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Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 1, 2017 - 05:27pm PT
It was awesome! Best Meatfest Evah!
Excuse me, I'm lost. The roundabout, the rockfall......which way is Th...
Excuse me, I'm lost. The roundabout, the rockfall......which way is The Majestic Half Dome Village?
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss

Nita, Linda and Yosguns.
L

climber
Tiptoeing through the chilly waters of life
Oct 1, 2017 - 05:30pm PT
Great beginning.

Now let's see the rest of the story! :-)
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 1, 2017 - 05:42pm PT
What she said!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 1, 2017 - 05:56pm PT
The man with the vision.......

Ken Yager.....and the vision goes on and gets better every year.
Ken Yager.....and the vision goes on and gets better every year.
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss

Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 1, 2017 - 06:17pm PT
We missed you L, Jaybro, Susan, Fishfinder, Jingy, the Arizona Boys, Erik and Skip, Russ McLean, GUIDO and a host of others that did not make it this year.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 1, 2017 - 07:46pm PT
Hooray for Nita and TT!!!

(and of course, all of the rest of the crew doing the cleaning)!!!
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss On the End of a Wet Fist
Oct 1, 2017 - 07:48pm PT
Nita's getting soft in her older age about being photographed as I see her in more and more photographs as the years roll on; not a bad thing in my opinion.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Oct 1, 2017 - 08:26pm PT
Like Lynne says, what happens in Yeller Pines stays in Yeller Pines but will make exception for the geological event. I had returned to camp after trash duties and shower and heard what at first sounded like 10 trash trucks and sh#t sucker trucks bearing down the valley road but after the valley echo reverb I realized it was a major rockfall. A couple minutes later it looked like a fog/storm rolling up the valley. Lost that peaceful easy feeling right there.
From my tent in Yeller Pines, Before
From my tent in Yeller Pines, Before
Credit: Timid TopRope
After
After
Credit: Timid TopRope

Yes Walter, the mysterious one has thrown in the towel since the internet age. And for the record, she has never dyed her hair. I have more gray hairs on my soul patch than she has on her head.
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss On the End of a Wet Fist
Oct 1, 2017 - 08:33pm PT
I have more gray hairs on my soul patch than she has on her head.

That's cuz she don't keep nothing inside and let's it all out.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 1, 2017 - 11:52pm PT
I rode YARTS up on Saturday morning and stayed over the night.
"Coffee Bill" Rosenberg, recovering from major heart surgery, contempl...
"Coffee Bill" Rosenberg, recovering from major heart surgery, contemplates garlic fries while resting his legs.
Credit: mouse from merced
blublockr's garlic fries were terrific, as was Lynnie's tortilla soup, which was all that I ate besides a slice of watermelon.

I was mostly useless Saturday except for breaking up garlic cloves and snapping pix. The Meatfest "crew" was pretty self-directed but worked to please nita's ideas, which are based on experience. Moving tables, stringing lights, table coverings to be secured, soup to be made and simmered, beer table to be set up and wood for the campfire secured.

