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MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 19, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
10th Annual Facelift! Woohoo!

Events start September 24th @6:30 PM, and runs through September 29th.

Register at yosemitefaceliftcamping@hotmail.com after April 1st.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 19, 2013 - 08:54pm PT
I'll be there doing my Totem Cam Demo thing.

And all the other volunteering of course. Set up and whatever is needed in the morning.

The Facelift is one of the highlights of the year for me.

Plaid
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Mar 19, 2013 - 08:55pm PT
Won't be anything to clean on the Nose by the time CMac gets done
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 19, 2013 - 09:09pm PT
I want to come this year!! Pretty sure ill be ready by then, at least for some camping and cleaning hopefully Sandra can get the time off!!
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 19, 2013 - 10:06pm PT
Right On Mike! It will be good to meet ya down there. Have you ever been involved with the Facelift?
Gene

climber
Mar 19, 2013 - 10:12pm PT
This seems like the appropriate time to mention the vision, determination, and stamina of the Skinner of Chickens in making the greatest annual gathering of the Tribe.

Thanks Ken!

g
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Mar 19, 2013 - 10:23pm PT
Ken's FB page says registration begins April 1st. Don't know if jumping the start gun will help or hinder.
Hopefully will get some chicken skinner deluxe chicken on Easter.

Big Mike. Hope you make it down.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 19, 2013 - 10:25pm PT
^A little enthusiasm never hurt anyone..........except.. one time at band camp!
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Mar 19, 2013 - 10:26pm PT
Woohoo!
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 19, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
^^^See there ya go. Enthusiasm^^^
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:40pm PT
Ken Y wrote me that camping reservations don't open until April 1st. Best to wait until he's set up to receive our wishes.

I'm SO looking forward to another Facelift and to seeing a lot of you there!
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
I edited the OP.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:55pm PT
Only six months and five days to go, except for us early arrivers.

A good time will be had by all.

I've been trying hard to recruit some Canuckleheaded helpers, who could easily do a stint at the FaceLift as the start of autumn climbing and a stay in Camp 4.

So if Skip and Eric are looking after Upper Pines, and Mo and Harrison Yellow Pine, anyone interested in sharing Camp 4 duties?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 20, 2013 - 12:40am PT
Double woo hoo!!

Plaid- nope I am facelift virgin. Can't wait to stay at yeller pines!! Drove thru there accidentally last year. Looks real purdy! ;)
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Mar 20, 2013 - 01:21am PT
Unfortunately we won't be attending this year - that's the same week we are going to Kilimanjaro. Kinda bummed to miss Facelift, but theres no way we can take the time off to do both. Will have to pick up some trash on Kili just to keep in the spirit of things.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Mar 20, 2013 - 01:44am PT
Hey Big Mike,

Glad you are coming on board. Facelift is a stellar event on this planet. I began attending the first year after my husband went to heaven (2008) and it was a total gift to me. Ken has a fantastic program backed up by incredible volunteers. Even if you are bashful you will find your place in the sun and experience gifts of new friendships and fun.

Peace, Dude. If you (and family?) get there early, I work up in the Tuolumne area and would love to show yo the great expanse of creation up there.

Cheers, lynnie
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 20, 2013 - 09:33am PT
Anders I requested Camp 4. So I hope to be there. I will help you out as a floater and cover for ya when needed. I have been helping with set up every morning at the visitor center.

I am planning on bringing the wheel barrow this year. So that should help.
Credit: Plaidman

Plaid
Barbarian

climber
Mar 20, 2013 - 11:46am PT
Can't wait! Fully healthy this year and ready for some heavy hauling! Thanks to Ken for all he does putting this together!
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Mar 20, 2013 - 07:45pm PT
I can't believe Anders beat me to the count...but I've been checking out flights...

WOOHOO!!!!!!!!
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Apr 5, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
I just got an email confirming my reservation at Yellow Pines.

It will be my first time :)

Can't wait to meet you, Supertopiens!

Andrzej Citkowicz a.k.a. moose
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 5, 2013 - 08:12pm PT

YAY! Good dog!














TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Apr 5, 2013 - 08:25pm PT
looking forward to seeing you all there!!
TY
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Apr 5, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
Awesome

I'm still trying to see if I can take the entire last half of the month of September off so I can fit everything in that I want to do.
There will be a TON of miles on my car by October.
(i'm fine with that... just need good music by my side.)
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 5, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
Just got our confirmation as Upper Pines Hosts for this year.

If you are staying in Upper Pines, please come by site #55 to register.

See you all there!

Edit: we got shifted - now site #55.
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 5, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
Leggs, and Tony, I might see you there.
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Apr 5, 2013 - 10:40pm PT
Just got my confirmation for
Credit: JOEY.F
Yes!!!!!!(thanks Nita for the cool sign)
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Apr 5, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
Confirmed at Yellow Pines -- WOOHOO!!!!! Can't wait to see ya'll again!!!!!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 5, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
Looking forward to seeing you too TYeary. A thank you cerveza on me for helping a mutual friend.

I just sent in my reservation request too. Have to go with Yellow Pine and H, Harrison. It's my only home sweet home. Floated Dan down the river on Sentinel. Pretty special place for me.

Ken, Facelift is one of the best yearly gigs that ever was. God Bless Yo young man! Lynne Leichtfuss
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 5, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
Yep...see ya'all there!

Susan

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 5, 2013 - 11:55pm PT
I haven't gotten my confirmation yet. How long does it take from the time you email? lynnie
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Apr 6, 2013 - 12:04am PT
Lynnie, I got mine in two days.

Andrzej
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 6, 2013 - 12:18am PT
Thanks, Moosedrool....I'll be checking my mail. :D
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Apr 6, 2013 - 12:32am PT
Got my site. WaHooo!! Me and my wife will be in Camp 4 in site #30. Totem Cam Demo is set to go. Anyone want to take Totems for a test drive?

Plaid
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Apr 6, 2013 - 12:35am PT
I'll be there, no doubt about it.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Apr 6, 2013 - 10:34am PT
I'm not only coming down for Facelift. I will be in The Valley for the WHOLE month of OCT!!!! Sending the big stone. If I give myself a whole month I should find a cool spell. The heat has killed my last few attempts at Big Walls.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 6, 2013 - 01:25pm PT
I've been slacking! Just sent in my reservation asking for yellow pines! Hopefully ken has a spot for me! Doesn't look like Sandra will make it though. She doesn't want to spend her vacation "picking up garbage"... Lol!
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Apr 6, 2013 - 01:37pm PT
LOL, Mike, that's the same thing the hubby said...but I don't give up very easily. ;D
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 6, 2013 - 02:14pm PT
I don't usually either, but sometimes it's easier ;)
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Apr 6, 2013 - 02:40pm PT
We have to pick up garbage???

hmm, don't tell my wife...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 6, 2013 - 02:52pm PT
Birthright by Richard Dokey.  Highway 99: A Literary Journey.  Heyday.
Birthright by Richard Dokey. Highway 99: A Literary Journey. Heyday.
Credit: mouse from merced
One for the Plaidman and all the volunteers.
With a nod to Hossjulia...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 6, 2013 - 04:39pm PT
Woooo hooooo!!! Booked for yellow pines! Brownie and i will see you folks in the fall!!!
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Apr 6, 2013 - 04:46pm PT
Good chance I'll be there.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 6, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
Hoss Julia, you better be there this year. I know you'll love it. Especially the live bands/dancing :D

I'm SO happy. After a very tiring day at work I just got home, opened my email and found out my reservation is confirmed for Yellow Pine and "H" the Sir Dude Camp Host I love!!! (Of course I love Skip and Erik, but my roots are in Yellow Pine.)

A hats off, big hurray's and thanks to Sharon who is (imho) doing a spectacular job with the reservations. So no matter what happens in this crazy life I have my Yellow Pine, FaceLift to look forward to.

Big Mike, it will be very fun to meet you and your family!!!
So Happy!!! Lynne
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 6, 2013 - 10:25pm PT
HossJulia, we might do a carpool, if you want to pool some resources. I'm on the way, yes? I have the mighty jeep. It knows the way.

edit 4 JohnTP: I've missed far too many of these, BroMan. Gotta stir the sauce, don't cha know? Be a plus if I can haul in a Hoss Julia...Hint, hint.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Apr 6, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
so yeller pines is the place to be? or c4?

edit: never mind, I'll roll the dice.

Edit 2: skully- you'll be there? Cool!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 6, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
johntp, you know Erik and Skip right? They are now camp hosts for Upper Pines during the Facelift. Their venue will be awesome. Like I said, only reason not in Upper Pines cause at my first FL I floated Dan down the Merced at Sentinal Beach.

