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mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2017 - 07:53pm PT
The Whitney.
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Credit: mouse from merced
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Credit: mouse from merced
Fish hatchery, not museum.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Sep 12, 2017 - 08:02pm PT
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Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Sep 12, 2017 - 08:39pm PT
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Circumspect Lab Coat Types

Big brother says
Go it your own way
When the time is right
Or when you're old and gray
But big bro says
When fortune comes your way
Don't forget your friends
Or what they have to say

-Labrat
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2017 - 11:12pm PT
The Blind Dip, a pickpocket in sunglasses?

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140629-how-pickpockets-trick-your-mind
Dips like to hang out by these warning signs because people automatica...
Dips like to hang out by these warning signs because people automatically check to see that their bling and wallets is still there, revealing their swag to the whiz mob.
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mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2017 - 11:35pm PT
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2017 - 04:20am PT
Frackistan.
Frackistan.
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Volcanic aestheism/Frackistan.
Volcanic aestheism/Frackistan.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2017 - 05:10am PT
Long Distance Call -Waters, Diddley, Wolf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUlg5uiHAyg&index=5&list=PLICT6dbCSxYktQlbSg0nK0bDmZ6nos09J

Sombody's callin' me over my telephone.
Sombody's callin' me over my telephone.
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"Don't forget your friends
Or what they have to say."
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Sep 13, 2017 - 07:30am PT
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2017 - 09:05am PT
Bonnottay sipping latte.  Got crepes?
Bonnottay sipping latte. Got crepes?
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From “Mountaineering in Frackistan”
by Bull O’Nay

We had chosen, as a base-camp for our little expedition, a postage-stamp of a meadow through which a ribbon of ice-water ran, the product of a snowfield at the base of our objective. From there obtained a delightful sunrise view of much of the surrounding terrain.

Next morning, I studiously ignored the pan and spoon of L and his outcries meant to chivvy us from our blanket rolls. Others, I saw, were just as tired as I from the previous day’s exertions and responded to the noise by burrowing further into their nests. I lay there enjoying the effect of the sunrise light upon the scene before Mother Nature got the better of me and sent me off into the bushes.

Breakfast had waited nearly an hour by the time I had finished my ablutions in the icy rivulet in the meadow.

An older Indian and his mate, plus their two huge children, were silent as they waited for us to begin our meal. They watched every forkful of food into our mouths, despairing of anything to be shared, which apparently is their “way.” Their faces were glum until L began his flapjacks routine.

L was, simply put, the quintessential expert on cooking flapjacks and he loved to show his skill. This flapjack-frier scorned vulgar single mid-air turns as beneath him. He would sling the flapjack up with a bold flick of his wrist and slight spring in his knees and a look of extreme concentration made his eyes squint tightly shut, almost. The jack would turn three times while his hand ostentatiously swirled the grease in the pan in a centrifugal manner. It would be caught gently in the pan as it fluttered down. The pan would be spanked upon the hot coals of the campfire with a touch both graceful and masterly.

It is almost sacrilege to eat such works of art, but we forced ourselves to do so. As for the Indian family, they were allowed to scramble for frequent misfortunate cakes which fell into the fire, dodging L’s pan.

[Apologies to Clarence King.]
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2017 - 09:28am PT
Gross materialism or pure minimalism?
Gross materialism or pure minimalism?
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Cheers, Dingus.

I made my annual (surreptitious) pilgrimage to "What is 'Mind,'" this morning. I can see the appeal, I just don't dig the overall seriousness.

It's more alive than "1977 Airplane Crash in Yosemite," however.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2017 - 04:06pm PT
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Big Bill Broonzy - Key To the Highway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN_f0WVsHuw

hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Sep 14, 2017 - 12:47am PT
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hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Sep 14, 2017 - 08:49am PT
https://www.azdot.gov/media/blog/posts/2017/05/31/scenic-flights-have-long-history-at-grand-canyon

big party last night (salmon bake for 600, 900 to be served over in boulder city tonight) at the air museum in valle,
90 years for scenic air lines ... later changed to scenic airlines
because airline wasn't a word back then!

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more later
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Sep 14, 2017 - 08:52am PT
I made my annual (surreptitious) pilgrimage to "What is 'Mind,'" this morning. I can see the appeal, I just don't dig the overall seriousness.

They're very smart. I can't keep up. But you see, the what is mind thread is religious by nature and is therefore serious. Folks just can't help ourselves.

They are my friends :) I like them all, divergent views and assholitas included.

DMT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2017 - 12:32pm PT
Divergence of thought makes the world go around.
Puddles on the roof yesterday a.m.
Puddles on the roof yesterday a.m.
Credit: mouse from merced

Dawn today.  I think that little spike sticking out from the roof is a...
Dawn today. I think that little spike sticking out from the roof is a web camera for UCM--there's a heck of a view of the Sierra Nevada from there.
Credit: mouse from merced
Live webcam at the UCM campus shows construction going on as you watch.
https://public.earthcam.net/merced2020#/Merced%202020/Merced%202020
The derrick crane is right now lifting an earth-moving machine.
Terribly exciting stuff.
Wear a hard hat.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2017 - 03:03pm PT
Home to the Arizona State Railroad Museum.
Home to the Arizona State Railroad Museum.
Credit: mouse from merced
"Old Chooch."
"Old Chooch."
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The Train to Turistan.
The Train to Turistan.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2017 - 06:53pm PT
When I leave this time, I won't be back no mo'.
When I leave this time, I won't be back no mo'.
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zBrown

Ice climber
Sep 14, 2017 - 07:55pm PT
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2017 - 11:20pm PT
Independence, CA.
I don't know the full story of why the hatchery is no longer in the fish-raising biz.
Has to do with both fire and flood.
We saw lots of water, no signs of fire.
Just some rust and neglect.
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery.
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery.
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Pond above the hatchery.
Pond above the hatchery.
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Culvert below the pond.
Culvert below the pond.
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mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2017 - 11:37pm PT
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Credit: mouse from merced
Lake above Williams, AZ
Lake above Williams, AZ
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