1977 Airplane Crash in Yosemite

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TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Oct 2, 2014 - 09:51pm PT
That Red Peak Pass loop is unbeatable for beauty and adventure for sure. One can make many trail-less variations with zero danger of getting seriously "lost," as I did at least twice, and wander untouched and unnamed valleys and lakes east of the Clark Range to utter amazement and solitude. The trail, too, is amazing, and very wild. Saw no plane wings, though.
AE

climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 7, 2014 - 01:30pm PT



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There are now kids younger than this blog thread, pulling 5.13, who were conceived by parents who were smart enough to make love instead of reading this endless ...
whatever it is...

for Lorenzo:
pore 1 (pôr, pr)
intr.v. pored, por·ing, pores
1. To read or study carefully and attentively: pored over the classified ads in search of a new job.
2. To gaze intently; stare.
3. To meditate deeply; ponder: pored on the matter.


For everyone else who gives a crap, The new film "Valley Uprising" says all that will ever need to be said about this now amusing and colorful footnote to Yosemite lore, wherein several personalities feel free to incriminate themselves without fear, despite paranoid worries spelled out here over the years. This film was like 7 years in the making, or only two years LESS than the apocryphal tome promised here for so long.

So, so long.
cuvvy

Sport climber
arkansas
Oct 7, 2014 - 06:03pm PT
The book is always better than the movie.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujň de la Playa
Oct 7, 2014 - 06:21pm PT
To wit:

Mutiny on the Bounty. (times at least two - though Charles Laughton was spectacular)




Sorry Ric, but as they point out in the trailer, Mutiny on the Bounty was made in two years.

Left to the reader, how long to write the book? The trilogy?
QITNL

climber
Oct 7, 2014 - 06:24pm PT
I hiked up Red Peak and Ottoway this summer, yeah, real nice. Was gonna add Merced to the list but it was really windy and the Half Dome fire was blowing up.

I stayed at Upper Lower Merced Lake, or whatever they call it, the little one, had it all to myself. There's this spot on the lake, I was getting my water and I farted, heard a perfect echo of my fart. That was pretty neat.

I was gonna wander down to the Lower Lower lake, see if I could score some metal or pot, but was so bored by this thread I decided to skip it.
sidmo

Sport climber
general delivery
Oct 7, 2014 - 07:29pm PT
"The book is always better than the movie."

Yeah, but the book usually comes before the movie.

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and those lakes in the clark range are easy fishin' - lotsa trout
sidmo

Sport climber
general delivery
Oct 13, 2014 - 05:24pm PT
If licky takes any longer we'll start dying off, and if he waits long enough to publish there will be none of us left to correct his bullshyt account of the plane. So there's a method to his madness, but I doubt he's really figured it all out. He's just slow 'cause he's in over his head, and drowning in difficulties. Writing is hard; editing (your own work) is harder still, and he's a rookie - well a publishing rookie at least. If he's really been writing this thing 8 years then he's experienced, albeit not professionally. Licky's extremely competent at not getting the job done.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Oct 13, 2014 - 06:22pm PT
Sidmo
Are sure that you did not just hit the nail on the head
Wait out a few more years and the market for the story will have changed
Jimmy Buffett found this out the hard way too of coures that did not change his
Trajectory just published after the players were not able to voice any alternate versions
(David Crosby was in jail and sick so had enough on his plate and Lowell George was gone)
I am trying to find the name of the book or the story from the book,
sidmo

Sport climber
general delivery
Oct 22, 2014 - 01:05pm PT
The lack of any sense of urgency to publish on Licky's part as always made me wonder about his motives, or lack thereof. If he wanted to write the book it would've been written by now. So what is it he's up to? Posing as a writer? No glory there. Playing detective? No charges would still be viable today, and no rewards are forthcoming. Justice for his buddy? She is nowhere to be seen on this thread and may or may not exist except in Licky's mind. Which leads to the most disturbing possibility: is Licky just deranged? Who knows, and better yet, who cares? As for a book about the plane, I'm not writing one, contrary to one of Licky's paranoid delusions, so if you want to read it, write it yourself.
hossjulia

Trad climber
Carson City, NV
Oct 22, 2014 - 01:17pm PT
So, I just finished a book that uses this story! Fictionalized, but the incident is there. Too funny. And it made me think, how many climbers at the time were worried about cartel repercussions? Like, who owned all that weed and did they want it back?

High Country, by Nevada Barr

There is a great story here, but the direction the OP Licky said he wanted to take it? Not the best story by a long shot.
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