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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2017 - 11:50am PT
At the very end of this delightful caravan,
there is the rare avian melody of the Pencil-Necked Geek,
not to be confused with the Warbler.
What a trio, adding the Duck.


http://www.enjoylivingabroad.com/my-blog/why-luke-moved-to-slovakia-an-expat-love-story
zBrown

Ice climber
Apr 20, 2017 - 03:42pm PT
http://www.crescentavalleyweekly.com/viewpoints/04/13/2017/treasures-valley-mike-lawler-169/


The community mourned Timmy’s death, and the Montrose Search and Rescue Team spent time talking to kids at Valley View Elementary, where Timmy had been a student. And in a Hollywood-style ending, Barbara’s older sister Sue was so grateful for her sister’s rescue that she joined the MSAR team herself. She served with them for many, many years, giving back to the team that had saved her sister’s life.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 20, 2017 - 04:24pm PT
hey there say, mouse... yes, PERFECT!


OH, and say, prayers for that up-coming operation...

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 20, 2017 - 04:52pm PT
hey there say, mouse...


here you go... :))

shifted the colors, so the LINE would show more... :&#41;  CREDIT: FRO...
shifted the colors, so the LINE would show more... :) CREDIT: FROM MOUSE PHOTO...
Credit: neebee used MOUSE photo...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2017 - 05:23pm PT
Thank God we are so easily amused.
Fishin' on one condition:  catch & release.
Fishin' on one condition: catch & release.
Credit: from merced
The Game Warden drops by.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2017 - 06:13pm PT
This never happened.
This never happened.
Credit: mouse from merced
Sorry.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2017 - 06:16pm PT
This, fortunately, did happen.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2017 - 06:19pm PT
Ending up here. Causing the wind to blow and rain to fall and smiles to widen.
Credit: mouse from merced

edit: But it was sparkling light and warm sun all day today - a little breezy, but with a balmy tone.

zBrown

Ice climber
Apr 20, 2017 - 06:54pm PT


or


Barefoot Ted, visits Mt. Lukens

Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Apr 20, 2017 - 09:34pm PT

When I Tried to Eat My Own Big Toe

The cold winter's winds
Howled as I trudged
O'er mountain passes
Into drifts of snow
That would not budge

And when the snows climbed
Way above my head
I dug in a cave
Cold, shivering until
I thought I was dead

And woke with a hunger
I was famished you know
Like ten hungry men
As I tried to eat
My own big toe

It tasted like feet
Stinky and gross
Leathery and numb
Imagining it tasted
Like bangers on toast

But when I bit down
To tear off a bite
I broke out in a sweat
And promptly passed out
With knuckles of white

And when I awoke
I felt stronger you know
I was minus one toe
Now one percent less
With nine more to go

-bushman
04/21/2017
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2017 - 10:57pm PT
I was hesitating to post this. Loath, in fact. Yes, I was loath to post.

But based on what I've just seen here, it's more apropos than a surfing video like Psyscheout (vintage fifties).

First Winter Ascent Gasherbrum I/Hidden Peak (2012)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hZHdItbZUA

Scenes from "Polish Girls Just Like To Have Fun" by Naked Frog Productions.

Nanga Parbat, Elisabeth Revol & Daniele Nardi, winter 2013, alpine style
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuStyS5335c

Padmani, Bearer of the Lotus.  Not paid very well, but brave.
Padmani, Bearer of the Lotus. Not paid very well, but brave.
Credit: mouse from merced
Picture of Tranquility.

RIP
Austrian Gerfried Goschl, Swiss Cedric Hahlen and Pakistani Nisar Hussain Sadpara
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2017 - 04:48am PT
Interplanetary Hunger

It's so sad, I'd thought we'd come
Far from the place where a guy'd eat his thumb

But apparently the deal ain't so,
This feller's gone and et his big toe.

That's still 38 digits between us
That should get us at least to Venus
Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Apr 21, 2017 - 05:38am PT
A Rhombicuboctahedron

I dreamed about a rhombicuboctahedron
A twenty six sided die shaped sphere
But erroneously I thought it a decahedron
With only twelve sides it was no where near

When I go back to sleep tonight
I'll ponder on only a cube
The circle of life is a world shaped by strife
And too much for this country rube

-bushman
04/22/2017
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2017 - 05:42am PT
http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/The-Mt-Starr-King-Registers-1931-82.pdf

Page 460 -
Nita Torres’ recalled another Yosemite hazard, hornets that nest in the ground:
“Somewhere during the first two miles, I stepped on a ground hornet’s nest and
the little bastards stung me in a couple of places. Ouch! One of the hornets flew
under my Vuarnet sunglasses and I thought I was going to get stung in the eye. I
was screaming (like a girly girl) and Reid rescued me by quickly pulling off my
glasses. The rest of the trip was fun. Loved the remote feeling. We ran into no
one. Reid took me up the easy route, gorgeous views, fire burning in the distance,
beautiful moon. Oh the sweet memories.”

Mt. Starr King.  1980s.  We never found a register, never signed one. ...
Mt. Starr King. 1980s. We never found a register, never signed one. But we eight well.
Credit: Jim Shirley

Recent Jeopardy! inquiry about the number of vertices in a cube.
I got it right - "eight or so."

How many toes did you manage?
Eight or so. Then I throwed up.

Robin Ingraham, a Merced climber and photographer, has been interested in preservation of old summit registers for years. He is mentioned in the intro to the link on Starr King in that regard, and has written for the Sierra Club publication on the subject. Ingraham's Trophies was located next to the used bookstore where I worked here in town, but I never really got to know Robin in all that time.

Here is a mention of him by Claude Fiddler.
https://vault.sierraclub.org/sierra/200807/iwashere2.asp
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2017 - 10:30am PT
Shitstorm in a teapot?
You choose, you moos.  Four stomachs are better than one for digesting...
You choose, you moos. Four stomachs are better than one for digesting grass and passing gas.
Credit: mouse from merced

http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2017-2-march-april/feature/allan-savory-says-more-cows-land-will-reverse-climate-change
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Apr 21, 2017 - 10:39am PT
oops
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Apr 21, 2017 - 11:06am PT
I can't believe I watched that whole thing but dang its funny.

Cheers
DMT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2017 - 05:53pm PT
The cows are Manilowing in the meadow
They've trampled on all of the corn
The sheep are stampeding in JTree
In spite of Miss Mary's ram's horn
And the sun came up at 6:30
On time and dressed up and purty.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
Apr 21, 2017 - 07:06pm PT


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2017 - 03:46am PT
No charge at the entrances to YNP this weekend...save thirty bucks on fee.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/21/yosemite-is-free-this-weekend-but-dont-take-this-road/

FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FEE.

Ranger Ferdinand Castillo
Ranger Ferdinand Castillo
Credit: Yosemite National Park
Ferdinand Castillo at the gate.  1985.
Ferdinand Castillo at the gate. 1985.
Credit: Jonathan Blair/NG
Tourons will be bound to ask:

Why is there a four foot difference in the elevation signs?
Where do I pay for my free entrance fee?
Why is there no cell service?
When is Tioga opening?
Is Ferdinand your real name?
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