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Hikin_Jim

Forum Logo (Header/Banner Picture)

Great new photo!

How soon can I get out there?
Travis

thanks, I am getting the hang of administrating this forum and figured out how to add a photo, thought Mount Baldy would be a good choice.
Taco

Official San Gabriel Mountain Forum Image Contest

I thought it might be neat if we changed our main image (currently Baldy from Iron) each season, to reflect our mountains and such.

Since I rather lack creative "juices", I was wondering if anyone else had any ideas? Perhaps something canyon-oriented for Summer, trailrunning for Fall, mountaineering for winter... etc etc?

Shoot!
FIGHT ON

YA. Have a photo image contest. Vote on them.
Taco

Anyone is free to submit their peekchurz wif text and such.
simonov

Rob

FIGHT ON wrote:
Have a photo image contest. Vote on them.
The BB poll feature might be a useful way to tally votes.
friendowl


Taco

Nice pictures, guys.

I'm thinking of making one that's wider than it is tall, with "San Gabriel Mountains Forum" on it. Gotta sift through my stuff before I make one.
HikeUp

A poorly stitched together panorama from east ridge of Monrovia Peak...
Taco

Something around that height and width! Perfecto.
MikeSash

damn, wish I had more wide shots
some of my favorites just for fun

One more jump

12-14-07 san savane, bonita canyon 001

12-14-07 san savane, bonita canyon 017
Taco

I like that Meatwad grafitti!  Wink

Once we have em' all together, y'all vote on what ya like best.
glamisking






The reward of breaking trail up to the ski hut. End of January '08
Dudley Heinsbergen

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He219

Dudley Heinsbergen wrote:

Great Panoramic, Dudley !
Very Happy














Taco

Some fine ones up here!

My favorites so far are Dudley's one from a vantagepoint that I don't recognize (HE219 quoted it), and HE219's view of Cucamonga with clouds.


Cast your votes!
Dudley Heinsbergen

its on some unnamed mountain. (its now called Dudley Peak) north of Cooper Canyon.

Right behind me(3 yrs ago) is BuckHorn Peak and Winston Peak.
duelmen3

Found this little guy on top of Baldy the day after Thanksgiving


Or deep in the East Fork



Gary
FIGHT ON

HEY WAIT! Can't we keep this photo contest open till the end of the month or at least another week? Then vote?
This is my best one.
http://fighton.smugmug.com/gallery/4977919_dudsk#298177811_cY7ji

I like simonovs' and Hike Ups' and Hes'. Mine is not wide enough.
EManBevHills

It's not in the same league as some of the others that have been posted, but I think this audience will appreciate one from the early days of digital photography:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/3291...5963722/in/set-72157602953004326/
HikeUp

Eman...the pic you linked to is private. As you probably know you can change it to public in Flickr.
Taco

Y'all vote for it. My vote doesn't count. It's up to you guys what goes up, and when.
FIGHT ON

HEY HikeUp. Can you get rid of those telephone wires on your pic? If you could that would be a good one.
JMunaretto





EManBevHills

Thanks.  Corrected, I hope.
Dudley Heinsbergen

i like HE219's cloudy face of Cucamonga or my panoramas

they fit the season.
HikeUp

Great pic EMan...I've never seen anything like the cloud waves before...cool.

FlightOn: I can't do anything about the wires...no software or inclination. If someone wants the originals that were used to create the panorama they are welcome to them...just let me know and I will provide.

I personally think Cucamonga is the most photogenic peak in the range and will vote for it in general. It is by far the most favorite hike I have taken in the last 3.5 years  Smile!

Like this nut job...
FIGHT ON

I was wondering. I bet people on other message boards have great pictures of the San Gabriel Mountains. Imagine how many different pics there would be to chose from. What is the best way to reference this topic to other sites?
Also maybe the contest could be for four pics, one for each season.
Oh and hey RickM, Look what happens when you use Black Diamond Hiking Poles. Check out the pic posted just above this post. Dude you FLY WITH POLES!!!
hvydrt

Nice
simonov

FIGHT ON wrote:
I was wondering. I bet people on other message boards have great pictures of the San Gabriel Mountains. Imagine how many different pics there would be to chose from. What is the best way to reference this topic to other sites?


Try these links:
http://www.flickr.com/search/?s=i...=san+gabriel+mountains&m=text
http://www.flickr.com/search/?s=i...p;w=all&q=mt+baldy&m=text
http://www.flickr.com/search/?s=i...l&q=cucamonga+peak&m=text

Etc.
Rick M

Ok FIGHT ON, you lured me out with this:
Quote:
Oh and hey RickM, Look what happens when you use Black Diamond Hiking Poles. Check out the pic posted just above this post. Dude you FLY WITH POLES!!!

