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avatar A Bird With a View
November 10, 2009 03:22PM
For the bird lovers out there:



(if it doesn't show up someone tell me and I'll edit it correctly later)



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avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 10, 2009 03:22PM
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chick-on
(if it doesn't show up someone tell me and I'll edit it correctly later)

Worked for me.
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 10, 2009 03:36PM
Since I can't guess, can I give hints like "you're hot" or "you're cold"? winking smiley
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 11, 2009 02:04PM
Mule Boy. This one must be too ez.

My fur sure looks nice though, you no think?



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avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 11, 2009 02:04PM
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chick-on
My fur sure looks nice though, you no think?

Fur?
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 12, 2009 06:14AM
Chick-on,

Where does it say "Guess where I am."?



Old Dude
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 12, 2009 06:27AM
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mrcondron
Chick-on,
Where does it say "Guess where I am."?
Old Guy,
The Mule Boy is chomping at the bit to say "shrinkage!" (muy frio) or Caliente!

(regardless... you not allowed to guess since me thinks we told you)
(ROT - silence all around = that's the only picture you get)



Chick-on is looking at you!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/12/2009 06:29AM by chick-on.
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 12, 2009 06:39AM
Chick-on Brain,

If you want people to offer guesses as to where you picture was taken you have to say in the post with the picture "Where am I? Would you guess Please?".

In the first post you put up with the picture you do not ask people to guess where you are.



Old Dude
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 12, 2009 06:42AM
I know this guy!



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avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 12, 2009 06:43AM
My bad. It's:

Hey, I know that guy!



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avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 12, 2009 06:44AM
One more while I'm on a roll:

The answer is quite simple. Geez. I'm right der in the middle of that picture.



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avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 12, 2009 08:18AM
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chick-on
For the bird lovers out there:



Is that a cosmic ray (10:30 position) heading for Chick-on's noggin?
(This may account for the birdfuddled Ingrish [sic] that Forrest is still trying to interpret.)
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 13, 2009 06:33AM
Len is right.
Super Chick-on

(nice attempt at the sneak attack Commander Marmot)
... sending in your troups going right for the nuts disguised as squirrels...





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avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 13, 2009 08:44AM
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chick-on
(nice attempt at the sneak attack Commander Marmot)
... sending in your troups going right for the nuts disguised as squirrels...




Members of the MSF (Marmot Special Forces) have always been squirrelly.
[FYI, that is Col. Vincent "Mad John" Wayne seen in the photograph.]
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 13, 2009 02:16PM
Jim, Perhaps you are not recognizing the gravity of the sit-e-a-shun.





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avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 13, 2009 02:19PM
Should be easy now:





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avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 13, 2009 04:54PM
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 13, 2009 05:18PM
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eeek
You're here:
<picture of Yose Valley>
<with link to the entire friggin park>

That's funny.

(cause you're wrong)

(at least what you showed... Vernal is at right-most of the picture)

tongue sticking out smiley



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/13/2009 05:22PM by chick-on.
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 13, 2009 05:19PM
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chick-on

That's funny.

(cause you're wrong)

tongue sticking out smiley

Look at the big picture in the link.
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 13, 2009 05:24PM
I did and then edited my response.

I still stand by "very funny".

smiling smiley



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avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 13, 2009 05:27PM
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chick-on
I did and then edited my response.

I still stand by "very funny".

smiling smiley

You said nothing about precision.
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 13, 2009 05:29PM
It's way the hell up LYV.



Old Dude
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 13, 2009 08:07PM
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chick-on
Should be easy now:


Photo taken from Bunnell Point. On the right is an unamed dome. Beyond that is Moraine Dome. On the left is Cascade Cliffs.

Jim
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 14, 2009 05:10AM
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tomdisco
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chick-on
Should be easy now:


Photo taken from Bunnell Point. On the right is an unamed dome. Beyond that is Moraine Dome. On the left is Cascade Cliffs.

Jim

Correcto.

You can also see: Starr King, Liberty Cap, Mt. Broderick, Sentiel Dome, El Cap, and Half Dome

Billy Dome, the dome between Moraine and Bunnell has a cascade just below it. If you still have
Burns' NP series you'll see that dome with John Muir along the cascade. Not sure why
they didn't name the dome and cascade. Many people mistake that cascade for Bunnell Cascade.
Bunnell Cascade proper is further upstream.
If you look on google earth the picture on Billy Dome is incorrect. I tried putting a picture of
me up and moving that one but to no avail. If you look at this picture and the one on GE...
it should be obvious the one on GE is not located correctly.

