Yosemite Facelift 2014 Camping Reservations


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Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 17, 2014 - 03:39am PT

Here is the information for booking camping for this year's Facelift.

We are now ready to take camping reservations for participants of Yosemite Facelift 2014. The event will start with an evening program September 23 and will end at midnight on September 28. If you would like to participate and reserve free camping during that, or part of that timeframe please email us at Yosemitefaceliftcamping@hotmail.com with the following information.

1. Campground preference in order from #1 to #3. In the Valley, Yellow Pines, Camp4, and Upper Pines are available. We also have Tuolumne sites available for the same dates.

2. We need to know what dates you would like to reserve. Start date and leave date.

3. We also need to know the number of folks in your party and their names.

This information is crucial to reduce the amount of work required to reserve this camping. We also would appreciate to hear of any changes or cancellations on your end promptly, so that we can accommodate you or others that may be on a waiting list.

We do have a limited amount of camping available prior to, and after the event for those that want to help with setup or with breakdown which is greatly appreciated. If you are interested please mention it when you are reserving your camping and we will try to work that out for you.

Thank you and hope to see you there,

Ken Yager

P.S. I need to thank Maureen for taking on the reservation task. I would also like to thank Black Diamond for their commitment this year. Evening programs will be announced later on when they are confirmed.
Big Mike

Trad climber
Apr 17, 2014 - 04:02am PT
Thanks Ken! Email sent!

Edit: i thanked Mo in my Email, but thanks Mo!
Fish Finder

Social climber
Apr 17, 2014 - 04:13am PT

Edit: Thanks Ken and Maureen

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Apr 17, 2014 - 04:58am PT
Reservation request sent!

That was the first time I put down Christina with my last name haha...bit of a trip. Looking forward to this!

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Apr 17, 2014 - 09:52am PT
Ken & Maureen! :-)

Email sent.


Apr 17, 2014 - 10:03am PT
I highly encourage a few to remain after the event to help Ken take the Facelift infrastructure components back to storage in El Portel.

Last year everyone ran away and NPS had to do your job .......

Apr 17, 2014 - 10:17am PT
Email sent - thanks Ken and Maureen!
Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 17, 2014 - 12:59pm PT
Good news bump, and e-mail sent. And thanks to Maureen (Lucky Pink) for agreeing to take on the campground bookings job - it's a huge one.

Werner, I was there after the FaceLift, and helped clean, put away, and pack up things. Essentially, whatever we were asked to do was done. IIRC we had to put some stuff into a bay behind the rescue cache, instead of taking it down to El Portal. The reason being that the cleanup was on Monday, September 30th - and on the morning of October 1st the NPS announced that the park was being closed, and that we all had to leave by noon on Thursday. Many people left on Tuesday, and by Wednesday morning they weren't allowing vehicles to re-enter the park, which was somewhat awkward in terms of taking stuff to El Portal.

So, sorry we didn't finish everything, but we did our best. We'll try to do better this year, and suggestions are welcome.

Social climber
Apr 17, 2014 - 01:29pm PT
Email sent!

Thanks again Ken & LP....


Gym climber
A very quiet place
Apr 17, 2014 - 02:53pm PT
Are you in or out?

I'm in. :-)


Gym climber
Apr 18, 2014 - 12:04am PT


lost, far away from Poland
Apr 18, 2014 - 12:21am PT
I sent an email yesterday but haven't received any confirmation yet.

When should I start to worry?

Big Mike

Trad climber
Apr 18, 2014 - 12:30am PT
Lol. I sent one last night moose. It'll probably be a bit

the last bivy
Apr 18, 2014 - 01:13am PT
Howdy to everyone! Got your emails. replies will come out next week about thursday because I'm going on a backpacking trip this weekend and skiing one last day mid week next week so .... you know.

Here is some info:
UNLESS YOU HAVE MY PERSONAL PHONE NUMBER you can assume I cannot guess your name from the colloquialisms of your email.

you MUST include your first and last name, the first and last name of ALL people in your party (NPS) including the ages of your children attending if any. as well as your enter and exit dates and preference for camping.

Hi I want camp 4 there's 6 of us
will not get you a reservation UNLESS YOU HAVE MY PERSONAL PHONE NUMBER and then I of course know who you are and what you normally do when you get here.

If you have already sent an email that does not include this info just hang on and wait for the one I will send you requesting it. Because I probably know most of you who jumped on this starting at midnight last night. Rest assured you are taken care of.

this ship is gonna be TIGHT this year. Your cooperation, understanding, jolliness will be appreciated.

Yours TRULY,
the Indomitable Miss LuckyPink
John M

Apr 18, 2014 - 01:15am PT
awesome lady..

Apr 18, 2014 - 01:20am PT
this ship is gonna be TIGHT this year. Your cooperation, understanding, jolliness will be appreciated.

Yours TRULY,
the Indomitable Miss LuckyPink

That is music to our collective ears, my friend!

lost, far away from Poland
Apr 18, 2014 - 01:27am PT
Thank you LuckyPink. You are very much appreciated.

Have fun backpacking and skiing!

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 18, 2014 - 02:32am PT
Agree with Anders. I stayed after to help and didn't get used.....well that doesn't sound quite right but you get the message. I have a big van and lots of energy so ready to rumble. Cheers, Lynne

Thanks Mo, awesome you are doing this. If I can help let me know. Just sent an email for our little family group. Peace and Joy, lynnie

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Apr 18, 2014 - 09:27am PT
Got mine in. Thanks Mo and Ken.

I will be there with the Adventure Queen.

Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Apr 18, 2014 - 10:26am PT
I get to play tunes with Annie and Rick this Sunday in Yosemite. We 'll be working out a rough draft of The Ballad Of Super Topo so it's ready to roll at Yellow Pines.

Thanks, Lucky Pink for running the reservations. I know you won't take any bs.
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