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Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!

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avatar Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 25, 2009 04:48PM
The Egg came first.

avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 25, 2009 04:51PM
btw...

The weather this weekend was fabulous! Looked Crazy down in the Valley...
In the backcountry... very few people...
if omit Yosemite Falls area we saw maybe 15 people total..
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 25, 2009 04:57PM
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bill-e-g
The weather this weekend was fabulous!

Even on Saturday?
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 25, 2009 05:01PM
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eeek
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bill-e-g
The weather this weekend was fabulous!

Even on Saturday?
This was Saturday around 7pm:
Clear skies the entire day. Just beautiful. Maybe it was hot-hot-hot in the valley... not on the north rim.

Eagle Beak:

avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 25, 2009 07:17PM
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bill-e-g
Eagle Beak:



Glacier Point Chicken
Source: http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/in_the_heart_of_the_sierras/27.html
(Note: James McCauley built and ran the Glacier Point Hotel. The trail mentioned in the last sentence, which McCauley also built, is what is now known as the Four Mile Trail.)




As a part of the usual programme, we experimented as to the time taken by different objects in reaching the bottom of the cliff. An ordinary stone tossed over remained in sight an incredibly long time, but finally vanished somewhere about the middle distance. A handkerchief with a stone tied in the corner, was visible perhaps a thousand feet deeper; but even an empty box, watched by a field-glass, could not be traced to its concussion with the Valley floor. Finally, the landlord appeared on the scene, carrying an antique hen under his arm. This, in spite of the terrified ejaculations and entreaties of the ladies, he deliberately threw over the cliff’s edge. A rooster might have gone thus to his doom in stoic silence, but the sex of this unfortunate bird asserted itself the moment it started on its awful journey into space. With an ear-piercing cackle, that gradually grew fainter as it fell, the poor creature shot downward; now beating the air with ineffectual wings, and now frantically clawing at the very wind, that slanted her first this way and then that; thus the hapless fowl shot down, down, until it became a mere fluff of feathers no larger than a quail. Then it dwindled to a wren’s size, disappeared, then again dotted the sight a moment as a pin’s point, and then—it was gone!
After drawing a long breath all round, the women folks pitched into the hen’s owner with redoubled zest. But the genial McCauley shook his head knowingly, and replied:—
“Don’t be alarmed about that chicken, ladies. She’s used to it. She goes over that cliff every day during the season.”
And, sure enough, on our road back we met the old hen about half up the trail, calmly picking her way home!!(?)
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 25, 2009 05:11PM
This is what I learned or what-not this weekend:

1) Le-ham-ite ... not Le-ham-i-te or Le-ham-it-e (I was right on this one!)
2) Raven and Crow ... It was Raven (quite magestic) (big old beak=Raven) (wedge shaped tail=Raven) (sqare tail=Crow)
3) Maybe it is Creeping Phlox but my book says Spreading Phlox (jury still out on Creeping)
3) Sparrow .. Looks like the dive bomber birds may have been Swifts... what did the tail look like?

How was the web cam?
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 25, 2009 05:18PM
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bill-e-g
(wedge shaped tail=Raven) (sqare tail=Crow)

Tail: round raven, square crow
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 25, 2009 05:25PM
Raven tail actually has distinct three edged look when viewed close-up, but in flight, it does look rounded (we had a pet raven on our campus at HSU)
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 25, 2009 05:58PM
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bill-e-g
The Egg came first.




Mutant goat... or normal goat?

Vote now.
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 25, 2009 06:01PM
Mutant



Old Dude
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 25, 2009 06:02PM
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szalkowski
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bill-e-g
The Egg came first.

Mutant goat... or normal goat?

Vote now.

Wha! Hmm... What type of "knot" IS this at the end of rope?
Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 25, 2009 06:22PM
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szalkowski
Mutant goat... or normal goat?
Vote now.

From what I have read in this thought provoking forum I believe that "Super Goat" should be an option.

So 1 vote for :

Super Goat
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 25, 2009 06:49PM
Busy Bee
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szalkowski
Mutant goat... or normal goat?
Vote now.

From what I have read in this thought provoking forum I believe that "Super Goat" should be an option.

So 1 vote for :

Super Goat

Hey, Schmo, by what I heard, The Goat is marketing himself as "The All-Knowing Goat", thus: Omniscient Goatie
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 25, 2009 08:00PM
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Bee
Busy Bee
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joe_schmo
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szalkowski
Mutant goat... or normal goat?
Vote now.
From what I have read in this thought provoking forum I believe that "Super Goat" should be an option.
Hey, Schmo, by what I heard, The Goat is marketing himself as "The All-Knowing Goat", thus: Omniscient Goatie



"Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends...."
(With deepest apologies to Emerson, Lake, and Palmer.)

It looks like we are converging on:
OmniSuperMutantscient Goatie Dinner Jacket



(Aside to Joe: Are you accessing this forum in some alternate universe?)
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 26, 2009 12:07PM
This thread is just plain weird.

Jim
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 26, 2009 12:15PM
You are correct but see rule number one.

http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?1,10097,10097#msg-10097



Old Dude



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/26/2009 12:16PM by mrcondron.
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 26, 2009 12:41PM
Mike,

Point taken but sometimes you have read the entire thread looking for meaning before you realize the full moon has struck again.

Jim
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 26, 2009 12:42PM
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tomdisco
Point taken but sometimes you have read the entire thread looking for meaning before you realize the full moon has struck again.

The first post of this thread wasn't enough of a clue?
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 26, 2009 12:44PM
eeek,

I've seen the chicken so many times I just think of it as an another avatar.

Jim
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 26, 2009 12:47PM
If a cow and a half can eat a bale and a half in a day and a half how long will it take a stupid, but loved, stuffed chicken to hatch a granite egg?



Old Dude
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 26, 2009 01:43PM
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mrcondron
If a cow and a half can eat a bale and a half in a day and a half how long will it take a stupid, but loved, stuffed chicken to hatch a granite egg?

Not sure how long I was napping... but when I awoke the little guy was trying to hatch the thing!

Tom,
Actually there are some interesting items in the thread.
You got that great view of Eagle Peak... and... ah... um...

The chick-on is going on all trips this year... smiling smiley
Maybe we should just have "where's chick-on" thread....
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 26, 2009 01:45PM
eeek,
Can we get the chick-on as a emoticon?
I mean... cmon... how can you not smile when you see him?
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 31, 2009 09:09PM
A Youtube search came up with:



avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 31, 2009 09:24PM
Notice in the credits that it is chicken.
The "Las Vegas Chick-On" is probably older than that kid in the video!
I guess I'll have to scan in his early days photo.
I'm sure you are all waiting... impatiently for that!
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 31, 2009 09:25PM
Oh yes.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 31, 2009 09:29PM
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mrcondron
Oh yes.

You didn't have to say that. I mean I had to take the little guy away from you at the top of Yose Falls.
(hmmmm... I wonder if you can get to El Cap from there?)

O wait... you can:

http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?1,7451,page=1
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 31, 2009 10:15PM
Is Bee out of town for a month? You toy with death at home, on the trail, and of the forum.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
May 31, 2009 10:20PM
Granite trumps all!
(and I really wanted to get EEEK to get a "Bewitched emoticon" but got side-tracked...)

Here's from nearly 20 years ago. "Las Vegas Chick-on":

avatar Re: Ancient Mystery Solved!
June 01, 2009 10:48AM
I have ALWAYS wanted some Goatskin gloves. Tell me Goatie, did your fall AND the resulting wrath of The Goatie Whisperer leave enough hide left for some fine, goatskin glovies????


Busy Bee
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