Yosemite Facelift - A Modest Proposal (Part II)

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Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2007 - 08:08pm PT
Thanks, Doug - I was hoping you'd comment once Flagstaff sushifest was over.

Here's the current Facelift attendance list, AFAIK. Please provide additions and corrections, ASAP, and if you want camping during the Facelift, contact Ken.

CONFIRMED
paganmonkeyboy
khanom
Fluoride
A. Crowley
Roger Brown
stzzo
Tuolumne Penguin
Ron Gomez
nature
K-man
Kurt & Elaina Smith
Ed Hartouni (e-mail received)
jstan
healyje
Quaken
Fishy & wife (e-mail received)
Zander (e-mail received)
Matt
BoKu + 3 (two small folk) (e-mail received)
Nita & spouse (e-mail received)
Ed Hartouni (e-mail received)
Tim K & two small folk (e-mail received)
Mighty Hiker

MAYBES
Jaybro
bluering
EKat & Mark
Gary Carpenter
Mike
slakkey
10b4me
Kuan
Nefarius

SUSHI

As I hope is very clear, a Facelift sushifest will require significant advance commitment. Doug has to order supplies, and schlep everything up from Flagstaff. If we don't have the numbers, it won't happen. Please let Doug (nature) know asap if you're interested. (Hopefully he and Summit can attend, even if sushi doesn't happen.)

BBQ

The simple fallback for the 25th is a BBQ. Ken has already arranged to borrow the Lions' large grille, and the rest is pretty straightforward. This does have the advantage of flexibility, if more people show up than planned.

PANCAKE BREAKFASTS

One of those attending has significant experience with putting on pancake breakfasts, and is willing to do so on one or more mornings of the Facelift. He's self-contained in terms of equipment, but might need help with buying supplies, sous chefs, serving, and cleaning up. People would have to provide their own dishes, and perhaps $5/morning. I like this idea - who would be interested? One morning, or several, or all?

DECISION TREE

Based on information currently available, I'm leaning toward a BBQ and big campfire on the evening of the 25th, camping and working together whenever possible during the Facelift, and a pancake breakfast on at least the morning of the 30th. Should I do the Hamlet thing, or simply decide based on such feedback as there's been? It would help a lot to know numbers.
George R

climber
The Gray Area
Jul 18, 2007 - 11:17pm PT
Hey Anders:

I'll be there. Just talked to Ken, I'll be staying at Yellow Pines for the duration.

I have to confess I'm not much of a sushi fan, but I'm up for other group activities such as BBQ, etc.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

George Ridgley
10b4me

climber
bitd
Jul 18, 2007 - 11:27pm PT
Anders,
I confirmed with Ken. I will be there for the nights of the 25th, and 26th.not ino raw fish either.
nita

climber
chico ca
Jul 19, 2007 - 12:30am PT
Me and that guy I hang out with- like sushi. BBQ is also fine.
murcy

climber
San Fran Cisco
Jul 19, 2007 - 12:56am PT
Boy, wifey, and I will be there Friday night to Sunday. We'll dust El Cap or launder the Apron or something.
paganmonkeyboy

Trad climber
the blighted lands of hatu
Jul 19, 2007 - 01:21am PT
this might be the first time i've been confirmed without a notary or other officer of the court/dr present...
Prod

Social climber
Charlevoix, MI
Jul 19, 2007 - 08:42am PT
Christa and I will be there and would love to help out. We'll be on a wall for the 2 start days, but will jump in right after we are off.

Who is ram rodding this thing?

Prod.
Mike.

climber
Jul 19, 2007 - 10:10am PT
Prod, By all I can tell the Facelift is Ken's brainchild with Anders (MH) riding shotgun on this version.

Anders, we'll confirm ASAP. It looks good so far.

RE the vittles: We think the BBQ idea is a pragmatic one and in keeping with the community spirit. We did love the sushi at SF2 (and would sign up without hesitation for a SF3), but it was really clear that Nature was totally busting his ass despite generous help from all. And if it's a financial wash, well, I can't blame him for being reserved about another event. As others have wisely suggested, one night of sushi might actually be better than multiple.