Can't wait to see you and everyone else. Please drop by and see me at Tioga Pass Resort too. Love, lynnie
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
Cap'n, pick up Poco, and Tobia along the way...(-;

Yippy, I can't wait to meet all you ~Old taco facelift virgins..



Big Mike, please bring *Miss Tami along with you........

edit: Three cheers for Sharon!...and a.. Shout out to Lindsey!

edit, Malcolm & Karen, are you guys coming to the facelift ?...Hope so....




johntp

Trad climber
socal
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
It will be my first time :)

Wait for it....
















































Yur gonna love it! Good times, good people, good deeds.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
There is a whole lot more to be done than just pick up garbage. Working the booth at the visitors center for check in , doing set up for the evening program, pour beer, fix pick up sticks, there is so much behind the screens stuff that needs to be done. Besides getting really cool raffle prizes to give away. I am getting some Totem Cams to bring, like I have for the last 2 years. The Facelift is about giving back and there are so many ways to do that.

Plaid
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:24pm PT
The carpool fills at my house. Or some spot Yet to be determined.
Huh? Rome, maybe?
I gotta groove on some o' these Totems.
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
This thing is just the bee's knees.

Thanks Ken!
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
@Captain...or Skully - Your reservation has been taken. Which day to you want to take the Totem's for a spin?

Just so everyone knows the Totem Cams are not for testing. They have been fully tested and are NOT prototypes. They are being made available so that folks can see if they like em.

I LOVE em. Got a double set and triples in the smaller sizes. I am a true believer.... no doubt.

Plaid
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
Facelift 2013 or Bust!!!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:44pm PT
pocoloco, think you've always donated but never been there. Is this correct? Are you coming this year? Awesome!!! lynnie
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
Chez Loco is going to be in Yellow Pines
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:54pm PT
I. Will. Be. There!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:55pm PT
Awesome, Brokedown. Cheers and see yo. :D
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 7, 2013 - 12:09am PT
Broke and Lynnie....you are both on my dance card for a climb!

Susan
Barbarian

climber
Apr 7, 2013 - 01:26am PT
Checked my email...nothing yet. Still hoping for my familiar spot beside the log in Yellow Pines.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 7, 2013 - 01:32am PT
Big Mike, please bring *Miss Tami along with you........
"

Ya right!! She'll be busy with circus kids or something i'm sure. Gotta bring home the bacon!! ;)

Maybe if ken were to make her a speaker one night and make it worth her while she might have to make time?? ;)

So stoked!!

Plaid you have a whole demo rack of totems??

Oh man! I gotta take those for a spin!!! I'm totally stoked to start climbing again as soon as i get the ok. I will be climbing in Yosemite this fall for sure!!

WHOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 7, 2013 - 02:36am PT
@Plaid....(hehehe, so internetty). I dunno about scheduling. Monkeys don't schedule so well. Whenever they're available works for me. Maybe I'll tag along with Big Mike.

edit: Right on, Julia.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 7, 2013 - 04:02am PT
Sounds good to me!
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Apr 7, 2013 - 09:00am PT
Cats outta the bag, I moving to Carson City by mid September, possibly August 1.

I've never been able to make Facelift before, so this could work perfect.

So skully, thanks mucho for the offer, but I will already be out there.

BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Apr 7, 2013 - 12:00pm PT
I sent in my reservation requests this morning for Guido, me, Nancy, & Lisa. Yellow Pines! Wahoo! Ono! See you all there if not before!

Thanks so much to Chicken Skinner for all that you do for Yosemite and our climbing community.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Apr 7, 2013 - 01:56pm PT
Booked for C4!

Thanks Sharon!
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Apr 14, 2013 - 01:11pm PT
Awesome! Just put my request in this for this year. I requested Upper Pines (somehow I'm partial to the place and like the location) so will be there to support MisterE, JTM and contingent. But no worries, I'll be doing the rounds of all other fine locales as needed!

Who knows what adventures, insights, and discoveries are in store for this fall? Don't have a clue, but I know they are going to be wicked keen (letting a bit of my New England roots seep in).

Cheers!
Eric
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Apr 14, 2013 - 01:13pm PT
So it sounds like you'll register for daily assignment out of Upper Pines if you're located there? Is that right MisterE?

Eric
Anastasia

climber
Home
Apr 14, 2013 - 01:13pm PT
I'll be missing from this one too. I am taking my Dad's ashes to Greece.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Apr 14, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
There is a season for everything, Anastasia. It sounds like you are solidly in tune with the turn of the seasons from your corner of the world. What a wonderful and powerful experience that will be.

Peace,
Eric
Paul Martzen

Trad climber
Fresno
Apr 14, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
Hey Fletcher,

The daily registration and assignments are at the Visitor center each morning. Trash weighing is each evening at the Visitor center, followed by fun stuff.

I will be at Upper Pines this year myself.
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Apr 14, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
Hey, and if you have a minute, check out Rick A.'s thread about submitting comments about the MRP via the Access Fund (I hope I got that right). Comments are due by the 18th of April, and another 50 or so commenters from ST are needed!

Thanks in advance!!!
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Apr 15, 2013 - 12:35am PT
Hi Paul,

Thanks, that was my understanding from last year. MisterE mentioned up-thread registration happening in Upper Pines. Maybe that is just for checking into the campsite, but I'm not sure so that's why I asked.

I kind of enjoy moseying over to the Visitor Center each morning and seeing what's up, but I'm good either way and just glad to help out. Looking forward to running into you in UP.

Eric
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Apr 15, 2013 - 12:38am PT
Thanks for noting that Lilabiene. I submitted my comments a day or so ago. Here's a direct link to the Access Fund campaign for the Merced River Plan:

Access Fund Merced River Plan Comments
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2013 - 01:14am PT
Fletcher, what Paul said is correct - we are registering arriving camping volunteers in Upper Pines only.

Assignments for daily clean-up will be at the Visitor's Center booth, as usual.

Erik
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Apr 15, 2013 - 11:30am PT
Gotcha, thanks for clarifying, Erik.

Eric
Barbarian

climber
Apr 16, 2013 - 02:10am PT
Is anyone else who sent their camping request on 4/1 still waiting for a response?
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Apr 16, 2013 - 02:56am PT
FWIW: I sent mine in yesterday and got a response today. Might want to try again.

Eric
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 17, 2013 - 03:05pm PT
Managing the FaceLift camping is a formidable task, both in terms of planning and reservations, and seeing that it happens smoothly. We all need to help, especially with the privilege of "free" camping. May I suggest that those requesting camping, especially in Camp 4, be realistic about their plans? That is, don't request more nights and places than you really are going to use, and if your plans change, let the coordinator know asap. If your plans are unsure, it may be better to ask for space in Yeller Pines, where a few campers more or less on one or other night makes less difference, and is less visible.

Space in Camp 4 is at a premium at the end of September. If we don't use all the spaces allotted for the FaceLift, it's rather visible, somewhat embarrassing - and directly affects other climbers. Whether there'll be a change in policy this year, i.e. so that unclaimed spots in Camp 4 are reallocated after one night, isn't my call. If people are realistic about their plans, and live up to them, it won't matter much anyway. Please don't request dates/spaces at Camp 4 unless you're reasonably sure you'll use them. Sure, there'll always be "maybes", but there's room to accommodate them elsewhere.

And yes, my comments on Yosemite plan sent.
Barbarian

climber
Apr 18, 2013 - 12:43am PT
Sounds reasonable to me Anders. I very much appreciate the free camping that has been provided for Facelift.
I resent my camping request today.

I have sent my comments on the river plan.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Apr 18, 2013 - 01:51am PT
Locked in yellow pines today. Can't wait!
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Apr 18, 2013 - 07:05pm PT
Can someone help me figure out how to secure reservation at Yellow Pines? I keep getting nowhere on the internet..what's the process?

ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Apr 18, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
There is an e-mail address in the first post, just send in your dates and which campground you want.
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Apr 18, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
^dig it! Finally got on the Facelift site..thank you we are having computer problems at work today..or maybe it's just me!

"email yosemitefaceliftcamping@hotmail.com. We will need the following information:
First and Last names of all those requesting camping
Email Address for confirmation
Arrival Date
Departure Date "

Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Apr 18, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
^Now yur cooking with fire. Get your dates set and git down there. You'll have a blast.

I look forward to this thing every year. The more time I put into it the more of a blast I have. Funny how that works!

