MisterE

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
May 3, 2015 - 12:05pm PT
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
May 3, 2015 - 12:49pm PT
thebravecowboy

climber
liberated libertine
May 8, 2015 - 01:43pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 16, 2015 - 03:26am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 16, 2015 - 03:30pm PT
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
May 18, 2015 - 07:52am PT
thebravecowboy

climber
liberated libertine
May 22, 2015 - 03:47pm PT
^dig it Ghost...Cloying oversweet floral rot most poignant.

the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
May 24, 2015 - 05:57pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 24, 2015 - 09:45pm PT
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
May 24, 2015 - 09:47pm PT
^dig it Ghost...Cloying oversweet floral rot most poignant.

Poignant indeed. Beautiful yesterday, decaying today, and only a memory tomorrow.

Until next year.
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Portland Oregon
May 24, 2015 - 10:32pm PT
There was an old creosote plant in North Portland along the river that the university bought for the land. It was part of the north portland superfund site. They have done the cleanup and will use the property for athletic fields and environmental research.

Before the plant was torn down local kids had transformed it gloriously.
It was known as Pirate Town.


DonC

climber
CA
May 25, 2015 - 06:04pm PT
Spent a night last weekend at Keys Ranch in Joshua Tree - cool old stuff out there. These were taken around midnight with a little light painting.



MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
May 25, 2015 - 06:30pm PT
Beautiful yesterday, decaying today, and only a memory tomorrow.



Contemporaries





wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
May 26, 2015 - 08:50pm PT

Everything goes away.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 5, 2015 - 09:58pm PT
MisterE

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
Jun 6, 2015 - 01:25pm PT
A box I built for the Bristlecone Pine Visitor's Center out of fencing:








TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 11, 2015 - 05:05pm PT
http://ralphmirebs.livejournal.com/219949.html
E Robinson

climber
Salinas, CA
Jun 11, 2015 - 05:52pm PT
Packard Automotive Plant. Detroit.
thebravecowboy

climber
liberated libertine
Jun 18, 2015 - 06:45am PT
thebravecowboy

climber
liberated libertine
Jun 19, 2015 - 06:23am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 19, 2015 - 06:47am PT

thebravecowboy

climber
liberated libertine
Jun 19, 2015 - 06:09pm PT
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 19, 2015 - 06:16pm PT
That hay ain't decaying

Just drying out enough so it won't decay once bailed
thebravecowboy

climber
liberated libertine
Jun 20, 2015 - 09:04pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 20, 2015 - 09:27pm PT

the museum

climber
Jun 20, 2015 - 09:51pm PT
Laramie Wyoming

building burned - resulting an awesome decay image..


the museum
thebravecowboy

climber
liberated libertine
Jun 22, 2015 - 04:43pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 22, 2015 - 06:13pm PT




thebravecowboy

climber
liberated libertine
Jun 22, 2015 - 08:39pm PT
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jun 22, 2015 - 09:20pm PT


MisterE

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
Jul 5, 2015 - 10:18pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 8, 2015 - 09:46pm PT

hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jul 10, 2015 - 08:03pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 15, 2015 - 07:42am PT
I figured out what it is I like about the bus planted ^^^^ in the dirt, Mr.E.

It looks like a big old defunct harmonica!



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Two memorial crosses at Dry Creek.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 17, 2015 - 10:35pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 19, 2015 - 09:28pm PT
jonnyrig

climber
Jul 19, 2015 - 09:31pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 25, 2015 - 05:31pm PT
the museum

Trad climber
Jul 25, 2015 - 07:00pm PT
Madhatter Saloon, Big Timber MT


the museum
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jul 31, 2015 - 06:39pm PT
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 9, 2015 - 05:59pm PT
Tracks of a life well lived, there's no harder or greater work than being a mom.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 14, 2015 - 07:59am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 19, 2015 - 02:28pm PT

Contractor

Boulder climber
CA
Sep 19, 2015 - 02:45pm PT
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Sep 20, 2015 - 08:31pm PT
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Sep 28, 2015 - 06:15pm PT


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 28, 2015 - 06:29pm PT
You have a good feel for it when you do, cowpoke. Very moody in spite of the gay colors.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 6, 2015 - 06:24pm PT


thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Oct 10, 2015 - 05:08pm PT
well I dig your style too, MFM.






Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Oct 11, 2015 - 09:34pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 12, 2015 - 01:17am PT
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Oct 12, 2015 - 04:38pm PT
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Oct 18, 2015 - 08:33am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 18, 2015 - 09:45am PT

thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Oct 26, 2015 - 02:38pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 26, 2015 - 03:21pm PT
Sorry my phone pix aren't quite as good as the "real" camera....







Chalkpaw

climber
Flag, AZCO
Oct 29, 2015 - 09:34am PT
I like this thread. I'm spending many hours in the canyons, mountain, and desert of Northern Arizona. This photo shows a monsoon puddle in Sedona this year. Frogs had egged. Tadpoles were plentiful, but the sun dried out their refuge.
Chalkpaw

climber
Flag, AZCO
Oct 29, 2015 - 09:36am PT
A morning find. Returned to the forest.
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Nov 17, 2015 - 07:19pm PT
midwestern decay is totally charming if you don't live there.





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 30, 2015 - 01:37pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Dec 11, 2015 - 11:58am PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 11, 2015 - 02:08pm PT
Cowboy, I hear ya on the Midwest! I love to visit but...




Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Dec 11, 2015 - 04:04pm PT







the museum

Trad climber
Dec 11, 2015 - 06:17pm PT

Miles City Montana

the museum
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 14, 2015 - 10:29am PT
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Dec 14, 2015 - 11:38am PT
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Dec 16, 2015 - 10:17pm PT
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Dec 17, 2015 - 12:04am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 27, 2015 - 11:41am PT
Fine black and white photo taken at Point Lobos by the magical lens of Gypsy Flores.

hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Dec 27, 2015 - 05:34pm PT
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 27, 2015 - 08:19pm PT




Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 28, 2015 - 09:07am PT
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Dec 30, 2015 - 06:17pm PT
That shadow makes a good Rorschach test.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 3, 2016 - 03:58pm PT
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jan 3, 2016 - 04:35pm PT
Banquo

climber
Amerricka
Jan 4, 2016 - 05:52pm PT
I used to ride bikes a lot but it got so boring I can't make myself do it anymore. I tried different things trying to make it interesting, one of which was photographing road kill. Unless you ride a bike or walk the roads, you probably have no idea how much road kill there is. Mostly ground sqwerls though.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 9, 2016 - 05:23am PT

thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Jan 9, 2016 - 08:24am PT
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Jan 9, 2016 - 06:59pm PT
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Jan 11, 2016 - 08:09pm PT
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jan 11, 2016 - 08:25pm PT
Ben Emery

Trad climber
Back and forth the Pacific
Jan 11, 2016 - 10:08pm PT
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Jan 11, 2016 - 11:24pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 21, 2016 - 06:28am PT
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jan 21, 2016 - 06:52am PT
Mouse inspired me to dig out barbed wire pics from the homestead... funny thing... 40 years and it looks the same. Our neighbor Cowboy Dave who erected them was not a competent engineer when it came to fencing. Haphazard was always by by design. :) He had some mad theory about loose wire being better for penning livestock.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 23, 2016 - 04:42am PT
You know, the fancy sit-down place on Main St. With the bar?
Banquo

climber
Amerricka
Jan 23, 2016 - 07:55am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 23, 2016 - 12:13pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2016 - 12:20pm PT
Awesome thearter, Chico, CA.
















d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Jan 23, 2016 - 04:06pm PT

Run aground
actually.

Love and respect.
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Jan 24, 2016 - 05:54pm PT
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 24, 2016 - 06:45pm PT

hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jan 24, 2016 - 07:11pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 24, 2016 - 10:04pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 24, 2016 - 10:13pm PT
perswig

climber
Jan 25, 2016 - 09:25am PT
Nice shots, all.
JTM, your second and third esp good. Thanks.