Actually, if you look at that pic carefully, you'll see he is able to fly by ridding himself of those clumbersome/weighty poles. I feel like flying too when I take off my showshoes or alpine skiis or in the old days, my heavy double leather mountaineering boots & crampons or in my youth those heavy steel wheeled roller skates...think about it. Does the next pic show he's jumping on those poles to bend and smash them? Laughing Or can he only leap five inches above the rock cause he's so tired from having carried those poles all the way up the peak? Wink

ps How does one upload a picture or two on this site or is the contest over?
He219

HikeUp wrote:

Like this nut job...

Forgot about that set, but callin' me a Nut Job, HikeUp?
Razz
Rick M wrote:
Or can he only leap five inches above the rock cause he's so tired from having carried those poles all the way up the peak?  

LoL, 5 inches ..

Dawson with Mountaineering Boots, crampons, no poles. Managed 5.5 inches on that one ..
Wink  

Rick M wrote:
How does one upload a picture or two on this site or is the contest over?


Try http://www.imageshack.us/  (and a popup blocker)
Trick is to Browse your directory for a file to Upload.
First one works with an advertisement, second time it goes to junk.
Third time overwrite URL with http://www.imageshack.us/ and on go without any hickups from then on.  Don't need to register that way ..

Then select image properties, copy image URL and post here:
[ img ] URL of your hosted image [/ img]
HikeUp

He219 wrote:
Forgot about that set, but callin' me a Nut Job, HikeUp?
Cool


LOL. Just kidding of course. That picture is awesome regardless of the mental status of the leaper.  Wink
Rick M

He219 claims
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Dawson with Mountaineering Boots, crampons, no poles. Managed 5.5 inches on that one ..

But then he  Wink about it...so, just looks that high because of the low camera angle or Photoshopped it that way. Shocked

Thanks for the info on uploading images...now I need to get my Kodachrome slides digitized Very Happy
tarol

Bonita Falls

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FIGHT ON





EManBevHills

Winners?

My non-super delegate votes go to the last 2 pix preceding this post!
The photos keep getting better.  Quality transcends ego.....
FIGHT ON

TACO. Maybe we should vote now. Nobody seems to want to enter any more images.
What about a week time period for voting?

PS. I was wondering. Is there a way to have the site image rotate with like two or three different images? Now that would be cool. Like fade out and a different image appear? Different scenes.
I vote.
#1. Simonovs one with his dorky self and movie camera.
#2. HikeUps w/o the telephone wires.
#3. HeMans  the long skinny one. snow
Kit Fox

Mount Lewis as seen from the Southfork Campground area.



Mt Williamson, Pallet, and Pleasant View (foreground is Sandrock) from Valyermo.
Taco

That first one with Lewis looks awesome.
FIGHT ON

TacoDelRio wrote:
That first one with Lewis looks awesome.


Ya. I want to walk right up inside that picture.

I like  your quote Kit.  Smile

So that second pic is Mt. Williamson? Man I tell you, you can't lose when you go hiking. I walked up there a few weeks ago and some dude told me to go to the peak on the left, that the one right in front is not the peak. Those three bumps. I think the middle one is it. but I went to all three just in case. If I saw this pic a month ago it would have been just another awesome pic. but now that I have been up there, Well I just can't describe it. It's like I know that mountain now. Like it's somebody.
Kit Fox

Thanks for the comments guys.


Here is a different shot of the same location.







Here is another photo showing one of the three "tops" of Mt. Williamson.  This is the Tail Section of the C-119 Boxcar that crashed September 30, 1966.



About 800 feet north of this photo, you can spy the tail section of a C-46A Commando.  This tail section has been on the side of the mountain for 64 years.



If anyone is interested in a TOPO map showing the two wreck sites, let me know.
FIGHT ON

wow look at that tree going through the body. wonder if it grew through or the plane impaled itself on it.
Kit Fox

FIGHT ON wrote:
wow look at that tree going through the body. wonder if it grew through or the plane impaled itself on it.


I figure it grew through the plane. I'm still in awe how that section has "hung on" for that long. One of the photos was not taken from a level position. I was trying to take pictures without sliding down a scree slope.


FIGHT ON

Taco said so

IT'S TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TIME TO SELECT THE NEW FORUM PICTURE.
TACO SAID SO THERE!
I propose that anyone who is interested post their top 5 choices.
Like
1. FAVORITE................. 5 points
2. SECOND FAVORITE.... 4 points
3. THIRD FAVORITE....... 3 points
4. FORTH FAVORITE....... 2 points
5. FIFTH FAVORITE......... 1 point



Next Sunday at 6 pm the pic with the highest score wins!
FIGHT ON

My picks.