Plaid
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Apr 26, 2013 - 11:06pm PT
bumpitty bump

place your orders early.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Apr 27, 2013 - 12:56am PT
Bumpin' back to the first page.
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Apr 30, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
Get this to the top!
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Jun 5, 2013 - 11:07pm PT
25 + 31+ 31+17 =104
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 6, 2013 - 12:21am PT
And keep it there.
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2013 - 12:41am PT
3+ months until Ditch Duty!

I should be a promoter or something.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Jun 6, 2013 - 01:31am PT
You already are something MisterE. I'm still trying to figure out what though.

Plaid
tinker b

climber
the commonwealth
Jun 6, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
trash below the cables.  it is not as steep as it looks in the picture...
trash below the cables. it is not as steep as it looks in the picture..
Credit: tinker b
i am not going to make it, i will be on my dream biking and climbing trip somewhere in europe...
i just want to encourage a few people to head up to half dome and clean up under the cables. you won't be disappointed. i think it is one of the most satisfying places to pick up trash.
-it is beautiful
-most of the trash is unintentional (saves you from getting pissed at the people who left their trash.)
-you can usually score on some good stuff.
-you are needed-the average visitor can not climb down there to do it-climbers are needed.
-it is fun-scrambling around on the slab picking up trash.
-it is proud!

thanks,
jo-lynne
edit: thanks ed
Barbarian

climber
Jun 6, 2013 - 01:34pm PT
Anyone else out there still waiting for a response to a camping request?

Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Jun 6, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
Nope - I have mine locked in! Looking forward to meeting everyone!!
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Jun 6, 2013 - 05:08pm PT
Barbarian, How long ago did you ask for camping?

Ken
Barbarian

climber
Jun 6, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
April 1st with 2 follow up emails after that.
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Jun 6, 2013 - 08:08pm PT
Can you send me your original email or a new one and I will check into it for you?

Ken
Barbarian

climber
Jun 7, 2013 - 01:19am PT
Ken,

Email sent. Thanks!

Scott Allen
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jun 7, 2013 - 01:23am PT
have a great trip tinker b sounds wonderful,
we'll miss you!
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Jun 19, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
Dialing in my plans now...bringing the wife too - it's going to be fun!
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
Two month bump!

Credit: MisterE
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jul 19, 2013 - 10:41am PT
Supposedly, I have the dates nailed down with my boss. If not, I could just quit. Jobs are pretty easy to come by in North Dakota.
I'll see you there, one way or another.
Barbarian

climber
Jul 19, 2013 - 11:40am PT
I think I'll be in Upper Pines this year. On the waiting list for Yellow Pines. See you all there!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
Yellow Pines Meadow. <br/>
Yellow Pines Meadow.

Credit: mouse from merced
Smelly pines mellow.
Smelly pines mellow.
Credit: mouse from merced
Yellow Pines is the pits! Who'd want to stay there?
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jul 19, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
It's better in September, Mouse.
Remember the flux of the seasons, man.
MisterE

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
Glad to hear you're coming, Skully - see you there. Erik
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 19, 2013 - 03:53pm PT
Sadly, I don't think Karen and I will be there this year. We are working in Alaska for the summer at the Big Ku Lodge as managers and cooks. This is a remote, off-the-grid lodge in a native inholding in Katmai National Park. Everything at this lodge has been flown in by a float plane. We're located on a bluff at the outlet of Kukaklik Lake, about 60 river miles upstream from King Salmon. Brokedownclimber, you'd be right at home here. We look out on many many square miles of tundra and lakes with the snow covered Katmai mountain in the distance. It's not unlike what the Winds look like from Riverton. The biggest difference between here and Wyoming is that, here, it's 55º and mostly cloudy and rainy all of the time and, instead of antelope, we see bears. Lots of them. People come to Katmai to watch bears and we see many of them in camp every day.

Unlike the Yosemite bears, the grizzlies around here are mostly scared of people. We, no sh#t, shoo them from camp when they wander through. As long as we don't get between them and their salmon, they don't care about us. Yesterday there was a big mama sow with her two cubs rooting around in the burn pit and when I shooed her away, she wandered off about 20', watched me for a few minutes then came back to the pit with her cubs while I was yelling and bangig pots. She ignored me and that bad news for the bear. Next time she comes back I have to shoot her. I've got a loaded .357, sitting on my kitchen counter: the first two slugs are #6 bird shot. The next three are hollow-points.

Wouldn't it be badass to shoot a bear? I'll post a full TR after the action happens.

Karen and I will be celebrating 30 years of marriage in Yosemite at the end of October. We won a gift certificate to the Wawona Lodge at last year's raffle so we'll definitely be there on the 28th, our actual anniversary. We plan to spend a week or ten days in the Valley around that time so I hope to see some of you. As usual, I'll be cooking good food. This time I'll bring my paella pan which will feed 12-15 people, sooooo.

Karen and Mal on the porch of the Big Ku.
Karen and Mal on the porch of the Big Ku.
Credit: maldaly
The big one is going to get her ass shot if she comes back. She's 20' ...
The big one is going to get her ass shot if she comes back. She's 20' from the lodge.
Credit: maldaly
Our view to the SE.
Our view to the SE.
Credit: maldaly


Take care and climb safe.
Mal and Karen
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Jul 19, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
I think I would use a rifle with a bunch more power and accuracy if I had to take down that bear.

Any chance you could get a hold of a bunch of flash bangs first? 12 gauge with bird shot would give you a bit more range.....
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 19, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
I've got bear spray for the long range stuff; the .357 is for getting up close and personal.

We live on the edge up here.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jul 19, 2013 - 07:04pm PT
Sadly, I don't think Karen and I will be there this year. We are working in Alaska for the summer at the Big Ku Lodge as managers and cooks. This is a remote, off-the-grid lodge in a native inholding in Katmai National Park. Everything at this lodge has been flown in by a float plane. We're located on a bluff at the outlet of Kukaklik Lake, about 60 river miles upstream from King Salmon....



Pfft.

You call that an excuse?

Weak sauce.
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Jul 19, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
Mal,
.357, seriously????

Try .375 bolt action rifle.

.357 can go.... "Bad" with a big bear.
WTF

climber
Jul 19, 2013 - 07:38pm PT
Mal

You need to load the 12 gauge with alternating rounds slug 00 slug 00 slug 00 00

The last two double 00 are close range in the face rounds. They can't eat you if they don't have a jaw or a face.

Not saying your going to survive it but at least we can view your coffin.

Be safe those are sneaky rats.
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 19, 2013 - 10:12pm PT
You guys...
I don't want to kill the bear. I want to teach it to stay away from this camp. There's a shitton of salmon swimming up the river about 50' away and they don't need to be picking through a burn pile to chew the labels off of partially burned cans. BTW, the prior manager left a ton of partially burned stuff out there. I've been out there every day re-burning old stuff and pouring used oil into the burn area to get it incinerator hot. In another day or two there will be nothing left for the bears to be attracted to. We will keep a spotlessly clean camp and lodge that we're proud of: one that bears don't care about.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 19, 2013 - 10:16pm PT
great to hear about your adventures Mal & Karen... looking forward to catching up with you again... I'll make a point about October and maybe we can actually climb something together!
MisterE

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2013 - 12:04am PT
Mal, you guys got a great gig up there! Glad to see it working out into a regular deal.

Miss you guys though.
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 21, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
<bump>
10b4me

Ice climber
Middle-of-Nowhere, Arizona
Jul 21, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
I hope you don't have to shoot the bear, Mal.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jul 21, 2013 - 02:43pm PT
Hey Mal, you've got a real plum posting up there! Will miss you at FL. Sounds like you're doing your own facelift. What was in the idiot guy's mind to not fully burn the trash?
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 21, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
HighTraverse,

The reason Karen and I are the managers now is that the previous ones were truly idiots. Lots of issues, the burn pile being one of the minor ones. Happy to say that mama and cubs have not been back since I shooed them away a few days ago. Other bears have been around but none have been digging in pit. They wander through camp, we yell at them and they run.

They're not like Yosemite bears, that's for sure.

Mal

Barbarian

climber
Jul 29, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
Sending a big THANK YOU to Ken who puts so many hours into this each year.
Also many thanks to Sharon who has been wrangling all the campsite reservations this year. Hers is a thankless task that sometimes gets lost in shuffle, but is much appreciated.

Less than two months to go...I better start practicing my microtrash litter stick technique!
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Jul 30, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
Stoked!
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Jul 30, 2013 - 04:52pm PT
Pinky the Camping Ranger in Camp 4 taught me to appreciate picking up micro trash.

So psyched to get there.

Plaid
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jul 30, 2013 - 07:19pm PT
really enjoyed picking up trash last year. Allowed me to hike around some places i hadn't been before and felt good giving a little back to a place that means ..so much to me. Got to meet a personal hero, Mark Wellman and his buds camped next to me. He kept me from running over my camp chair. very cool.