Dale
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 25, 2016 - 11:45am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 25, 2016 - 07:16pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 26, 2016 - 06:43am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 26, 2016 - 07:09am PT
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jan 26, 2016 - 07:43am PT
this just in

climber
Justin Ross from North Fork
Jan 26, 2016 - 07:50am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 27, 2016 - 02:52pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 27, 2016 - 03:12pm PT
11worth

Trad climber
Leavenworth & Greenwater WA
Feb 3, 2016 - 06:46pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 8, 2016 - 04:49pm PT




hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Feb 9, 2016 - 01:49am PT

yesterday's back alley "variations on a stripe"


eventually i moved on. there were other bldgs to pick on


and that's what passed thru this observer's glass on his 65th B-bop


Banquo

climber
Amerricka
Feb 11, 2016 - 07:47am PT
Came across this guy two days ago on a bike ride. It surprises me how many woodpecker road kills I see. People who don't ride bike in to country probably have no idea how much road kill there is. In town you see cats but on the back roads I often see.

Ground skwerls
Skunks
Scrub Jays
Woodpeckers

If it's raining, salamanders

If it's October, tarantulas

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Feb 11, 2016 - 09:52am PT
^ ^ ^ ^
NOT BEAUTIFUL JUST SAD



Cancer Boy

Trad climber
Freedonia
Feb 12, 2016 - 12:39am PT
Out walking in the frozen swamp one gray day,
I paused and said, 'I will turn back from here.
No, I will go on fartherŚand we shall see.'
The hard snow held me, save where now and then
One foot went through. The view was all in lines
Straight up and down of tall slim trees
Too much alike to mark or name a place by
So as to say for certain I was here
Or somewhere else: I was just far from home.
A small bird flew before me. He was careful
To put a tree between us when he lighted,
And say no word to tell me who he was
Who was so foolish as to think what he thought.
He thought that I was after him for a featherŚ
The white one in his tail; like one who takes
Everything said as personal to himself.
One flight out sideways would have undeceived him.
And then there was a pile of wood for which
I forgot him and let his little fear
Carry him off the way I might have gone,
Without so much as wishing him good-night.
He went behind it to make his last stand.
It was a cord of maple, cut and split
And piledŚand measured, four by four by eight.
And not another like it could I see.
No runner tracks in this year's snow looped near it.
And it was older sure than this year's cutting,
Or even last year's or the year's before.
The wood was gray and the bark warping off it
And the pile somewhat sunken. Clematis
Had wound strings round and round it like a bundle.
What held it though on one side was a tree
Still growing, and on one a stake and prop,
These latter about to fall. I thought that only
Someone who lived in turning to fresh tasks
Could so forget his handiwork on which
He spent himself, the labor of his ax,
And leave it there far from a useful fireplace
To warm the frozen swamp as best it could
With the slow smokeless burning of decay.

Frost - The Wood-Pile
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 12, 2016 - 02:40pm PT

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 15, 2016 - 07:18pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 17, 2016 - 08:39pm PT
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Mar 2, 2016 - 12:40am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 2, 2016 - 07:07pm PT
Can you guess what I did and where I went this afternoon?













Lotta methane out there today, and CO as well.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 4, 2016 - 05:18pm PT




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 5, 2016 - 04:48pm PT

North Shore Mono Lake.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2016 - 04:53pm PT
Aww, you guys continue to bring the goods!!

Well done!!


Happiegrrrl2

Trad climber
Mar 20, 2016 - 11:09am PT
walt

climber
Kirkwood, CA
Mar 20, 2016 - 03:47pm PT
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Mar 21, 2016 - 08:09pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 21, 2016 - 11:32pm PT


hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Apr 3, 2016 - 12:03am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 5, 2016 - 01:06am PT
Hwy. 41 revisited

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 5, 2016 - 01:23am PT
Early December in the Mother Lode.

Hwy. 49 south of Mariposa town

Just off of Hwy. 49 in Bootjack

"Where in the hell is Bootjack?" is a popular local bumper sticker.
South and east of Mariposa town is the easy answer.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 8, 2016 - 12:40pm PT


Maybe we'll try this again someday, hooblie!
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Apr 8, 2016 - 12:54pm PT
ya, maybe they'll let us in the front door next time since we did all those dishes so good
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 10, 2016 - 09:18am PT

There is some doubt in what's left of my mind
Of how purty things are when they have declined

All is subject to decay eventually.
Most decadence is okay to somebody.
But others may just see a horror show.
This photo would look like quite a prize to a painting contractor, for example.


