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NPR/NGS Radio Expeditions
20 Oct 2000

    Geography
  • China
    Yunnan
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 28.4025   98.8111111
    Recording TimeCode
  • 46:51 - 49:00
    Channels
  • Stereo
    Sampling Rate
  • 48kHz
    Bit Depth
  • 16-bit
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Show: YGRP
Log of DAT #: 12
Engineer: McQuay
Date: October 20, 2000

ng = not good
ok = okay
g = good
vg = very good

11:10 GJ - in this area most families who has place to put on fire the name - in Tibetan it is called Tsung-ba. Every morning they will get up to put on fire - Kuta-tsungsasa - you use special leaves of trees and put up fire and praying to the god and calling all the names of the gods - such as Kawagabo, Neinsamo, ANOTHER NAME of a MTN, many many names. And which in include most important gods in Tibet and local gods here - it is everyday. And every village has special place for put on fire. One of the ??? and each month there is a date that is imp such as the 5th, 15th, and 25th. In this days the village people will go to the other place and put on fire and call the names of the gods. And generally for each village New Year, every house should have one person to get together and climb to the top of the mtn to put on fire as well

12:52 CJ - and when he makes the fire in the morning and says his prayers does he expect something in return - is there a hope for some kind of wish that he makes?

13:02 GJ - yeah. The meaning is to get protection of the honey (?) mtns

CJ - protection for him? Or for his family or what

13:14 GJ - Also for - yeah - Tibetan Buddhism is not only ask for the good of this family but for the good of all the people in the world. So I think there are 2 purpose¿13:41

CJ - ok

13:58 Talk off mike in Tibetan - yaks bells

24:28 talk in Tibetan - Bill on the horse - yak bells in bg

G 24:48 Bill on horse, bells ringing, occasional talking in Tibetan

26:06 wind in trees? A stream? - Bill on horse - yak bells

26:33 stream? Running water? People talking in Tibetan

27:56 - bells, people in distance talking on/off mike in Tibetan (?)

VG 36:41 37:13 - no talking in bg - Bill on horse

VG 38:00 - 38:32 Bill on horse - no talking in BG

38:33 - on horse - people talking

VG 40:25 - 40:47 no talking in bg

40:48 on horse people talking in bg

42:34 Bill? - "good boy!"

VG 43:36 on horse - can hear hoofs slightly in bg, yak bells

45:20 horse snort

VG 45:33 - 47:18 on horse - no talking in bg

46:06 horse snort

47:20 - 48:13 on horse - no talking in bg

VG 47:42 horse neigh

48:14 - on horse - talking in bg in Tibetan ?

49:39 - 49:56 on horse, yak bells - no talking

VG 50:00 - 51:46 no talking - on horse

50:34 horse snort

51:47 - 1:01:40 on horse - w/talking

G 53:02 - person commands horse to go (I think) in Tibetan (?)

G 56:34 command for horse to go

1:01:37 horse stumbles

1:07:21more on horse w/talking - some of Bob heard in bg too

1:12:21 more walking with talking - but louder ambi -

G 1:22:52 - 1:23:03 good on horse - with no talking

G 1:29:45 - 1:30:18 good on horse with no talking, bells

G 1:30:28 - 1:31:26 on horse, no talking

1:35:36 Bill - that is probably enough!

G 1:36:51 person patting horse -clicking at him

Bells, on horse, talking in bg

1:40:36 Ma-zu-ya-ca

CJ - is the name of this?

1:40:39 Woman - Yeah. Ya-ca is an old place like this and there is ¿Na-zi-ah-ca¿..1:41:17 this place is the forest built for this Ya-ka

Bill - and all Ya-kas have the 2 meanings?

Man - and woman - yeah generally, yeah

Bill - to indicate to go in this direction -

Man - yeah

Bill - and the other?

Man - bc they believe of mtns - it is on top of mtns - so here it a scared place -

Man - 1:41:56 maybe it is a sacred mtn maybe it is not - it is mtns that is near heaven (?)

CJ - and that is why all the flags are here

Man - yeah - maybe if you have a mtn - if you have a road a top of mtn they should have this place something I think you can call Land Art - geography art or something and Tibetan often use mtns and the natural - to make nature as art. Everywhere you can find. Use flags and stones. Yeah - to decorate nature. 1:42:57

1:43:03 man - and also have the meaning of a ?

woman - and in this place the flag and the - the ?? - can prevent flood - they can't let the flood get this place

CJ - 1:44:28 so what are the verts on that climb?

