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Re: Travels with JimDisco TR - Slide/Spiller Canyon

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avatar Travels with JimDisco TR - Slide/Spiller Canyon
September 04, 2013 09:47AM
Made a set of faux toes... hope you enjoy...

A few from it:

Mr. JimDisco after Mule Pass:


Enjoying Lower Matterhorn Canyon:


My buddie Z Perret in Spilla Canyon:


Bunch more ear:
https://picasaweb.google.com/yosemite.chick.on/SlideSpilla



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avatar Re: Travels with JimDisco TR - Slide/Spiller Canyon
September 04, 2013 11:37AM
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chick-on

Mr. JimDisco after Mule Pass:

With such a happy smiling face, you must have snapped this photo right after Jim finished enjoying one of your delicious Twinkies (or was it a Cloud Cake?).


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chick-on

Bunch more ear:
https://picasaweb.google.com/yosemite.chick.on/SlideSpilla

Thanks for the photos. Glad you still had clear skies at times at least on some parts of your trip.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/04/2013 01:29PM by plawrence.
avatar Re: Travels with JimDisco TR - Slide/Spiller Canyon
September 09, 2013 12:44PM
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plawrence
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chick-on

Mr. JimDisco after Mule Pass:

With such a happy smiling face, you must have snapped this photo right after Jim finished enjoying one of your delicious Twinkies (or was it a Cloud Cake?).



Thanks for the photos. Glad you still had clear skies at times at least on some parts of your trip.

Nope,
I had to wait until day 6 at Horse Creek Pass before I earned my Twinkie. It was the best Twinkie ever made on the planet! Chick-on ate the Cloud Cake.
Jim
Re: Travels with JimDisco TR - Slide/Spiller Canyon
September 09, 2013 05:35PM
You definitely earned it on Day 6! That's a LONG downhill... smiling smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/09/2013 05:36PM by JustKeepWalking.
Re: Travels with JimDisco TR - Slide/Spiller Canyon
September 04, 2013 12:28PM
avatar Re: Travels with JimDisco TR - Slide/Spiller Canyon
September 04, 2013 06:41PM
Spiller, especially, looks incredible. Thanks.
Re: Travels with JimDisco TR - Slide/Spiller Canyon
September 05, 2013 11:57AM
avatar Re: Travels with JimDisco TR - Slide/Spiller Canyon
September 05, 2013 01:42PM
Sweet photos........ thanks for the link.
avatar Re: Travels with JimDisco TR - Slide/Spiller Canyon
September 05, 2013 02:13PM
Probably little know fact... Small plane crash all over the top of Quarry...





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Re: Travels with JimDisco TR - Slide/Spiller Canyon
February 25, 2014 11:11PM
Chick-on

I have some info on the plane crash site if you would like it.

cJ
avatar Re: Travels with JimDisco TR - Slide/Spiller Canyon
February 26, 2014 04:37PM
I think peeps on this forum would be interested in any info on the crash.

Please

If you happen to have the map o the park with all the plane crash locations...
now that is something that I would REALLY love to see.



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avatar Re: Travels with JimDisco TR - Slide/Spiller Canyon
March 03, 2014 07:41AM
Hello. CJ...

In the meantime... Enjoy this Photosynth atop Quarry Peak

http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=5e81758f-8e40-4a8b-bf45-fafd1271418f



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avatar Re: Travels with JimDisco TR - Slide/Spiller Canyon
March 05, 2014 10:24AM
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chick-on
Hello. CJ...

In the meantime... Enjoy this Photosynth atop Quarry Peak

http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=5e81758f-8e40-4a8b-bf45-fafd1271418f

The rest of the crew would be in this picture if we were not lying down waiting for chick-on's return. We would still be a tough find, even with the zoom feature.
avatar Re: Travels with JimDisco TR - Slide/Spiller Canyon
March 05, 2014 05:14PM
Google turned this up...

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George Wright Society Conference
Just a few months later on August 28, 1944, another USAAF Douglas P-70 (P-70B) from
Hammer Field crashed into the summit of Quarry Peak, 15 miles west of Mono Lake. Three air-
men were killed in the accident. The cause of the crash was never determined (Mireles 2006).
Wreckage was scattered over a 500 foot area, and is still in place (Macha and Jordan 2002).
avatar Re: Travels with JimDisco TR - Slide/Spiller Canyon
March 06, 2014 08:17AM
Thank you Mr. Tom. Much appreciated



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avatar Re: Travels with JimDisco TR - Slide/Spiller Canyon
March 06, 2014 07:05PM
I asked a pilot-instructor coworker about this stuff. He said that back in the WW-II era the military had people piloting very challenging planes on, say, 70 hours flight time, when today 1000 or more hours would be required.

Plus, from the supplied link, it seems to me that weather forecasting was somewhat more challenged then than now. And even now west coast forecasts suffer from a lack of data to initialize weather models, given the somewhat large nearby ocean and lack of investment in sea buoys.
Re: Travels with JimDisco TR - Slide/Spiller Canyon
February 25, 2014 11:13PM
I did this route with my Boy Scout troop as well. A nice hidden corner of Yosemite.

cJ
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