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avatar Mini Bee in the shadow of Moose
August 02, 2009 09:57PM


Meet Mini-Bee. Chick-on needed some more competition.....

Had the pleasure of meeting the Queen Bee in person, wish I lived closer to you all. Good hikers are v. hard to find, great backpackers even harder. Never met anyone who has her stuff so together, both mentally, physically, and organization-wise. I will miss her company a great deal. She is a genuinely kind and sincere person. Be nice to Bee. She's the BEST.

There's a saying that goes: " A lighthouse doesn't announce when it is shining". Bee is like a lighthouse.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/03/2009 01:29PM by blooty.
avatar Re: Mini Bee in the shadow of Moose
August 03, 2009 10:17AM
We love our Bee.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Mini Bee in the shadow of Moose
August 03, 2009 08:36PM
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mrcondron
We love our Bee.

Even when she stings?
avatar Re: Mini Bee in the shadow of Moose
August 03, 2009 10:12PM
If you get stung by Bee, you must've really deserved it. I saw an enormous amount of stinger restraint over the weekend. Like I said, she is a v. special person.
avatar Re: Mini Bee in the shadow of Moose
August 03, 2009 11:52PM
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blooty
Like I said, she is a v. special person.

Several of us are quite aware of that.
avatar Re: Mini Bee in the shadow of Moose
August 04, 2009 12:55AM
Well, allright then. Mini Bee doesn't have to go and straighten your butt out.

avatar Re: Mini Bee in the shadow of Moose
August 04, 2009 07:38AM
Nice pic. Any details?



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Mini Bee in the shadow of Moose
August 04, 2009 11:12AM
A quik note; more to follow later when I have more time.

A group of us went down (and up) 395 this last weekend -- Fri to Sun -- and met up at the E. Sierra trailhead of Mosquito flat. We took the trail (yes, the TRAIL) up and over Mono Pass and camped out at Trail Lakes. If you look up trail lakes, there are several surrounding peaks and ridges -- this is where Blooty and I scrambled up for a nice view of the sunset over Pioneer Basin (the Pic). THe next day, Saturday, we dropped down over a thousand feet into the Basin itself, so that we were able to inspect the meadows and lakes (so many of them) up close and personal. The most impressive visual was Fourth Recess, which there will be photos fourthcoming (my camera crapped out after the first picture, so I am relying apon the expertise of others). Laura, the trip leader, is preparing a slideshow that I will share with one and all. It was my first trip to the E. Sierra, and to say that it is different is the understatement of the year. As Laura puts it: "we don't need no stinkin' foothills". The mountains just rise from the valley straight up. The drive to the destination included a nice little side trip through Yosemite ala Tioga Pass AND a Post Script jaunt to the Whitney Portal to view the future of my backpacking endeavors.

Blooty and Bee on a ridge overlooking Pioneer Basin



Early stop



Hey, Goatpack! Lookie who has the smallest pack (second from back)



The Objective: Mono Pass



Tarn



Pioneer Basin



Pioneer Lakes (I believe)





Bee (all pix provided by Laura & Tracie)



Edited 9 time(s). Last edit at 08/06/2009 11:30AM by Bee.
avatar Re: Mini Bee in the shadow of Moose
August 04, 2009 12:33PM
We are still trying to figure out how you do that hand shadow puppet of the moose.
(signed)
The Beaks

P.S. Good flashlight-in-the-tent amusement.
avatar Re: Mini Bee in the shadow of Moose
August 05, 2009 10:51PM
Four Twinkies eaten in the recesses of my tent!!!! (two on Sat nite)

Busy Bee
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August 06, 2009 09:16AM
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Bee


Ruby Lake (I think)



Actually, I don't believe we went so far as to get to Ruby Lake. This appears to be, from my Tom Harris Map which I have of the entire area, a tarn :-) Ruby Lake is down there:

avatar Re: Mini Bee in the shadow of Moose
August 06, 2009 09:43AM
Thanks for the clarification, Tracie! It's really hard to keep the locations straight when I don't take the pictures myself, OR have the map in front of me (details, folks!)

thank you for letting me use your pics.