Here's the view from Billy Dome looking at Bunnell Point:





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avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 14, 2009 06:19AM
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chick-on
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tomdisco
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chick-on
Should be easy now:


Photo taken from Bunnell Point. On the right is an unamed dome. Beyond that is Moraine Dome. On the left is Cascade Cliffs.

Jim

Correcto.

You can also see: Starr King, Liberty Cap, Mt. Broderick, Sentiel Dome, El Cap, and Half Dome

Billy Dome, the dome between Moraine and Bunnell has a cascade just below it. If you still have
Burns' NP series you'll see that dome with John Muir along the cascade. Not sure why
they didn't name the dome and cascade. Many people mistake that cascade for Bunnell Cascade.
Bunnell Cascade proper is further upstream.
If you look on google earth the picture on Billy Dome is incorrect. I tried putting a picture of
me up and moving that one but to no avail. If you look at this picture and the one on GE...
it should be obvious the one on GE is not located correctly.

Here's the view from Billy Dome looking at Bunnell Point:


Looks like Quartzite Peak and Mt. Clark in the background. On the left is that Mount Lyell and Mount Maclure?

Jim
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 15, 2009 10:04AM
Billie-G and I were talking when we reviewed these picts, Chick-On usually breathes confidence but in this picture with his leg drooped over he seems kinda scared sh#tless. Do you all agree?

Anyhow this Burro was not entirely at ease watching Chick-On pose all over the falls like this. I was lucky my camera has IS cuz I all four of my knees were shakin' and I was not the one over the fence. Goatie is one of a kind!


Editted: Rats! I meant to attach this to the photo of Chick-On at the Falls, with one leg drooped over. Sorry. I'll get the hang of this eventually...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/15/2009 10:05AM by Catalonian Burro.
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 12, 2009 09:29AM
OK, I took a couple of "LAME" pills along with my calcium and other geriatric meds so maybe a little later today I'll get it.



Old Dude
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 12, 2009 02:14PM
Mike, are you sure? I'm not.

Jim
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 12, 2009 03:56PM
Let's break down this problem. What is at the arrow? Half Dome? El Capitan?






The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 12, 2009 04:39PM
I think it has something to do with the little oval thingy up and to the left of the fowl's head.



Old Dude
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 12, 2009 05:56PM
Dome da Dome DOME!! Dome da dome dome DOME!!!
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 12, 2009 06:04PM
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Bee
Dome da Dome DOME!! Dome da dome dome DOME!!!

Just the facts, ma'am.
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 12, 2009 06:21PM
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eeek
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Bee
Dome da Dome DOME!! Dome da dome dome DOME!!!

Just the facts, ma'am.


Mount Lee... perched atop the "Hollywood" sign.
(That bird is gonna be a star.)
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 13, 2009 06:36AM
This is safe, right?





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avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 13, 2009 06:42AM
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chick-on
This is safe, right?


I'm not going one step further up this trail until I get a twinkie.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/13/2009 06:42AM by tomdisco.
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 14, 2009 06:21AM
Ok, I'm trying to sort out the photos posted. The Chick must be at the falls on the lower left of the topo below but the original photo was from Bunnell Point, right?

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chick-on







The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 14, 2009 07:06AM
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Frank Furter
Ok, I'm trying to sort out the photos posted. The Chick must be at the falls on the lower left of the topo below but the original photo was from Bunnell Point, right?

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chick-on




O boy. You're gonna kick yourself.
Yes, first photo is Bunnell Point.

The falls photos are Vernal.
(if you look at the second one where I'm scared poopless... you can see the railing)
(those are "suggestions" )



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avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 13, 2009 05:44PM
You turkeys are just lazy.



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avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 13, 2009 05:46PM
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chick-on
You turkeys are just lazy.

avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 13, 2009 06:41PM
How about this location:



(even if wrong, what is the name of the falls on the topo)



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 13, 2009 08:05PM
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Frank Furter
How about this location:
<topo picture of unnamed falls between Merced and Washburn>
(even if wrong, what is the name of the falls on the topo)

Wow. Yeah. Uh. That's not even close.
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 13, 2009 08:16PM
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bill-e-g


Wow. Yeah. Uh. That's not even close.
Considering the size of the universe, I think it must be pretty close.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 14, 2009 04:58AM
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Frank Furter
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bill-e-g
Wow. Yeah. Uh. That's not even close.
Considering the size of the universe, I think it must be pretty close.

R U and dat eeek guy brudders?



