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avatar Creature feature
July 03, 2009 10:40PM
My props are living.

This is near Fairview NV today, July 3 and an EXTREMELY lucky shot. Click the photo for the full-on.



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July 03, 2009 11:08PM
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Vince
My props are living.

They are also endangered and protected. Why are you harassing them?
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July 03, 2009 11:25PM
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eeek
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Vince
My props are living.

They are also endangered and protected. Why are you harassing them?

Desert fish. Here fishie fishie fishie.

That one merely scampered off, with a shrug of shoulders and hardly a spit.

Spit is gold out there.
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July 03, 2009 11:39PM
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Vince
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Vince
My props are living.

They are also endangered and protected. Why are you harassing them?

Desert fish. Here fishie fishie fishie.

That one merely scampered off, with a shrug of shoulders and hardly a spit.

Spit is gold out there.

Word of the day: hubris
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July 04, 2009 06:43AM
You need to adjust the date in your camera.
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July 04, 2009 07:30AM
http://www.lnt.org/programs/principles.php

Respect Wildlife



(this is from 2002 in Henry Coe SP)
avatar Re: Creature feature
July 04, 2009 08:33AM
I was hoping for mustangs or antelope and what do I get...stupid lizards.

I'll try better today around Frenchman Lake. Maybe even venture further than 20 feet from the 4x4. Happy Fourth! P.S. I fixed the date on the camera...not sure how it got off 2 days.

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July 04, 2009 08:45AM
Didn't see a single bear in 6 days in Yose backcountry... only bear poo and tracks...
Just dear and marmots and other various rodentia...

10x Zoom at Smedberg.


Happy 4th. Brats and couch fishing for me today...
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July 04, 2009 08:47AM
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bill-e-g
Didn't see a single bear in 6 days in Yose backcountry... only bear poo and tracks...
Just dear and marmots and other various rodentia...

10x Zoom at Smedberg.


Happy 4th. Brats and couch fishing for me today...

Nice shot. What camera are you using?

"Wilderness" for me this morning then BBQ ribs at my sister's.
avatar Re: Creature feature
July 04, 2009 11:12AM
Nice shot. Did not realize Smedberg Lake was that attractive.

Jim
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July 04, 2009 11:17AM
It is. As are Sister and Surprise.
The wifie and I like Surprise the best. Very difficult to capture Surprise's beauty with a still camera though.

Smedberg Lake - 6/30/2009
avatar Re: Creature feature
July 04, 2009 11:33AM
Dale,

What was your complete trail route? I presume you did some sort of loop.

Jim
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July 04, 2009 12:37PM
Trail?

Home->Twin Lakes(Bridgeport)->Barney Lake->Robinson Lakes->Crown Lake->Snow Lake
Snow Lake->Rock Island Lake->Suicide Ridge->Slide Canyon->Doe Lake->Tallulah Lake
Tallulah Lake->Sister Lake->Surprise Lake->Smedberg Lake->Rodgers Lake
Rodgers Lake->Murdock Lake->Benson Lake
Benson Lake->Arndt Lake
Arndt Lake->Peeler Lake->Barney Lake->Twin Lakes->Home

xcountry stuff was from Snow to Smedberg and from Arndt to Peeler.

You can looky here if you want. You'll need to zoom in probably though...
http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.dekeyser/MoMaps#5354690841505472882
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July 06, 2009 12:13PM
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bill-e-g
Trail?

Home->Twin Lakes(Bridgeport)->Barney Lake->Robinson Lakes->Crown Lake->Snow Lake
Snow Lake->Rock Island Lake->Suicide Ridge->Slide Canyon->Doe Lake->Tallulah Lake
Tallulah Lake->Sister Lake->Surprise Lake->Smedberg Lake->Rodgers Lake
Rodgers Lake->Murdock Lake->Benson Lake
Benson Lake->Arndt Lake
Arndt Lake->Peeler Lake->Barney Lake->Twin Lakes->Home

xcountry stuff was from Snow to Smedberg and from Arndt to Peeler.

You can looky here if you want. You'll need to zoom in probably though...
http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.dekeyser/MoMaps#5354690841505472882

Looks like a great route - glad I found it mentioned here, as I just flew over that region on June 20, and found your route the same day I was annotating these photos of the same place:
North YNP Aerial-1
North YNP Aerial-2

View from 33,000 feet, courtesy American Airlines. Do the labels look correct to you, Mike?

Cheers,
Ron
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July 04, 2009 12:38PM
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July 05, 2009 02:38PM
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July 05, 2009 08:42PM
I was trying to shoo the snake off the dirt road up to Crystal Peak out of Stead, NV...it didn't want anything to do with me or my generous attitude.

Freakin reptiles.



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July 05, 2009 08:49PM
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Vince
I was trying to shoo the snake off the dirt road

Why? Was it too hard to drive/walk around the snake?

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Freakin reptiles.