It's a lot of work, but everyone pitches in with a will.
Lift that bale, tote that damned keg.  We need more ice, Rodger!
Lift that bale, tote that damned keg. We need more ice, Rodger!
Credit: mouse from merced
A show of hands, please.
Harrison "Aitch" Hood.
Harrison "Aitch" Hood.
Credit: mouse from merced
John Eleazarian, "Mr. Shiskabob."
John Eleazarian, "Mr. Shiskabob."
Credit: mouse from merced
Brokedown Climber, Rodger Raubach, who just returned recently from his...
Brokedown Climber, Rodger Raubach, who just returned recently from his Dolomite trip.
Credit: mouse from merced
blublockr wins the size competition hands down. <br/>
Mike, your garlic fr...
blublockr wins the size competition hands down.
Mike, your garlic fries were SENSATIONAL, dude!
Credit: mouse from merced
Yours truly.
Yours truly.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 2, 2017 - 02:16am PT
Meanwhile on Saturday, at the Yosemite Village mall, folks wound up the Facelift itself and showed up later on in YP for the meal and music.
Dave Yerian and Jon Beck speaking with Vica who visited from Hungary. ...
Dave Yerian and Jon Beck speaking with Vica who visited from Hungary. Brokedown Climber invited her to Oakhurst for dinner on Thursday night, likely talking about his Dolomite trip, the rockfall, among other things.
Credit: mouse from merced
Vica posted a thread here earlier. She's done several climbs in YV now, but isn't leading anything yet.
Tony Yeary volunteered in the AAC booth.  Nice to see you again, Tony.
Tony Yeary volunteered in the AAC booth. Nice to see you again, Tony.
Credit: mouse from merced
Sit, girl.
Sit, girl.
Credit: mouse from merced
Gone pad.
Gone pad.
Credit: mouse from merced
MooseSmile.
MooseSmile.
Credit: mouse from merced
Moose with his lovely spouse, Ewa.  Microtrash, comin' to getcha!
Moose with his lovely spouse, Ewa. Microtrash, comin' to getcha!
Credit: mouse from merced
Jim Valensi, my river rafting friend, and Jon Beck, hard workers at th...
Jim Valensi, my river rafting friend, and Jon Beck, hard workers at the weigh-in booth. My thanks to you both and see you when it happens again.
Credit: mouse from merced
Ken Yager with his right-hand man, George.  Is that Chongo?  Sure is!
Ken Yager with his right-hand man, George. Is that Chongo? Sure is!
Credit: mouse from merced
Ken was at Meatfest this year, which he hasn't attended in some years, understandable because of his responsibilities and the need to rest after such a hectic week.
Eric Gabel working at the map table, as always.
Eric Gabel working at the map table, as always.
Credit: mouse from merced
Traffic director, of sorts.
Ed Hartouni, helping to toss heavy trash.
Ed Hartouni, helping to toss heavy trash.
Credit: mouse from merced
An acknowledged master of leaving no trace, Chongo.
An acknowledged master of leaving no trace, Chongo.
Credit: mouse from merced
Chongo wants to become the oldest man ever to solo El Capitan, he said. I just said "Good luck."
Everybody pitches in on this task.  Did you know that the standard con...
Everybody pitches in on this task. Did you know that the standard concrete support pier weighs around forty pounds? You do now.
Credit: mouse from merced
Linda J with her best vogue.
Linda J with her best vogue.
Credit: mouse from merced
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 2, 2017 - 08:09am PT

I know Jstan and MightyHiker had to be there. . . where's the proof????
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 2, 2017 - 09:14am PT
I was pleased to see MH on the mall Saturday. Never laid eyes on Mr. Stannard, however.
Ka-bobeque.
Ka-bobeque.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
John and Fattrad work out on the grill.
John and Fattrad work out on the grill.
Credit: mouse from merced
The weather il fait beau.
The weather il fait beau.
Credit: mouse from merced
Grant Hiskes.  Got the munchies, do ya?
Grant Hiskes. Got the munchies, do ya?
Credit: mouse from merced
Getting down to business.
Getting down to business.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Lynnie's tortilla soup.  Muy sabroso.
Lynnie's tortilla soup. Muy sabroso.
Credit: mouse from merced
Music provided by Piton Pete's Survivors.
Music provided by Piton Pete's Survivors.
Credit: mouse from merced
The Survivors included a flugelhorn player, as well as Timid and the C...
The Survivors included a flugelhorn player, as well as Timid and the Cashners. Dobro, brushed snare drum, eight-stringed ukelele, and electronic keyboard, with occasional tambourine by Lynnie.
Credit: mouse from merced
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Oct 2, 2017 - 09:34am PT
must have been a pretty tight band if no ranger bullhorns were deployed
John M

climber
Oct 2, 2017 - 09:42am PT
Thanks Mouse.. I really appreciate all the pictures you share. If I can't be there, then the next best thing is to see pictures.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Oct 2, 2017 - 09:58am PT
Great to see you in the Valley mouse, and thanks for the pictures.

Most fun I have had climbing in a long time, top of Bishops Terrace. 
...
Most fun I have had climbing in a long time, top of Bishops Terrace.
Vika, Moose and Jon
Credit: Jon Beck
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Oct 2, 2017 - 10:16am PT
Nice pics, thanks posting, Looks like a good time, hope the fam and I can make it one of these times and meet some ST peeps.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 2, 2017 - 10:42am PT
hey there say... wow... wonderful!!!

thanks for the wonderful photo shares, and comments, :)
H

Mountain climber
there and back again
Oct 2, 2017 - 11:52am PT
Had great time. Missed some key folks though.

