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Social climber
Oct 8, 2013 - 04:08am PT
hey there say, mighty hiker... nice share, thanks!

say, that ol' hunk of rock wasn't so dumb after all, it got in a
mighty hiker picture, and was enhanced by some blue-color and a
neat telescope as well...

along with a bit of fame-in-his-own-right:
that ol' yosemite-onthebridge-guy, himself, :)

Trad climber
On the road!
Oct 15, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
Great photos, everyone! And thanks for the compliment, Mouse! The Meatfest Saturday looked like a lot of fun - sorry missed it. I went climbing Saturday with a young woman, and then her uncle and grandfather invited me to dinner at the Ahwahnee Saturday night. Turns out her uncle ski patrolled at Squaw with Bridwell, and climbed with him too. Her grandfather recently had kidney failure, and is now on dialysis, so I'm glad I was able to spend the evening with the family.
Missed the Sunday party and dance too -- had to return to the Bay Area to do my recently deceased mother's taxes ....
Sibylle "I've never done a pendulum, Bev." Second-best slide show ever!
Credit: mouse from merced
Paul Martzen

Trad climber
Oct 30, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
All of my facelift photos can be viewed at my Zenfolio website:

I tried to get photos of as many different people as I could, but I also missed lots of folks and tried to respect those who did not want their picture taken.

Paul Martzen

Trad climber
Oct 30, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
Oops, sorry! The gallery is open now.

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 30, 2013 - 06:47pm PT

Great shots, Paul, especially of the young 'uns gettin' involved
and gettin' their rewards!!!
Paul Martzen

Trad climber
Oct 30, 2013 - 09:08pm PT

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 30, 2013 - 09:55pm PT
Nice shots Paul, see you in Balch camp!

Trad climber
Oct 30, 2013 - 10:25pm PT
Wish I could have been there; thanks for the pics.

Taking a catnap in the sun with the wind rustling through the trees. Nice!

Guess I'm getting old when R&R is a good thing.

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Oct 30, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
Johntp, I'm not sure if anyone thanked you for the free books... lots of people were stoked.

poco, Thanks so much for providing the salsa..(-;

Paul, Lots of sweet pictures!...i'm still checking them out..Thanks.

A picture Timid took of me at the Facelift.
Credit: timid

Ken, George,Harrison, Mo, Khanom & Miss Vicky...You guys make the facelift very special! ..Thanks for all that you guy do...

edit..Jingy, It was so sweet to have you back in camp..(-;


Oct 31, 2013 - 01:51am PT
Paul, your photos show the really special nature of the Facelift experience. Here in JT we have a youngster in cub scouts that has a group called the Green Angels. On their own they are working in Yucca Valley. I met him at the grabber stick game we held at Parks' and Recreations' Halloween Bash.

The game
Credit: jstan
Of the sixty competitors most of them tried three to four times.

The grand prize winner got an Apple ipod shuffle. The younger set got a starter computer.
Credit: jstan

Destiny picked twenty pieces in ten seconds. I'm thinking that time may be unbeatable.

Pretty hard to get too much Facelift.

Paul Martzen

Trad climber
Nov 3, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
That seems like a pretty neat game jstan. Do you count how many pieces are picked up in 10 seconds, or how long it takes to pick up 20 pieces?


Trad climber
Nov 3, 2013 - 07:58pm PT
Thanks nita. Wish I could have been there but apparently Barbarian followed through.

Edit:Thanks Barbarian; where is my t-shirt?

Nov 3, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
We timed how long it took to transfer 20 pieces. Some of the younger kids had to two hand the trigger action. I was the most impressed of all at what they were able to do,

I got a 22" grabber for the kids but everyone used it. When going for speed the shorter grabber was faster. Next year I will probably set up two stations so people won't have to wait so long.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 13, 2013 - 11:07pm PT
Grabber 'fore it's too late!
The orange handle matches my shawl, Jeremiah.  That's so cool!
The orange handle matches my shawl, Jeremiah. That's so cool!
Credit: mouse from merced
Booty and the booty dump weigh-master.
I shoulda got her name, at least.  Oh, well, back to the grind.
I shoulda got her name, at least. Oh, well, back to the grind.
Credit: mouse from merced
Jeremiah Simpson from Midpines was a workhorse, not a bullfrog.

Thank you, one more time, pard.

Nov 20, 2013 - 08:18pm PT
Speaking of grabbers:

After eight years of use I have finally had enough grabber failures to support the idea I can fix them, at least a little. Using a drill to take out the pop tights allows them to be completely disassembled.

The latest revelation: When plagued by cups that form a "V" with the vertex at the top. bend the wide outer steel bands so they are straight. If that does not work you have, somehow, buggered up the angle at which the wide bands are bent at the cup.

I also have broken one of the inner narrow bands at the spot weld down inside. So I just broke it down and replaced the spot weld with a pop tight. Good to go!

Today was an interesting day. The Morongo Basin Conservation Assoc. outing over toward Copper Mtn. collected maybe 300 pounds. My palms were still sweating so I went and finished trash removal on Park Blvd between Hwy 62 and the Joshua Basin water tank. So far I have taken off about three quarters of a ton. The remaining stretch up to Alta Loma has few open lots, thankfully. Dumping on open lots is what has slowed me down so much.

Then I went to check and see whether there has been any more dumping in Coyote Hole. Lo and behold there was a dumped 3D television. I considered fixing it till I saw it had two cathode ray tubes and their axes were not parallel. That meant the set could be watched by only one person at a time. As I was preparing to huck it into the truck someone above sang out, "let me help!"

When Ernie got down we loaded it into the truck. I gave him my name and phone number so he could call me as soon as the next delivery shows up. He looked at my name and said, "I know your name. At Facelift did you work on the Cathedral Beach project?" Turns out the two of us had both weighted the same tunnel bar while trying to move a boulder in Yosemite!

It really is a small world!

Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 20, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
Thanks to all for sharing your photos.
They all make me smile.
Friends I've made at past Facelifts, met again.
Friends I've known prior to Facelift and gotten to know even better.
Far too many to list.

And new Friends this year;
Paul and Holly, LL, Eric (khanom) and wife, Eric F, Linda J come immediately to mind.
And a few old friends who I saw in passing but didn't get to chat with this year.

Public Service
all in the shadow of The Big Stone.
It doesn't get any better.


Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Nov 20, 2013 - 10:49pm PT
Two thumbs up, jstan, for making the world a more beautiful place!

Nov 20, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
Do you mean blind rivets when you say "pop-tights" John?

Anyway, great to see you keeping the spirit alive and diversified.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 13, 2014 - 08:33am PT
A Bump for Joy, I, 5.8.
Let's do it again!
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2014 - 11:22am PT
I wasn't the only one to get this classic mouser shot. hehehe just when you thought it was safe to click on this old thread. Let sleeping dogs (mice) lie.
The peddler sleeps by the countess who's pretending to care for him.
The peddler sleeps by the countess who's pretending to care for him.
Credit: Timid TopRope
Everything's been returned which was owed.
OK, i wrapped it in a whole wheat enigma.
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