Half Dome spring concession at last!

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Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 7, 2013 - 01:11am PT
you suck
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jun 7, 2013 - 01:23am PT

Credit: Cosmiccragsman
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Jun 7, 2013 - 07:17am PT
When I did the RNWF in 96 with three mates, we were told, prior to the hike that the stream was 'flowing'. Accordingly we hiked up with pretty much empty bottles, planning to fill at the base.

We arrived in the dark and found the 'spring' which was a small muddy pool.
With no option we rigged an ad hoc filter using two pairs of our (used) socks. It took a couple of hours but we eventually managed to fill our bottles with a grey murky and slightly greasy liquid that passed for H20. It had an unusual salty edge to it.

The socks, one thick, one thin (see we had thought it through) worked quite well - only one of us was sick, and heck - he might have been sick anyway.......

When dawn broke, we of course found the correct spring, up and left of where we bivi'd, but by then we couldn't face unpacking and dicarding our laboriously won gloop.

Such fun!

Steve
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jun 7, 2013 - 10:49am PT
Cosmic hits it out of the park again!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 7, 2013 - 10:52am PT
HaHaHaHaHa!!!!!! An all-time classic!
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Jun 7, 2013 - 10:55am PT
I hope you are going to donate at least 1% of you profits to help the starving in third world counties like Texas.
JerryA

Mountain climber
Sacramento,CA
Jun 7, 2013 - 11:23am PT
Why not rebuild La Casa Nevada ,Albert & Emily Snow's 10 bedroom chalet that stood at the base of Nevada Falls from 1870 to 1900 ? Trads would not have to stay near the riff raff in the Valley.
Barbarian

climber
Jun 7, 2013 - 11:43am PT
I hope you are going to donate at least 1% of you profits to help the starving in third world counties like Texas.

Naw...just give 'em some of that mud to wallow in...
franky

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Jun 7, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
I demand full NEPA compliance for this project. I will have a lot to say during public scoping. don't expect that water booth to be open anytime soon. I also expect a minimum tool analysis given that it will be in wildernes, this seems like a pretty significant trammel. i would expect a liter of water to be more like $150 after the legal fees.
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Jun 7, 2013 - 02:30pm PT
Cosmic,

Your VERY creative. Another Sheridan Anderson!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jun 7, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
Thanks Steve.

Sheridon and Ouch are the Masters though.
Paul B

Big Wall climber
Sheffield, UK
Jun 17, 2013 - 05:16pm PT
Will the 'stall' still be open this week?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 17, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
I'm with you, Franky.

Cheap dudes like me aren't paying a nickel for WATER THAT BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE; and isn't it still illegal to remove, collect, or offer for sale any rocks, plants, animals, OR WATER in National Parks, BTW? Why would they sanction a rootless wandervogel like you to run something so lucrative?

And you can't prevent parties hauling up their own water, either, Jim, unless you hire a gang.

In fact, if you get this concession, which will require God-knows-what paperwork and baksheesh, I'm still willing to do all that paperwork and to spend big bucks to initiate a concession to sell Fern Spring Water in those teeny little green bottles!! And NO FIZZ!!

5-cent CRV in Yosemite, too.

You'll need a more appealing ruse than healing, too. Baptism's great and all, but you need special tools for the healing. Good thing butt plugs are cheaper by the dozen...
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