Would love to hang out with any of you folks at Yellow pines. Got an e-mail back offering to place me near some folks if I know who. I have met some of you and lots I havn't met. I'm glad to put up for some great fixin's and beer or whatever refreshments are your preference. Any takers? If so I'll mention you when I ask otherwise I'll just ask for Yellow pines and hope to see yas around.
jstan

climber
Jul 30, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
Talking nanotrash here.

I took a staple from a normal desk stapler, cut off the bent ends, and easily picked it up from a flat surface with orangutongs. Smaller than a small sewing needle.

Ken's autograph has worn off my grabbers. Will need a refresh this year.
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Jul 30, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
How we doin on meatfest?
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Jul 30, 2013 - 10:12pm PT
Which night is that WOS dealio going on?
MisterE

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 30, 2013 - 10:16pm PT
Which night is that WOS dealio going on?

Joey, I got an e-mail that stated the following:

I have been told we are showing on Wed Sept 25th at 6:30. But that maybe fluid depending on Ken's schedule.
jstan

climber
Jul 30, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
The site for orang-u-tongs

http://arcmate.com/orang-u-tongspro.aspx

$18 apiece if you buy just one.
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Jul 30, 2013 - 10:49pm PT
How about POT FEST. (as in pot luck)
Bring it, share it. (will bring pickles)
No doubt there will be a grill,(I got charcoal from last year)
Getting psyched yes.
MisterE

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 31, 2013 - 12:02am PT
Bump for Khanom and the Meatfest - wazzup?

Note to Upper Pines Campers: Be sure to look for the obvious A-liner in site #55 for your Facelift Camping registration!

Credit: MisterE
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jul 31, 2013 - 12:12am PT
SCseagoat & Ferretlegger are dessert bringers.

Susan
jstan

climber
Jul 31, 2013 - 12:36am PT
To all sufferers of Facelift Withdrawal.

It's really painful getting from one Facelift to the next. Isn't it? Since 2005 we have had the J T Clean Team that makes it much easier. Something like 20 regulars, joined by other volunteers, come out two to three times each month to pick up litter in JT. We get three to three and a half tons per year,

out of a small village!

Here is one recent outing.
Credit: jstan

The Team is following the path laid out by Ken.
Credit: jstan

Looks like a path to the future. Doesn't it?
Paul Martzen

Trad climber
Fresno
Jul 31, 2013 - 03:40am PT
This year, in the auditorium each evening before the main show, there will be a slide show of activities and people from that day. While you are getting your drinks and socializing you might see yourself and friends picking up trash or working on projects.

I will be taking photographs of as many activities and projects as I can each day. Your photographs will also be welcome, as I know I won't be able to cover all the projects or areas every day. I will be working on photographs and accepting photographs in the registration area before the show each night so that I can hand the files over to the projectionist when the doors to the auditorium open. Stop by to say hi and contribute photos.

Paul
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 4, 2013 - 08:19pm PT
No doubt we'll hear soon from Ken about plans for evening events, and special projects - trail and habitat work, and so on. It takes rather a lot of organizing, eh? Anyway, Ken is very good about providing information, once it's available.

A reminder - if you're coming to the FaceLift, and hoping for free camping but haven't arranged anything yet, now is the time to send your request. (If it isn't too late.) Requests to yosemitefaceliftcamping@hotmail.com, and see http://www.yosemiteclimbing.org for more information about camping, and the FaceLift. Be specific as to when you'll arrive, and leave, and where you hope to stay - there's probably less choice now.

If your plans change, before or during the FaceLift, please also notify yosemitefaceliftcamping@hotmail.com, the YCA or someone you know, so arrangements can be adjusted, and perhaps "your" site can be reallocated. Especially Camp 4 - we need to use all the spots we're given.

To judge from previous FaceLifts, there will be entertainment and events at the east auditorium at the Visitor Centre on the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday evenings. Sunday evening is the wrap up party. Saturday evening is the outdoor concert nearby, ending fairly early - it's also the night of the El Portal autumn party. Having a Yeller Pine potluck on Saturday seems to work quite well. As discussed upthread, it'll take a bit of organizing in terms of food, BBQ, and so on. We've made it work before, so surely we can again. Perhaps six or eight people can commit to a bit of organizing, before and that day?

My preference would be a "by donation to YCA" potluck and BBQ. Entertainment perhaps by jstan - "Further uses for an orange-u-tong". The idea of a swapmeet at the start of the evening also intrigues. Bring any climbing-related stuff and books you no longer need, put your name and a reasonable price on it, proceeds to YCA.

Rumours that the visitor centre clean-up monkeys will be going on strike until they get orange-u-tongs of their own, to show solidarity with their simian brethren, seem improbable. There's an awful lot that goes on to make the FaceLift happen, that isn't particularly visible.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Aug 5, 2013 - 11:16am PT
Khanom, .Every year Delhi dog gives me gifts from India for the Facelift. I just hand them to Ken when i see him at the Village...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 5, 2013 - 09:09pm PT
Khanom,
As nita said, just yell out for Ken at the registration tables or politely ask someone where he may be found. He has a cell phone, too. I've used several methods to track him down. Then give him the goodies to donate and he will deal with it most efficiently from there.

Thanks for the planning you've taken upon yourself.

Will you be around the Farm the next few days? Because I am thinking it's time to visit with the Rev and Denny out on Ernst/Manzanita Way. I'd only die for a chance at fresh veggies at a good price, if it's possible. I would like to offer what help that I am able to offer in regards to the Feast, as well. Only got lots of spare time, mainly, and I love veggies. And time is shortening, as they say in the biscotti business.

So you might send me a PM if you have a moment.

M from M

Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Aug 5, 2013 - 09:22pm PT
Hey climbski2,

Just saw your note today. We must have been neighbors last year since I was on the entry to the loop where Mark Wellman and company where camped (they were on exit). Heck, maybe I even said hello to you without knowing it!

Would be happy to hang out, I will be there the entire week. I'm in site #61.

I enjoyed getting out to places I probably would not have normally ventured as well.

Cheers,
Eric
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Aug 6, 2013 - 06:51pm PT
Hello,

Pretty much have the evening programs together and this is what I have. There could be some minor changes and I will post them if they happen.

Tuesday 9/24/13 Reel Rock 2013. East Auditorium doors open at 6:30pm.
Wednesday 9/25/13 Assault on El Cap, Mark Hudon. East Auditorium doors open at 6:30pm.
Thursday 9/26/13, Jason Torlano, Pamela Shanti Pack, Doug Robinson. East Auditorium doors open at 6:30pm.
Friday 9/27/13, Bud Keene, Mayan Smith-Gobat, Tommy Caldwell. East Auditorium doors open at 6:30pm.
Saturday 9/28/13, Outdoors at the Elementary School 6:00 - 9:00pm. Live music by Graham Smith-White followed by Little Brother.
Sunday 9/29/13, Dinner followed by a raffle and dancing to Little Brother. East Auditorium doors open at 6:00pm

Ken

Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Aug 6, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
Cool. Bud Keene is numba #1 Olympic snowboard coach. He can play a bunch of Hendrix covers. We need to get him in Yellow Pines.

MisterE

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
Thanks for posting the updates, Ken.
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Aug 7, 2013 - 02:12am PT
Bumping this so others can see the schedule posted above. I think it is firm.

Ken
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Aug 9, 2013 - 09:49pm PT
I kept the music short on Saturday so that energetic folks can attend the Yellow Pines gathering or go to the Oktoberfest in El Portal.

I have added one more presentation on Wednesday the 25th. Chris McNamara will be mixed in somewhere. I will post more details later.

Anyone have any fundraising ideas? Been a little harder this year.

Thanks,
Ken
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Aug 9, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
Gonna try to make it, but it's a long commute.
MisterE

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 9, 2013 - 10:27pm PT
Anyone have any fundraising ideas? Been a little harder this year.

Since there are generally some heavy-weights there, how about a Celebrity Beta Session and Beverage? It would obviously have to be someone who is there for certain days. Just an idea - there are a lot of people who would love some face time with some of our attendees, It would be dependent on some offers by said attendees, of course. Beta for obscure routes, stories, etc. Just going off the cuff, here...

I am having a hard time letting go of "The Gold Stannard" idea, it would have to be an award for Efforts In Trash Pick-up. The Big Guys do it all the time with "miles matching" friend sponsorship - the per-mile/per-pound is not that much of a stretch...


jstan

climber
Aug 10, 2013 - 12:05am PT
Erik:
My advice. Let go of it.

