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Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
May 30, 2017 - 10:10am PT
Ghost you need to keep traversing from that pic to get to Moss Mtn

Thankfully dogs make gud encouragers
Credit: Oplopanax

Then there's our northern zone. No photos from that shining sea yet?

Credit: Oplopanax
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Topic Author's Reply - May 31, 2017 - 04:47pm PT
Thanks, Oplo. That dog looks smart.

Maybe now there is a photo or two of the northern zone?





When Roscoe first showed up he/she was hanging low in a tree where non-climber passersby might go.

I took it for a child's creation and re-located it where it was less likely to be disturbed. To me it resembled a Tami Knight cartoon rat and a good mascot for the traverse.





Roscoe has made it through storm, heat, cold, a fall and loss of tail, and a neck fracture.






This Spring I had to revise my opinion of Roscoe's origin.














I now guess that Roscoe plays a part in weird ju-ju. This Spring I have seen things at the traverse which 25 years of regular attendance did not prepare me for.







What is going on, here?


Answer coming later.






MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Topic Author's Reply - May 31, 2017 - 04:53pm PT
And a reprise of a video Harry posted:








with the spiders





MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Topic Author's Reply - May 31, 2017 - 06:28pm PT
Foreshadowing.

Upcoming Yosemite TR.

If so on and so forth...







My internet-assisted guess: Erythranthe tilingii


Probably a cousin beside the trail to upper Yosemite Falls:






Tami

Social climber
Canada
May 31, 2017 - 07:59pm PT
Love the Monkeyflowers. Usually see those in the alpine :-)

And thanks for the video of Ed. Still missed, he.

Your pix rock Andy.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
May 31, 2017 - 08:58pm PT
Wow, that's the first time I've seen that Harry video. Dean and Ed used to ride their bikes out there, climb in cycling clothes and bicycle back home.

Yeah, Ed was a lot of noisy fun. Thanks for bringing the vid up, Andy !
frostback

Social climber
great white north
May 31, 2017 - 10:33pm PT
MH
You have me on the edge of my internet seat, sex and violence? goodie!
Meanwhile some of my finest memories of Ed are from another shining sea, the andaman, where I had the privilege of climbing with him spread over a few trips. Alas, Ed's dirtbag ways meant we had to cut him off from being a dining out companion, he was great fun at the table but incorrigible when the bill rolled around.
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 1, 2017 - 11:12am PT
The park in which the traverse is found is a place of quiet beauty.











WARNING

SOME OF WHAT FOLLOWS MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME VIEWERS

CONTENT MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN




My eyesight is not sharp. I noticed something unusual out in the water but it was too far off, about 400 metres, until I looked at the tele photos. It was drifting away and this image is a sequence collected over several minutes.









Maybe the root system of an old-growth stump upside down and mostly submerged?


Doesn’t account for what looks like a head on the left with a mouth that opens and closes.



Later in the sequence







I could not visualize a geometry that would shift and rotate to present those views.


What I could visualize was this:






A plesiosaur grabbed a seal and then got attacked by a shark. Pretty cool!





RETURN TO REGULAR PROGRAMMING











Adult program will resume after a short break.





Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Jun 1, 2017 - 11:18am PT
That's badass, dinos in the water and dynos on the cliff above ;)

DMT
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 1, 2017 - 12:22pm PT
I was told by the paddle-boarder that these are sea lions.







They yell OORT! OORT! OORT!

I never noticed them before, if they were around, but they are hard to miss.



Out of the corner of my eye:






Next day, confirmation.






Passing directly off shore from the traverse:





Sea lions in same location but different angle, doing idon’wannaknowwhut.





Whale nearing the same place:











And the answer to it all?






Small fish.

Many of them.

Maybe recovering as pollutant sources go the way of the past.

Bringing back whales, dolphins, sea lions, and eagles trying to shake down sea gulls.



And people.







Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jun 1, 2017 - 01:06pm PT
Andy I assume you've also seen the vid of the little girl being pulled off the dock in Steveston by a large male sea lion.

My guess is the larger sea mammals around here are more plentiful for a number of reasons but one I can think of is back in the day the fishermen used to shoot them.

Now they're left more alone & have become more plentiful and pesky if fed by humans.
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 1, 2017 - 01:18pm PT
I was not aware. Being an adult is not easy.

Do not approach sea lions.

Do not feed them.
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Jun 29, 2017 - 06:15am PT
The beauty of a local seaside crag is one can introduce a second gener...
The beauty of a local seaside crag is one can introduce a second generation to an area that has delivered profound bliss over the years. The lure of brats and beer served as sufficient bait for three parental sets and spawn to attend a mid-summer night ev
Credit: frostback
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 29, 2017 - 07:04am PT
The lure of the sea to earn a living. 18th century copper and tin mines in Cornwall. Would you dig a vertical shaft down in order to dig an adit out beneath the sea floor?

Yes, Poldarkville.
Yes, Poldarkville.
Credit: Reilly

The very Poldark mine, a mile from the above.
The very Poldark mine, a mile from the above.
Credit: Reilly
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Jun 29, 2017 - 07:07am PT
Reilly,
More please! Bad TV series, amazing history....
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Oct 5, 2017 - 07:46pm PT
Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 5, 2017 - 10:46pm PT
Awww, Jim, I recognize those two people.
Hahahhaa that I checked in to ogle pix just to see this :-D
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 6, 2017 - 11:35am PT
I'm damned if I can find something to climb here next summer.
Maybe I'll just go fishing.

Credit: Reilly
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Oct 6, 2017 - 11:42am PT
I recall doing the traverse at Lighthouse (not Kmans) back in the early 90s on many a spring/summer eve to be greeted by the chuff of a sea lion surfacing below me. never seen that many though! bitd you were lucky to have one.

Let's hear it for the herring and for SES doing the herring mesh wraps of creosote pilings. As well as for the remedy of the Brittania toxic discharge and for the shutdown of Woodfibre toxic discharge. Those three things seem to be giving us the livelier Sound. Huzzah
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 6, 2017 - 12:59pm PT
Yes and no. Remember that an LNG port is being considered at the old Woodfibre site.
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