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avatar Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 01, 2011 09:11PM
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124 votes were received.
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Have you ever been to Table Lake?




Hello... please vote. Or I will hunt you down and peck your eyes out.



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avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 01, 2011 09:20PM
Dear Mr. Weeebk-master. I will need the names of anyone calling me crazy.

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avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 02, 2011 08:03AM
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chick-on
Dear Mr. Weeebk-master. I will need the names of anyone calling me crazy.

Chick-on is looking at you!


The kiwis and marmots have cast their unified ballot.
(Insanely Yours)
The Marmots et al.

(Uh..., guys, are you sure that this is supposed to post as a reply to the above statement??? F.Sz.)



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/2011 08:13AM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 02, 2011 09:10AM
Yo Beaks, you may want run your responses by the Good Doctor before hitting <enter>.

(although I guess you could just edit them 20 times like he does)
(and what should I really expect from the real nutjob birds when I am continually saving
your butts out there)
(obviously you don't take direction very well)

Signed,
(NeverLeadingYouAstray)
Chick-on is looking at you!



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avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 02, 2011 06:58AM
Vote!



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avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 02, 2011 10:40AM
With 5000+ views of Half Dome Death... should be able to conjur up 100 votes.

Or is this site really that obscure?

So far it looks like only one person I don't know has been there. Amazing



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avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 02, 2011 10:52AM
I think the 'views' number here increments each time someone views a thread, not just each unique person viewing the thread. So, more posts to the Half Dome thread means people viewing it again reading the updates, incrementing the 'views' count.

Got any 'I Voted' stickers to hand out to those of us who voted?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/2011 10:53AM by ttilley.
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 02, 2011 10:55AM
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chick-on

With 5000+ views of Half Dome Death... should be able to conjur up 100 votes.

Or is this site really that obscure?


No, it's just the same small group of people reading, and rereading, and rereading, and rereading that thread. wink



Leave No Trace
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 02, 2011 11:10AM
Well... if you clicky on home... you can see the number of abusers..
(it was 89 when I just lookied)
So... getting 100 votes should be fairly simple...

Picasa has number of views... and there is Google Analytics... so
it's actually pretty simple to figure out if I can hear Echoes...

Anyway, I got my Sticker:




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avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 02, 2011 11:24AM
Okay, if it makes you feel better, I added the following signature to my posts:



Leave No Trace
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 07:34AM
CMON! Only 11 More! (yes, it's a blatant move to put this at the top to get the 11)



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avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 02, 2011 08:19PM
ONLY 11 more! EWE can doooo it!



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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/03/2011 07:33AM by chick-on.
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 07:57AM
Currently 117 viewers.... and not 100 votes.

Guess it's just like a real election.



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Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 05:23PM
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chick-on
Currently 117 viewers.... and not 100 votes.

Guess it's just like a real election.
I've looked at least 4 times. Can only vote once.
Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 02, 2011 11:05AM
I'll take that as a "No - I have no idea where it is"....my feelings exactly...
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 02, 2011 08:11AM
So far data indicate about 25% of the population really have no idea about what they want and just over 10% are actually crazy.



Old Dude



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/2011 08:12AM by mrcondron.
Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 02, 2011 09:12AM
Love Tahoe for nordic skiing; the best! Plus cheap motels. Not so much for backpacking.
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 02, 2011 09:13AM
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hegel
Love Tahoe for nordic skiing; the best! Plus cheap motels. Not so much for backpacking.

I'll take that as a "No - I have no idea where it is"



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Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 02, 2011 01:08PM
I voted but it would be more accurate if I could have chosen: "I know where it is but have no plans to go there."
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 02, 2011 03:30PM
How about an option for "I didn't know where it is until you mentioned it...now I want to go!"

Follow the chicken!



"It is all very beautiful and magical here - a quality which cannot be described. You have to live it and breath it., let the sun bake it into you" - Ansel Adams
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 02, 2011 03:51PM
Since I've been to Yosemite twice, only once backpacking, it seems likely that I wouldn't know where many places are...