Bee
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August 06, 2009 10:34AM
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Bee
It's really hard to keep the locations straight when I don't take the pictures myself, OR have the map in front of me (details, folks!)
Bee

Dear QB,
Are you sure that the picture wasn't taken on the trail to El Capitan?
With Love,
The Beaks
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August 06, 2009 11:24AM
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szalkowski
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Bee
It's really hard to keep the locations straight when I don't take the pictures myself, OR have the map in front of me (details, folks!)
Bee

Dear QB,
Are you sure that the picture wasn't taken on the trail to El Capitan?
With Love,
The Beaks

Tracie was there, therefore I must have been wherever she was!! It could be why my signature on the Whitney Board is:

Wherever you go, there you are -Buckaroo Banzai


Busy Bee

QB
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August 06, 2009 01:37PM
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Bee
Tracie was there, therefore I must have been wherever she was!!

Guess you've never studied quantum mechanics. winking smiley
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August 06, 2009 03:33PM
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eeek
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Bee
Tracie was there, therefore I must have been wherever she was!!

Guess you've never studied quantum mechanics. winking smiley


Schrödinger's goat.
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August 06, 2009 03:36PM
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szalkowski
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eeek
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Bee
Tracie was there, therefore I must have been wherever she was!!

Guess you've never studied quantum mechanics. winking smiley

Schrödinger's goat.

Schrödinger's apiary.
avatar Re: Mini Bee in the shadow of Moose
August 05, 2009 06:49AM
Bee Rocks.

She has been put thru the:
a) manzinita wack-a-doodle test
b) Goat Whisperer Whooping test
c) Log balancing act test
d) Snow slippy / traverse test
e) Boulder hopping test
f) ooooga boooga test
g) kicky back of seat test
h) Stir Stick test

w/ minimal complaints

Dana...
Dana...
Dana...

Happy 99th! Birthday Cake

tongue sticking out smiley
avatar Re: Mini Bee in the shadow of Moose
August 05, 2009 06:50AM
And THANK YOU for the pictures, etc.!
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August 06, 2009 06:29PM
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bill-e-g
Bee Rocks.

She has been put thru the:
a) manzinita wack-a-doodle test
b) Goat Whisperer Whooping test
c) Log balancing act test
d) Snow slippy / traverse test
e) Boulder hopping test
f) ooooga boooga test
g) kicky back of seat test
h) Stir Stick test

w/ minimal complaints

tongue sticking out smiley

ooooga boooga test? Missed that one. Explain, please.

Jim
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August 06, 2009 07:54PM
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tomdisco
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bill-e-g
Bee Rocks.

She has been put thru the:
a) manzinita wack-a-doodle test
b) Goat Whisperer Whooping test
c) Log balancing act test
d) Snow slippy / traverse test
e) Boulder hopping test
f) ooooga boooga test
g) kicky back of seat test
h) Stir Stick test

w/ minimal complaints

tongue sticking out smiley

ooooga boooga test? Missed that one. Explain, please.

Jim

OOOOOGA BOOOGA test is a test of the nerves....when all is quiet, say, when you are cooking dinner or breakfast in a low lying area...suddenly...OOOOGA BOOOGA!!!!! THE GOATIE POPS OUT FROM BEHIND A ROCK!! Or in the morning, If you are too slow to get ready, OOOOGA BOOOGA!!!! your tent might collapse!!!!

Bee
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August 06, 2009 08:03PM
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Bee
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tomdisco
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bill-e-g
Bee Rocks.

She has been put thru the:
a) manzinita wack-a-doodle test
b) Goat Whisperer Whooping test
c) Log balancing act test
d) Snow slippy / traverse test
e) Boulder hopping test
f) ooooga boooga test
g) kicky back of seat test
h) Stir Stick test

w/ minimal complaints

tongue sticking out smiley

ooooga boooga test? Missed that one. Explain, please.

Jim

OOOOOGA BOOOGA test is a test of the nerves....when all is quiet, say, when you are cooking dinner or breakfast in a low lying area...suddenly...OOOOGA BOOOGA!!!!! THE GOATIE POPS OUT FROM BEHIND A ROCK!! Or in the morning, If you are too slow to get ready, OOOOGA BOOOGA!!!! your tent might collapse!!!!

