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Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988

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avatar David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 13, 2012 05:24PM
Does anybody remember David Lee Roth standing on top of Lost Arrow Spire in 1988?


avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 15, 2012 07:49PM
Story about Ron Kauk assisting on the album cover shot by Galen Rowell.

Galen Rowell photo shoot
avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 15, 2012 08:56PM
Awsome. In 88 I was chasing tail. Didn't know what a Yosemite even was.
Chick-on is looking at you!



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avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 15, 2012 09:51PM
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chick-on
Awsome. In 88 I was chasing tail. Didn't know what a Yosemite even was.
Chick-on is looking at you!

(never did get any)



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avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 16, 2012 07:12AM
Hey! Isn't every day be nice to Chick-on day!?!

(wuz at UW Madison back den... gettin an edumacation and winning da lottery)
(and when my charming personality didn't win dem over... wasn't too proud to beg)

wink



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Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 15, 2012 10:24PM
Great Read; Thanks so much for posting that link. I spent nearly a decade working with Galen, post-Skyscraper, but it was great hearing the story about that shoot again.



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"Nearness to Nature keeps the Spirit sensitive to impressions not commonly felt, and in touch with unseen powers." - Oyihesa; Santee Dakota indian, from his book, Soul of the Indian (1911)
avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 16, 2012 12:57AM
In 88 I was just starting elementary school...one day I hope to finally complete it.
avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 17, 2012 09:14PM
In 88 I was probably wearing acid washed jeans. Didn't go to Yosemite until a couple of years later. It changed my life.
avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 19, 2012 03:36PM
avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 19, 2012 06:27PM
how so?



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avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 19, 2012 07:44PM
Galen Rowell shot the David Lee Roth album cover posted above. These were just quotes that Galen Rowell had about photography.
avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 19, 2012 09:41PM
I'm sorry. My question was in reference to "It changed my life."
Was wondering how it changed your life.



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avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 20, 2012 12:06AM
Are you referring to acid washed jeans or Yosemite?

I'd also say that my first trip to Yosemite changed my life as well.
avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 20, 2012 10:55AM
I was probably like most people on this forum. I was hooked once I went to Yosemite. I had to keep going back. I had done some hiking before, but nothing like Yosemite's trails. I kept finding new trails around the valley for about 10 years. After that I was more into the Cathedral Range and the GCT. That led to hiking the Ritter Range and more of the Eastern Sierra. Finding new trails in the Sierra is endless. There is a lifetime of exploring to do. You can go right past the tourists and find an amazing spot that they have no idea about. I have learned so much on this forum. Can't wait for HWY 120 to open. I'll do a separate post soon about my first visit to Yosemite.
avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 20, 2012 04:51PM
Me... I was not hooked on Yosemite after visiting it for the first time.
Why? Well... there were boatloads of people in the valley and everywhere we went.
Took us forever to hike up the Mist Trail... wait... step... wait... step... wait... step...
Sure, it was gorgeous and we had fun biking around, swimming in The Emerald Pool,
swimming in Mirror Lake, checking out the Tuolumne Grove.
I only got hooked on Yosemite many years later after The Old Dude was kind enough
to take my wife and I on a backpacking trip. Since then I've probably been the booger on
the end of Old Dude's finger that he can't get off.
Probably visited Laurel and Vernon and Rancheria and Kibbie 20 times before
saying "ok, we gotta check out ALL the trails... and I HAD to touch all the lakes, etc.".
It's since become a yearly obsession. Nearly out of control.
But I guess it's a good disease to have.



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avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 20, 2012 05:20PM
I didn't know much about Yosemite the first time that I went. I heard that it got busy, so I went after Labor Day. Wasn't crowded at all. After that I usually went in late May or early June before the schools got out.
Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 20, 2012 05:51PM
My first trip to Yosemite was in October 1987 with my future husband. I was hooked as soon as we drove through the tunnel (41) and got my first view of the valley. Even after all of our visits, that first view still brings tears to our eyes. We have been there every month of the year and have enjoyed everyone of them. However, I would recommend that people avoid Memorial Day Weekend, it is a nightmare. Now, most of our trips have to be planned around school breaks. As a friend and I refer to it, we have chronic "Yosemiteitis".
avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 20, 2012 11:17PM
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parklover

However, I would recommend that people avoid Memorial Day Weekend, it is a nightmare.

Generally speaking, I recommend that most visitors avoid going to Yosemite during the three big summer holiday weekends (Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day) unless I know that they'll be spending their time AWAY from Yosemite Valley.
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avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 20, 2012 10:09PM
If you're backpacking it doesn't matter when or when you go. The farther away from the road or valley you go the fewer people you'll have to deal with.
( the only exception here being the HD, and UYF trails, i.e. the super tourist trails, but then you get entertainment out of people watching and seeing how unprepared they are! )

One of the most fun parts of exploring Yosemite for me is to find the out-of the-ordinary places that no one knows about. This board is the perfect place to hear about those! smiling smiley
avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 20, 2012 11:20PM
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qumqats

If you're backpacking it doesn't matter when or when you go. The farther away from the road or valley you go the fewer people you'll have to deal with.
(the only exception here being the HD, and UYF trails, i.e. the super tourist trails, but then you get entertainment out of people watching and seeing how unprepared they are! )


For backpackers who prefer more solitary treks, I would also recommend that they avoid any trails of the High Sierra Camps loop.
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avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 21, 2012 06:34AM
It matters when and when you go. wink



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avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 21, 2012 08:58AM
Yes, you're right of course. I should have stated to avoid any trails of the High Sierra Camps loop while the High Sierra Camps are open for the season.

avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 21, 2012 12:44PM
I've been to the valley a few times, when it was just crushing crowds. You just want to get out of there. It seemed like early June last year was very crowded. HWY 120 opened relatively late so it seemed like everyone was in the valley. When HWY 120 is open, I think that it can relieve the valley of some of the crowds. There were also a lot of news stories about huge waterfalls last year. That probably brought more people in as well.
avatar Re: David Lee Roth on Lost Arrow Spire 1988
March 21, 2012 01:24PM
This confirms what most people already know. 59% of visitors come in June, July, August and September.
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