And I want to go to all of them! grinning smiley
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 02, 2011 06:36PM
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Hitech
Since I've been to Yosemite twice, only once backpacking, it seems likely that I wouldn't know where many places are...

And I want to go to all of them! grinning smiley

Here's the place:





Old Dude
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 08:26AM
For anybody still confused it's about 7.2 miles north of the Pate Valley junction in the Grand Canyon. Approaching that way takes you up the most grueling switchbacks in Yosemite as bill-e-g reports. Another approach is via the Rodgers Canyon route coming down from the the Pacific Crest trail near the Smedburg lake junction. It's a good distance from any roadside trailheads. One can also get there from Hetch Hetchy via the Rancheria trail.
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 08:50AM
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tomdisco

For anybody still confused it's about 7.2 miles north of the Pate Valley junction in the Grand Canyon. Approaching that way takes you up the most grueling switchbacks in Yosemite as bill-e-g reports. Another approach is via the Rodgers Canyon route coming down from the the Pacific Crest trail near the Smedburg lake junction. It's a good distance from any roadside trailheads. One can also get there from Hetch Hetchy via the Rancheria trail.

Wouldn't it be easier to arrive at Table Lake via an amphibious seaplane? wink



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avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 10:37AM
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plawrence
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tomdisco

For anybody still confused it's about 7.2 miles north of the Pate Valley junction in the Grand Canyon. Approaching that way takes you up the most grueling switchbacks in Yosemite as bill-e-g reports. Another approach is via the Rodgers Canyon route coming down from the the Pacific Crest trail near the Smedburg lake junction. It's a good distance from any roadside trailheads. One can also get there from Hetch Hetchy via the Rancheria trail.

Wouldn't it be easier to arrive at Table Lake via an amphibious seaplane? wink

I'll just let chick-on take this one and stand back aways.
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 11:17AM
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tomdisco

For anybody still confused it's about 7.2 miles north of the Pate Valley junction in the Grand Canyon. Approaching that way takes you
up the most grueling switchbacks in Yosemite as bill-e-g reports.


BTW, here's some early footage of Bill-e-g in his younger days I found on YouTube, learning to rock climb when he visited India. wink






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avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 01:15PM
Me tinks u giving the guy too much credits.



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Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 11:21AM
Opps, Wrong Table Lake. The one I was thinking of is a very popular spot in Missouri.
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 11:32AM
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parklover

Opps, Wrong Table Lake. The one I was thinking of is a very popular spot in Missouri.

Isn't that Table Rock Lake, by any chance?



Leave No Trace
Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 01:53PM
Yikes, I somehow read "Lake Tahoe". (I am thinking about skiing....).
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 02:06PM
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hegel
Yikes, I somehow read "Lake Tahoe". (I am thinking about skiing....).

That's just funny. Everyone and der brudder keeps asking when the snow is gonna be GONE.

smiling smiley

(maybe you need to revoke your vote and re-vote?)



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avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 05:16PM
OK

Thank you for voting.

Here is Loch Tablae from a couple years ago:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,20415

Curious why the people who said they never wanted to go to it again said so.
And I will need some names of the 711 turkeys out there Mr. eeek.
(already know Marmuts/Beaks were one of the 810)

Have a nice day



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/03/2011 09:02PM by chick-on.
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 07:17PM
Results are kinda what I expected.

Here's another picture of beautiful Loch Table:




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avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 07:27PM
By any chance, do you have a photo album on your Picasa site with more photos of Table Lake and the nearby environs?



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avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 09:01PM
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plawrence
By any chance, do you have a photo album on your Picasa site with more photos of Table Lake and the nearby environs?
Nope. I'd have to put something together. I had a bunch of stuff for some guy that wanted to
traverse the entire Piute... but I deleted it after I determined I was wasting my time again.



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 07:34PM
So...what's most special about this place for you? Its isolation? Nearby views of the Tuolumne Canyon? ?

You and I have both posted more spectacular pictures here (and I joined here in Nov. so you may have already answered...). Sometimes a place is special for other reasons.
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 08:20PM
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ttilley
So...what's most special about this place for you? Its isolation? Nearby views of the Tuolumne Canyon? ?
Sometimes a place is special for other reasons.


