2012 SPRING JOSHUA TREE PARTY AND GORDON FAMILY FUNDRAISER

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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 19, 2011 - 03:42pm PT
GORDON FAMILY FUNDRAISER –Joshua Tree, CA

BIG PARTY AT THE GORDON RANCH APRIL 21, 2012

Once again, we are trying to raise some money to fix the roof at THE RANCH, have a memorable party, replace their dead mini-van and more.

EVERYONE IS INVITED! Including Stonemasters, Uplanders, wanna-bes, Sheep Buggerers, those mysterious folk from San Diego, RADs, BGR, Banditos, Valley boys, Euros, Asians, Latinos, American Alpine Clubbers, Mazamas, Vulgarians, Buff Alpine clubbers, Sierra Clubbers, boulderers and even Canadians and Newfoundlanders, not to mention people from Florida. This means you!

In the continuing philanthropic tradition we will be having a giant party at The Gordon residence at 9561 Starr Ln., Joshua Tree, CA on April 21, 2012. This year the main goal will be to do major repairs on the roof of the house at The Gordon Ranch. The brutal Joshua Tree weather and the many visitors have taken a toll on the house. They have one messed up roof with multiple leaks. The roofing crew of motivated locals is already set. We just need money for roofing materials, the party and a new/used mini-van as their old one died just before Christmas.

Most of us know Todd Gordon, AKA "The Mayor of Josh," as one of the most giving humans in the So. Cal. climbing community for the last 30 or so years. Chances are you have stayed at one of Todd's houses more than once while visiting Joshua Tree for it's world famous climbing....or you've climbed one of Todd's many, many classic and not so classic routes.... or maybe he even taught you to climb. I myself have been his guest more times than I can remember. We've showered, pooped, watched TV, camped, used the kitchen etc. there while visiting Todd, his family and our beloved Monument (JTNP).

This party is going to have a rocking band called "Warsaw."

We are also honored to have world traveler Tony Yeary giving a slideshow with digital images from the Cordillera Blanca of Peru to our own awesome Range of Light, the Sierra Nevada.

We are also going to have a silent auction and raffle for some great climbing gear, guide books, collectables, memorabilia and more. Susan Peplow will be in charge of the silent auction and raffle. We will need a couple of volunteers to help with the raffle and auction. To donate or help you may contact her at susanpeplow@hotmail.com and 602-725-3249.

Lynne Leichtfuss has graciously offered to coordinate the food effort, and yes it is a big effort. Last year she and her posse did an incredible job.
She will need several volunteers to help her and will be accepting donations to help pay for the food. You can contact her at 760-749-8774 to help in any way.

SPONSORS INCLUDE- The American Alpine Club and Supertopo. See updated list below.

READ THIS PART! We are looking for cash and material donations. Cash in any amount is good. Material donations should be things that can be sold for cash. I will have a continuing sale/auction as this thread develops.

Please feel free to call or e-mail me regarding any questions you may have about this must attend event.

Cash donations can be Paypaled to me using my e-mail address which is:

devansbike@earthlink.net

Checks, cash and material donations can be sent to me at:

TG Fund. c/o David Evans
1931 Rollingstone Ln.
Tustin, CA 92780

Please make checks out to David Evans so that I may deposit and transfer them to the TG fund.

call me at
714-492-2159

Thank You All.
dee ee (Supertopo)
D. Evans (Mtn. Project)