Too much variability and it is a form of competition. Trashing is like climbing. It is just fun. Nothing else.

Wednesday in just four hours I got about 700 pounds. Did not even work that hard.

Die of old age before I could get 700 pounds of cigarette butts.

Currently have my eye on eight sofas and eight mattresses. Unbelievably rich territory here.

Gold everywhere you look.

For now anyway.

Won't last long.
MisterE

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 10, 2013 - 12:41am PT
Yeah, you are right John - a bit pun-conceived, it is not about competition - maybe get some creative juices flowing to help the cause with the randoms.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Aug 10, 2013 - 12:43am PT
Trashing and being. Be the trash. Think like the trash. It will be yours.

jstan is our guru.

He also could be a boulder lifting guru. I've seen the man in action. Impressive.

Eric
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Aug 10, 2013 - 12:46am PT
Great line-up Ken! Looking forward and thanks for all the effort! Inspires me to get out there with the orangutong and get to work. Somehow, those evening programs are all the more enjoyable after a day of that.

I love goodies, but don't need them to give to the YCA. Just a reminder that some help is needed on a regular basis. Others, though, may need more incentive.

Thanks!
Eric
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 14, 2013 - 07:04pm PT
Only 40 days to go, a bit less for some of us. But Ken, Sharon and a host of helpers have surely been hard at work, planning and preparing. I'll try to summarize arrangements for the FaceLift, based on the foregoing, other threads, and past experience, and update/correct as needed. Possibly useful information. Ken and others can undoubtedly add to this.

Yosemite FaceLift 2013 (Tenth Anniversary!)

 September 24th - 29th, 2013
 Yosemite National Park aka Biggus Ditchus
 Yosemite Climbing Association, with tons of help from National Park Service, a horde of volunteers, and lots of sponsors.

YCA: http://www.yosemiteclimbing.org/category/events/facelift/yosemite-facelift-%C2%A9-2013

Fun for all, and a good cause!

Camping

There is camping available to volunteers - see the YCA website, or contact yosemitefaceliftcamping@hotmail.com, providing full details. If you haven’t already requested a site, do so now – maybe there are some still available. There are FaceLift campsites in Yellow Pines (group camping), Upper Pines, Camp 4, and Porcupine Flat. All are by advance booking.

If your plans change before or during the FaceLift, send a note to yosemitefaceliftcamping@hotmail.com - maybe the space can be reallocated to someone else.

When you arrive, see the rangers/hosts/liaisons regarding tent and car tags, orientation, food storage, information, etc:

Yeller Pines: Maureen Maguire and Harrison Hood.

Upper Pines: Skip and Erik Wolfe, site 55.

Camp 4: Ranger at booth, or FaceLift volunteer (site 36) after 4:30 PM.

Porcupine Flat: Ranger at booth.

(Please try to drive as little as possible while at the FaceLift, and carpool when you can. A bicycle is very handy, as are the shuttle busses, and walking.)

All the usual laws and regulations apply during the FaceLift, so please behave!

Needed Paraphernalia

 Camping equipment.
 Stuff for cooking and eating while camping.
 Clothes and toiletries (shower passes will likely be available).
 Clothing and footwear for vigorous outdoor work, including sturdy shoes, gloves, sunwear, sun screen, daypack, water bottle, etc.
 Rainwear.
 Stuff for the potluck/meatfest on the 28th (see below).

Evening Events Schedule

Tuesday (24th): Reel Rock 2013.

Wednesday (25th): Assault on El Cap, Mark Hudon.

Thursday (26th): Jason Torlano, Pamela Shanti Pack, Doug Robinson.

Friday (27th): Bud Keene, Mayan Smith-Gobat, Tommy Caldwell.

Saturday (28th): Outdoor live music at the elementary school (west of the Visitor Centre), with music by Graham Smith-White, followed by Little Brother. 6:00 - 9:00 PM.

Sunday (29th): Dinner followed by a raffle and dancing to Little Brother.

All evening events except on Saturday are at the East Auditorium, behind the Visitor Centre. Doors open at 6:30, except on Saturday and Sunday nights, which start at 6:00. Events free to FaceLifters, although donations welcome. Beer and wine available, but must be purchased - details TBA.

Volunteer Projects

A main FaceLift activity is picking up garbage (aka litter, trash, skatt) wherever it can be found in the park. Simply come to the Visitor Centre in the morning, and you can sign in and get litter sticks, bags, gloves, freebies, information about all sorts of stuff, directions, and work mates.

There may be special projects - removing major (post-development) garbage deposits, trail work, habitat restoration. Details TBA.

Whatever you do, please sign in every morning, and be back by 4:00 PM for weigh-in and draw prizes (3:00 PM on Sunday). And be careful while you're out there!

Donations

The YCA can use donations, to help it pay for everything that's needed to make the FaceLift happen. See https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=3mOWjqaTtx14M8_GjS-bC7yNhSdYkfDZm2rcp7I4cOmVK0fLw1yipmsqEgm&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d92b37e35c82a7c965120dd5a9b6ad0e3 Donors living in the US get a tax receipt, too!

Draw Prizes

Tonnes.

Potluck/FoodFest (Saturday - 28th)

This will be at Yellow Pines, starting at 5:00 and going until it's time to go to bed. Food, drink, music, bongo-drumming, fire, friends, fun. Some people should come back to YP in the afternoon, to pick up the BBQ (hitch needed), fill it, and get it started, plus get things organized.

See also http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2128112/Yosemite-Facelift-Feast-2013

If you arrive for the potluck by 6:00 PM or so, you not only get to try all sorts of wonderful food, it's still light for meeting everyone.

Please bring:

 Whatever you'd like to BBQ, eat, and drink.
 Plate and utensils!
 Stuff for others to eat, if feasible.
 Musical instrument and ability.
 Headlight or lantern.
 A donation to the YCA - all will be asked to chip in.

If people are interested, we could have a bit of a swap meet. Climbing-related gear and books, price and name of donor marked thereon, all proceeds to YCA, unsold stuff back to donors.

Other special events may include:

 Creative uses of the orange-u-tong (jstan).
 Egg-throwing contest (khanom).
 Yodelling (various).
 Diet challenge (already won by plaidman).
 Slacklining (MH in secret training).
 Wheel barrow race (plaidman to bring, and demonstrate on slackline).
 Poetry reading and literature soiree (Camp 4 - MH and Sullly).
sullly

Trad climber
Aug 14, 2013 - 07:20pm PT
Wait a minute Might Hiker. I heard you were heading up the Yellow Pines drum circle. Must be pulling your dreadlocks out given all your organizing.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Aug 14, 2013 - 09:12pm PT
Is there an auction in the schedule? Maybe I missed it.

A main FaceLift activity is picking up garbage
Hey, be nice.
Fish Finder

Social climber
Aug 14, 2013 - 11:54pm PT
"Anyone have any fundraising ideas? Been a little harder this year. "


If the brewery donates a bike again
raffle it at $20 a ticket.

For that matter all week at the sign in have a silent auction for the "key" sponsor donations like the Lodge and Ahwahnee restaurants , shoe gift cert. etc etc.


raise the price of the all you can drink cup to $35


Take donations of $5 for the klean kanteens .

Take donations for the rap party dinner and concert.







The Wolf

Trad climber
Martinez, CA
Aug 16, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
Just wanted to clarify that Assault on El Cap is our film on Ammon and Kait's 2nd ascent of Wings of Steel
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Aug 17, 2013 - 01:05am PT
Thanks Mighty Hiker for the designation as the already winner of the diet challenge contest. I will have to post pics of the before and after. Oh well you all will see soon enough.

I will have the wheel barrow and you need to provide the slack line.
I have been practicing. So look out.

Plaid

Oh well here is one pic

Credit: Plaidman
saa

climber
Bleau, cham, pink granite coast
Aug 21, 2013 - 12:01pm PT
Kenny, Anders,

Talk to me. I m thinking of a young climber prize.
Let s see what could be done.


S

Rising the price of the cup is fine but make sure we have
Enough beer. Last night of facelift 2011 the bb guys had to roam northern
California for cans as we ran out of kegs.
Perhaps it was my fault: i had elcappirate
Taste the beer before the event. Doh!
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Sep 3, 2013 - 06:44pm PT
Fund raising idea:

T-shirts...who doesn't love an event T-shirt, huh? 10 year anniversary shirts should cost a little more.


Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Sep 3, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
Some people have raised concerns that the Facelift will be cancelled due to the fire. This is not true. They are getting the fire under control and it should have little or no impact on the Facelift other than less trash to pick up along Highway 120. Hope to see you there.

