1977 Airplane Crash in Yosemite


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From the wild, not the ranch
Jul 11, 2013 - 09:21am PT
"Lickety Splickety", from the movie 8 mile, sums this thread up IMO, still makes me smile:>)


Sport climber
Jul 11, 2013 - 11:21am PT
Hope you get the book done. Sounds like an interesting story. A bunch of dirtbag climbers hitting a pot of gold, albeit columbian. Hard to believe anyone would smoke pot soaked in airplane fuel... but it does explain the weird posts of some people on this forum.
Hot and sticky today, but off to wrestle a few pebbles anyway....
Keep plugging away Licky

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jul 11, 2013 - 11:38am PT
cuvvy.... the fuel got into the lake water.... the pot- well some of it- got into the lake.... the ones that didn't - were killer. The ones that got wet did have a "taste".....

have fun with the pebbles.

Sport climber
Jul 12, 2013 - 01:23pm PT
Thanks for the correction guyman.
Pebbles were fun.

Mountain climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2013 - 06:07pm PT
Thanks Greg...I appreciate your help
Steve in Tahoe

Mountain climber
Lake Tahoe, NV
Aug 8, 2013 - 10:27am PT
Was up at the lake last week, part of a longer trip 'round the Clark Range, over Red Peak Pass, then following the Merced downstream for 25 miles. I was hoping to catch a good sunset here, but it didn't happen. Crossed contrails looked kinda cool, though.


Credit: Steve in Tahoe

Sport climber
general delivery
Aug 10, 2013 - 09:30pm PT
I had a dream - I was reading licky's book but the pages kept blurring - tell me friends, did I miss anything?

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Aug 11, 2013 - 02:59am PT
Just your sanity or maturity, apparently. It would really be nice if people - especially you, Sidmo - would just let this thread die. Is your life so bereft that you need to keep doing this, or do you have some kind of a compulsive disorder?

Of course, now I am guilty of bumping it as well. Catch 22.

Social climber
Huntington Beach-June Lake
Aug 11, 2013 - 08:10am PT
I joined the group and the first thread in the forum was this one. 2005.. Of course I read the first five pages.. and fast forward to Last page and guess what.. It is now 2013.. you are still here.. No book? No arrests? Where is that Chainsaw guy?
Vicious Preditor

I come from a long line of procreators.
Aug 11, 2013 - 10:30am PT
Over and over, the same mistakes are made. Perhaps its reading comprehension, attention span, level of druggedness.

The Licky book is not about the climbers finding the plane, unloading the plane. That is only the planes ending. The book is about the plane. It may have had a pretty interesting past before it crashed? At least to a plane buff?

I certainly have other stories connected to the planeweed than I have related, we all have or you weren't there. But those stories do not connect with the dead plane, any more than you could say you knew a man after finding his corpse in a lake, then robbing it. We are as extraneous to his story as the identities of the individual rats who gnawed corpses at Appomattox.

But its highly likely something will eventually show, he had access to too much, images and info I had never seen, he trolled with actual bait not no synthetic fake lures. He showed copies of letters, contacted people. Maybe the dude had a stroke or has went missing since trying to get data about dates and names from an MS-13 contact.

And in the end, after all is said, the book is his to do with or die with. Even if it was just a concept that he did nothing with, it would still be his effort you are demanding be kept to your time schedule. Sh#t don't happen on your schedules, did you think you print up schedules for others work? How Atlas Shrugged of you. I mean, patience is very indicated, you bitches got no control over anything.

But this is the single most regular visitor to the front page over the last 8 years or so. Its likely the biggest grosser of clicks on the site. Every so often it gets stirred. People want more.

But after the bullstink raised by all manner of passionate dead heads pushing agendas around like they were cars at a demolition derby, why would anybody want to post any more?

This thread is not even about the recovery of the cargo, the transportation and distribution of the swag, its about the plane. So no actual climber stories fit the thread anyway. If you genius who bitch so much happened to want to start and mediate a thread for several years about this topic, you might get the kinds of stories you want.

But this guy ain't gonna make you security and nice thoughts people any happier than did the guy who was a principle in the Pentagon Airplane crash thread made you feel. People who feel threatened by a poster or thread will always use every nasty method to destroy and run off the poster.

Any method at all, and you better damn well be ready, because you don't get a warning in this kind of war.

You want a better thread, better info, make it happen. This ain't it, ain't never gonna be it for you guys.

But there are gonna be some mean and nasty tacoite cloakroom stabbings over anything good. Some guys here think they are above their pasts, and don't want to argue the issues really at all. Others hate certain others for other reasons. You don't travel regularly in the underground without making friends and enemies there.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Aug 11, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Vicious - please tell us you are NOT writing a book, of any kind.

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Aug 11, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
With all those errant RETURNS, isn't it OBVIOUS who Vicious Preditor really is?


Sport climber
general delivery
Aug 15, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
Yeah big daddy vegas climber – you’re like the pot calling the kettle black, an old southern racist expression that fits your rant perfectly – I go off-thread for months at a time, do you really think I need a life? Or does it boost your ego to trash me? Either way, I never can figger you haters out – it rains here sometimes so I go online – sorrrry – why don’t you go climb a casino?

Aug 15, 2013 - 05:15pm PT
Vicious preditor:

This users account has been deactivated.


This thread is always great.

Trad climber
Aug 15, 2013 - 06:43pm PT
Rox is always interesting. Must be all that tailpipe.

Sorry, Ekat, I do like you a lot too.
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Aug 15, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
Wow Steve, That photo is (by far) the most interesting thing I've seen in this thread in YEARS.

You really have to see it full size:


Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Aug 15, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
Sorry, Ekat, I do like you a lot too.

I like you a lot, too!


I just have a real hard time with a 50+ year old man who can't face the music.


Steve in Tahoe

Mountain climber
Lake Tahoe, NV
Aug 17, 2013 - 09:57am PT
"Wow Steve, That photo is (by far) the most interesting thing I've seen in this thread in YEARS."

Thanks Hardman
I was hoping for a "trophy" sunset shot, but the weather didn't cooperate.


Sport climber
general delivery
Aug 27, 2013 - 05:48pm PT
SORRY Licky, for second-guessing your logic – you waited to publish until Yose went back in the news – with the daily worldwide concern over the Rim Fire we are constantly reminded of that favorite park with the funny name – not much chance of it getting confused with Jellystone or Yellowstone now, not for a while anyway – after the valiant hotshotters beat down the inferno all Americans will vow to return to the Valley before the next hot one hits – PERFECT timing to release an adventure story about a plane that got shot down in the park by greed and avarice – how’d you know? Or was it an educated guess? Either way, you’re a genius!!! When can I order my copy?

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Aug 27, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
Has anyone checked to see whether this plane actually crashed in 1967?

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