Guest List.
DEE
Todd Gordon (not a guest)
Jeremy (?)
Dr. F
TYeary
Bullwinkle
Locker
Stahlbro
steelmnkey
Bransdon ?
Mtnmon ?
Brokedownclimber
Sketchy
RussWalling
Flouride
Steve
RLF
Karen
Marty(r)
Tarbuster (don’t think so)
TGT
F10
Lynne Leichtfuss
SCseagoat
Ferretlegger
Bill McKirgan
goatboy smellz
H
Paul Parker
Ron Gomez
Jim Bridwell
Dave Yerian
Hashbro
Murf
Sooze
Steve West
Dennis Gomez
happiegirl
Riley Wyna
Gal
Cosmiccragsman
Dimes
Fitness Coach
Mtnmun
Dana Eubanks
10b4me
Steve Swan and friends
Steve Belford
Karen Roseme
LEB
Wallflower
El Marinero
sethsquatch76
Sabra
neebee
iTodd aka Todd Battey
healyje
ATS
drljefe
Dr. Sprock
justthemaid
happiegirrrl
Lovegasoline
Mike Casper
Tucker
Debbie Walden
Tim Pinar
Brett Pinar
Penny Pinar
Kelly Vaught
Frank Bentwood
Stephanie Cassalaro
Will Cassalaro
James Lostlen
Sarah Lostlen
Cody Dolnick
Rebecca Russell
Michelle Russo
Alley Welsh
Beck Gordon
Shelby Beardsley
Andrew Jones
Gina Bararra
Richard Bararra
Mike Lechlinski
Mari Gingery
Taylor Diehl
Jabber Suleman
Sullly
Largo
Blitzo
Robert Bolton aka Bob
klk
khanom
Vicky
Kevin Daniels
Moonie aka Doug Munoz aka Moonfuzz
Fogarty
Jim Angione aka “Slim Jim” aka “The Flangeman”…Slimmy
Scott Cosgrove aka Coz
Dr. Tom Michael aka Hummerchine
the climber formerly known as AJ
Chez
Can’t Say
wstmrnclmr
Keith Patterson
Melanie Petrone
Cragman
Rodger Raubach/brokedownclimber
Jeff Elfont/ Fattrad
Maureen Maguire/ Lucky Pink
Sebastian and Tobias Wolf
Kathy Evans and posse
Jeff Sewell and close friend
hossjulia
Crimpergirl
Brass Nuts
philo
Rick A. / Big Ricky
Steven and Stephanie Strong
Vicki and Alek Michael
Brian (The Captain) and Mariel Povolny
Greg Lee
Tom Martin
Liz Ying
BJ
Bill Cramer
Mark Uphus
Jake Evans
Margy Floyd-Evans


Sponsors: Money, gear, work

Todd Gordon
Susan Peplow
Larry Levoir
H / Hood Mtn. Adv. / Harrison Hood
Sketchy / Randy Vogel
Martin Roberts
Khoi Chau
Murf / Tom Murphy
Stahlbro / Rob Stahl
Skully
Pud / JW Burns
Cracko / RS Porter
So Cal Bolter / Louie Anderson
Andy Blair
Dr. F / Craig Fry
Robert Davis
Steve Williams
Nancy Evans/ my Mom
John Knight
JMC / John Canby
iTodd / Todd Battey
Paul Parker
John Penca / Johntp
Greg Epperson
Dimes / Kevin Powell
Lynne Leichtfuss
Tucker Tech
George Armstrong
Hilde Fonda
Steve Lazny
Locker
Chris McNamara / Supertopo
Mike Casper
Mark Krotein
Calif. Mtn. Guides/Scott Cosgrove
ClimbIt /Zach Shields
Hanger 18 / Zach Shields
Steve Belford
Ed Sampson with La Sportiva and BlueWater ropes
Neebee Gonzalez
Lou Ortego with RESTOP waste systems
Robert & Hilde Fonda aka rlf - various goods
Charles Cole - Five Ten
Chris Miller & Lisa Guindon - Five Ten
Happiegirl - chalkbags
John Butler - Petzl items
johntp - wall hammers
Maximum Press/Marty Lewis - guidebooks
Fish Products
American Alpine Club / Jeff Diekis
Steelmnkey / Greg Opland
Mike Ousley / Moria Ousley
Anthony Ho
Brooke Sandahl/ Metolius
Nardo / Bernardo Gatti
Brandon Shafer-Zatko
Mtnmun
Steve Strong
Nathan Smith/ Liberty Mtn.
Matt Selman
Kris Thompson
Yvonne Gaines
Holland Deyo
Jeff Vargen/ Dope Miller Equipment
John Canby
Can’t Say/ Pat Nay
Zip
Zanders
Gennadiy Vakula
Chris Schmitt
Eric Mount
Tom Michael/ Hummerchine
Blake Cazier/ Stephanie Love…Positive Energy for Youth
Al Hoblit
Ian Gill
Pat Brennan
Rodger Raubach/brokedownclimber
Jeff Elfont/ Fattrad
Maureen Maguire/ Lucky Pink
Sebastian and Tobias Wolfe
Beaver/ Prana
Wills Young/www. bishopboulderingguide.com
Nikwax
The Gear Co-Op
Lowa
Jansport
Evolv
Anders Ouram / Mighty Hiker- “Anonymous Canucklehead”
Steve “Crusher” Bartlett / Desert Towers
Studley / Steve Wolford
Gal / cgraphicart.com
Chuck Blackwell / Straightupsports
Phyliss Ponte
Greg Lee
Rick Accomazzo
Steve Swan
Bob and Elaine Falkenstein
SC Seagoat / Susan Walker
Ferretlegger / Michael Jefferson
Graham Shelton / E-Z Up International
Robert Hayes
Laura Sanders
Steve Morrill
Jim Angione
Dana Bartlett
Russell Walling
KLK
Tom Martin
Circle K
Liz Ying
Mark Sensenbach / recycleresoles.com
Bill Cramer
Brian in SLC
Banks

zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Dec 19, 2011 - 03:44pm PT
there was a thread that was started on this last year.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1462223/Gordon-Ranch-Rehab-Project
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 19, 2011 - 03:55pm PT
EVERYONE IS INVITED! Including Stonemasters, Uplanders, wanna-bes, Sheep Buggerers, those mysterious folk from San Diego, Valley boys, Euros, Asians, Latinos and even Canadians and Newfoundlanders.

So Eldo Prancers can't come? Is that to appease Russ?

ps Doesn't matter which weekend it's on - bound to be some people who can't make it. They can always send money or materials, of course. Whatever, it will take some planning, by people who know what they're doing, and lots of foot soldiers.
Brian

climber
California
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:06pm PT
Please don't schedule for April 20-22! I want to help, but that weekend is already locked in for other events (and may be for others, Earth Day, etc.). Aim for the weekend of the 28th and 29th!
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:09pm PT
Dave, count me in for whatever you need.
PM SENT.
TY
Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:10pm PT
I'm in. . . df
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:10pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/600308/Eldo-Prancers-Birth-of-a-new-phrase

The origin?

Russ Walling
Social climber
Out on the sand.... man.....

Jun 26, 2007 - 10:25pm PT
I remember when the "hotties" of JT (Largo, Bachar, Lechlinski, Hill, Gingery, et al) were shaking in their boots when the Mighty Sheep Buggerers of Sierra Madre descended on the crags. In short order we failed on all their projects, but injected some new language into the sport and reshuffled the deck for all those who dared to follow. I think the first openly gay climbers club (The Joe Boys) wanted a piece of that pie too.... Tarbuster? Is that pretty much what went down???

Oh yeah.. and all those Colorado guys that came out pretty much had no pull in them, save for Skip... even the BVB San Diego Boys could burn off those Eldo prancers.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:21pm PT
Done Deal. Can't wait.

DEE EE, I'll be in touch.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:38pm PT
Kewl!

Give some a chance to use that D5 hammer pounding some roof nails!
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:41pm PT
I would like to be there. If I can. And if ex-pat Eldo Prancers can get a fishin' permit.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:47pm PT
I'm a carpenter. I'm currently thawing twenty bundles of Iko shingles that were frozen together and unusable in their current condition (five degrees here this morning). I know how to roof a structure well.

If I can make it fit into my schedule I'll be there, it'd be fun to visit JT. Never been there before.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:51pm PT
I beleve the roof is a desert tar and gravel style roof. Looking forward to this event.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:54pm PT
Who will coordinate the actual construction work? That is, an on-site appraisal of the house's conditions and what needs to be done, and then a plan as to preparations, materials, finances, skilled and unskilled volunteers, and so on?

Do Andrea and Todd have any identified priorities?

Perhaps the event could be titled "Raise the Roof for the Gordons", or something like that. Not that climbers haven't raised the roof there in the past...
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Dec 19, 2011 - 05:04pm PT
Dave-

Count me "in" for some sort of contribution, and some help with food preparation/cleanup and I'll again provide my propane stove.

Rodger
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Dec 19, 2011 - 05:06pm PT
Yes, Yes and Yes.



Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Dec 19, 2011 - 05:11pm PT

Tabbed roofing gents..... easy peasy.

With a bunch of ST do-gooders helping, that thing can be done in about 5 days. With about 4 guys that know anything about roofing, finished in a day and half tops. Count me in.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 19, 2011 - 05:15pm PT
Three tab roofing hasn't been available for some time now as far as I know. Most likely it'll be Iko 30yr architectural shingles.

Either way, easy peasy.

How many square?
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Dec 19, 2011 - 05:22pm PT
Steve and I will be there whenever it is.

Todd's the man...the most selfless person and climber I've ever known.
WBraun

climber
Dec 19, 2011 - 05:26pm PT
Todd for President of USA.

He can teach those foolish politicians a thing or two.

Ya all c'mon in the house he'll say all while the secret service is pissin in their pants ......
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2011 - 05:30pm PT
Eldo prancers, vegans, trolls, submen, fluffboys, come one come all.


Zip, forget that old thread. This is the new thread.
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