This is a sodden clump of jasmine blossoms.
These reminded me of TP that's been in the sewer for a bit.
In fact, just up the alley, right under my window, IN FACT, there is [are] a couple of really wet globs of TP coming out of a sewage line that has been giving the management of the building across the alley stoned fits.
Anyhow, the point is that just because something decaying turns you off it doesn't follow that it turns everyone off.
Those eggs they eat in the PI, for instance, called balut.
Now that may gross me out, but Miguel and his family LOVE them.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Apr 10, 2016 - 07:47pm PT
sangoma

Trad climber
south africa
Apr 11, 2016 - 11:17am PT
sangoma

Trad climber
south africa
Apr 11, 2016 - 11:19am PT
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Apr 11, 2016 - 11:37am PT
We don't 'decay' up this way, we rot.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 16, 2016 - 07:23am PT
Did not make the cut for the Great Tree thread.
Probably cut-split-stacked by now.
MFM
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 16, 2016 - 07:34am PT
Taken on the same day as the tree shot above.
On an odd note, that afternoon I found a fire starting to take off on the Old Highway that leads into Mariposa.
I reported it on a rancher's telephone.
The CDF response was three trucks on scene in about fifteen minutes.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 16, 2016 - 03:02pm PT
A haunt of the likes of Bardini and Oakshott and Carter.http://explorehistoricalif.com/ehc_legacy/mammoth_consolidated_mine.html
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 24, 2016 - 02:01am PT

hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Apr 24, 2016 - 02:26am PT
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Kelly Morgan, Whitefish MT
Apr 24, 2016 - 08:48am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 24, 2016 - 09:04am PT
Downright decadent, too!

And how much is that hooblie horsie in the doorway?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 26, 2016 - 09:46am PT
Monrovia street art (yeah, it ain't all peaches and cream here)...

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 27, 2016 - 04:57am PT
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 27, 2016 - 05:46am PT
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Apr 27, 2016 - 06:34am PT
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Apr 27, 2016 - 08:04pm PT


I always loved that place too Chris. Just the weekend rush hours must be differenter and differenter each year, I have to imagine.




Nice slackline anchor DMT



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 28, 2016 - 05:25am PT
Bannister.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 29, 2016 - 03:21am PT
I swung by to shoot flowers along the wrought iron fence over there.


Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 29, 2016 - 03:24am PT






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Rain, early morning, short cut to bus stop
Urban D e c a y?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 4, 2016 - 11:00pm PT




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 8, 2016 - 12:19am PT

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 8, 2016 - 12:21am PT


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 8, 2016 - 02:00am PT
The magic dragon puffball.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 16, 2016 - 07:04am PT


hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
May 16, 2016 - 07:50am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 2, 2016 - 07:38pm PT




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 6, 2016 - 08:37pm PT
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Jun 10, 2016 - 09:50am PT
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jun 11, 2016 - 09:26pm PT
Point Wilson Lighthouse, Port Townsend, WA.


I wonder how long it's been since anyone's got a good look at this 102-year-old ball vent.

thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Jun 12, 2016 - 12:53am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 12, 2016 - 05:21am PT


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 12, 2016 - 05:33am PT


Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jun 17, 2016 - 08:44pm PT
Coquille River Lighthouse - Bandon, OR



thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Jun 17, 2016 - 09:42pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 17, 2016 - 11:20pm PT
Dried-out pigeon wing.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jun 17, 2016 - 11:27pm PT
Point Pinos Lighthouse, Pacific Grove, CA. 1855



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 18, 2016 - 02:28am PT
^^^That IS P.G. as I recall it from the sixties, gloomy and overcast a lot of the time, but when the sun's out, the air is sparkly and tangy and otterly delicious.

Taking one on journeys to the past or into the future, that's part of what the art of photography encompasses.

Chaz, we all admire your work here on the Taco. Thank you!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 18, 2016 - 02:59am PT
By moonlight and lamplight. The black shadow is from the dumpster, Mt. Pilumhi.
I don't know what that is at the foot of the couch.


Old couch sitting in the parking lot, I'm a lot like you.
I need to stretch out on your ruusty springs, I too have lost my youth.

Draw me!
Win a sea otter pup for your very own!

Couchmaster, you will only be eligible to win the couch, buddy, if you want it.

hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jun 18, 2016 - 07:06am PT
jonnyrig

climber
Jun 18, 2016 - 07:12am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 18, 2016 - 07:58am PT
^^^How 'bout them?[Click to View YouTube Video]

No message here.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, A sailboat, or some time zone
Jun 18, 2016 - 07:52pm PT
Some very interesting stuff! Loving it!

