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Mea Culpa (Maxima Culpa)

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Offline Jim

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Mea Culpa (Maxima Culpa)
« on: December 04, 2009, 08:47:08 AM »
Well, I'm here in the basin lodge (Friday morning) looking out on a few snowflakes, frozen mist, fog, and ice.  The roads are glazed and the road to/from the basin is closed.  We may be stuck here an extra day (well, stuck is not exactly a bad thing).  I knew it was going to be cold on this trip, and I knew we were only going to be here a couple of days, so in an effort to simplify, I DID NOT BRING MY CAMERA.  We saw patches of snow on the slopes of Lost Mine Peak and Casa Grande when we arrived on Wednesday.  The frozen trees and grasses are coated with twinkling white.  Beautiful.  So this is an opportunity lost (photographically, at least).  Now I have an excuse to get one of those smaller point and shoot cameras for Christmas that I can always take with me.

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Offline RichardM

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Re: Mea Culpa (Maxima Culpa)
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2009, 09:01:06 AM »
Whatever you do, don't tell Homero! He'll be crushed.

Don't they sell disposable cameras in the gift shop? :icon_biggrin:

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Offline Roy

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Re: Mea Culpa (Maxima Culpa)
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009, 09:09:41 AM »
No camera on your phone?

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Offline Jim

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Re: Mea Culpa (Maxima Culpa)
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2009, 09:46:35 AM »
No cell phone camera, and I really don't want more prints.... I'll just take mental images today.  As I sit here in the restaurant, the snow flakes are getting larger and starting to blow across the view.  It is so thick with fog/snow/etc that I can barely see all the basin buildings.  We just got an announcement that the road will probably not be open at all today.  Ah... good food, friends, new and old, conversation, and a warm snug room!  Not bad.

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Re: Mea Culpa (Maxima Culpa)
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2009, 09:51:59 AM »
While you're hanging out, see if you can get them to fix the webcam.

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Offline TexasAggieHiker

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Re: Mea Culpa (Maxima Culpa)
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2009, 09:57:35 AM »
Go buy a disposable!!!!!  You can always scan them or have them scanned.  You'll regret missing this opportunity!!  Who knows when you'll be there with snow again.  Don't wasted it.

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Re: Mea Culpa (Maxima Culpa)
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2009, 10:02:38 AM »
Go buy a disposable!!!!!  You can always scan them or have them scanned.  You'll regret missing this opportunity!!  Who knows when you'll be there with snow again.  Don't wasted it.
Or at least ask someone there with a camera to share theirs...

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Offline Jim

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Re: Mea Culpa (Maxima Culpa)
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2009, 10:53:33 AM »
Sun's out!  Beautiful thin layer of snow everywhere.  Time to get out and (carefuly) explore the area.  Maybe a shuffle along the window View trail.

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Re: Mea Culpa (Maxima Culpa)
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2009, 12:15:13 PM »
Good news / bad news.  The basin road is supposed to be open around 1PM.  We were told that if you stay, be prepared to stay for two more nights because of more snow/ice expected tonight and tomorrow.  Sigh... I guess we'll be heading out this afternoon from our winter wonderland.  It sure looks like a Christmas card around here.  Just waiting for the official word, and then the long trek home.

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Re: Mea Culpa (Maxima Culpa)
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2009, 12:36:21 PM »
disposable camera, scan images, stay another day or two.
DO IT, MAN!
It's never too late to be what you might have been-Geroge Elliot

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Offline badknees

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Re: Mea Culpa (Maxima Culpa)
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2009, 01:22:41 PM »
While you're hanging out, see if you can get them to fix the webcam.

It's working (12:30) but the snow must have melted
Not all those who wander are lost.
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Offline homerboy2u

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Re: Mea Culpa (Maxima Culpa)
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2009, 02:43:26 PM »
This is infamy...... :icon_cry:
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Offline Voni

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Re: Mea Culpa (Maxima Culpa)
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2009, 08:05:37 PM »
Just for you Homero, I took some pictures 25 sMiles north of Study Butte today . . .

http://s320.photobucket.com/albums/nn335/Glaves/2009%20December%20Snow/?albumview=slideshow

Snow is all gone now.

Voni
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Terlingua, TX

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   photo site:  http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a326/VoniGlaves/

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Offline homerboy2u

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Re: Mea Culpa (Maxima Culpa)
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2009, 12:38:55 AM »
Just amazing, Red Lady...One sees these pictures and realizes how wonderful the desert is.

 Thank you very much for sharing, you and hubby looks as though you had some fun outside.

Homero
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Offline Jim

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Re: Mea Culpa (Maxima Culpa)
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2009, 03:29:29 PM »
Friends were generous enough to share a few of the pictures they took during this winter storm.

Here's a view towards the lodge from the motel.


And a view down the road from the Basin just below the lodge.


And pine needles coated with snow and ice.


 


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