#1. Simonov PostPosted: : Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:28 pm    http://www.flickr.com/photos/simonov/2691658806/sizes/o/

#2. He219 (1st pano with snow) PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 10:27 am  http://sangabrielmnts.myfreeforum.org/ftopic494-0-asc-10.php

#3. HikeUp  PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 9:48 pm  http://sangabrielmnts.myfreeforum.org/about494.html

#4. Dudley Heinsbergen (Eighth picture) PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 7:57 pm   http://sangabrielmnts.myfreeforum.org/ftopic494-0-asc-10.php

#5. EManBevHills PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 3:48 pm   http://sangabrielmnts.myfreeforum.org/ftopic494-0-asc-10.php
FIGHT ON

6 DAYS TO GO WITH SIMONOV IN THE LEAD WITH A SCORE OF 5. HEMAN IN SECOND WITH FOUR, HIKEUP IN A CLOSE THIRD WITH 3 POINTS, DUDLEY TWO LENGTHS BEHIND WITH 2 POINTS AND ITS THE EMAN NAGGIN AT THE REAR WITH 1 POINT. quiet down there eman.
HikeUp

FO (aka bent)...I can't figure out what pictures you are trying to link to.

I vote for this one because I'm not completely sane...
1)
simonov

Let's see, left to right, Throop, Burnham, Baden-Powell, West Baldy, Baldy, Harwood, Thunder and Telegraph, all in one pic:

RichardK

Photos

If they don't have to be landscapes, here is an Icehouse Canyon columbine.

FIGHT ON

simonov wrote:
Let's see, left to right, Throop, Burnham, Baden-Powell, West Baldy, Baldy, Harwood, Thunder and Telegraph, all in one pic:


Wow. WHY DIDN'T YOU POST THAT ONE BEFORE NOW? When did you take that one?  YESTERDAY? And from where? (and don't be tellin me to guess because that would be off topic!!!!!! yes!!!!!!!
FIGHT ON

Re: Photos

RichardK wrote:
If they don't have to be landscapes, here is an Icehouse Canyon columbiine.


They can be anything. But to be considered you must list five like I did.
Any pic on this topic is fair game.
Hike up I listed the pics I liked in order and the only way I could figure out how to ID them was to copy and paste the link to the page along with the poster and number of his pic.
simonovs last pic is killer.
RichardK

Pano

Go a little wider on that shot and you get Bighorn, Etiwanda, and Cucamonga.

FIGHT ON

CHECK THIS OUT! http://www.flickr.com/photos/simonov/2691658806/sizes/o/
FIGHT ON

With 5 DAYS TO GO IT IS STILL SIMONOV IN THE LEAD WITH A SCORE OF 5. HEMAN IN SECOND WITH FOUR, HIKEUP IN A CLOSE THIRD WITH 3 POINTS, DUDLEY TWO LENGTHS BEHIND WITH 2 POINTS AND ITS THE EMAN NAGGIN AT THE REAR WITH 1 POINT.
FIGHT ON

With 4 DAYS TO GO IT IS STILL SIMONOV IN THE LEAD WITH A SCORE OF 5. HEMAN IN SECOND WITH FOUR, HIKEUP IN A CLOSE THIRD WITH 3 POINTS, DUDLEY TWO LENGTHS BEHIND WITH 2 POINTS AND ITS THE EMAN NAGGIN AT THE REAR WITH 1 POINT.
FIGHT ON

With 3 DAYS TO GO IT IS STILL SIMONOV IN THE LEAD WITH A SCORE OF 5. HEMAN IN SECOND WITH FOUR, HIKEUP IN A CLOSE THIRD WITH 3 POINTS, DUDLEY TWO LENGTHS BEHIND WITH 2 POINTS AND ITS THE EMAN NAGGIN AT THE REAR WITH 1 POINT.
FIGHT ON

And wiith 2 DAYS TO GO IT IS STILL SIMONOV IN THE LEAD WITH A SCORE OF 5. HEMAN IN SECOND WITH FOUR, HIKEUP IN A CLOSE THIRD WITH 3 POINTS, DUDLEY TWO LENGTHS BEHIND WITH 2 POINTS AND ITS THE EMAN NAGGIN AT THE REAR WITH 1 POINT.
FIGHT ON

Laughing (hard to believe that I, FIGHT ON gets to choose the forum picture!)
And down the stretch they come! It's SIMONOV STILL IN THE LEAD BY ONE LENGTH, AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE WILL RUN AWAY WITH THE WIN!
Taco

Well shit-howdy, congrats, Simonov. Cool
FIGHT ON

That fat cow lady hasn't even stood up yet. Still time left as the roar down the home stretch.
AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME!!!!!!!!!! Shocked
SIMINO BARBARO THE WINNER http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6PacUirYuQ&feature=related
Taco

Video Irellevant
HikeUp

Excellent choice Taco!  Laughing
KathyW

I like the new forum picture.
FIGHT ON

That must be the Summer pic. It sure is current. I think Simonov took it last Sunday! Too bad it's hard for Taco to change it often. but this one is so cool. it has it all!
Taco

Nah, I figured out how to change it. If bothered to change it too often, I will change it to reflect whatever random thought comes into my head at that moment, be it a bus full of clowns going over a jump, or a hamburger. Or, Twin Peaks. Or, a metaphorical Twin Peaks.
EManBevHills

Congrats

Very nice choice.
FIGHT ON

Re: Congrats

EManBevHills wrote:
Very nice choice.