Susan
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Jun 19, 2016 - 08:14am PT

This old building, once the Gallatin City Hotel, still stands near the convergence of the Gallatin, Madison , and Jefferson rivers in Montana. As the town died it was turned into a barn; later, sections of it were torn down and carted away to be used elsewhere.

Nearby a small grave site marks the final resting place for four young children with the same last name who died within months of each other in the 1870's from black diptheria.

The three rivers join to form the Missouri. Swimming in the huge moving pool where the rivers come together is unreal.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 23, 2016 - 02:29pm PT

But the poo fell off, so it's sano enough to hang on the mirror of the pickiest dirtbagger's van.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Jun 23, 2016 - 06:56pm PT
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jun 29, 2016 - 02:07pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 19, 2016 - 01:07pm PT
jonnyrig

climber
Jul 19, 2016 - 08:12pm PT
Hey Dingus...
Traipsing around Nevadistan eh? No wonder you been asking about pistols.
This look about right?
The mines on the other side of the range have a little decay going.
Sometimes you find a little beauty dispersed among them.
jonnyrig

climber
Jul 19, 2016 - 09:41pm PT
Didn't really think so, we're not that redneck.
jonnyrig

climber
Jul 19, 2016 - 10:10pm PT
Yes, there are.
I'm sort of cobbling together the junk motor that came out of the grader to reinstall into the tractor. It may or may not run; but ought to be more or less complete, anyway. Not a whole lot of hope when the rings are rusted to the pistons and you can feel the wear in the liners. Not to mention valves recessed into the head. Still, given enough time and money you can fix anything. Just not the type of investment the owner wants to make. The grader, on the other hand, is going to be used.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 24, 2016 - 01:40pm PT
Nashville, CA., skyline.
The Mother Lode.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
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Jul 24, 2016 - 02:01pm PT


Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 24, 2016 - 06:11pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
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Jul 24, 2016 - 06:32pm PT
Fallen.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
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Aug 11, 2016 - 12:08am PT



mouse from merced

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Aug 14, 2016 - 05:42am PT
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 14, 2016 - 05:44am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 14, 2016 - 05:45am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 17, 2016 - 12:05pm PT

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 22, 2016 - 03:26pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
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Aug 23, 2016 - 01:09am PT
Palm tree detritus.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
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Aug 23, 2016 - 01:11am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
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Aug 23, 2016 - 01:14am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 23, 2016 - 01:17am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 31, 2016 - 11:24am PT
Bottoms up!


On to the next page.

Oh, look! It's Reilly the stalker!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 31, 2016 - 11:30am PT
Somewhat decayed but much less so than I will be in a few hundred years!
The stairs to our apartment in Riquewihr, Alsace. Still doing the job after
410 years!!!!!!


Check out the size of the original floor planks!
Yup - almost two feet!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 31, 2016 - 11:52am PT



hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Sep 1, 2016 - 02:57am PT


mouse from merced

Trad climber
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Sep 2, 2016 - 08:18am PT

mouse from merced

Trad climber
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Sep 14, 2016 - 12:57am PT

hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Sep 14, 2016 - 01:34am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 18, 2016 - 10:14am PT

Not beautiful in the classic sense, I suppose.Eye of the beholder and all that...



Henry, according to my sister, had a gold mine.
It was expensive to run but paid pretty well for a time.
Henry had planted apple orchards early on and they were how he supported the mine.
It takes a gold mine to run a gold mine, they said of Fremont over in Mariposa.
But Old Henry knew he could do it with the apples and he did.
Henry was nearly 100 when he croaked, always doing something.
Bagged the good ones. The deer-pigs love 'em.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 27, 2016 - 10:12am PT
Man, there is so much excellent stuff on this thread! Thanks for keeping it fresh and decayed at the same time everyone!





thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Sep 27, 2016 - 01:13pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 27, 2016 - 10:40pm PT
This hand is the one belonging to the "OTHER GUY."

