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Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 3, 2012 - 12:09pm PT
That was a great post Boodawg. You told a good story and made for an enjoyable morning read. You can't be everywhere and this was a part of Facelift I wanted to see. TPFU!

Eric
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Oct 3, 2012 - 12:37pm PT



One morning I handed out some oranges to all that were in YellowPines



Still cant stop laughing from when Tom (madbolter)whom I have never spoke to before replies..

Donkey Shank

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 3, 2012 - 12:40pm PT
One morning I handed out some oranges to all that were in YellowPines

That's so, like, Burning Man bro.

Wish I could have made it to meet so many of you. Next year I guess.

Thanks for sharing pictures from the trenches.
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Oct 3, 2012 - 12:48pm PT
Fish Finder those oranges were excellent ! :) Great to see you!
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 3, 2012 - 01:43pm PT
Here's an unapologetic BUMP for the Event of the Year. Congrats to Ed for winning the portaledge!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 3, 2012 - 02:12pm PT
Great to see you again Lolli! Thanks for the chocolate! Licorice too!
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Oct 3, 2012 - 02:21pm PT
thanks for the caviar Lolli!
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Oct 3, 2012 - 02:25pm PT
I went from site D to being in a suit in southern California for the last two days- highly disorienting! Anyway, great seeing / meeting everyone. Also thanks for all the helping hands with my little guys- they had a blast.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 3, 2012 - 04:36pm PT
Just checking in. Report, photos, and the True Story when I get home next Monday.
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Oct 3, 2012 - 04:49pm PT
Looks like I missed out on more than I was already bummed about missing (seeing old friends and new ones)

Any reports of Bob Finn at the facelift? Nice to see that Mastadon is so mobile.

Thanks for the pics!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 3, 2012 - 04:57pm PT
Lolli, ohhh the salty licorice, I waited since last year, now to wait another year...I can do this.

Mighty Hiker, I'm not even Catholic but still feeling sooooo guilty about you catching Ferretlegger and I sneaking in the back door. Oh dear, you were so cool about it.

Wonderful pics everyone, unfortunately I had the dead battery syndrome. Yeah, I know, excuses, excuses


Susan
gstock

climber
Yosemite Valley
Oct 3, 2012 - 06:43pm PT
Early in the week we collected trash from probably the most far-flung location in the park:

Maclure Glacier
Maclure Glacier
Credit: gstock

The trash was abandoned research equipment from a study of the Maclure Glacier in the 1970's, mostly wooden and metal stakes that were placed in the ice (since melted away) to measure glacier velocity. Even though it only amounted to about 20 lbs worth of trash, we did hike it out 12 miles! I've been studying the Lyell and Maclure glaciers for several years now, and it feels good to get that stuff out of there.

Happy haulers
Happy haulers
Credit: gstock

I also wanted to say how much fun I had giving a talk for the Facelift this year. I knew from Timmy's introduction that it wasn't my usual scientific conference gig, but the thunderous roar at the first shot of the Captain clinched it (plus I've never seen New Belgium sponser a scientific conference). Climbing and geology are one and the same in my mind. Thanks, Ken, for the opportunity.

Mescalito
Mescalito
Credit: Lincoln Else

I live in Yosemite Valley and I can say without question that the Facelift makes a big difference in the look and the feel of the place. Even though the amount of trash may be down this year, the park feels refreshed in a way that goes far beyond the tonnage. Thanks for the huge effort everyone.

Greg
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Oct 3, 2012 - 08:54pm PT
Nice posts; keep them coming...
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 3, 2012 - 09:14pm PT
Lolli, thanks for the weird licorice. I liked it. Would work well on long slogging approaches (or walk-outs) or extended belays. Thanks too for the eggs and caviar! Awesome.

onetheedges' kids were a real treat. I had a few interesting conversations with them.

And thanks again, Greg! You're talk was truly educating, interesting, and funny. You're a good speaker/teacher.

Cheers,
Eric
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Oct 4, 2012 - 04:13am PT
mouse from merced!! I have something special of yours that was left at Yellow Pines! check your email.


JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Oct 4, 2012 - 04:48am PT
Credit: JOEY.F
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Oct 4, 2012 - 04:52am PT
Sweet Joey. Ouch would have loved that one. Thanks for the wine.

Ken

P.S. That darn french guy. What an amazing picture that 40 second exposure is. Would make a great flyer for next year.
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Oct 4, 2012 - 04:58am PT
Yeah, Ouch! inspired, lucky me.
I agree about TDFG's style, would look really nice on a t.
That Darn French Guy

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Oct 4, 2012 - 07:35pm PT
Ken, i wouldn't mind if it did :)

And sorry guys, use the links to see all the pics. It was way too slow to push them here. Like 5min/pic is not reasonable... Else I would have put all the firepit portraits up.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 4, 2012 - 09:48pm PT
TDFG--
I don't blame you for c-righting. The picture #5 is great, with some of the features I love best.

The cotty-woods in the center, though, should've been cut down so as not to get in the way of your shot. I and tourists like the lady I met on the bus, agree.

"Why are so many trees allowed to stand when they are obviously burned and of no use to anyone? They just ruin the shot."

Why are you taking such great pix of useless old hulks around the campfire? :)
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