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Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 21, 2013 - 01:30am PT
We don't see them around here until late September or early October.

When we were kids, we'd put them in people's mailboxes.
giegs

climber
Tardistan
Aug 21, 2013 - 01:49am PT
Check your boots.


Credit: giegs
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Aug 21, 2013 - 01:57am PT
Back on one of my first GC river trip one time I woke in the morning went to put my ballcap on...just before I placed it on my head I decided to check it (hadn't been doing this) and pulled down the band inside it...whoa man there were two of these little dudes curled up together. I was pretty lucky and forever afterwards I always check my clothes before putting them on when camping.

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

I also sleep in a tent now on GC trips...

10b4me

Ice climber
Wishes-He-Was-In-Arizona
Aug 21, 2013 - 02:02am PT
Years ago I knew a person who never slept on the ground in Jtree(he didn't have a tent).
He took his chances sleeping on top of the tables, even if it meant he might roll off.
Sioux Juan

Big Wall climber
Costa mesa
Aug 21, 2013 - 02:14am PT
Credit: Sioux Juan
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Aug 21, 2013 - 02:37am PT
That picture of Tucker says it all:-)
Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Aug 21, 2013 - 02:48am PT
Let me speak for all of us who live in my home..."dear desert dwellers, Thank You for doing your part to keep the beaches, these soft sanded beaches, hugged by the beautiful blue and clear Pacific, clean and uncrowded"

Aloha
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 21, 2013 - 03:30am PT
hey there say, todd and all...

this was a nice and interesting share...

just little bits of folks life experiences with
'connections to the desert' in various ways, :))

kind of like nice casual 'kicking back' in the backyard, talk...


nice share, everyone...



i'll add a bit:
we had them in south texas...

when the now-ex, me, and the first-half of our kids first moved there,
i was watering the plants there...

the warning--though it came as a joke-hoax type thing--as that was how my ex sometimes was--was this:
"don't put any water down that hole, or a tarantula might come up"


me, well, i thought the ground was just dry and cracked... so i let the
water go down, wondering why he said that...


well, he wasn't joking, that time,
and he was just letting me know:

yep--i reckon i jumped about two feet, when the critter jumped up from the hole... split second, there it was, and not seemingly very happy to have been disturbed!! :O
*never did THAT again, :O



(the side of town where we were, was none for them... so he knew)...
saa

climber
Bleau, cham, pink granite coast
Aug 21, 2013 - 09:50am PT
Hey Todd

When do we clean your garage so the boys
Can climb in winter?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 21, 2013 - 10:31am PT
Here's a nice and interesting article about a disgusting subject.

neebee, I give up! :>)

http://www.myhousecallmd.com/arachnophobia-the-truth-behind-spider-bites/
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 21, 2013 - 11:04am PT
I know the dood who was the spidey wrangler for "Arachnophobia".
Let yer imaginations run wild, very wild, and you'll have an approximate
vision of his abode. Did I mention he makes a nice living raising and
milking Black Widows?

"So, Johnny, just how do you milk a Black Widow?"
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Aug 21, 2013 - 11:05am PT
Hey Todd

When do we clean your garage so the boys
Can climb in winter?



No telling what you would find in there.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 22, 2013 - 10:18am PT
we are working on cleaning the garage.....it's already cleaned up enough to boulder in....but more work is needed........It's coming along..
10b4me

Ice climber
Wishes-He-Was-In-Arizona
Aug 22, 2013 - 10:23am PT
Boulder, Todd?
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 22, 2013 - 10:57am PT
It's a desparate attempt to get more fit.......yeah....indoor pebble wrestling.....pad people;.......I have sunk to the lowest depths of climbing form;.....the boulderer.....(I hang my head in shame...)......All of this is a sacrafice ....so we can better ourselves in REAL roped climbing;....a means to an end ONLY............none of it will be even remotely fun...
Magic Ed

Trad climber
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Aug 22, 2013 - 02:08pm PT
Found this guy recently among some gear I had stashed at the base of my latest project.

Small tarantula, El Potrero Chico
Small tarantula, El Potrero Chico
Credit: Magic Ed
hossjulia

climber
Aug 22, 2013 - 05:07pm PT
Wolf Spiders are fun. Love watching them stalk and kill crickets. I've tried feeding them, but when they jump, so do I, and the cricket goes flying.

Used to pick up tarantulas as a kid. One day, I found a tarantula town near my house in Santee. Teased one out of it's den by touching the trap door. I scooped it up and must have scared it, it bit me right on the palm, drew blood. I dropped it, afraid I had hurt it, but it went back into it's house. Never picked one up again. No reaction to the bite, other than to make me think twice about picking up any creature and taking it away.

I miss being a tomboy.

goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Aug 22, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
I would travel 2000 miles to boulder in Todd's garage.
That chit is doper than CAT's gym, despite not having a trampoline.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Aug 22, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
I miss being a tomboy.

Dood. . . once a tomboy. . . ALWAYS a tomboy!

:-)
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Aug 23, 2013 - 12:59am PT
That picture of Tucker says it all:-)

I was wondering how Tucker would make it into this thread? Right on!
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