OK, it's not a needle, but the Lost Arrow's good.

i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Sep 28, 2016 - 07:39pm PT

thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Sep 28, 2016 - 07:50pm PT
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Sep 28, 2016 - 08:01pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Edge

Trad climber
Betwixt and Between Nederland & Boulder, CO
Sep 28, 2016 - 08:48pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 29, 2016 - 04:50am PT
Oak, not beech.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 29, 2016 - 06:31am PT
Edge

Trad climber
Betwixt and Between Nederland & Boulder, CO
Sep 29, 2016 - 09:12am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 29, 2016 - 12:50pm PT
DMT wears board shorts at all his meetings.
He is often late to them, sneaking in unnoticed on little board feet.
His cologne gives him away every time, but they love the show up in the board rooms.
:0)

On a British scale, Dingus, that shot is an HVS plus with a splash of kudo for the backstory.

If there are backstories for these bottles that were displayed at Facelift,
we would have to ask Amanda, the NPS person who is their archaeologist.
Amanda's degrees came from Columbia and from Sheffield in Britain.John was very effective and is now officially dubbed "Amanda Reckonwith."

My thanks to hand models GLee and Miss Emily.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 29, 2016 - 12:54pm PT
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Sep 29, 2016 - 06:01pm PT











i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Sep 29, 2016 - 06:36pm PT
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Sep 29, 2016 - 07:46pm PT
hooblie - once again - FTW.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 29, 2016 - 07:58pm PT
Nice gallery, hooblie.





WyoRockMan

climber
Grizzlyville, WY
Oct 2, 2016 - 11:29am PT
perswig

climber
Oct 3, 2016 - 06:17pm PT
Nice stuff.
Strong work, hooblie!

Dale
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 4, 2016 - 01:18am PT
Mattress from the bowels of the Indian Caves, Yosemite Valley.
Facelift booty.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 7, 2016 - 06:59am PT
BITD I met a guy who had made a fortune cruising the old telegraph lines in Yosemite picking
up the glass insulators.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 7, 2016 - 07:46am PT
Glass insulator from Yosemite, courtesy of them Facelifters.

I think it's illegal to fetch these in now.
Artifacts of fifty years age, etc., due to recently passed legislation, are to be left in place and reported to the NPS.
WyoRockMan

climber
Grizzlyville, WY
Oct 9, 2016 - 10:01pm PT
Minutes before stumbling upon this elk skull, my son and I were discussing how often humans passed through any given piece of land. We figured no more than every few years. I dunno, but this has been here a while.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 9, 2016 - 10:33pm PT
Bridalveil meadow.
MFM
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 10, 2016 - 05:37am PT
^^^Now that's a museum piece, DMT.
Never laid eyes on the like.
Think of how noisy that old beast was.

Works of man and nature growing older together along the Merced River at El Portal.
MFM
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Oct 14, 2016 - 09:33am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 15, 2016 - 08:51pm PT
My Roper Green and my old belay knife.
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Oct 20, 2016 - 07:45pm PT


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 21, 2016 - 08:49pm PT
WyoRockMan

climber
Grizzlyville, WY
Oct 24, 2016 - 12:27pm PT
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Oct 24, 2016 - 01:07pm PT
nice wyo, i can hear crazy creek from here and i wish az sage would step it up a couple
WyoRockMan

climber
Grizzlyville, WY
Oct 24, 2016 - 01:24pm PT

Morning mama and baby bear tracks 1 km up Crazy Creek trail.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 27, 2016 - 09:25am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 28, 2016 - 05:13pm PT
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Nov 2, 2016 - 08:32pm PT
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Nov 3, 2016 - 08:55pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 4, 2016 - 07:45am PT
10th Mountain Division gear on display at the George Patton Museum

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 5, 2016 - 01:03am PT
Partisan Bar remodeling.
Who is Della Cruz?
Does she like boots or shoes?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 5, 2016 - 01:07pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 6, 2016 - 12:33pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 6, 2016 - 12:38pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 6, 2016 - 03:36pm PT
Hidden peak.
Actual size!
perswig

climber
Nov 13, 2016 - 02:41am PT

Dale
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Nov 14, 2016 - 04:08am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 16, 2016 - 12:11pm PT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 16, 2016 - 12:45pm PT

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 18, 2016 - 07:36am PT
Not my pic, but I thought it worthy.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 21, 2016 - 11:18pm PT
WyoRockMan

climber
Grizzlyville, WY
Nov 26, 2016 - 05:58pm PT
Dead mouse on a ledge. I wonder how. RIP Deadmau5.

survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2016 - 06:16pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.