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Postby ampman1961 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:51 am

Greetings to all here at SP.
My name is Billy Yates, and I live in Venice Ca. USA.
I'm not a climber or thrill seeker, but a recording artist who loves Mountains.
I am planning to get myself back into shape suitable for Hiking sorties
and ultimately planning some treks in Oregon, Washington and NorCal.
You will never find me free climbing a vertical wall but scrambling over boulders
and moderate climbs is my goal, but more importantly, the networking and building
of friendships and good times is also a priority. I love people and the environment.
I don't have much to offer in the areas many of you live for but I play a wicked guitar
and love to have fun. The most notable "summits" in my life are centered around
being a member of the recording group, "The Outlaws" and performing with a
multitude of amazing people from Leon Russel to Little Feat and beyond.
My love of mountains and the need to get back to my youthful wanderings
through forests and mountains brings me here, to what I feel is one the finest
sites on earth. I am so impressed by SO MANY people here, it's amazing what you all do.
I am in awe of the character, dedication and skill of you all, that it inspires me to
push myself back into that place where mankind and nature coincide.
Thanks so much for all of what all of you do, I am truly blown away.
I remain humbled,
Billy Yates
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Re: New member saying hello to SP!

Postby Augie Medina » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:37 am

ampman1961 wrote:
I am in awe of the character, dedication and skill of you all, that it inspires me to
push myself back into that place where mankind and nature coincide.
Thanks so much for all of what all of you do, I am truly blown away.
I remain humbled,
Billy Yates


Welcome Billy. And you could never go wrong starting out with collective ego-stroking like you've done. Good move. :)
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Re: New member saying hello to SP!

Postby ampman1961 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:43 am

Mountain Impulse wrote:
ampman1961 wrote:
I am in awe of the character, dedication and skill of you all, that it inspires me to
push myself back into that place where mankind and nature coincide.
Thanks so much for all of what all of you do, I am truly blown away.
I remain humbled,
Billy Yates


Welcome Billy. And you could never go wrong starting out with collective ego-stroking like you've done. Good move. :)

No kidding, but I am sincere. I have no cloak. :lol:
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Postby butitsadryheat » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:26 am

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Postby ridgeline » Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:29 am

Welcome Billy. If you head into the eastern Sierra dont forget your guitar, hope to see you out there. Heard some of your work, good stuff.
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Postby lcarreau » Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:36 am

Ya can't go wrong with the 'Outlaws.'



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Postby Holsti97 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:55 am

Welcome to SP. It is never too late to start hiking and climbing mountains and hills. You should see a lot of Green Grass and High Tides when you are out there. I had the Outlaws album Playin' To Win in the early 80's and listened to it a lot.
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Postby lcarreau » Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:14 pm

The "Ghost Riders In The Sky" are particularly beautiful when viewed from an isolated peak
in the wilderness.

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Postby SusanM » Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:50 pm

Welcome to SP, I hope you find the infromation here as inspiring as I do. Don't be discouraged by the wise guys.
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Postby Husker » Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:42 pm

Nice Try Squishy!
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Postby ampman1961 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:20 pm

SusanM wrote:Welcome to SP, I hope you find the information here as inspiring as I do. Don't be discouraged by the wise guys.

Thanks Susan.
Wise guys never hurt me :lol:
Though it's not as dangerous as hanging on a line up 3000 ft,
playing in front of 20,000 people takes a bit of courage.
I want to go back up to Ansel Adams area off 395. So many
beautiful places to go.
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Postby Diego Sahagún » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:53 pm

¡Bienvenido Billy :!:
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Postby lcarreau » Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:56 am

Is this Squishy or Billy ?? :?:

Inquiring minds want to know.
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Postby lcarreau » Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:45 am

If this is "Billy," then what was the name of the third "Little
Feat" (studio) album ???
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