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 MOUNTAIN NOTES      29.Jan.2000

The Mountaingnome Hey-hey-heyyyy!!! How 'bout them Titans?! Partners, ya'll have a good time Sunday, watchin' the ole' Super Bowl(I know I will). I figure them ole' boys from Tennessee is a gonna walk the walk and Win!

Coming Soon: Valentines Day!
Hey guys and gals, besides giving that special someone a present..give them the most precious gift of all..TIME. Spend some time alone means alot!
It was 270 B.C. when St. Valentine stood up for love, after Roman Emperor Claudius II forbade Roman soldiers to get engaged or married, believing that married men would rather stay at home than go to war(gee....I wonder why?). The priest named Valentine, in defiance of Claudius' orders, secretly married young couples, and on Feb. 14, was punished for his "crime," thereby becoming the patron saint of lovers.

By gum, we got us one of them new fangled digital cameras here at The Mountaingnome. The Polaroid PDC 640 Digital Camera, does a great job for us. Shucks, I don't even worry 'bout runnin' out of film now. Ya gotta love that dadblame technology!

Welp, there's been talk around here of installin' one of them web cams in the Mountainmans cabin. Folks, if'n we get a purtty big response from ya, we'll do it. E-mail the Mountainman.

Here's a couple of Mountaingnomies that contribute to alot of my articles, Stan and Jon K. both contribute articles on hunting and the outdoors. Stan does all the art work for our wallpapers and Jon is our gaming expert. Oh yeah..I fergot..they're my sons:o)) Stan is also our LINUX EXPERT, so if ya gots any questions about LINUX, e-mail Stan! Stan is also the webmaster at B.C. Technology, and Jon is the webmaster at BMW 2002~Used Parts.

Next week I'll introduce some contributors to our humor dept.~they're a couple of real characters!

Partners, we want ya'll to git envolved too! Send your stories~pitures or maybe a program that you found that would be of interest to all! So send them dadgum articles toThe MountainGnome.

  • Free Puppies:
    1/2 Cocker Spaniel - 1/2 Sneaky Neighbors Dog
Software Feature:
Partners, Carl Harrison jist come up with another one of them Great programs! EzyMassMailer is an affordable auto-mailing management utility, similar programs cost $500.00 and more. Folks, the program is capable of 10,000 groups, of 10,000 users, that's 100,000,000 emails! It's Ezy to install and Ezy to use. Now as Carl and me sez, "don't go a spammin' folks, it ain't polite".

Talk About Dumb..
A 28-year old male was brought into the ER after an attempted suicide. The man had swallowed several nitroglycerin pills and a fifth of vodka. When asked about the bruises about his head and chest, he said that they were from him ramming himself into the wall in an attempt to make the nitroglycerin explode.
(Ya'll ever wonder, how ya can be that dumb, and still live that long?)

Free Wallpaper!
For all you outdoor and firearms is one of our own custom wallpapers by Mountaingnomie Stan K.

-- The Mountain Man        


Skiing Solitude!
 Location! Location! Location! Just 28 miles from Salt Lake City and only 33 miles from Salt Lake International Airport, Solitude Mountain Resort is among the most accessible ski resorts in North America. Solitude is a cozy, slope-side alpine village, harmonizing naturally with the rugged beauty of Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Long famous for excellent skiing, Solitude is now matching that same level in its restaurants. Solitude's most upscale restaurant, St. Bernard's, is a five star fine dining experience set in a majestic alpine setting. Creekside, in the base area, is a moderately priced family-friendly place. Both the Last Chance Mining Camp and the Sunshine Grill offer great lunchtime fare on the mountain. And Utah's most unique dining experience is The Yurt. Individuals with an adventurous spirit can ski or snowshoe through the woods to this Mongolian styled hut for an unsurpassed meal. All five restaurants combine to make Solitude a culinary delight for everyone's tastebuds.

  • "If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments."
Say partners, now here's a real deal and lots of fun ta boot! Southwest Airlines Vacations is offering a very family-friendly ski package to Salt Lake City, Utah. Kids ages 2 to 11 fly free, stay free at a hotel, and ski (one day) free. The deal is good for each child accompanied by an adult paying for a two-night (minimum) ski package. There is a surcharge for weekends and holidays. The ski lift ticket is valid at seven Salt Lake City area resorts. This package will be in effect through April 13.