Ken
Credit: Chicken Skinner
Credit: Chicken Skinner
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Sep 3, 2013 - 07:31pm PT
Great News! Ken, thanks for all the information. Looking forward to seeing all my friends and meeting new ones. Cheers! Lynne
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Sep 3, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
I will miss the FL this year, sadly.....

Lift a pint or two for me....

Cheers,
DR
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Sep 4, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
^ we're going to lift a keg for you.....
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 4, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
A leg for you...
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Sep 4, 2013 - 03:02pm PT
And a nice glass of vino. Missed seeing you this summer, Dude. Lynnie
MisterE

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 4, 2013 - 06:25pm PT
Just a heads-up to folks coming in and or going out the south entrance, work is starting on the Wawona Tunnel this Sunday, September 8th. Complete article with delay schedule:

http://www.sierranewsonline.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=2577%3Arepairs-to-wawona-tunnel-begin-in-yosemite&Itemid=466

The schedule for the traffic delays is as follows:

Sunday, September 8 through Sunday, September 29:

-Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. to Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., traffic delays will occur from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (delays up to 30 minutes)

-6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (delays up to 15 minutes)

Monday, September 30 through Thursday, December 13:

-Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. to Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., traffic delays will occur from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (delays up to 30 minutes)

-10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (delays up to two hours)

-6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (delays up to 15 minutes)

There will be no delays during weekends or holidays.

LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Sep 4, 2013 - 10:40pm PT
hey did you see Wings of Steel will be shown ! wed night!
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Sep 4, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
^^^Super excited !!!^^!!!

MisterE

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 4, 2013 - 11:17pm PT
Thanks Mo - it's gonna be a great time:



Edit: Exactly 20 days!
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Sep 5, 2013 - 02:11am PT
omg Porcupiners need a host!

Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Sep 5, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
The message that was sent to all FaceLift campers, earlier today, by Sharon, ringmistress of camping. (Formatting lost, a few comments added in (square) brackets.)

10th Annual Yosemite Facelift 2013

Yosemite Climbing Association (YCA)

Thank you for volunteering at Yosemite Facelift 2013! Whether this is your 1st Facelift or your 3rd, 4th or 10th we are very happy that you are joining us.

Volunteer Check-In

Please see attached [above] flyer for check-in time and locations.

Feel free to use the park shuttles to get around.

Return to the check-in station with your trash any time before 3:00 PM (so it can be weighed and sorted.

Mark the map off when you return so we know what areas have been cleaned and suggest areas that may need more work.

Waiting for the raffle at 5:00 at the Visitor Center is a fun time to hang out with other volunteers. You have to be present to win, except those staying at Porcupine Flats. The raffle tickets of those staying at PF will be delivered to the Valley check-in each day, and do not need to be present to win.

EVENING PROGRAMS

Please see attached [above] flyer for the evening programs starting Tuesday, Sept. 24.

PARK ENTRANCE FEE

The fee is waived for Facelift volunteers. Mention you are part of the Facelift at the park entrance.

CAMPING

Per the request of National Park Service, please adhere to the campground regulations which are enforced during Facelift, especially two cars per site at Upper Pines. There is over-flow parking near by.

http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/campregs.html

Upper Pines

Campground hosts: Erik and Skip Wolfe (site #55)

In order to speed up the check-in process, please have your site # available upon arrival.

Campground map and other information: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/upperpines.htm

Camp 4

Facelift campground host: Anders Ourom (site #36)

Please check–in at the kiosk to get tent and parking passes. (After hours, see me for tent/parking arrangements.]

http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/camp4.htm

Yellow Pines

This is a volunteer campground so it’s not included on the Yosemite web site. Harrison Hood is the Facelift camp hose (concierge) at Yellow Pines. If he doesn’t find you first, please check in with him upon your arrival.

Directions and other info for Yellow Pines: http://pgvip.net/sites/default/files/YellowPine%20CG-Valley%20map-Rules.pdf

Porcupine Flats

There is no Facelift campground host at Porcupine Flats. [Home to the prickly, perhaps?] Check-in with the Park Service.

Campground map and other information: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/porcupinecamp.htm

Meals

An appreciation dinner will be provided on Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, at the east auditorium in the Visitor Centre.

No other meals are provided.

Updated information may be added to Facebook page and/or the YCA website.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yosemite-Facelift/120770414636649
http://www.yosemiteclimbing.org/
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 5, 2013 - 12:41pm PT
Who's in charge of dossing?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Sep 5, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
Sharon looks after organizing the camping: yosemitefaceliftcamping@hotmail.com

It may be too late now to get a site in the Valley, but you never know. There could be cancellations, plus perhaps there's room at Porcupine Flat.

The illustrious FatTrad informs me that: "Just confirming with you that I will be bringing dogs/burgers for 15 people, ketchup/mustard, bbq utensils. THE BIG NEWS……. Sharing tent site (in Yeller Pines) with Dr. F, Craig Fry. And The Shermans."

I suggest that anyone camping within 100 m bring earplugs. Could be lively.

Edit: 100 m = 100 metres. Sorry. A site featuring Jeff, Bill, Anastasia, Aristides, Craig, and maybe Matthew could be fairly loud.
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Sep 5, 2013 - 04:08pm PT
The site for orang-u-tongs

http://arcmate.com/orang-u-tongspro.aspx



Just ordered a pair!

Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Sep 5, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
I will be thinking of you guys this year, as Christina and I won't be attending. Sad to miss the Facelift, but excited to be climbing a big mountain. Have a good time for me all!
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Sep 8, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
It is with a very heavy heart that I just sent an email to cancel our reservations for Facelift this year. I was holding out and hoping that our employment situation would improve, but the hubby and I are both pounding the pavement and trying to keep the muppet in preschool.

I'll miss you all terribly, but will be there in spirit.

Howl!!!!! I'm still in disbelief.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Sep 8, 2013 - 11:57pm PT
I'll miss you all terribly, but will be there in spirit.


WTF. both Lolli and you missing from action. Say it ain't so.
No Lolli, no Lilabiene.....can't be......
No Lolli, no Lilabiene.....can't be......
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Sep 10, 2013 - 02:53pm PT
Credit: Chicken Skinner
Barbarian

climber
Sep 13, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
This morning I got word that there ws a cacellation and my camping reservation was upgraded to Yellow Pines C (I've been on the waiting list for quite some time). Thank you Sharon! I am a happy camper!
Let me give Harrison a sincere pre-apology for all the trouble I will cause over there.

Only 10 more days to go! Gear is packed. The Beast has new tires and brakes...let's fill it up with trash!
Fish Finder

Social climber
Sep 13, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
I think you may have gotten one of my cancelations Barbarian

Perhaps you can make a early morning run to recycling for me with all the empties we will have

Hahaha
Barbarian

climber
Sep 14, 2013 - 12:23am PT
FishFinder - Thanks for the spot. Sorry you won't be there. I'll haul a couple of empties to recycling in your honor. Hopefully I won't have to talk the ranger down to keep anyone out of jail.
Khanom - Yep. That guy. There goes the neighborhood!
Fish Finder

Social climber
Sep 14, 2013 - 03:27am PT
I wouldnt miss it for the world

Someone in my party canceled.
Anastasia

climber
Home
Sep 14, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
Bill can't go... I might still appear with baby and dog. I also might not stay long simply because baby and dog. Then again, who is up for a little babysitting? Aris is a hoot.
Fish Finder

Social climber
Sep 14, 2013 - 01:09pm PT
I'd be happy to BABY sit you

But who is gonna watch the kid and the dog?
Anastasia

climber
Home
Sep 14, 2013 - 08:34pm PT
You do know the kid is way cuter, nicer and more fun and the dog is all that and she is even housebroken.

I on the other hand can make a man go gray overnight. Remember, Bill use to have hair and a whole lot of it. :)
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Sep 15, 2013 - 06:14am PT
Due to the rim fire and doubts about whether the facelift was happening, I procrastinated making airplane reservations, which priced me right out of the market.

I just emailed Sharon and there is now an open site in Yellow Pines. So if you were on the waiting list, this might be your lucky day.
jstan

climber
Sep 16, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
I may have a record.

My whisperlite immolated itself. So I just fired up my Optimus 111B for Facelift. Last used hiking in the Adirondacks.

50 years.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Sep 16, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
Stoked...
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Sep 16, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
you facelifting Cap'n?
Anastasia

climber
Home
Sep 16, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
Wow... I am really trying to make it. Let's see. I keep getting new hurdles and, well... This isn't good. Add the kid and you get the picture. There is only so much I can rationally try to do.
Barbarian

climber
Sep 16, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
Maybe he only requires half a camp spot....does Loki take the other half?
Barbarian

climber
Sep 16, 2013 - 02:41pm PT
I on the other hand can make a man go gray overnight.

