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avatar Location of "Paradise"
May 20, 2009 04:25AM
Shattered Air by Bob Madgic was mentioned in another thread (http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?1,11401,page=2). Deals with lightening related injuries and death on Half Dome. One place mentioned frequently in the book is a swimming hole possibly on a tributary of the Merced below Yosemite called "Paradise". Anyone know where this spot is located more precisely?



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 20, 2009 06:37AM
The location of "paradise" is .... wait for it...

Loch Tablae
Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 20, 2009 07:21AM
And where might be this Loch Tablae paradise be found? My wife and I would love to visit it.
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May 20, 2009 08:29AM
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cornbread
And where might be this Loch Tablae paradise be found? My wife and I would love to visit it.
May exist primarily in the mind of DD. See Table Lake.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 20, 2009 05:47PM
I'd have to agree with Goat Boy. Table Lake is pretty nice in the springtime.
It is very difficult to get to but it's pretty nice. It is very close to Pleasant Valley, USA.
avatar Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 20, 2009 05:59PM
Joe Schmo -- the Spicolli of Yosemite News Forum!!!

Long time no Postie!


Busy Bee

(BTW, Mr Condron spoke nonstop about this Table Lake over the weekend..we had to talk him out of changing the itinerary!)
Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 21, 2009 07:13AM
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Bee
(BTW, Mr Condron spoke nonstop about this Table Lake over the weekend..we had to talk him out of changing the itinerary!)
Miss Bee,
Is this the same person who continually berates what that Goat Boy calls "Loch Tablae"?
Perhaps Mr. Condron has a secret crush on Table Lake and wants to be alone with her?
I found this from a previous post:
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bill-e-g
Probably the finest swimming in the entire park can be found at Loch Tablae.
It's cool crisp waters invite one to bask in it's unspoiled beauty in late spring and early summer.
In the heat of summer it's waters turn pleasantly tepid. Fair enough for even the
most discerning wilderness traveler.
The surrounding beauty is hardly matched anywhere in the Sierra.
Come test its waters and later nap under the abundant shady pines nearby.
This is a little over the top but in the springtime it's a pretty fair assesment.
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May 21, 2009 08:02AM
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Joe Schmo "Spicolli"
Miss Bee,
Is this the same person who continually berates what that Goat Boy calls "Loch Tablae"?
Perhaps Mr. Condron has a secret crush on Table Lake and wants to be alone with her?
I found this from a previous post:

Yup...he took on an almost trance-like state when speaking of the aforementioned "Lock Tablae", chanting the name unlike the way Homer Simpson says "Choc-o-lite". He was revived only after a quick slap to the face, and a firm "Snap out of it!!" (Like Cher in "Moonstruck"winking smiley brought him reluctantly back to reality...


Busy Bee
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May 21, 2009 08:11AM
Hey, I'm trying to eat breakfast!



Old Dude
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May 21, 2009 08:27AM
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mrcondron
Hey, I'm trying to eat breakfast!

Hot Choc-o-late...(said in Homer Simpson voice) YUM!!!


Busy Bee
avatar Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 21, 2009 08:30AM
Bee,
I owe you one, with milk!



Old Dude



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/21/2009 08:30AM by mrcondron.
avatar Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 21, 2009 08:29AM
Joe Schmo,

http://www.netwalk.com/~truegger/ftrh/hey-bud.au



Old Dude



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/21/2009 06:31PM by mrcondron.
Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 21, 2009 10:00AM
avatar Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 21, 2009 06:33PM
If you're pond slime.



Old Dude
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May 21, 2009 12:19PM
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Frank Furter
... possibly on a tributary of the Merced below Yosemite called "Paradise". Anyone know where this spot is located more precisely?



The following directions should deliver one to the Gates of Paradise:
Follow the Merced down to its confluence with the San Joaquin and go north. Take the San Joaquin to its outlet in the Delta. Cross the Delta and follow the Sacramento up to the Feather. Hang another right and follow the Feather upstream to Lake Oroville. The NW branch of the lake will lead you to Paradise:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=39.735706,-121.603546&spn=0.507962,0.86792&z=10
[Disclaimer: some portage may be required.]

