Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Top 7 Sports Movies of All Time

Here is my list of the Top 7 Sports Movies of all time as discussed on the No Name Show on 2/15/2010. Feel free to comment on the list.

7. Rocky IV
6. Baseketball
5. Rocky III
4. Miracle
3. Happy Gilmore
2. Hoosiers
1. Rudy

Friday, February 12, 2010

Survivor - Heroes vs. Villians Week 1
Well last night was the first episode of Survivor Heroes vs. Villians. It's setting up to be the best season of Survivor ever with many of the most entertaining cast members in history returning for one grand season. The show began right away with a reward challenge that was absolutely brutal. Stephenie had her shoulder dislocated. The medics put it back in place (that Stephenie is a tough chick). Rupert broke one of his toes. The medics wrapped it up and Rupert went back to work. The good guys won the challenge and got flint.
Back at the villian camp, Boston Rob just built a fire by rubbing two sticks together (he's pretty good). Most of the show was spent showing small groups of Survivors in quiet conversations discussing strategy. When it was time for the immunity challenge, the Heroes got off to a huge lead but Rupert, Sugar, Cirie, and Amanda couldn't figure out a puzzle and the villians took the win. At tribal council, the group decided it was best to eliminate the weak link and Sugar was voted out. She admitted in a classy move that it was probably the best move for the tribe but I'm sad to see her go. She was always one of my favs.
Initial observations: Rupert doesn't seem into it. I know he broke his toe but he just seems out of his element. He couldn't catch a fish, couldn't get a fire started, and he just stared vacantly into space when they were supposed to be solving the puzzle (I think he was actually figuring out which ladder rung went where). He might not last very long this season.
Coach is still a loser.
Boston Rob is probably the greatest player in Survivor history. I don't like him but dang he's good.
J.T. is going to be a villian by the end of this season. He was just a "good ole boy" last time but I have a feeling he's going to be sneaky this time.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Park Creek Falls

The wife and I headed out early Saturday morning after dropping the kids off (no, that's not a reference to using the restroom) at the parents house. We left the car at around 9:15 and began smashing our way up Park Creek. This was Tammie's first long bushwhack and I wasn't sure how she would take it. Three-quarters of a mile later, we could see the creek on which Lava Divide Falls was located. We decided we were doing well so we would continue another 1.25 miles to Park Creek Falls and then stop at Lava Divide on the way back. Just upstream from Lava Divide's creek, Park Creek itself begins a 1/4 mile long series of gorgeous cascades with about a dozen small, 5-10' tall waterfalls. While the journey upstream was difficult, at least the creek was pretty.
We finally arrived at Park Creek Falls after almost 4 hours of smashing through brush, climbing rocks, and wading across the creek. The lowermost tier is a pretty 25' tall drop that ends in a deep, blue-green pool (see photo on the left).

As I took my pictures of the lower tier, I could see that there were more to falls above so we began to climb up the right side of the creek. Just above the bottom tier was another 20' tall plunging drop. We climbed further up the side and encountered yet another section of falls. This one involved a 15' drop into a pool that was almost completely hidden by rocks surrounding it on three sides. As the creek exited this pool, it dropped another 5' into yet another pool, this one was deep and a gorgeous green. (below)

Climbing yet further up the side of the creek, we encountered the uppermost, and largest, tier of the falls. Park Creek drops around 40' in a very deep, very narrow crack in the rocks, making it difficult to see. As it exits the crack, the creek tumbles another 30' over the bedrock before continue on to the other tiers below. (bottom)
After taking our pictures, we began the slow, very punishing trek back towards the car. By the time we got back to Lava Divide Creek, time was starting to become an issue. We got a brief view of the top of the falls through the trees, but didn't have time to make a closer visit. We finally arrived at the car 7 hours after leaving. We were exhausted, bruised, and scratched up, but we made it to the falls. What you see here are the first pictures of Park Creek Falls ever posted to the internet. Next up: Back to Lava Divide Falls on the 20th for a close up view of the huge upper section.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Park Creek this Saturday

Well the weather is supposed to be nice this weekend (relatively speaking) and the snow levels are still high, so the plan is to finally reach Park Creek Falls near Baker Lake. A couple years back, 3 friends and I were able to reach the base of massive Lava Divide Falls ( but I couldn't talk them into continuing on to the falls on Park Creek itself. So after a wait of two years, I'm hoping Saturday will be the day I finally reach this mysterious waterfall. I've never seen a picture of it and I know of no one who has seen the falls. My companion for the adventure will be my lovely bride. I don't think she knows what she's getting herself into. She's really never done a long bushwhack and this one should be pretty rough. We'll see what happens. If all goes according to plan, we will get into Park Creek Falls first and then stop by Lava Divide Falls on the way back. Worse case scenario is we won't make it to Park Creek Falls and I will climb up the side of the bottom section of Lava Divide Falls to photograph the upper tiers which are at least 300' tall. There is also a gigantic tree our group found on our first trip that I might try to measure if we have time. It's going to be a rough trip, but if we can make it, the reward will be great.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Top 7 Bowling Terms That Sound Filthy

While this blog is technically related to my waterfall hunting adventues, I don't want to limit myself to that so from time to time I will post other stuff. Below is my list of the Top 7 Bowling Terms That Sound Filthy as read on my internet radio show last night ( Looking into terms related to bowling reveals a massive assortment of terms that just sound downright filthy so I put together my list of the seven most vile, perverse, and disgusting bowling terms. Even some of the definitions sound dirty.

Honorable Mentions - Backend, Balance Hole, Blow, Box, Cherry, Choke, Cranker, Squirt, Ovaled Hole, Release Point

7. Angle of Entry - The angle at which the ball hits the pocket. (Or the angle something else hits something else.)

6. Ball Reaction - The change in a ball's direction as it travels down the lane.

5. Stroker - A bowler with a smooth swing and no sudden acceleration in his/her swing. (Yeah right)

4. Four Bagger - Four strikes in a row, also referred to as a Hambone. This term could have two dirty definitions: a. "Bagging" four women in one night. b. A woman with a great body but a face so ugly you have to put four bags over it.

3. Mule Ears - A term for the 7-10 split. I'm not even sure why this sounds dirty but it just seems like it should have some filthy alternate definition.

2. Squeezer - Someone who holds the ball with excessive force. The dirty definition would be "someone who holds the ball with excessive force".

And the #1 filthy bowling term is . . .

1. Double Wood - Also known as a "sleeper". This is when you leave two pins standing after your first ball, one directly behind the other (i.e. 2-8, 3-9). I don't think I need to describe the dirty definition of this one.

So there you have it. Proof positive that bowlers are not only have dirty bodies, but also dirty minds.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Best Website Ever?

Someone just pointed this website out to me and I figured I'd share it with you all. It basically combines three of the coolest things in the world: Enjoy!