It averages 20 to 30 bottles of antivenom to treat one bite, Vince. That stuff costs about $3000 per bottle. Do the math.
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July 05, 2009 09:25PM
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Vince
I was trying to shoo the snake off the dirt road

Why? Was it too hard to drive/walk around the snake?

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Freakin reptiles.

It averages 20 to 30 bottles of antivenom to treat one bite, Vince. That stuff costs about $3000 per bottle. Do the math.

Antivenin on a non-poisonous snake? Do that math.

This particular slithering reptile obvously had had quite enough of any human. As I said on youtube, it bit the tires on the truck as I went around it.
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July 07, 2009 08:04AM
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Vince
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Vince
I was trying to shoo the snake off the dirt road

Why? Was it too hard to drive/walk around the snake?

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Freakin reptiles.

It averages 20 to 30 bottles of antivenom to treat one bite, Vince. That stuff costs about $3000 per bottle. Do the math.

Antivenin on a non-poisonous snake? Do that math.

This particular slithering reptile obvously had had quite enough of any human. As I said on youtube, it bit the tires on the truck as I went around it.

It is interesting how gopher snakes act so much like rattlers: coil, strike, tail shake, etc.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
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July 07, 2009 08:25AM
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Vince
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It averages 20 to 30 bottles of antivenom to treat one bite, Vince. That stuff costs about $3000 per bottle. Do the math.
Antivenin on a non-poisonous snake? Do that math.

Sure it costs a lot.. but the snake's life is worth it.
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July 06, 2009 10:27PM
Cool. Thanks for the aerial shots! Every time I'm flying I'm invariably on the wrong side of the plane!
I'm not Mike but those labels look pretty correct to me.
I'm gonna give them a really good look over when I have more time to burn.
Thanks again
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July 06, 2009 10:39PM
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bill-e-g
Cool. Thanks for the aerial shots! Every time I'm flying I'm invariably on the wrong side of the plane!
I'm not Mike but those labels look pretty correct to me.
I'm gonna give them a really good look over when I have more time to burn.
Thanks again

Hey, you're welcome, and apologies for the misnaming!
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July 06, 2009 11:06PM
(He wishes he were.)



Old Dude
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July 07, 2009 07:06AM
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mscondron
(He wishes he were.)

I thought it was the other way around.

Ron,
You got any shots west of what you have above?
avatar Re: Creature feature
July 07, 2009 09:12AM
I was pretty sure you were thinking Dale but I did look at a lot of the labels. I had to quit as I was getting a north/south south/north headache.



Old Dude
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July 07, 2009 09:14AM
You sure it wasn't the elevation?
avatar Re: Creature feature
July 07, 2009 10:04AM
I'll repost this...

Ron,
You got any shots west of what you have above?

Love it..

Couple of things:
- Spiller... not Splitter
- Crown Lake is off a bit... it's the lake just south of where you put it (which is Robinson)

You can see a large number of lakes... Sister, Doe, Smedberg, Miller, Tallulah, Murdock, Rodgers, Virginia...
Unfortunately... Loch Table is out of view off the right...
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July 07, 2009 02:45PM
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bill-e-g
I'll repost this...

Ron,
You got any shots west of what you have above?

Love it..

Couple of things:
- Spiller... not Splitter
- Crown Lake is off a bit... it's the lake just south of where you put it (which is Robinson)

You can see a large number of lakes... Sister, Doe, Smedberg, Miller, Tallulah, Murdock, Rodgers, Virginia...
Unfortunately... Loch Table is out of view off the right...

Only one shot farther west: Hyatt Lake - Big Lake
And I haven't labeled it, but have identified Hyatt Lake & Big Lake.

Thanks for having a look and sending corrections; wish now that I had taken more photos.
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July 07, 2009 02:58PM
Woah... that one is pretty cool too!

Cherry Creek & Canyon
Many Island Lake
Mercur Peak and Lake
Lord Meadow
Boundary, Little Bear, and Spotted Fawn
Even park of Kibbie Lake

All visible! Sweet
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July 07, 2009 04:17PM
Very cool indeed. It's fun to see where you've been but I got another friggin north/south headache. Too used to north being up.



Old Dude
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July 07, 2009 09:18PM
Thanks again Ron.

Now... for Vincie...

THIS is an EXTREMELY LUCKY Shot!
July 2, 2009 - Seavey Pass

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July 07, 2009 09:22PM
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bill-e-g
Thanks again Ron.

Now... for Vincie...

THIS is an EXTREMELY LUCKY Shot!
July 2, 2009 - Seavey Pass


I'm glad it's not a picture of a human doing that...not that they don't...but when you gotta, you gotta.
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July 07, 2009 09:26PM
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Vince
I'm glad it's not a picture of a human doing that...not that they don't...but when you gotta, you gotta.

I kind find you some if you need them. (Google makes some things so fornicating easy!)
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