Anyone remember who took the lanterns down? Travis would like to get the piton that held one end of the P-cord back.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Oct 2, 2017 - 12:10pm PT
It was, as always, delightful to be there. Thanks again, Mouse, for those excellent pictures and our good company.

John
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 2, 2017 - 12:59pm PT
hooblie, it's funny you say that about the LEO squad.

Jim V and I were quietly sharing a doob in the quiet end of the parking area of YPCG where it's quiet.

A white car came cruising to a stop near us shining its headlights in our eyes. A person got out and the car started doing odd things, like it might be the driver was incapacitated or unskilled.

So Jim, acting like a Boy Scout, walks out of our "hide" by a large pine, HOLDING, for gosh sakes, and asks if they needed help, only to find it was a pair of rangers who simply ignored the odor, apparently.

That was some good PR for the LEOs of YNP, who are not normally that cool.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2017 - 03:12pm PT
Facelift Serendipities.....Feel free to add more. :)

I got to thank Mr. Mouse in person for giving me a camera when I had none.

Worked selling T shirts for the first time and had a blast getting to know long time Facelift Volunteers as well as meeting people from all over the World!

Helped at Yella Pine with The Boss :) H. and enjoyed making breakfast and handing out info. Thanks for the first 2 cups of Java every a.m. Harrison.

Ran into Dean Fidelman who was incredibly helpful and supportive for a book Yerian and I are doing called Tuolumne Climber.

Found out Anders, among all his other talents, is also a gifted word editor and punctuation man. Yeah!!!

And just WHY the archeology booth is mega important which left me wishing I had more than one lifetime.

Thanking Mr. Mouse. So Glad you got there, Sir!
Thanking Mr. Mouse. So Glad you got there, Sir!
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss


L

climber
Tiptoeing through the chilly waters of life
Oct 2, 2017 - 03:40pm PT
Awesome photos, Mr. Mouse!

Thanks for posting AND naming names.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2017 - 06:13pm PT
Glad to see kiddos camping in Yellow Pines, picking up trash, going to the night time programs.....

Torrey Edge, a very happy volunteer!
Torrey Edge, a very happy volunteer!
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Oct 2, 2017 - 06:14pm PT
Since this became the official post Facelift thread I figured I should move a couple earlier photos and a couple new ones here.

Happy my El Portal buddy, Randy took me up to the meadows for micro trash duty and by coincidence ran into my music buddy Annie Cashner and dear friend, Ann Klinefelter coming up from the Eastside.

Randy grew up next door to Fossil Climber and was childhood friends with his sons.

The usual suspects
The usual suspects
Credit: Timid TopRope
Look whatt the cat dragged in. Pete loves this shirt Anita bought him....
Look whatt the cat dragged in. Pete loves this shirt Anita bought him. Just gave him a well deserved swig of single malt.

Credit: Timid TopRope
Annie, Ann and Randy in Tuolumne Meadows
Annie, Ann and Randy in Tuolumne Meadows
Credit: Timid TopRope
Ann and Randy at seldom visited, Little Devils Postpile
Ann and Randy at seldom visited, Little Devils Postpile
Credit: Timid TopRope
Randy at one of my old fishing and swimming holes, Unicorn and Cocksco...
Randy at one of my old fishing and swimming holes, Unicorn and Cockscomb poking up in the background
Credit: Timid TopRope
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 2, 2017 - 06:22pm PT
Kids love Facelift!
Kids love Facelift!
Credit: mouse from merced
Kids of all ages, like Fred Glover, our own HEALTHY AS A HORSE High Tr...
Kids of all ages, like Fred Glover, our own HEALTHY AS A HORSE High Traverse.
Credit: mouse from merced
I was remiss in not posting this of High Traverse, who drove me back down to Merced on Sunday.

Thanks, good buddy!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2017 - 06:35pm PT
High Traverse, a wonderful gentleman who let me outbid him for a Julia Parker basket 2 years ago. What a guy!!!

