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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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khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Oct 13, 2012 - 10:47pm PT
I offered that bum a ride, door to door even, but he declined.



I can kinda see why. 8 hours talking to me or 8 hours in the lap of luxury on Amtrak....
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.
Credit: Mighty Hiker

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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jstan

climber
Oct 14, 2012 - 09:40am PT
How Doug can sit up like that after lying on stones all night and then get up smiling, is beyond me. I was barely able to do that when in my twenties.
m_jones

Trad climber
Carson City, NV
Oct 14, 2012 - 05:55pm PT
We did our small part cleaning off all tat from Lost in America the week after face lift.
Figured out how to lower out from fixed gear with out leaving tat. 25' of 5mm - just run it through the fixed piece back to a carabiner on your harness and with a munter lower yourself off.
Leaves the route with out trash.

Also cleaned a bunch of deadheads off the route as well as any copperheads we did not use.

Tat from "Lost in America" el cap.
Tat from "Lost in America" el cap.
Credit: m_jones
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Oct 14, 2012 - 08:26pm PT
Also cleaned a bunch of deadheads off the route

Jerry Garcia is rolling on the floor....
johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
Oct 14, 2012 - 08:46pm PT
Jerry Garcia is rolling on the floor....

Or, in his grave.

lol
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 14, 2012 - 09:54pm PT
Our guy Tom, the mad bolter - the original, genuine mad bolter, that is. Tom Rohrer, being shy.
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See no evil - hear no evil - speak no evil. Or was that "Monkey see, monkey do"?
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Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 15, 2012 - 01:43am PT
MeatFest Fotos.
Rodger, Mal, Harrison, with Eric in the background.
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Quest for Fire - they were rubbing sticks together or something.

Phyl, Mark (murcy), Greg.
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Mark H, Paul, Travis.
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Scott, Mark H.
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(Glad we ran into Mark earlier, and invited him.)
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Oct 15, 2012 - 02:28am PT
Also cleaned a bunch of deadheads off the route

Jerry Garcia is rolling on the floor....

Seriously, many thanks to Ken, the park and organizers. As has been said; we meet people on these things.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 15, 2012 - 02:47pm PT
Greg L, Phyl P, Mark (murcy).
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Ed H, Sybille H.
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Murcy, Mouse from Merced, Grant. Cait and others behind.
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Doug (Flanders), Lolli.
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More Meatfest photos. I took a bunch while it was still light, which worked quite well. But, not getting home until a week or more later, am only now getting them here.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 15, 2012 - 04:17pm PT
Mal at work.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Hey! It's Grant and that Flanders guy again!
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Catherine, Ken B, Ed H.
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Greg Lee.
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Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 15, 2012 - 05:05pm PT
Ranger Heather Boothe, at the hantarchaeology training session at Yeller Pines. (Behind - an archaeologist whose name escapes me.) It was her birthday not long after the FL, too - she was heading for a week's holiday. Jesse, on the other hand, is soon to go off for LEO training (irreverently called "tool school" by a few malcontents) somewhere like North Carolina, for six months. Part of developing one's NPS career, apparently.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
The FaceLift counts on help from NPS and DNC help to make it all work, and it's good to have peeps like Heather involved. Plus she gave us tee shirts and pins.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Oct 15, 2012 - 05:08pm PT
Really awesome shots M.H.!

Thanks for posting up the one of me talking to Mark about my "Epic Adventure!" - I stole it for my FB page but gave ya credit :)
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 15, 2012 - 05:27pm PT
Anders! There must be still more to come? Keep them rolling in!
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Oct 15, 2012 - 05:28pm PT
And. . . Mighty. . . you didn't answer. . . did you have the chance to really see Turtle Bay Exploration Park when you were there?

?

Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 16, 2012 - 12:55am PT
Nope - just had time to wander in the park a bit, and see the bridge.

And more photos.
Cait, Christina, Lolli.
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Mastadon (purveyor of fine, aged wooden wedges), ?
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Fred.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 16, 2012 - 01:47am PT
Bravura accomplishment for the guy from the North!

"Errata"
Catherine is the unidentified lady who knew Odd's birth mom, Sheila; and that is Christina, the intended of Vegas Climber, with Kate and Lolli.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Oct 16, 2012 - 02:33am PT
Hey Anders, sorry I missed you this year. Thx for the pics. Lots of my friends in those pics. I regret not making it.

Hang loose, eh?
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