I liked the wave clouds. Very Happy  Very Happy
Taco

New header picture

I put up a shot I took of the Bowl a while ago.

If anyone has a cool submission that has some writing in it (photosh00p skillzZ), post it here.

Since it's hot out right now, a picture that evokes a cool, mountain environment is preferred.  Cool
Taco

Well, since nobody said anything, this is going up next:



















Cool
Zach

is that FightOn?
EnFuego

I'm not even sure I know what you're talken about.  Are you talking about the picture that is next to the "San Gabriel Mountains Discussion Forum" title of this board?

Are you looking for a "non" snowy picture of something in the San Gabriels for the spring, summer, fall months?

I just saw Rick Kent's TR of his Iron Mtn to Baldy traverse.  He's got like 200 shots.  Some of them are really nice.  maybe you can ask him for one of his pictures.  Take a look at image #8655 and #8674.  It's only one of several dozen that are nice.
Taco

I think a snowy one is a nice change of pace.

Tired.
kgw

It's a nice shot: the cloud and shadows are cool. . .
kgw

BTW, is that Wayne Newton in a fighting pose?






Laughing
Taco

kgw wrote:
BTW, is that Wayne Newton in a fighting pose?






Laughing





Cool
Taco

Confused
outwhere



Razz  Razz  Razz
Taco

Zach

kgw



Never let 'em see you coming. . . Twisted Evil
phydeux



Good pic, especially the 'clipless' shoes that double as ski boots. Very Happy

(dang, I know lift tickets are getting pricey, but isn't riding a bike up to the lifts going a little too far?!? Shocked )
Taco

YO

FWI, if anyone wants to submit a new header picture, 450x150 pixels is the best size, JPEG format. Bonus points if it says 'SGMDF' or something snazzy and relevant on it.
Taco

Here is a photo by Norma R...

Near Register Ridge.
hvydrt

great picture. that will be a good one for the first snow next season.
mattmaxon

Taco

Header picture changes. If anyone wants to submit their own images, go for it.

Snow = happy
Hikin_Jim

Nice pic.  Limber pine?  Where?  When?

Inquiring minds want to know.   Wink
Taco

TacoDelRio wrote:
Here is a photo by Norma R...

Near Register Ridge.


BAM!  Cool
Tim

Congrats Norma, this is a great photo. White and blue goes well together. Too bad we won't be seeing those colors around here again for awhile.

God, I hate the heat. I can't wait for it to be fall already.
Hikin_Jim

Tim wrote:
God, I hate the heat. I can't wait for it to be fall already.
For real.
norma r

i hate the heat too.  i find it funny when people say they can't wait for the snow to melt so they can get back out and hike!  i prefer hiking in snow, but i gotta admit you can't beat the Sierra backcountry in summer.  pretty outstanding.

i hiked my local mountain Boney Mountain on Saturday and nearly passed out.  it was insane.  felt like i was in an oven.

Dave G and i beat the heat yesterday by hiking Baden-Powell, Burnham and Troop.  We even placed a new register on Burnham.  San G-er's need to get up there and sign it!  To keep us cool we filled our bandanas with snow and tied them around our necks and kept snow in our hats.  we ain't no dummies!  i'll post pix as soon as i load them.

thanx for using the photo Taco!  it was chance that i caught the snow falling.

norma
Very Happy
Taco

No problemo.

Can't wait for it to snow again... can't wait for the next ice age. Cool
mattmaxon

New header Photo?

Taco

Are you being serious, Max?
dgrimreaper

Symbolic under the circumstances, especially with the "indefinite" closure...
mattmaxon

TacoDelRio wrote:
Are you being serious, Max?


Sort of... Gallows humor and all  

Confused  Sad   Crying or Very sad  Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Twisted Evil
Taco

I can put it up if y'all want to. I figured it was humor fitting for the times, though kinda sad to log on and see that. Crying or Very sad
phydeux

I can see the humor in it (yeah, gallows humor), but the average person would probably be offended.    

Just a thought, but that would look neat if it said "Death Valley National Park" on the sign.  Considering the weather out there this time of year, 'ya wonder why the signs on the main entrance roads don't just spontaniously combust in the Valley's heat.
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