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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).
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Ed H, Sybille H.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Murcy, Mouse from Merced, Grant. Cait and others behind.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Doug (Flanders), Lolli.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
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!
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Catherine, Ken B, Ed H.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Greg Lee.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
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.
Credit: Mighty Hiker

Mastadon (purveyor of fine, aged wooden wedges), ?
Credit: Mighty Hiker

Fred.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
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?
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 16, 2012 - 02:52am PT
Yes, Vegasclimber's s.o. Christina was a delight. We shared a yoga class and later had a fascinating discussion about her work.

Eric
Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Oct 16, 2012 - 02:53am PT
You washed a truck??? Aren't you afraid of washing away what keeps it together?

Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 16, 2012 - 05:21pm PT
Mo, Mark Wellman.
Credit: Mighty Hiker

Kathy from the AAC.
Credit: Mighty Hiker

I seem to have missed a lot of people...

Photo names updated.

Ken's truck is nothing if not robust, and it seemed a safe bet to clean it.
jstan

climber
Oct 16, 2012 - 07:19pm PT
Credit: jstan

Bob Steed. The shoulder at the far right is Erin's.

Bob was in the first work party I went on seven years ago in the Cookie area.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 17, 2012 - 11:45pm PT
http://www.thereporter.com/ci_21705292/yosemite-volunteers-remove-5,000-pounds-litter?source=most_emailed
From Nov. 5, 2012 Vacaville, CA.
Not much there, but it's "ink."
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Oct 18, 2012 - 12:12am PT
Mouse , Audrey and new facelifters....

This Facelift video was from 2008.........has my favorite facelift tee.....well tied with Tami tee..
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video?id=3703797



This facelift thread has some funny ..Ouch classics...
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=455197&tn=0

Still missing.. *Ouch.....He Died 2& a half weeks after Facelift 2009...or was it 2008.


That Darn French Guy

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Oct 19, 2012 - 08:20pm PT
OK, it took forever but here are the last pics...

some raffle and YP pics:
http://hike.mooo.com/Climbing/2012-09-29_Four_mile_trail/

no facelift specific pic:
http://hike.mooo.com/Climbing/2012-09-30_Sequoias/

Enjoy guys!
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 20, 2012 - 07:59pm PT
Bump! Let's get some more pictures up!
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 24, 2012 - 12:49pm PT
I'm working on getting my pictures up.

Gotta get those damn kids off my lawn first!

Eric
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 24, 2012 - 01:56pm PT
OK, finally!

The way my schedule worked out, when I was out Faceliftin' I was pretty much on my own. But I rather enjoyed the time on my own. Sometimes a man just needs to process. Especially if you are a classic Type B underachiever. And I was able to get in plenty of socializing later in the days and evenings (and also with early AM yoga practices in the duff at Yeller Pines!).

The obligatory first view as you come through the Wawona tunnel. Yes, it's almost cliche, but who cares? I've been here scads of times and still get blown away every time I see this view on entry. I don't think it will ever get old.
Welcome to the Valley!
Welcome to the Valley!
Credit: Fletcher

My first day was picking up on the Mirror Lake trail and perimeter. This had a lot of evocative and contemplative moments like this one:
Upper Mirror Lake area
Upper Mirror Lake area
Credit: Fletcher

Hanging with the guys by the check-in area. Ben the climbing ranger, Jon, his intern (you know you're doing pretty good when you get an intern!) and Jon's dad who came all the way from West Virginia I believe. Shortly thereafter, we went with Jesse to see about removing a culvert from the old River campground. Much fun was had. But I can't tell you anymore. Sworn to secrecy.
Chillin'
Chillin'
Credit: Fletcher

The masses gather for the raffle at 5 pm. Every kid that participates wins something. I wish Ken was my dad! :-)
Daily 5PM Ritual
Daily 5PM Ritual
Credit: Fletcher

View from my office as I ate lunch one day:
Big Stone scare Mongo!
Big Stone scare Mongo!
Credit: Fletcher

Evening program. I think this was the second night (Wednesday). Not as crowded, but sweatfest was still crankin'.
Aren't you glad you used Dial?
Aren't you glad you used Dial?
Credit: Fletcher

Another evening raffle. Look closely and you might find one or two of the usual suspects.
Another evening raffle.
Another evening raffle.
Credit: Fletcher

Obligatory reflection shot in river. Road my bike past this spot a zillion times. Did not get old.
Merced and North Dome.
Merced and North Dome.
Credit: Fletcher

Lunch at the office, working west of the Pohono Bridge this day. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Actually, since this section had a bunch of turnouts and a river, the TP factor was very high. Ick.
Lunch.
Lunch.
Credit: Fletcher

More inmates at the evening raffle. Look closely and you might spot the affable glee. I do need to visit Missoula some day!
More of the usual suspects.
More of the usual suspects.
Credit: Fletcher

A world famous photographer and self-styled wanna-be-has-been-who-never-was. NOT! tyeary is too modest. We had many good conversations and an equal number, if not more, good beers.
It takes all types.
It takes all types.
Credit: Fletcher

Short term dementia has set in. Can't remember if this was Jesse telling us to keep in line and be careful out there or James Lucas, one of the world's best storytellers. I'm sure I will be corrected and promptly whipped for my transgression. [Edit: thanks to Khanom it is Jesse. My kids have cooked what's left of my brain these past few days!}
Evening program.
Evening program.
Credit: Fletcher

Morning commute. Nuff' said!
The ride to work.
The ride to work.
Credit: Fletcher

Yes, Virginia, bears do sh#t in the woods. On the Pohono Trail. Given the amount of bear poo seen here, this must be their equivalent of the 405 freeway.
One kind of poo not required to be cleaned up.
One kind of poo not required to be cleaned up.
Credit: Fletcher

Having a great time cleaning up others people's crap on the Pohono Trail. The spirits of some magical and amazing beings passed this way just days earlier. But you'll need to contact them to hear their tale. Maybe you already have!
Yours truly.
Yours truly.
Credit: Fletcher


Will I be back next year? You betcha!

Eric
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