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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
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 24, 2012 - 04:19pm PT
Credit: Mighty Hiker
(This is what it looked like at 5:30 PM each day, pre-mayhem.)
10b4me

Ice climber
dingy room at the Happy boulders hotel
Oct 24, 2012 - 06:52pm PT
some nice shots there Eric
That Darn French Guy

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Oct 24, 2012 - 08:05pm PT
Cool stuff Eric. There's even a pic with me woohoo!
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Oct 24, 2012 - 11:57pm PT
That's Jesse, not James. Trying to pretend he's not a tool.
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 25, 2012 - 02:31am PT
Thanks Khanom. Yeah, I think not having the tool suit threw me. :-)

Eric
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 25, 2012 - 06:24am PT
That's not bad, Fletcher, if it is Fletcher. You don't know whit from whinola if you can't spot a Ranger, with or without his uniform, but you do know bear sheeit.

You simply have to take the opportunity to talk with them climbing rangers and work with them (the climbing rangers). They are good people, doing a job lots of you would be sick with envy to have. And if they are tools, at least they are Craftsmen.

Khanom, that wasn't a worthy statement. You obviously know wit when you see it, though. He wasn't as funny as he hoped he'd be. Nobody could top Lucas!

Bottom line for me about Facelift: I will be at Facelift every year until they pry the plucker from my dead fingers. Its reward is palbable: Its reward is itself and getting to look forward to the next.
Everyone, thanks for the pictures, even that darn Frenchie.
That Darn French Guy

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 2, 2012 - 04:23pm PT
Mouse, I would've embedded your pic, plucked from the links, if it wasn't for how tedious it is... and also I don't want to scare people from coming to the next facelift. After all what you just posted is a threat to all the future newbees o_o.

*raises glass*
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Nov 2, 2012 - 06:23pm PT
seeing as this thread refuses to die, some 2nd tier shots. better than the hate fest threads I say.
french guy checkin' in with H, peace
french guy checkin' in with H, peace
Credit: Timid TopRope
Don Reid with some of the Goldman clan
Don Reid with some of the Goldman clan
Credit: Timid TopRope
swag missiles.......INCOMING!
swag missiles.......INCOMING!
Credit: Timid TopRope
ferretlegger serving up brokedown burgers to Murcy and ontheedge and h...
ferretlegger serving up brokedown burgers to Murcy and ontheedge and his kids. best burger ever.
Credit: Timid TopRope
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 2, 2012 - 06:27pm PT
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Out for an amble with Lolli, after the FaceLift.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 2, 2012 - 06:33pm PT
Well now, since the thread is still alive and I've made it home, I'll have to see if I have some pics to share. smiles, lynne
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Nov 2, 2012 - 06:36pm PT
nice picture MH. Here's another post facelift with Lolli in our neck of the woods
nita and I gave Lolli a nice tour of Bidwell Park
nita and I gave Lolli a nice tour of Bidwell Park
Credit: Timid TopRope
and BTW, Lolli is about the most easy going and gracious house guest you could ask for.
PS HI Lynnie L! post away
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