Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hawk Overhead





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Paddled out to Creek's End...and right across the Merced....wore the sandals...River came up maybe six inches on my pant's legs..pant legs?.... pants legs...anyway, lots of algae and made my pants smell like swamp...hmmph...anyway, I found a log to sit on the Long Shingle..which stretches from opposite Creek's End to Chapel Bridge...I've been taking note of how here and there, one side of the River will be Gravel Beach...while the other will be eroding into the dirt landscape...anyway!...the Cottonwood Log was under some young Cottonwoods...and I was content to just sit in their shade out of the heat....and it was quietquiet!...and Hawk was quiet soaring over head....was lucky to spot Hawk...pics and clip...oh...Hawk has missing feathers right where the Toulumne Hawk did...brb....here's link to earlier postup for comparison: http://treeinthedoorvideo.blogspot.com/2009/08/gaylor-lake.html.....

lemegofind the names of the icons Hawk soars by...brb....well...the climbing book I bought just for locating out of the way trails and cross country routes...how the climbers get to their climbs!....doesn't have them...in the clip.:..first is Indian Canyon...then a spire I'll call the Castle....(Castle Cliffs http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/yosemite_valley_place_names/.).until I find what it's called!...then Yosemite Point...from which one can slack line over to Lost Arrow..the last..when the line is there...I was hoping Hawk would continue over to the Falls notch...which I think has a name too...everything hereabout has been named...and the climbers are busy adding new ones all the time...there's another book I might acquire that has all the boulderingboulders...with their names...and routes!....climbers are in another 'valley'...and congrats to Tom for scurrying up El Cap in a day!!...sunny hot and blue....report of many Hawks and Eagles up in Tuolumne....reporter lured there by this report, reported, that at Pothole Dome, no Hawks or Eagles to be seen during their visit...and it was too hot for Tuolumne!!...weather report tonight says things might cool a bit...
Link of the Day:
One of Tom's route write ups:
http://yosemiteexplorer.com/climbs/east-buttress-el-cap
'just before the abyss'

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