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 on: Today at 07:48:24 AM 
Started by Brad Young - Last post by mungeclimber
Tell her that's how the cool kids wear it these days. Smiley

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 on: Yesterday at 06:59:42 AM 
Started by Brad Young - Last post by clink
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the shirt buttoned the wrong way.

Affention to DETAIL, wow. Make sure Mom proofreads your next book before publishing.

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 on: November 22, 2017, 06:06:15 PM 
Started by Brad Young - Last post by NOAL
there's a wrong way to button a shirt?

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 on: November 22, 2017, 01:50:06 PM 
Started by Brad Young - Last post by Brad Young

The percentage of modern men that will be able to keep up with Tricia is dropping steadily.  Smiley


Well that got a laugh out of Vicki. And it may well be true.

Meanwhile, I sent a link of this report to my mother (sending these to her is one of the main reasons I do these reports - well that and the fact that I love all of you).

Leave it to a mother! Here's the reply I got back [emphasis added in bold]:

"Well, this one sorta takes the cake.  The burrs, the stickers, the dirt, the shirt buttoned the wrong way.  Very impressive.  Always love seeing these."

Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes





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 on: November 22, 2017, 01:27:22 PM 
Started by Brad Young - Last post by clink
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And Tricia's done 35 of 56 (and she's only 15 years old).

 The percentage of modern men that will be able to keep up with Tricia is dropping steadily.  Smiley

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 on: November 22, 2017, 10:23:45 AM 
Started by Brad Young - Last post by Brad Young
After a Pinnacles research day, Tricia and I got in another county highpoint on Tuesday (as always, with Vicki's help). What a contrast between the Monterey County highpoint (Junipero Serra Peak) and Sunday's Little Blue Peak.

Junipero Serra is in the Ventana Wilderness, reached through King City. And, although it requires a grueling uphill (over 3,800 feet gained in 6.2 miles), there's a trail! Yes, in few places the trail is brushy, but it still seemed so luxurious compared to Little Blue.

And the views from the top! This is one summit I would highly, highly recommend. I know that Waldo's been there four or more times.

Here's the trailhead and the start of the hike:










Vicki hiked partway in with us:




And then the uphill began:













Looking down the canyon we came up:




As we neared the summit we moved around onto the northeast side of the peak. The hiking there is through gorgeous stands of Ponderosa and Sugar pine:




A lone sugar pine, looking east:




The same side of the peak had the only true brushing of the whole hike (and there, the trail-tread was very easy to follow):




The old, abandoned lookout tower (which is actually on a secondary summit, 1/10th of a mile from the real top):




And the views from the summit (squint and Japan seems visible out over the Pacific):










Goofing off on a leftover concrete stanchion:




This view is from slightly east of the summit; looking east over the Salinas Valley, Soledad, and the Chalone Peaks at Pinnacles. I'd actually expected to see Pinnacles clearly from the top of Junipero Serra. But once there I realized that we were looking down on it, even down at the High Peaks. And so the features that I expected to see (rocks, up high) blended completely with the higher ranges to the east of Pinnacles:




I believe that the High Peaks are visible in this shot, just left of the tops of the right-most tree branches:




Reading and signing the summit register:













And then the descent. It took us 3 1/2 hours to hike to the summit. And two hours to descend:







And now I've got four more county highpoints to do (out of 56). And Tricia's done 35 of 56 (and she's only 15 years old).



 7 
 on: November 22, 2017, 08:17:42 AM 
Started by JC w KC redux - Last post by F4?
Looks cramped. Hope no one passes gas in there.


 8 
 on: November 22, 2017, 07:07:36 AM 
Started by JC w KC redux - Last post by JC w KC redux
So you two are the filling in the ravioli?

Pretty cheesy dude  Rolling my eyes

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 on: November 22, 2017, 07:06:46 AM 
Started by JC w KC redux - Last post by JC w KC redux
the design of the backseats are the lamest. aren't you glad you took them out? taking them out is not so bad putting them back well.....thats another story.

just think of all the places you can sleep now. you might wind up sleeping in a gas station.

I have the seats set up for you in the living room.
Now you can come over and watch TV with Claire  Yes Nod Big Grin Thumb Up Dude

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 on: November 21, 2017, 09:48:15 PM 
Started by JC w KC redux - Last post by Brad Young
So you two are the filling in the ravioli?

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