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T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 15, 2018 - 07:03am PT
I have yet to SEE a turkey but this week their calls are closer

Woke up this morning and 7 of them were feeding out of Mo's wild bird feeder.

Looks like it's gunna be a wet weekend in the Ditch,
guess I better bring a tent if'n I can't sleep in the van at Yellow Pines. :(

See ya Fri. evening Mouse,
be prepared. :)
Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
May 15, 2018 - 03:17pm PT
Per favore non dare la colpa a Cosa Nostra

Sitting in
my yard today
eye level with
the blades of grass
An ant lumbers
towards me

Crawling up my nose
I sneeze
and where the ant goes
I donít know
A gentle breeze it
blows my way

If I could catch that
passing cloud
and tie a rope
around itís tail
a rescue that would
make my day

But I stay buried
to my neck
in setting concrete
wishing at
the very least
Iíd paid my debt

-bushman
Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
May 16, 2018 - 11:19pm PT
Ives was Channeling Me Again
(3 pounds of meat, and 80% water)

I was out there
Working the south line
On tower sixty four
In the upper canyon
When the rains came
And the lightning
And I asked myself
Is this a wise thing?
Hanging it all out there

The smell of burnt hair
And the ozone
Still it wasnít clear
When my heart had stopped
Arriving at the ER
I didnít recognize my face
Or the voice that came
Out of my throat

Ives had made it clear
I didnít belong here
Said it was not my choice
Using his name
Taking his place in the world
Who was I to think
It was ever going to be OK

As if my sanity in this world
Shamed and visceral
Would let me off the hook
So with a Vulcan nerve pinch
I checked out of the hospital room
Back to Tower 64

I swear I donít remember
Ives says I stood out in the rain
Crying that his name
Was not my own
Waiting for the thunder

My family doesnít know me
Iíve no memories or passwords
Pretending I belong here
As someone I donít know

If you see me up there
On tower 64
I was only never lonely

Itís been way too long
Now these arteries and iron grip

Remind me I was Ives the master

-bushman


Really miss that Mouse here (Mouth kut ear)...though he is much needed at Jimís Memorial.
RIP J. Bridwell, Yosemite Rock Master.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 17, 2018 - 07:50am PT
Mouse Bump.

See ya tomorrow evening buddy,
I'll be bringing a sleeping pad and camp chair for ya, also a tent in case it rains. Need anything else? Don't forget yer camera. ;)

hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
May 17, 2018 - 04:36pm PT
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 17, 2018 - 09:41pm PT
hey there say...

just update... will post the other star charts, soon as i can...

did not forget... :)
Psilocyborg

climber
May 17, 2018 - 09:56pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2018 - 08:03am PT
family portrait
family portrait
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2018 - 08:20am PT
sunrise today
sunrise today
Credit: mouse from merced
howdy! sure had a good time at JB's memorial gig.
Thanks for the lift, Tad.
T Hocking - first visit to YV since '81
T Hocking - first visit to YV since '81
Credit: mouse from merced
At Yellow Pine CG Saturday a.m.
H, T Hocking, MH, BlurbLocker
H, T Hocking, MH, BlurbLocker
Credit: mouse from merced
Mark Wellman, BooDawg, MH, Bullwinkle, Tucker
Mark Wellman, BooDawg, MH, Bullwinkle, Tucker
Credit: mouse from merced
Tamara Robbins & Guido
Tamara Robbins & Guido
Credit: mouse from merced
hooblie made the scene...top speed about 19 mph
hooblie made the scene...top speed about 19 mph
Credit: mouse from merced
mallards on the trail to the amphitheater...Merced R overflow.
mallards on the trail to the amphitheater...Merced R overflow.
Credit: mouse from merced
Reverend Mathis, hooblie, Bill Nickell, Chappy
Reverend Mathis, hooblie, Bill Nickell, Chappy
Credit: mouse from merced
Keep the schlock alive in the Park!
Keep the schlock alive in the Park!
Credit: mouse from merced
Lynnie says it all.
Lynnie says it all.
Credit: mouse from merced
It's been fun.
Bye.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 22, 2018 - 12:29pm PT
Had a great time in The Valley with ya buddy,
thanks for showin me around.
PS.
Mo likes the pennant and says thanks Mouse!
Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
May 24, 2018 - 05:33am PT
Held in Eternityís Reserve

Heart to say
what I will feel
Heart to see
whatís in the deal
Heart to know
but if I fail
Heartly would it be
worth it after all

And when I die
donít mourn for me
Donít shed your tears
for where Iíll be
To oblivion
for eternity
Untethered weightless
flying free

Heart to say
what I would feel
Heart to see
whatís ethereal
Heart to imagine
youíd still call
For I heartly knew
you after all

-bushman
05/24/2018
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 24, 2018 - 06:57am PT
"The Bird Has Flown"

On every street and in every alley
From Tahquitz Rock to Yosemite Valley,
On Earth, in Heaven, and down into Hell,
All know the name of the late Jim Bridwell.

They tell tales of his every foray:
From the Moose's Tooth to Cerro Torre,
From Half Dome's and El Capitan's walls,
To the death rappels down Angel Falls.

Unspeakable risks and objective dangers,
Encounters with belligerent rangers,
Psychedelic journeys to cosmic places,
He challenged them all and came up aces.

Stricken at the end of his life,
In the bosom of friends and loyal wife,
He never gave in and he never quit,
He thought that he'd simply get over it.

But this is not the end of his story,
Though now he's off and bound for glory.
In his New Dimension may he peacefully abide,
And in his earthly li
The Bird on alpine rock.
The Bird on alpine rock.
Credit: mouse from merced
fe take quiet pride.
--Mouse from Merced

Adios, Jim!
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
May 24, 2018 - 07:43am PT
nice, mouse ...

Credit: hooblie

edit: happy, happy bebot
frostback

Social climber
great white north
May 24, 2018 - 07:55am PT
mouse -i hope peggy sees a copy of your tribute
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
May 24, 2018 - 08:09am PT
happy bday old buddy
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
May 24, 2018 - 03:03pm PT
Happy Birthday Mouse in Sonora

DMT
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 24, 2018 - 03:47pm PT
Happy Day ! It seems again another trip ('round the sun) is exhausted Sunshine Day Dream
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
She can Hula on a Lilly pad
a lyric that never made the Sugar Magnolia team
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 24, 2018 - 05:18pm PT
Happy 70th Mouse!
Cheers,
Tad
zBrown

Ice climber
May 24, 2018 - 09:04pm PT
I remember the Fifties and Sixties OK

Jury is still out on the Seventies


Skate on thru to the other side




Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
May 29, 2018 - 05:49am PT
Burdens

Iíve thought about chains
And Iíve thought about burdens
Thought the guy in the window
Was Yakov Smirnoff

Iíve talked about sacrifice
Devotion and pain
But some might have thought
That I was just showingí off

Iíve wondered about irony
Serendipity and luck
Played the double line chicken
When one of us veered off

Has this life has been paid for
By ghosts from the grave?
On the surface of Sol
Is it starting to rain?

Iíve been grasping at straws
Since I crawled on all fours
Lost in reflections
ĎTil the full moon has waned

Six thousand thirty three
Days Ďtil I die
Thatís what theyíve told me
So long so long

In the blink of an eye
Days weeks and years now
No reprieve for the wicked
The weary the wrong

Iíve thought about the nations
The planets the stars
And the universe...wait
Was that Yakov Smirnoff?

All this begs the question
Was I written into life
Or whelped into existence?
This desk must need clearing off

-bushman
05/29/2018
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