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  1. Re: Popular Photogenic Sites/Locations in Yosemite NP

    Drew is right!
    Enjoy the experience of being there first.
    AA would have wanted it that way
  2. Re: Popular Photogenic Sites/Locations in Yosemite NP

    FWIW Mariposa Grove is still closed due to storm damage.
  3. Re: Popular Photogenic Sites/Locations in Yosemite NP

    Yup!
    My son just returned from Yosemite Valley. He reported the falls are cooking, still no skeeters but the gnats are out and no crowds during the week.
    Sounds like a perfect time to visit the...
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    Re: Any Yosemite NP Visit Updates in 2021

    My son was on El Capitan yesterday. He reported that the falls are indeed doing their thing and the mosquitos still absent(that was yesterday...today, who knows?)
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    Re: Any Yosemite NP Visit Updates in 2021

    I heard the FAA paints N-numbers on the wings of Little Yosemite Valley mosquitos
  6. Re: I need a new person to service large format lenses

    Carol Flutot has done great work on every lens I've sent her.
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    Re: Any Yosemite NP Visit Updates in 2021

    IIRC some of the tent cabins at Camp Curry still have heaters. The deluxe tent cabins that were also insulated were removed around 2015 because it was thought they attracted Hanta spreading critters
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    Re: Any Yosemite NP Visit Updates in 2021

    The falls should be cooking by now, and the skeeters shouldn't be out yet, but they will be.
    I don't know what's open in the valley.
    The shuttle system, if it's working properly, helps ease the...
  9. Re: 8x10 Photography Compared to 4x5 Photography?

    You run out of breath quicker hiking with an 8x10 :rolleyes:
  10. Re: Yosemite Renaissance 36 online opening

    Congratulations!
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    Re: Down the rabbit hole

    Welcome aboard!
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    Re: Quality Light-Metric Closing

    Sad news indeed.:(
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    Have you knocked your front end out of alignment yet? If not, it's probably adequate.
    Firebreaks, once they start to washboard, really do a number on front ends before long.
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    I've had 4WDs and will get another one next time 'round.
    There are too many good places beyond where the pavement ends
    Even if you never have to put it in 4WD the front ends are generally heavier...
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    Re: Any Yosemite NP Visit Updates in 2021

    Like others have said, a lot depends on if Tioga Pass is open. If not, Yosemite Valley is your oyster.
    I don't know what is going on with Mariposa Grove this summer at part of the spiffy new...
  16. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    Do cougars play dress up?
    There are these guys to watch out for in Big Sur---...
  17. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    What was she smoking in her "Hollywood" period?
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    Re: how old are we?

    68 yesterday.
  19. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    My B-I-L saw a mountain lion cross the road while his was on a bike ride in the foothills. i think it was two years ago.
  20. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    I am allergic to all cats, but I have to admit there is something to be learned from the critters:

    “Observe your cat. It is difficult to surprise him. Why? Naturally, his superior hearing is part...
  21. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    In Placerville a few years back, a client had a cougar rip open a heavy gauge steel mesh kennel one night to feast on his unfortunate dog.
    A rare attack for sure, but I doubt if that was any comfort...
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    Re: Cougars

    Interesting though.
    I thought big cats hibernated, but apparently not.
    I thought bears hibernated too, but...

    https://youtu.be/KWpFxGAHRvw
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    Re: Cougars

    Or they embezzled company funds
    https://i.gifer.com/ERYt.gif
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    Re: Cougars

    Legends about panther attacks have been passed down in other parts of the country though.
    Regarding mountain lions, the only cougar attacks we hear about are the ones on the internet.
    OTOH, should...
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    Re: Your 10 Most Influential Photographers

    In no particular order:
    Ralph Barker
    Ansel Adams
    John Sexton
    Merg Ross
    André Kertész
    Roman Loranc
    Eugène Atget
    Bradford Washburn
    Jim Galli
  26. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    LOL!
    There's an old story about a hiker reporting to a Ranger that she saw a rattlesnake on a trail and that her guide book said that rattlesnakes aren't found above 9,000'
    The Ranger informed...
  27. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    Good info if you see the cougar. They are lightening fast and when hunting most often attack from the rear. That's what concerns me!
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    Re: Cougars

    If that didn't work, reading him a recipe for making Chili Verde might frighten him off. LOL!
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    Re: Cougars

    Got to watch out for them Basset Hounds as well!
  30. Re: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    That I don't know. I'd doubt it.
  31. Re: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    It's an Omega cold light. It looks like a flying saucer.
  32. Re: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    I can put the D-II in mothballs in the garage. Then I'll have room.
  33. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    The one I saw was crossing the Alaska Highway, somewhere in the Yukon in the snow (it was winter) A magnificent animal!

    In the foothills above our little ranch was wild fig tree where locals...
  34. An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    ALL the condensers (many new) ALL the accessories, plus a Cold Light, extension, timer and lenses. The whole shebang!
    What do I do?
    It is very generous however I already have a D-II (with hardly...
  35. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    There's a problem with that throwing rocks advise.
    We're advised to stand upright to make ourselves look as large as possible, but then
    you have to bend over---making yourself appear smaller--- in...
  36. Thread: Cougars

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    Cougars

    Over the past two decades I've noticed warning signs about mountain lions at National Forest/Parks trailheads.
    A ranger I asked told me it was for liability issues---if a cougar caused injury,...
  37. Re: What is your reccomendation for a Graded Fiber Printing Paper

    I liked Slavich and Emaks papers as well.
    Now they are gone like last month's rent, next week's pay and real rock and roll :(
  38. Re: What is your reccomendation for a Graded Fiber Printing Paper

    By all means give Fomabrom a try.
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    Good news for Yosemite!!

    https://kmph.com/news/local/reservations-not-required-for-yosemite-national-park-starting-march-1st
  40. Re: Hello from Steamboat Springs, Colorado

    Welcome aboard!
    Steamboat Springs is a magical place for skiers :o
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