BM (?) It should be about 700 feet I mean meters -

CJ - no, that is where we are

BM - so it is from 32 to 37 - 500 meters which is about 1800 feet

CJ - yeah - but in a small space

BM- yeah that was a pretty quick climb, wasn't it?

1:45:00 CJ - well it seems like that when you are sitting on a horse

BM- so now it is downhill to the hot springs and a shower - and I am actually going to try and make a cel phone call. My boss wants me to call home

CJ - who are you calling?

BM - Ed

CJ - it sure seems more than 500 meters

1:45:51 whistling

1:45:53 on horse going downhill - talking in bg

1:46:17 CJ - this is the A-train

OK - 1:46:47 - 1:50:56 walking down hill on horse - whistling and talking in bg

1:47:13 singing starts in bg - stops abruptly

1:48:23 singing starts and stops

1:48:42 singing VG with horse stopping in bg - going down hill

1:50:57 Bill - been following pack animals down hill

SPACED OMNI BODY MICS

VG 1:51:12 - 1:56:39 birds, wind in trees

1:56:40 Bill - so what are we listening to Bob?

BM - Derbies Parakeet - a whole flock of them. And we are in a stack of white pine and the cones have really huge seeds and you can see them hanging on to the ends of the branches and sort of hanging down with their beaks working the seeds out of the cones that are hanging underneath - quite acrobatic

Bill - what is the name of the parakeet again?

1:57:05 BM - Derbies Parakeet

1:57:14 - more parakeet

1:57:24 BM - yes, beautiful

1:57:27 - more parakeet

Chris - crows?

1:57:43 BM - this is derbies parakeet which is a very rare parakeet - we are in a whole flock of them here, and I was just - they land on the end of the branches - we are in a stand of this white pine with the big seeds in the cone and they sort of hang onto the end of the branch and get upside down and get into the cone to extract the seeds.

1:58:06 CJ - I can't see any of them with binocs - but even if I could - what do they look like?

1:58:10 BM - they are about as big as lets say a small crow almost maybe a little smaller than that with - they are olive green and they have a red beak with kind of a black patch on the side of the cheeks. It is a fairly large bird and you can hear it is making a hell of a racket 1:58:30

CJ - is it endemic to this area?

1:58:34 BM - um, it is nearly distributed - I understand it is in this part of Yunnan, south-eastern Tibet, Sechuan area

Cj - and it is called again?

Bm - Derbies parakeet

CJ - who is Derby?

BM - don't know, some British ornithologist

Oh I see - it is almost parrot like - it has that trailing

BM - that long beak - I mean tail - yeah -

CJ - it is bifurcated

1:59:01 BM - and like a lot of parakeets they travel in flocks - noisy flocks

1:59:13 more parakeet ambi

1:59:22 CJ - oh, they are really big

1:59:24 - 1:59:39 bird ambi

1:59:47 - 2:00:07 ambi on horse - with birds in bg - talking in bg

2:00:08 bell ringing - more riding horse - talking in bg, dog barking (coming into a village?) - in town - bell ringing, people talking

STAND-UP 2:03:08 CJ - Shedon hot springs - 8921 feet - 6 days ago we were dropped off here. We walked and rode over a 12 thousand foot pass and down again into the valley of Yubeng village and Kawagabo mtn. 6 days of wildlife biology, 6 days of Buddhism, and as close to Shangri-La as a traveler can get. Now for a bath. 2:03:35

2:03:39 CJ - take 2 - Shedon hot springs. 8921 feet. 6 days ago we were dropped off here. We walked and rode over a 12 thousand foot pass and down again into the valley of Yubeng village and Kawagabo mtn. 6 days of wildlife biology, 6 days of Buddhism, and as close to Shangri-La as a traveler can get. And now for a hot bath 2:04:03

**(I think this is the best one bc of the last sentence) 2:04:13 CJ - take 3 - Shedon hot springs. 8921 feet. 6 days ago we were dropped off here. We walked and rode over a 12 thousand foot pass and down again into the valley of Yubeng village and Kawagabo mtn. 6 days of wildlife biology, 6 days of Buddhism, and as close to Shangri-La as a traveler can get. And now for a hot bath. 2:04:35

2:04:36 - 2:05:29 ambi for stand-up

2:05:33 - 2:05:49shower? Water for a bath?

2:05:50 - 2:07:07 a different water sound - stronger -

2:07:07 End of DAT

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