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Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 10, 2012 - 06:53pm PT
They don't go to razor city (Gillette, gateway to devil's tower) though. Though I could probably get a ride if I get as close as the friendly ghost....
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 11, 2012 - 11:51am PT
Bump, for the thread that's too good to die...
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Oct 11, 2012 - 11:59am PT

Hey Chicken Skinner,

I saw Patty Garza yesterday, she said to say Hello and she hopes to join in on the facelift next year. I enjoyed hearing her story about you giving all the female ski instructors red roses... What a sweetheart! (-;
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 11, 2012 - 11:53pm PT
One of the early pre-FaceLift projects, before we could even start. With a heap of help from the guys at the garage. (I'll omit the "before" photos - maybe NSFW.)
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Hey, Ken said he wanted photos of people actually cleaning stuff up.
WBraun

climber
Oct 11, 2012 - 11:55pm PT
You failed.

Ya didn't wax and buff it ......
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 12, 2012 - 12:02pm PT
Well, jstan and Leo did a fair bit of detailing, but eventually we had to move on. A project for the next FaceLift, perhaps.

Memo to self: Rig draws at FaceLift next year, so that jstan wins a new (modest) daypack. Even if he doesn't enter the draw.
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 12, 2012 - 02:58pm PT
I love the shot of jstan and the pressure washer. Suitable for framing and an autograph!

I'm not kidding!

Met him in Idyllwild early this summer on a trail project. He's my new inspiration. If I'm a quarter as strong and hardworking when I'm his age, I'll be very pleased! Got boulder to move? Call John!

Eric
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 12, 2012 - 03:06pm PT
Another photo. A day or two before the FaceLift began, Tom Evans and the "Ask a Climber" program were on the front page of the Fresno Bee. Here he is on the bridge, with his paper.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 12, 2012 - 05:43pm PT
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John Heine and Monty the dog. Ruth and John look after Yellow Pine for six months every year, plus make substantial volunteer contributions in other ways.
WBraun

climber
Oct 12, 2012 - 07:21pm PT
John Heine is one of the hardest working volunteers in the park year after year.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 12, 2012 - 09:34pm PT
Sunday morning climber (ranger) coffee at Camp 4, near a large rock. Ben Doyle presiding.
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Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 13, 2012 - 05:26pm PT
Another key FaceLift figure, and sometime ST lurker, Ed Whittle, maestro of the East Auditorium.
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Ed has just had surgery in Fresno, and I hope he's doing well.
MisterE

Social climber
Oct 13, 2012 - 06:44pm PT
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...

During the break-down and haul to the SAR-cache, Skip and I commented on how clean the truck looked compared to past years - impressive job Gentlemen!

How many artifacts/Kleen Kanteens from bygone years did you find? ;)
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 13, 2012 - 10:01pm PT
We found $1.39, which we put in the donations jar. The odds and ends we put in a plastic bag on the front seat. I'll omit the photo of jstan and Leo having a water fight, though - those rascals!

An interesting thingie seen en route to the FaceLift. The largest of its kind in the world. What is it? (Ringers DQed.)
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 13, 2012 - 10:11pm PT
i'd say but I already posted my image of it...

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 13, 2012 - 10:13pm PT
The Shadow knows.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Oct 13, 2012 - 10:15pm PT
Sundial Bridge?

Nice, Mighty!

Did you take a full tour of Turtle Bay?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 13, 2012 - 10:31pm PT
You can see how jstan might have gotten ideas about spiffy transportation.
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Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Oct 13, 2012 - 10:51pm PT
I give up Mighty.

Looks like a do-it-yourself suicide facility,...
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 14, 2012 - 01:09am PT
You're just envious because AmTrak doesn't go through Toquerville.

A lot goes on behind the scenes to make the FaceLift happen, much of which is barely visible. One being preparations for and running the evening events. Ken and Chicken Skinner Unlimited Enterprises stripped, cleaned, and triple waxed the auditorium floors this year, which made a huge difference. (Clever marketing, too...) Still, every day volunteers cleaned the auditorium and kitchen, brought in beer and supplies, got everything organized, and then served the sweaty masses starting at 6:30.

Here are two key individuals, Amy and Kelly from New Belgium, in the pouring area out back. The company provided 21 kegs of beer this year for the FaceLift, and in the end we used about 26 - they had to rush some in.
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And here's one of the occupants of site 30 in Camp 4, early in the morning. Flanders, perky as ever. Just like old times.
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