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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 11, 2014 - 07:39pm PT
Bear Creek, Merced.
Bear Creek, Merced.
Credit: mouse from merced
thebravecowboy

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

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

Choice!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jul 27, 2014 - 03:38pm PT
^^^WHAT THE MOUSE WROTE ^^^^^ BACK STORY PLEASE. What.........is that knife, like, 1000 years old ?????

Wow.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 27, 2014 - 04:15pm PT
Got weapons?
neebee's quilt, my comforter, and a vintage 20mm round converted to a ...
neebee's quilt, my comforter, and a vintage 20mm round converted to a cigarette lighter.
Credit: mouse from merced
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.
Credit: thebravecowboy
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
Credit: McHale's Navy
guido

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

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 28, 2014 - 02:28am PT
Credit: survival
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
West coast NZ
West coast NZ
Credit: guido
thebravecowboy

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

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 31, 2014 - 10:12pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
T H

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

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 4, 2014 - 08:44am PT
A Wawona stump, in cleared area below the hotel.
A Wawona stump, in cleared area below the hotel.
Credit: mouse from merced
Marlow

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

Born Free Show


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
Credit: mouse from merced
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
Just seconds later it fell into the river and thus begins the process;...
Just seconds later it fell into the river and thus begins the process; but, yet for a few seconds...it lives still, floating on air.
Credit: mouse from merced
It may have been the rotor wash from Chaz's drone. :0)
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