Chick-on spent twenty years there one summer while hiding out from Colonel Sanders.
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 08:58PM
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szalkowski
Chick-on spent twenty years there one summer while hiding out from Colonel Sanders.

Whu! Da Colonel and I are budd-ees:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,30052,30169#msg-30169

(ahem... sorry folks... you be eating Marmut meat)



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avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 08:55PM
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ttilley
So...what's most special about this place for you? Its isolation? Nearby views of the Tuolumne Canyon? ?

You and I have both posted more spectacular pictures here (and I joined here in Nov. so you may have already answered...). Sometimes a place is special for other reasons.
You know, honestly, there are a zillion places in Yosemite that are perhaps more spectacular.

It all came about because on an 11 day trip back in 1999, The Old Dude, my wife, and bill-e-g
stayed by Table Lake in early August. It was hot there... and it can get kinda of dusty...
and I guess after Smedberg and beautiful Rodgers Lake, Neall Lake, and Rodgers Meadow,
Table Lake just didn't measure up to them. Add to that that Old Dude was a wee bit tired after
hiking all that distance... and him and the wife ganged up on Billy and turned it into trashing
Table Lake... and it has become the poster child for anything that isn't super spectacular
in Yosemite... this continued for MANY years... too many...
So that is where it started.

In 2007 Old Dude and Billy along with OD's Son in Law went back to Table Lake and the agreement
was that OD would quit trashing the lake if it was nice. Since it was May and there were
no bugs to speak of... it was gorgeous... but I'm not sure OD wouldn't even admit to it even
though there is photographic proof. So it's kind of turned into "It's as nice as Table Lake" or
"It's not as nice as Table Lake"... which can mean it's truely incredible... or just incredible... wink
(or it sucks bad or sucks really bad... depending on who is talking)

I get sort of defensive of the place when people trash it... there's so much variety in the
park and so much to explore that is different.
I've said it so many times... but so much great stuff is off the trail...
I'll post something soon I just ran across that is pretty cool...

Anyway, that's pretty much the story on Loch Tablae... if you search all dates on this forum
you'll probably find a lot of sillyness w/r to Table Lake/Loch Tablae

As for the other lakes in that area... Saddle Horse is really nice.. and Irwin Bright is imo
the 3rd nicest lake in Pleasant Valley area. I can say more if there is interest perhaps.
One thing that has been on my list is to finish the traverse all the way to Benson from
Saddle Horse... and then boat to the Beach... too much stuff to do.. and time flies though...

Have fun out der
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avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 09:08PM
Thanks.

Lake 10400+ east of Evelyn was the first backpacking night I spent in Yosemite, back in the late 1980s. With my tent huddled against a small clump of whitebark pines. I still think its special.



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avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 09:28PM
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ttilley
Thanks.

Lake 10400+ east of Evelyn was the first backpacking night I spent in Yosemite, back in the late 1980s. With my tent huddled against a small clump of whitebark pines. I still think its special.


That is a pretty little lake. These pines?

avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 03, 2011 09:39PM
Yep! That's my first Yosemite backpacking home.

Edit: Adding picture I dug up:





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avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 04, 2011 06:58AM
In the wife and Old Dude's defense...



But... I'm pretty sure this was one of those cases where Billy wanted to go find a better
spot but got smacked by the other two to just camp here. Nowadayz Billy will spend
as much time as is required to find a nice spot with a view and we only camp by
a firepit if there is pretty much nothing else around.

Old Dude is prob. not commenting due to he prob. is using the "flat" mode and misses all this.



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avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 04, 2011 04:54AM
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chick-on
The Old Dude, my wife

Wow! Who knew?
avatar Re: Please Take This Poll Kind Reader
August 04, 2011 06:36AM
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eeek
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chick-on
The Old Dude, my wife

Wow! Who knew?

Just get me the names smartypants!



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August 04, 2011 07:08AM
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eeek
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chick-on
The Old Dude, my wife

Wow! Who knew?

Felix and Oscar.
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