PBS - Hugh Hoser is in Yosemite Now.

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JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 9, 2006 - 07:04pm PT
Thats in Los Angeles
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Jul 9, 2006 - 07:05pm PT
do you want to be a Hugh hoser or something Juan???
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2006 - 07:09pm PT
It cost them 11 million dollars to fix the trail to Lower Yosemite Falls?

JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2006 - 07:13pm PT
Wow, they have a gaint see saw for children!
pyro

Trad climber
say's degreading things Mr dumbass
Jul 9, 2006 - 07:14pm PT
I'm glad they have clean bathrooms!
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jul 9, 2006 - 07:14pm PT
Dang, that might be the episode I saw filmed a little over a year ago (and have never seen); watch for teenaged japanese tourist girls waving into the camera in the credits.
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Jul 9, 2006 - 07:16pm PT
this is a photo of Juan practicing his hosing techniques in order to become a "Hugh hoser"...




JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2006 - 07:16pm PT
They just showed a kid in a wheel chair going up to the falls.
Maysho

climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 9, 2006 - 07:17pm PT
Dude, we guided Hewell Howser and a cameraman up the trail to the top of Half Dome. A memorable gig.
He was the consumate populist all about engaging the plethora of society that gets up those cables. We pulled over on a ledge right above the steep part, I held the camera, (the actual cameraman was totally gripped and just continued crawling to the top. Hugh was unfazed by exposure and proceeded to interview many of the folks coming by. There were some facinating stories. One old cruiser was heading up to do a handstand on the summit for his 70 birthday. Apparantly he was third in the tradition started by his grandfather do bust that move on their respective 70th!
Many other tales, and those tourists do make an impressive effort to get all the way up there in day...Our party camped and partied with the trail crew.

I was surprised how many hikers recognized him. I had never seen his show.

Peter
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2006 - 07:18pm PT
Talk about Tourists!
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2006 - 07:19pm PT
The ranger is kind of mad about the tourists climbing on the rocks to get to lower fall.
TradIsGood

Trad climber
Gunks end of country
Jul 9, 2006 - 07:20pm PT
Any unicycles?
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jul 9, 2006 - 07:22pm PT
"Fatal accidents occur here annually."
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Jul 9, 2006 - 07:23pm PT
I'd ignore me too if I looked like that...
Maysho

climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 9, 2006 - 07:30pm PT
Yeah it sounds pretty geeky and he is, a but my co-leader was a top local naturalist and we were promoting our hiking biz, (yosemite guides.com) so it was very valuable and we got to spread a little ecological literacy over the airways.

pm
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2006 - 07:34pm PT
Now he has gone to Shasta Dam, the largest dam in the United States.
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Jul 9, 2006 - 07:39pm PT
Dam it!!!
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2006 - 07:46pm PT
Man, that Dam at Shasta is Gaint.

550 ft wide - 400 ft tall.

How does it hold back all that water!
pyro

Trad climber
say's degreading things Mr dumbass
Jul 9, 2006 - 09:05pm PT
Keep up with, "desperate house women".
Slakkey

Trad climber
From a Quiet Place by the Lake
Jul 9, 2006 - 09:13pm PT
The Hugh Hoser thing is a repeat. Having been to the Shasta Dam I can tell you it is very cool and very big.
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