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 - 10:04pm PT
Thats in Los Angeles
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2006 - 10:09pm 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 - 10:13pm PT
Wow, they have a gaint see saw for children!
pyro

Trad climber
say's degreading things Mr dumbass
Jul 9, 2006 - 10:14pm PT
I'm glad they have clean bathrooms!
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jul 9, 2006 - 10:14pm 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.
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2006 - 10:16pm PT
They just showed a kid in a wheel chair going up to the falls.
Maysho

climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 9, 2006 - 10:17pm 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 - 10:18pm PT
Talk about Tourists!
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2006 - 10:19pm 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 - 10:20pm PT
Any unicycles?
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jul 9, 2006 - 10:22pm PT
"Fatal accidents occur here annually."
Maysho

climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 9, 2006 - 10:30pm 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 - 10:34pm PT
Now he has gone to Shasta Dam, the largest dam in the United States.
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2006 - 10:46pm 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 10, 2006 - 12:05am PT
Keep up with, "desperate house women".
Slakkey

Trad climber
From a Quiet Place by the Lake
Jul 10, 2006 - 12:13am 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.
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Jul 10, 2006 - 02:24am PT
When I was assigned to fire station 35 in Hollywood Huell came by to do a short piece on firemen. I think it was just a excuse for him to hang out with a bunch of "handsome" young men. Anyway, he asked me if I had ever rescued a cat out of a tree. I replied that that kind of stuff only happens in the movies and that we only respond to real emergencies. Well the very next alarm came in as a baby stuck in a hole. Huell jumped on the truck and we responded to a home to find a young woman hysterical saying her baby was stuck in a hole. We grabbed out ropes and EMS equipment and hurried to the hole only to find a kitten stuck in the bottom of a footing hole in the backyard. Huell just couldn't get over it. It made his day. It was the one and only time I have in the last 20 years rescued a cat.
Largo

Sport climber
Venice, Ca
Jul 10, 2006 - 12:06pm PT
Yeah, Howser is gay and all of that and who gives a sh#t about that. I think it's incredible and refreshing how he is able to engage all kinds of people and get at their stories. He has a rare kind of sincerity (or at least it seems that way on screen) and enthusiasm that is quite different than all the silly narcissists that usually do interview shows.

I worked with a cameraman (a black guy) who was Hugh's main camera dude for years and he always had great things to say about Hugh, a trooper and a guy who wasn't afraid to work his ass off. How many guys his age would even bother to hike to the top of the Dome?? He's a pro in my book, and I've always loved his show.

JL
10b4me

Trad climber
California
Jul 10, 2006 - 12:39pm PT
so what if he is gay, big deal. his hows are cool, especially the one he did at Waterwheel Falls.
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2006 - 01:29pm PT
I think its all an act.

So is Hugh gay, I have suspected that for a long time.



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