Well, time to do some railroadin'! Folks, the Georgetown loop is a great train ride through some beautiful coutryside. We're fixin' to go do it agin!
In 1877, the railroad reached Georgetown with the intention of extending to Leadville, although that goal was never realized. There is a great deal of history on the Georgetown area, the gold rush that brought people in to the area, and the building and restoration of the railroad. The Georgetown loop is the surviving section of the railroad, and a popular attraction, running between Georgetown and Silver Plume. Although separated by just 2 miles, the elevation difference between the two towns is over 600 feet, and the track had to be laid over 4 1/2 miles to gain the elevation. This circa 1899 photo shows the loop in its historical heyday. Ya'll gonna have a bunch of fun and excitement on this train tour! Well, partners, ya'll have lots of FUN in Snow Country!!

  • "Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. (Guess that fool at the top of the page was tryin' to lose weight!)"


Heading For The Outdoors
Rafting the Salmon River, horseback riding in Montana, exploring Orca Island in Washington--these are some of the outdoor family adventures available from American Wilderness Experience. AWE helps plan and book outdoor vacations, and its services, like those of all-purpose travel agents, are free. Visit the Web site or call 800/444-0099 for a free catalog, complete with beautiful photos of the adventures it sponsors.
Have fun and stay safe.


Wall Street Corner and Phoenix Group International recommend EPTC as stock to watch.

Whales show the most spectacular growth known for any animal.
Can you believe that it takes only eleven months for a whale to develop from a microscopic egg to a weight of fifteen tons and a length of twenty-three feet? And that's before it is born. Talk about gaining weight when pregnant!
When the whale is born, it takes another year for it to grow to a length of 65 feet.

Special Feature: Do You Believe In Angels?
If ya don't, this might change yer mind. Yessir, I'm sure an angel believer, someday I'll tell ya'll why!
   Now on with the rest of the story. First off, the picture I'm about to show ya, was taken by a professional police photographer. His equipment was checked and found to be in perfect working condition. You must also understand, the occupants of this vehicle survived with scratches! Are ya'll ready fer this?? Click on ANGEL!
Folks, if any of ya have an angel story or picture, please send it our way! We will sure publish it and share it with the rest of our readers!

  • Butterflies taste with their feet. (Oh, jeez!)

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Diary of a Pregnancy
The journal of one woman's first pregnancy. The site contains information on trying to conceive, fetal development pictures, and informative pregnancy links. . .

American Baby Magazine - Free for Six Months :
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NOTE: Always follow the advice of your Physician!

Babies and Music :
Babies enjoy music as much as you do. Whether or not playing it actually makes infants smarter, as some studies claim, is hard to support. There's another benefit to music: By associating it with bedtime you can use it to train your child to sleep. Try playing quiet music as you complete your bedtime routine -- a CD of classical music or lullabies works well. Check out BabyCenter's on favorite music for baby for specific recommendations.

  • Polar bears are left handed. (Who knew....?,Who cares!)


Linux Note: When downloading a linux .tar/ .gz or .rpm file, It is sometimes necessary to hold down the shift key while clicking on the file you want to download.

  • Bubba In The Turd Dimension 1.1 -- Find the magic toilet before it's too late.
  • Big Fix -- Find & Fix problems before your system fails!
  • System Mechanic -- Tune up your PC with this pack of system maintenance tools.
  • GnuCash -- A Linux~Quicken like clone for managing finances.


Cotton is NOT good for backpacking. It's heavy, provides no warmth when cold, takes forever to dry, & doesn't wick moisture away from the body. Jeans chafe. Wear loose clothes in layers. Put on or take off layers according to weather.

    In cool weather we wear:
  • Wicking long underwear (polyester) -- "wicks" moisture away from body to outer layers
  • Polyester fleece shirt/pants (Polartec 200) -- light, soft, very warm even when wet, dries quickly
  • Nylon shell -- breathable, water resistant, blocks wind


Deer Stew: :

  • 2 lb. deer meat, cubed
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 4 potatoes, cubed
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 46 oz. can of vegetable juice cocktail
  • dash of hot sauce
Mix the flour, salt, and pepper. Flour venison cubes and brown in oil. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for about 4 hours, or you can bake at 350 degrees covered for 3 to 4 hours.

So until next week, REMEMBER: When someone annoys you, it takes 42 muscles in your face to frown. BUT, it only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and smack the asshole upside the head.