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JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Oct 5, 2012 - 11:31pm PT
Reflecting on the wonderful experiences Facelift provides, I believe that we are living a reincarnation of the Sierra Club outings in Yosemite of days past. A large camp, communal fire and food, daily activities. I think we are the luckiest people on Earth to have that experience. :)
mite

Ice climber
New York
Oct 5, 2012 - 11:48pm PT
I never take wild tour but i have lot of experience and ideas about wild touring. My friends like to get accommodation in Thailand during their wild tour.

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bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Oct 5, 2012 - 11:48pm PT
Reflecting on the wonderful experiences Facelift provides, I believe that we are living a reincarnation of the Sierra Club outings in Yosemite of days past. A large camp, communal fire and food, daily activities. I think we are the luckiest people on Earth to have that experience. :)


Yeah, he said it better than me!

Sorry I missed ya, Joey. You know where I'm at.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 6, 2012 - 12:21am PT
OK, just a few highlights. I have tons of photos, but not the wherewithal to downwhatchamacallit them until I'm home.

MeatFest: Rodger's burgers would cause Werner to repent of his vegetarianism.

Evening events: I was mostly helping with preparations, and in the back pouring beer with the gang, so missed most of the speakers. (It was also too hot for this northerner, not just in the auditorium but generally.) But I did see a few of the speakers/films that I wanted to see.

Greg Stock's talk on Thursday was fantastic! Hopefully we can have a "natural history" type talk once each year, e.g. weather, rescues, etc.

The Camp 4 concierge job went OK, as I was asked to help manage the seven FaceLift sites (= 50 campers). Issuing tent and car tags after hours, and leaving the evening events after the intermission to be where needed. There were glitches - people not showing up as promised and such - but we worked it out, and have ideas for next year. Thanks to Pinkie and Lori for their help and patience with it!

Had lots of fun sharing a site and equipment with Sybille, and doing a moderate climb with her. Plus Leo, Bill Rosenburg the coffee guy, Steve West, and of course jstan.

As always, jstan, Leo, George, Jim and a few others arrived a few days early, to help with preparations. After a day or so we had the bright idea of FaceLifting Ken's red truck, and did so, with help from the garage. They let us borrow their shop-vac and pressure washer, and when we were done, it was almost like new. Almost...

Delightful climbing with Audrey and Ed, and I'll have more to say later.

Nice to see everyone again, as always the two weeks went really quickly, and I can't remember half the people I met - I'll have to look at the thread.

Nice to meet John Penca finally, benefactor of Canadians and others. And so many others.

Lolli and I conquered Lembert Dome on Tuesday, and it was nice and cool up there. We spray painted "Donini was here" on the summit.

Passed on some backcountry graffiti removal equipment and tips to Jesse and Ben, for use if/when. Roger Brown says he may know of some.

Thursday I did the regular route on Higher Cathedral Spire with a Canadian friend. Very impressive for 1934, and quite stout for a "5.9". Today we did the Commitment before I left.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Oct 6, 2012 - 12:53am PT
Thursday I did the regular route on Higher Cathedral Spire with a Canadian friend. Very impressive for 1934, and quite stout for a "5.9". Today we did the Commitment before I left

Well done! I haven't tacked that yet. I hear it's a blast.
Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Oct 6, 2012 - 01:11am PT
All of you are awesome folks. Sad I missed it but also knowing how difficult Aris was this week, (he is teething) we did good. Hugs and Love from ME! Yes, facelift is so much more and on top of that even better than anything else besides the act of climbing itself.

AFS
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 6, 2012 - 01:23am PT
Anastasia, here's a picture of Mason's first Valley trip:
Mason Daly's first Valley trip.
Mason Daly's first Valley trip.
Credit: maldaly
He was 10 weeks old. Not much climbing was done. You made the right decision but I got the picture!
Mal
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Oct 6, 2012 - 02:33am PT
Holy shit! Ana had a kid? I need to tune in more!

My boy is 4 now, and he climbs like a little monkey. Radz!11!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 6, 2012 - 12:08pm PT
Geez Bluey.....YOU have been too long gone from the Tribe. Ana boy is doing Algebra
now and I even have hair!