Come to think of it, my hair was brown before I met you. Not blaming you; just stating a fact.

Hope you can make it.
H

Mountain climber
there and back again
Sep 16, 2013 - 07:24pm PT
Khanom,
Is there going to be a food fest? If so what night and what can I do to help? Left a message on your phone letting you know I'll bring extra lights if we need them.

Looking forward to seeing you and Vicky,
H
Captain...or Skully

climber
Sep 16, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
I'm planning on being there Icey One. Will you be around?
Looking at the internets with my phone......grrrr.
MisterE

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 16, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
One week bump.

Such a great gathering of the tribe Ken has afforded us.

We celebrate our reunion under the auspices of stewardship and cooperation.

Thank You to each and every participant.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Sep 17, 2013 - 12:32am PT
FACELIFT CAMPING - CHANGES AND UPDATES

With regard to FaceLift camping, we're working on a system whereby the camp hosts in Yellow Pines, Upper Pines and Camp 4 (and NPS staff as needed) get updates every day or two. That way if campers' plans change, we know what's happening, and can reallocate spaces.

If your camping plans change before or during the FaceLift, please:

1. If you're already in Yosemite, let your camp host know.

2. If you're not in Yosemite, send an e-mail directly to yosemitefaceliftcamping@hotmail.com Please provide details - name(s), which campground, what the change is, etc.

If you're uncertain, be prudent, bearing in mind that if you don't need the space, others probably do. Thanks!

I believe that if you don't show up as scheduled, and don't let anyone know what you're doing, you get one night grace, and then your space is reallocated.

Harrison: plans are for the BBQ etc on Saturday night at Yellow Pines, as always: http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2128112/Yosemite-Facelift-Feast-2013

Special thanks to Sharon for organizing all the camping requests! It works out to about 1,000 camper-nights.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Sep 17, 2013 - 12:51am PT
aye Cap. betterhalf and I c4. hope to see ya.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Sep 17, 2013 - 12:53am PT


Who's bringing firewood?.......Wednesday looks chilly.....
H

Mountain climber
there and back again
Sep 17, 2013 - 01:58am PT
Thanks Anders I'll check it out. Ditto on Sharon. Doing a great and extensive job
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Sep 17, 2013 - 02:59am PT
jstan wrote:

> I may have a record.
>
> My whisperlite immolated itself. So I just fired up my Optimus
> 111B for Facelift. Last used hiking in the Adirondacks.
>
> 50 years.

This is great. My dad had that stove. He was a "think about doing it" kind of a guy rather than a "just do it" guy. So it never got used. Probably still in a storage unit somewhere.

Still I loved toying with that stove as a kid and dreaming of using it to cook while resting in my sleeping bag a la Colin Fletcher. That image is no longer possible in many places.

Eric
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Sep 17, 2013 - 03:41am PT
Bummer! I won't be able to make it. Work has me totally snarged. Was really looking forward to this. Werner, thanks for the offer to hook me up with the internet access, but I need to be in the office.

As an aside, I have a few boxes of books I was hoping to take up to give away to whoever wanted them. If anyone is headed up the I5 through the Lake Forest area and is willing to do the deed I'll pass them on to you. Guide books, how to's and miscellaneous climbing subjects. pm me if you are willing to hike these up to the facelift.
Barbarian

climber
Sep 17, 2013 - 11:41am PT
johntp - I'm in Tustin and can take those books up for you. Sent you a PM with my cell so we can work out the details.
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Sep 17, 2013 - 01:13pm PT
^Barbarian - we should talk sometime...I live in Tustin. Your member to member email is disabled, so send one to me if you like.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Sep 17, 2013 - 08:38pm PT
I'm in Tustin and can take those books up for you. Sent you a PM with my cell so we can work out the details.

Got your PM; thanks, I'll call you this evening.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Sep 17, 2013 - 10:15pm PT
jstan

climber
Sep 17, 2013 - 10:43pm PT
Stoves are probably the reason most people got into hiking in the first place. My best hike however involved no stove. Eleven straight days eating hummis. Not a problem for me. I have had oatmeal for breakfast for the last seventy years. Hummis was Cathy's idea but now she can't bear to look at the stuff.

My last breakfast will be oatmeal. Probably indicates low order function in one of the human characteristics.

But it's CHEAP!
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Sep 18, 2013 - 02:50am PT
If anyone is in the Valley this Friday or Saturday Ed Whittle could use some help setting up the AV in the East Auditorium for next weeks Facelift. Thank you.

Ken
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Sep 18, 2013 - 02:56am PT
Looks like I won't be bringing the wheel barrow. I was going to bring the truck but the wife thinks we should take the car. So no bike either. Damn. I may still get the wheelbarrow in if I get it in a box and assemble it in Camp 4.

Not sure I have enough cams for my El Cap ascent. Wadda ya think?

Plaid
Is 20 enough?
Is 20 enough?
Credit: Plaidman

Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Sep 18, 2013 - 06:58pm PT
Hey! Got wheelbarrow donated by my boss. 6 cubic yard monster. Assembling now. Will disassemble and reassemble on arrival. After the trip it will be donated to Camp 4 for climbers and campers to use.

No bike this time. Damn I was looking forward to conserving fuel and time. Plus the added benefit of the workout.

Plaid
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 19, 2013 - 06:28am PT
Fletcher sez, This is great. My dad had that stove. He was a "think about doing it" kind of a guy rather than a "just do it" guy. So it never got used.

I never used mine, either, but it didn't lay in storage. It tried to self-immolate in the BC woods. We never got it to work.

You know the two word drill as well as I.

It happened in Canada, naturally, but I bought the unit in Berkeley.
It was near Chilliwack we had the gas attack...in seventy it was.
It was white. It burned vivid blue-ish until I could extinguish.
It could have 8R lunch!
Optimus 8R.
Optimus 8R.
Credit: mouse from merced

Erik,
Here's my alternative, based on JStan's boringly effective diet, to the gold stannard. A visit here.
The Oatmeal Standard.
The Oatmeal Standard.
Credit: GI





Fish Finder

Social climber
Sep 19, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
To Ken Yager:

WoW what an accomplishment. 10 YEARS!!!

Congrats again and I hope everyone appreciates the positive light that you shine on the climbing community.

I know that I do.

If there is anything you need or any way that I can help, please contact me.

Respectfully, Gregg Pusateri

Salute!!!!

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/abc7_salutes&id=6402819
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Sep 19, 2013 - 04:10pm PT
Ed: Exactly the image I have had wired into my mind for many years. I haven't seen it in at least a decade. Thanks for finding that!

Eric
MisterE

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 20, 2013 - 10:15pm PT
Just got a wake-up e-mail.

Between the four of us, in 6 days, we are handling 1000 reservation changes.

Wow, just wow.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Sep 20, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
Super stoked to meet everyone and help keep Yosemite clean! Thanks to Ken and organizers for their amazing efforts!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Sep 20, 2013 - 11:55pm PT
Mike- was looking forward to visiting with you, RyanD and the other neighbors from the north. Dammitol!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Sep 21, 2013 - 12:36am PT
John, we were really looking forward to hanging with you too! Pity.

Thanks again for everything!!
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Sep 21, 2013 - 02:44am PT
Erik, I am laughing. That is one reason I passed it off to Sharon. It is a lot of work. Thank you Sharon. Tee shirts arrived today and they are really nice. Thank you Simon. Kate came down today and organized everything. Ed has been working on AV stuff. Thank you Ed and Kate. I just got back from town with final supplies. There are so many that make it happen. Too many to thank from a phone. My computer augured in today. Always some challenges. I think we are in good shape as the early crew arrives tomorrow. I will be cleaning the East Auditorium tomorrow if anyone wants to help. Thank you all and see you soon. Looking forward to number 10. Wow! Ken
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Sep 21, 2013 - 02:46pm PT
barbarian- good to meet you this morning. I don't care what they say, you are a good guy.
Barbarian

climber
Sep 21, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
johntp - There you go messing up my reputation!


Good to meet you as well.
MisterE

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 22, 2013 - 11:04am PT
Heading out now!

A couple of nights on the Eastside/Meadows and we're there!

See you all on the flip side.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Sep 22, 2013 - 11:11am PT

"Stoves are probably the reason most people got into hiking in the first place"...

LOL!!!...

Good one!!!...