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avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 14, 2009 05:49AM
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Frank Furter
How about this location:



(even if wrong, what is the name of the falls on the topo)

Back to my original off topic comment: Anyone know about the name of the falls noted on the topo? I think the stream is the Lyell Fork of Merced River.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 14, 2009 06:21AM
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Frank Furter
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Frank Furter
How about this location:



(even if wrong, what is the name of the falls on the topo)

Back to my original off topic comment: Anyone know about the name of the falls noted on the topo? I think the stream is the Lyell Fork of Merced River.

Can't help you there. I even checked some trail hiking books which make no mention of those falls, let alone naming them.

Jim
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 14, 2009 07:04AM
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tomdisco
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Frank Furter
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Frank Furter
How about this location:



(even if wrong, what is the name of the falls on the topo)

Back to my original off topic comment: Anyone know about the name of the falls noted on the topo? I think the stream is the Lyell Fork of Merced River.

Can't help you there. I even checked some trail hiking books which make no mention of those falls, let alone naming them.

Jim

I alluded to it above. They aren't named. Guess shoulda been more clear.
It's still "just" The Merced there. Lyell Fork and Triple Peak Fork are further upstream
beyond Washburn. If you look at your map more... amazingly it doesn't even
have any falls marked on the Lyell Fork. When the water is really flowing that
is something to see. I'll stick up a photo when I get more time.



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avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 15, 2009 07:45AM
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da bird

<snippy>

It's still "just" The Merced there. Lyell Fork and Triple Peak Fork are further upstream
beyond Washburn. If you look at your map more... amazingly it doesn't even
have any falls marked on the Lyell Fork. When the water is really flowing that
is something to see. I'll stick up a photo when I get more time.

Probably the dawg is interested so here it is:


The mountain there is Mt. Florence. Jimdisco, you were right. Clark and Quartzite Peak were on the right
in the photo with me and bill-e-g. The predominant mountain with all the white stuff on it is Florence.
From that viewpoint, (as with Bunnell Pt.), Florence and Parsons jumps out. McClure and Lyell are
harder to pick out.

As far as this photo the trail on the other side runs in the tree line about half-way up the picture.

Here's a zoom in on some of the falls and pools:


You likey?



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avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 16, 2009 11:34AM
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chick-on
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da bird

<snippy>

It's still "just" The Merced there. Lyell Fork and Triple Peak Fork are further upstream
beyond Washburn. If you look at your map more... amazingly it doesn't even
have any falls marked on the Lyell Fork. When the water is really flowing that
is something to see. I'll stick up a photo when I get more time.

Probably the dawg is interested so here it is:


The mountain there is Mt. Florence. Jimdisco, you were right. Clark and Quartzite Peak were on the right
in the photo with me and bill-e-g. The predominant mountain with all the white stuff on it is Florence.
From that viewpoint, (as with Bunnell Pt.), Florence and Parsons jumps out. McClure and Lyell are
harder to pick out.

As far as this photo the trail on the other side runs in the tree line about half-way up the picture.

Here's a zoom in on some of the falls and pools:


You likey?

I likey.

Also, it never ceases to amaze me how tame an area can look on the topo maps -vs- how rugged it looks for real. A casual look on the topo map of that area would give the impression the trail is pretty flat between Merced Lake and the first footbridge below Washburn Lake. In actuality it's a 735' gain in altitude. The photo above looks far more rugged than I would have imagined from observing the map. The trail can wander around between two topo lines on the map representing 50' but the maps can not reveal all the ups and downs in the trail within that 50' range. This is part of the wonder of planning hiking trips using topo trail maps and/or Google Earth. It's still make believe. When you see it in person it's, "wow!".

Jim
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
November 16, 2009 01:35PM
Just to clarify, the photo above was taken from the "high" trail before it drops down and crosses the Lyell Fork.



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Re: A Bird With a View
August 28, 2011 02:17PM
It took me a while, but I finally found this area on Google map. I sent a note to Leon Turnbull from http://www.waterfallswest.com. Hopefully he'll have an answer for us.
avatar Re: A Bird With a View
August 28, 2011 03:15PM
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SierraGold
It took me a while, but I finally found this area on Google map. I sent a note to Leon Turnbull from http://www.waterfallswest.com. Hopefully he'll have an answer for us.

There are loads of falls on the Merced b/t Merced Lake and Triple Peak Fork Falls.
The area marked as Falls below Washburn. I'm not even certain I took a photo of that
exact spot marked falls last June. I did take a zillion other cascades and falls along there though.
One of the better ones isn't even marked on the USGS map.





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