Susan
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Oct 6, 2012 - 12:17pm PT
Cheers, Susan! I'll check in more often. Glad to hear you're doing well!
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 6, 2012 - 06:33pm PT
Geez! I met more people than I could count--lost track after 21! ;)

I'm planning to raise another steer and bring even more burger next time. Glad you enjoyed it, Anders! Next year promises to be a "fly-in" to Mariposa, too. I checked out that lovely little airport not too far from The Ditch, before driving home.
Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Oct 6, 2012 - 06:53pm PT
Bluering!
Yeah and I have somehow created a good solid man child too.

Taken this week!!!!
Aries getting his 6 month check up! :&#41; Yeah kiddo! He's growing!
Aries getting his 6 month check up! :) Yeah kiddo! He's growing!
Credit: Anastasia

My favorite picture. Soon baby, soon!
My favorite picture. Soon baby, soon!
Credit: Anastasia

Hugs!
AFS
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Oct 6, 2012 - 07:18pm PT
Cheers Anders and thanks for the mention. I tend to be a lone wolf as it were; not much into the party crowd scene.

Gracked me up to come around the turn in C4 and see you talking with Ben. Good to finally shake hands.

I think Ed thought I was a looney; I saw that unmistakable head of hair heading up the path and introduced myself. His response was pretty much "who the frick are you; I'm busy". Too funny!

Good Times
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 6, 2012 - 07:30pm PT
I really didn't know how many appetites to plan for...but thankfully Phylp came through with her great burger patties to supplement my paltry contribution. I didn't get to try any of Khanom's delicious-looking and smelling chicken. I don't know who to thank for some excellent slaw to compliment Mal's beans?

Did anyone get some sort of head count? There must have been 60 people there, if not more. So, if this is to become an annual event, we need to start planning for ~75 climber-trash-picker-upper appetites NOW!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 6, 2012 - 09:49pm PT
I'm planning to raise another steer and bring even more burger next time

Gawd I love you Rodger but this just so totally squicks me out.

Susan
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Oct 7, 2012 - 11:58am PT
Anyone have photos they can send to me? I don't have any trash shots, could be because there is not near as much as there used to be. I am trying to write up the results and would like to add some different photos other than mine. I posted the photos I took on the Yosemite Facelift page. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.425166690863685.92569.120770414636649&type=1

Thank you volunteers for making this such a great event.

Ken
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Oct 7, 2012 - 12:09pm PT
Not enough trash means you've been doing a good job over the year, Ken.

Congrats on a diminishing haul! Sorry I missed it this time, hopefully you guys found someone to take my spot in Yeller Pines.

Next year!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 7, 2012 - 04:39pm PT
God lovya Rodger, and the steer ya plan on raisin for our benefit.

I looked up "SQUICK" and it pretty much means what it sounds like:

To shock with outrageous behavior.

As in, "We totally squicked some tourons."

Like I said, Meat. Then you said, Meet.

We'll meet over the meat together next Facelift and light some coals under the vegans, total squick, we'll really wind them up. I'll see ya in Mariposa.

Hudon's nephew, Phil, I think it is (?), said he really looks forward to more burger flipping, too.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 7, 2012 - 05:01pm PT
Hey Mousey, fun meeting you! As for Hudon's nephew flipping...I think he took care of the second batch from Phyl which totally worked for me.

The whole thing about "AssHole" (the bbq'ed heifer's name as per Rodger), well, just cuz he didn't like him he sends him on the one way trip and comes back all wrapped in nice neat little white packages...just seems like bad karma. Just sayin'


Susan
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 7, 2012 - 10:56pm PT
Hey Susan!

I never give obnoxious names to my STEERS; I'd never do a heifer that way, anyway!

His name: Baloney Butt! He weighed in at 1850 pounds before he took his one-way trip to the butcher shop. He was 29 months old at the time, and most of it was spent on the free range, so he had a longer life than a commercial steer. I raise my animals in the most humane manner possible, given their predetermined outcome.

On the other hand, I have some of my cows that I raised from tiny calves that are now 14 years old; I seldom sell them, and I've buried many that spent their entire lives here.

If I have a true Asshole cow or steer, I simply sell them to an unsuspecting buyer at the cattle auction.
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