Bee


Just slap him on the snout.
He'll eventually get the idea and stop... perhaps.
avatar Re: Mini Bee in the shadow of Moose
August 06, 2009 09:03PM
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Bee
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tomdisco
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bill-e-g
Bee Rocks.

She has been put thru the:
a) manzinita wack-a-doodle test
b) Goat Whisperer Whooping test
c) Log balancing act test
d) Snow slippy / traverse test
e) Boulder hopping test
f) ooooga boooga test
g) kicky back of seat test
h) Stir Stick test

w/ minimal complaints

tongue sticking out smiley

ooooga boooga test? Missed that one. Explain, please.

Jim

OOOOOGA BOOOGA test is a test of the nerves....when all is quiet, say, when you are cooking dinner or breakfast in a low lying area...suddenly...OOOOGA BOOOGA!!!!! THE GOATIE POPS OUT FROM BEHIND A ROCK!! Or in the morning, If you are too slow to get ready, OOOOGA BOOOGA!!!! your tent might collapse!!!!

Bee

Thank you, Bee. What a relief to understand. I knew there was a reason I signed on again tonight besides insomnia. Nothing like knowledge for the soul. Perhaps sleep will come easier now. winking smiley
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August 06, 2009 09:29PM
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tomdisco
Thank you, Bee. What a relief to understand. I knew there was a reason I signed on again tonight besides insomnia. Nothing like knowledge for the soul. Perhaps sleep will come easier now. winking smiley

You will be lucky not to suffer from "OOOOOGA BOOOOGA" paranoia, tonight. Too many OOOOGA BOOOGAs, and you find yourself scanning every nook and cranny before settling in for a nice twinkie or pudding pie! (It's great for scaring off any unwanted camp visitors, though!)


Bee
avatar Re: Mini Bee in the shadow of Moose
August 05, 2009 06:39PM
I picked up some weaponry of my own this weekend (Goaties Beware!!!!)

(GW ROCKS -- she keeps us on schedule; something I really learned to appreciate!) (OOOOGA BOOOGA would have been handy!!!!)

Pine Cone Fights must be indigenous to the GoatPack....no one had a CLUE why I was pitching cones everywhere (must stay in practice!!!)

GoatPack skills and practices were proudly displayed on my first trip away from the Pack, and the other folks were quite impressed with what I had learned -- especially the ability to be fed and comfortable with a minimal amount of excess gear. (Marmot Precip jacket pictured above was a life-saver!!)

Beeee
avatar Re: Mini Bee in the shadow of Moose
August 05, 2009 08:36PM
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Bee got a Twinkie?
the other folks were quite impressed with what I had learned -- especially the ability to be fed and comfortable

How many Twinkies did it come to?
avatar Re: Mini Bee in the shadow of Moose
August 06, 2009 06:34AM
Four! Did I not teach you the art of diversification?



(and that Ramen is still in the pantry closet...)
avatar Re: Mini Bee in the shadow of Moose
August 06, 2009 09:49AM
Yup! Got the big 98th comin' up!Cake and Candle

I had the little Bare Boxer pushed with extras, so I was worried that I would smash the most loved PUDDING PIE (I really missed those pudding pies!)

Busy Bee
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August 06, 2009 10:08AM
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Bee
I was worried that I would smash the most loved PUDDING PIE (I really missed those pudding pies!)

Ah... weedhoppa... you must aquire you're own "First-aid" kit:
Feed ME!Feed ME!Feed ME!Feed ME!Feed ME!Feed ME!Feed ME!Feed ME!Feed ME!Feed ME!Feed ME!Feed ME!Feed ME!Feed ME!


(and that's Benson Lake Sand...)
tongue sticking out smiley
avatar Re: Mini Bee in the shadow of Moose
August 06, 2009 02:35PM
Bee,

I could'nt have taken those pix without you, so they're not "my" pix.

T
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August 06, 2009 06:19PM
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blooty
Bee,

I could'nt have taken those pix without you, so they're not "my" pix.

T

The Evil Barbies shared a brain.....!! Grinning Devil
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