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 22, 2013 - 11:11am PT
Which way to Yellow Pines?
Which way to Yellow Pines?
Credit: rwethereyet.com
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Sep 22, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
Credit: Chicken Skinner
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Sep 22, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
I can only get up there for next Friday through Sunday, but I'm really looking forward to reconnecting with the ST folks I met last year - and looking forward to meeting some new ones!

It's great to have the special projects list posted in advance! I greatly enjoyed doing trail work last year. Want to do that again this year...if my back holds out...

Phyl
Anastasia

climber
Home
Sep 22, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
Kiddo and I will be there for the weekend. No dog or husband. I'll be missing them.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Sep 22, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
Best laid plans.....headed up to Tuolumne for a few days of camping and climbing before Facelift. And oh yeah....nice snow....
It really was lovely but once again foiled my plans to climb Cathedral for the 3rd time since July.
I woke up to a bunch of these outside our tent this morning....either my snoring or Mike's smell saved us from being ravaged by a Yosemite bear!
Five Fingers or Bear Pause?
Five Fingers or Bear Pause?
Credit: SCseagoat

It was lovely this morning....but melting fast so we came down to Bishop
Beautiful morning.  Tuolumne Meadows, 9/22/13
Beautiful morning. Tuolumne Meadows, 9/22/13
Credit: SCseagoat

We ended up uber prepared having just been at Mammoth Mountaineering the day before and taking advantage of their winter sale...here's my morning face all bundled up in a brand new HUGE puffy jacket sitting inside our "screen house" which held up surprisingly well during the overnight storm. I had expected to crawl out of our tent and find it collapsed on the picnic table.
Cool morning....but within in the hour everything was melting away and...
Cool morning....but within in the hour everything was melting away and turning to slop
Credit: SCseagoat

See ya all Tuesday in the Valley

Susan
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Sep 23, 2013 - 11:52am PT
Wow, Susan, that's amazing weather. I checked weather.com today (not always the most accurate) and it was 32 in the valley at 8 am! You look cozy!

Ken, is that Jesse's mobile? I may be interested in one of those projects. Will be helpful to know if I can text him. Thanks for posting that! Helpful!

Eric
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Sep 23, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
We are now observing partial broadcast silence as the usual suspects (and some new ones) make their way to their respective staging areas...

Stay tuned...

Eric
Barbarian

climber
Sep 23, 2013 - 05:24pm PT
T minus 12 hours til launch. Full load of fuel on board. Food supply is nominal. All systems are go. Commence countdown!
sibylle

Trad climber
On the road!
Sep 23, 2013 - 05:57pm PT
Does anyone have a bicycle I could borrow while at Facelift? Someone who maybe lives there , or near there, and has a spare? Thanks ...
sibylle

Trad climber
On the road!
Sep 23, 2013 - 05:58pm PT
Susan,
We ended up uber prepared having just been at Mammoth Mountaineering the day before and taking advantage of their winter sale...here's my morning face all bundled up in a brand new HUGE puffy jacket

I need a new puffy - how much was it?

H

Mountain climber
there and back again
Sep 23, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
Bummer, got to Mo's and realized I forgot the lanterns???? I have one old white gas one and three propane tanks with stands! So if anyone out there has a propane lantern, we could use a couple.

Thanks Ken for posting the service projects. I love the gathering and the partying but it good to have a reminder that we are here to clean up the park too.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Sep 23, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
don't you think Harrison's "guest" should get her coffee in bed every morning? Bwahahahaa! I do! ;)



sorry inside joke for those with the roster
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Sep 23, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
I need a new puffy - how much was it?
About $170 incl tax. 50% off. All the outfitters here on the Eastside are having great sales. Did serious damage at Gear Exchange today in Bishop. But worth it!

Susan
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Sep 23, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
Quite a few Puffy's in the raffle.

Ken
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Sep 23, 2013 - 11:00pm PT
Initiating final countdown sequence...
Initiating final countdown sequence...
Credit: Fletcher
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Sep 23, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
Fletcher, Love it!

Ken
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Sep 23, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
I hope to win a puffy so I can wear it while getting stoned in Peru. See ya Wednesday.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Sep 24, 2013 - 12:03am PT
Quite a few Puffy's in the raffle.

Dang....if I'd only known! I never win anything....now that I have a new one i'll
probably win another! I'll give it to Sybille if I win...

Susan
sullly

Trad climber
Sep 24, 2013 - 12:17am PT
Good one, Timid T.!

Susan, I never win either. Those damn little kids get all the swag at Facelift.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Sep 24, 2013 - 02:47pm PT
Timid: I hope it's the kind with herbs rather than the kind with rocks! :-)

Sully... this is going to be your year... I've got a feeling!

Eric
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 24, 2013 - 03:41pm PT
Linda Jarret said basically the same thing to me. "I never win these raffles, I might as well leave," just as they called her name for a Patagonia top, her size!

The only time my daughter went to facelift, she won a bag of goodies too.
Me, I never win....
sibylle

Trad climber
On the road!
Sep 24, 2013 - 07:15pm PT
Dang....if I'd only known! I never win anything....now that I have a new one i'll
probably win another! I'll give it to Sybille if I win...

Susan

Thanks!

I don't win either ....
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 24, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
Facelift folks.

Make sure Dr. F actually picks up some trash and doesn't just talk it.

Just remind him of "the mission."
klk

Trad climber
cali
Sep 24, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
i'm working. the usual drill for me this time of the year.

can't even dive into the lottery pool.

so u folks partying at facelift just sukit it and pick some trash for me.
em kn0t

Trad climber
isle of wyde
Sep 24, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
Anyone in need of a campsite Wednesday and/or Thursday night?

I reserved a campsite in North Pines Wednesday night, and one in Upper Pines Thursday night. My partner just cancelled, so there's space for one extra vehicle (or up to 5 extra people). PM me if you want to share site(s) either night. I've also emailed YCA campsite hosts with this info.

See ya out there
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Sep 25, 2013 - 09:38am PT
Wish I could be there; was really looking forward to it. Heading into cubicle land for some suffering in a few minutes. Post pics please.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Sep 25, 2013 - 12:19pm PT
fattrad will be arriving Thursday evening.
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Flagstaff
Sep 25, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
em, that is tempting
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Sep 25, 2013 - 03:44pm PT
Anyone in Em's situation for Friday and/or Saturday night? Looks like I'll be making a quick trip to the Valley and would be happy to cover the campsite fee if there is a spot for a sleeping bag on the ground and one vehicle.
em kn0t

Trad climber
isle of wyde
Sep 25, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
em, that is tempting

hey,10b, come on over & join the party. Parking space on Thursday is now spoken for, but there's space for a vehicle tonight, and extra bodies either night

em

(edit) out the door, heading over the pass. maybe out of contact here on out
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Sep 25, 2013 - 04:14pm PT
Dr. K.,

If the Evil One is watching you, I hope it means I finally get a chance to meet you in person. Stop by for some shish kebab on Saturday night at Yellow Pines.

John
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 25, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
Em is tempting!

And that Fattrad is a harsh taskmaker!
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Sep 27, 2013 - 02:14pm PT
Sibylle... I really enjoyed and appreciated your talk last night. Thanks for jumping in and going with the flow [somewhat obscure reference to Doug Robinson talk that followed]. And now I know the story behind your forum image!

Cheers,
Eric
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Sep 29, 2013 - 12:40am PT
I enjoyed rhytidectomy very much! Very little pain with a great outcome :-)

It was great to meet you all, and I wish I had stayed longer, but being sick in a tent is no fun...

Thank you all who organized this event. Great Job!!!

Hope to come back next year.

Andrzej Citkowicz (yes, the spelling is correct :-)
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Sep 29, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
Very nice to meet you Andrzej! Not any drool that I could discern, but perhaps that came later in the tent. Hope you feel better soon, if not already.

I always apprecaite anyone who had a interest in sometime arcare (and sometimes not!) language.

Good to get my ancient Greek knowledge exercised on your last post!

Cheers,
Eric
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Sep 29, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
View to the front
View to the front
Credit: SCseagoat

View behind me
View behind me
Credit: SCseagoat

Trash pickup views should always be this lovely

Susan
sibylle

Trad climber
On the road!
Sep 29, 2013 - 10:28pm PT
Sibylle... I really enjoyed and appreciated your talk last night. Thanks for jumping in and going with the flow [somewhat obscure reference to Doug Robinson talk that followed]. And now I know the story behind your forum image!
Thanks; I'm glad you enjoyed my slide show. I'm not sure if we've met - I don't know people's 'Supertopo' names.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Sep 29, 2013 - 10:55pm PT
Hi Sibylle: No we've not met, but maybe some day. Just an appreciative guy!

Cheers,
Eric
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