Mouse, I think those are the Johnson Kiddos. I could be wrong. They live in the Valley.....lucky ones.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 2, 2017 - 07:21pm PT
Geez...these photos make me feel like I missed out. Hopefully next year.
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Oct 2, 2017 - 08:09pm PT
Wonderful again to be there. Thanks for the pictures, keep them coming....
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Oct 2, 2017 - 08:31pm PT
Lynnie, wish I would've taken some photos of our meeting on my Birthday...perhaps the Martinis clouded my mind. Was great to see you...even though it was 24 hours late!, not a better way to spend our evening and thank you for dinner. When you get back south, give a call, we'll have our annual dinner here at Casa de Gomez. You are a great part of our family.
Peace


I have your custom Bridwell tent!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 3, 2017 - 09:17pm PT
ablegabel maning the desk
ablegabel maning the desk
Credit: Ed Hartouni

good cheer all around
good cheer all around
Credit: Ed Hartouni

yosguns gets the Facelift Volunteer award!
yosguns gets the Facelift Volunteer award!
Credit: Ed Hartouni

special project: weeding
special project: weeding
Credit: Ed Hartouni
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Oct 3, 2017 - 09:24pm PT
Good job, Ed!

Ed's special project?
Ed's special project?

Moose
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Oct 3, 2017 - 11:56pm PT
Gabel at the table. Has a nice ring to it.

TFPU all. Enjoyed pics, even though I couldn't make it.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 4, 2017 - 01:58pm PT
The Survivors included a flugelhorn player, as well as Timid and the C...
The Survivors included a flugelhorn player, as well as Timid and the Cashners. Dobro, brushed snare drum, eight-stringed ukelele, and electronic keyboard, with occasional tambourine by Lynnie.
Credit: mouse from merced
I'd like to ID our flugelhorn player from Meatfest, heretofore nameless.

Jacob Raab is his name and he added greatly to the cachet of the evening with his instrument.

He is joining Piton Pete and Andre Kovacs, guitar player (who may or may not have been in on the Meatfest Musicale but I didn't know of it) on an attempt to climb the Wall of the Early Morning Light.

They'll be hauling their instruments for a First Jazz Ascent (FJA) of the route.

Glutton for punishment, aren't you, Pete? But we know it's not like that for PTPP, sho' nuff. He just likes Big Air. And he's calling this a "vacation," so...

I'll just say "good luck."
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 4, 2017 - 03:52pm PT
Okay, we have photo evidence of Mighty Hiker there. . . now where is it for
Jstan????
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2017 - 07:41pm PT
Wish I could be there to hear them play on the wall. Wow! Sonora Pass and Tioga Pass were closed today as I cruised down 395. Missing everyone.....
yosguns

climber
Oct 4, 2017 - 08:50pm PT
Credit: yosguns
Credit: yosguns
Credit: yosguns
Credit: yosguns
Credit: yosguns
Credit: yosguns
Credit: yosguns
Credit: yosguns
Credit: yosguns
Credit: yosguns
Credit: yosguns
Credit: yosguns
Credit: yosguns
Credit: yosguns
Credit: yosguns
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Oct 4, 2017 - 10:40pm PT
https://youtu.be/bTeY-F06GAc
Mighty Hiker

climber
Outside the Asylum
Oct 9, 2017 - 05:24pm PT
jstan at the Facelift. As always, he worked very hard, as did his partner Cathy. Incognito. But they had to leave on Saturday morning.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 9, 2017 - 06:24pm PT
MH, that was the brown bear concocted from junk by the art students from UC Merced on Saturday, not Jstan.

Jonathan & Britney.
Jonathan & Britney.
Credit: mouse from merced
Natasha, Rudy, & Namkha.
Natasha, Rudy, & Namkha.
Credit: mouse from merced
The raw material they started off using.
The raw material they started off using.
Credit: mouse from merced
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 9, 2017 - 06:29pm PT
hey there, say... thanks for all the nice share!!!

love the 'recyle' cycle, :)
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2017 - 07:28pm PT
Yos(guns)yo the best! Zeriously. :)
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 10, 2017 - 06:30am PT
Thanks, Anders!!!
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Oct 10, 2017 - 07:00am PT
Great stuff. It's cool to see Chongo back in the Valley. Did the rangers put a GPS tag on him? He might stay!

BAd
Mike.

climber
Oct 10, 2017 - 07:00am PT
Joey, TFP the great work by John McEuen and band.


Thanks for tidying up, y'all.
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