Or ... you can take the road. (What's wrong with taking the road?)
avatar Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 21, 2009 01:29PM
Do they have cable?
avatar Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 21, 2009 02:26PM
You guys are ruthless and merced-less!



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
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May 21, 2009 02:35PM
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bill-e-g
Do they have cable?

Dale, you seem to have it confused with 'The Other Place.'

If memory serves me correctly, it is somewhere around the Fifth Circle of Goatferno that those trapped in the Stygian manzanita marsh are forced to watch baaad, continuously-looping cable shows.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/21/2009 05:14PM by szalkowski.
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May 21, 2009 06:54PM
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LenBeaker
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bill-e-g
Do they have cable?
If memory serves me correctly, it is somewhere around the Fifth Circle of Goatferno that those trapped in the Stygian manzanita marsh are forced to watch baaad, continuously-looping cable shows.

As long as the cable shows include BeeWitched, Gilligan's Island, and the Brady Bunch... I'm ok with it.
avatar Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 21, 2009 06:58PM
They have cable on Half Dome, so why not?
avatar Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 21, 2009 07:01PM
Some twits don't care if cable is up or down. It's sort of lollygagging around on a glacier.



Old Dude
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May 21, 2009 07:15PM
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mrcondron
Some twits don't care if cable is up or down. It's sort of lollygagging around on a glacier.

The cable was up. (I picked it up)

And that "glacier"... is nothing compared to this:
Tina on the Jackson Glacier

Go ahead.. yell at her... cmon... cmon... I dare you....
avatar Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 21, 2009 07:17PM
How come the snow/ice is gray?
avatar Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 21, 2009 07:21PM
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eeek
How come the snow/ice is gray?

Could be due to Global Warning...
smiling smiley

There were alot of fires going on when we were there. Quite a large one south of the park.
You can kinda see it's not really crystal clear... Maybe it is due to soot.
avatar Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 21, 2009 08:59PM
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bill-e-g
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eeek
How come the snow/ice is gray?

Could be due to Global Warning...
smiling smiley

There were alot of fires going on when we were there. Quite a large one south of the park.
You can kinda see it's not really crystal clear... Maybe it is due to soot.

Or this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_system
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May 21, 2009 09:19PM
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MasterEEEK
Or this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_system

um... ah... I'm going with dirt on the lens... or just plain ol' dirt...

(look at the last photo...)
(although I guess I could blame it on the Hopper) (2nd from last)

btw... I'm not reading that Zone System thingy... my head still hurts trying to
figure out Waterfall #2 and #3!!!!
smiling smiley
avatar Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 21, 2009 09:27PM
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bill-e-g
btw... I'm not reading that Zone System thingy...

It's not that hard and it'll give you a good understanding of how photography actually works.
avatar Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 21, 2009 09:36PM
I thought it just worked by me pressing a button.
(kinda like TV)

smiling smiley

I used the "red" filter on this shot:

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May 21, 2009 09:29PM
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StumpedGoatie
... my head still hurts trying to figure out Waterfall #2 and #3!!!!

Someone stumped the Goatie...I am really impressed! (either that, or the goat is starting to get a bit dotty)


Busy Bee
avatar Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 21, 2009 09:31PM
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Bee
Someone stumped the Goatie...I am really impressed!

I believe the expression is got his goat.
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May 21, 2009 02:40PM
avatar Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 21, 2009 09:47PM
btw... I cannot believe our resident SEKI "expert" has not mentioned Woods Creek...
(and I'm still waiting for that Mist Falls picture)
avatar Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 22, 2009 10:26AM
I note that the discussion got successfully steered away from Frank's original question. Either nobody knows where the described "Paradise" is located or has sworn not to tell.

Jim
avatar Re: Location of "Paradise"
May 22, 2009 10:35AM
We are working on it's EXACT location...

And it WILL be posted!
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