Thanks to Ken, Anders and all for keeping the stoke going...
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 23, 2007 - 05:18pm PT
The Facelift is organized by the Yosemite Climbing Association and its executive director, Ken Yager (www.yosemiteclimbing.org). I believe it is the largest single volunteer climbers event in North America. I attended for a day in 2006, plan to be there this year, and thought it would be nice to help Ken, get more SuperTopians involved, have fun, and do good. In legal terms, that makes me the soon-to-be-indicted deputy assistant gofer.

The weekly update, AFAIK, with notes as to details:

CONFIRMED

paganmonkeyboy
khanom
Fluoride
A. Crowley & two
Roger Brown
stzzo (25th & 26th)
Tuolumne Penguin
Ron Gomez
nature
K-man
Kurt & Elaina Smith
jstan
healyje
Quaken
Fishy & wife
Zander (25th - )
Matt
BoKu + 3 (two small folk)
Nita & Andy
Ed Hartouni (25th - 30th)
Tim K & two
George R (25th - 30th)
10b4me (25th & 26th)
Murcy + two (one small folk) (28th - 30th)
Prod & Christa (27th - 30th)
cragnshag + 3 (28th - 30th)
Mighty Hiker (21st - 30th)

That makes 43, although not all are adults, and not all can be there the whole time. I wonder if we can get to 50?

[Ed H was listed twice last time. Which doesn't say much for the attentiveness of the writer, or perhaps the readers.]

MAYBES

Jaybro
bluering
Gary Carpenter
Mike
slakkey
Kuan
Nefarius
Wild Bill

TO DO LIST

1. (You) Confirm attendance and dates asap, arrange camping with Ken.

2. (Me) Talk with Doug about sushi.
nature

climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 23, 2007 - 06:07pm PT
I'm going to have to assume I will be the only roller/slicer in the bunch and will have to limit the Sushi Buy-IN. I'm leaning towards $25/person for the one night. Alone I can easily handle 20-25 people. I won't be able to bring in all the fish as I have with other SF's but I should be able to do the standard stuff like:

Unagi
Shrimp
Smoked Tuna/Salmon
Seared Tuna/Salmon
Softshell crab
Roes

IT's possible I will be able to bring in some fresh yellowtail but it won't be the stuff from hawaii and it won't be the same quality as the Big Eye.
nature

climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 23, 2007 - 06:29pm PT
Sooze: it's simple. The 19th post in this thread is from someone named "Fishy". Go back a page and scroll to the bottom and all will be clear.
cragnshag

Social climber
san joser
Jul 23, 2007 - 08:19pm PT
I'm in + 3 others from out of town for fri-sun.

No sushi for us.
nita

climber
chico ca
Jul 23, 2007 - 08:42pm PT
Nature , What night? 25th or 26th?
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 23, 2007 - 08:45pm PT
It pretty much has to be the 25th - Ken has some good events planned for every other evening, including free food (and drink), speakers, prizes.
nature

climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 23, 2007 - 09:00pm PT
yeah, the 25th is what we decided.

I guess with this one I need to start collecting names of folks that want in on the FishFest.

Shoot me an email at nature _at_ sushibynature (dot) com. I'll cap it at 25 and if I have a minimum of 20 it'll be a go. Once I get the list together we can decide on the fee. If the group wants to just do the minimum ingredients thing (shrimp/eel) we can go $20/head. For $30/head I'd be able to bring in some fresh Yellowtail or perhaps Big Eye or hamachi.

If anyone is heading up on the morning of the 25th from San Diego and wants to pick up my order we can save quite a bit on shipping and move that money into fish.
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Jul 24, 2007 - 04:38pm PT
Just ordered a hundred more of these.


For picking up this.


Last years clean-up.


Amazing how much is out there.


Party afterward with large raffle, free food, free beverages, and live music.


Ken
jstan

climber
Jul 24, 2007 - 04:51pm PT
Can't believe it. There are only a couple of people in this picture, other than myself, who have lost a lot of hair. That is strange. I didn't feel out of place at all.
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Jul 24, 2007 - 06:17pm PT
Jstan, Are you going to be able to make it this year? If so, do you need camping? You are looking pretty suave here.


Ken
jstan

climber
Jul 24, 2007 - 06:54pm PT
Actually I had so much fun climbing in JT a couple of weeks ago I was thinking of coming up to Yos for nights 9/16 through 9/30. Don't know how to arrange this but you can count on me being on the Facelift your full period. I believe 26-30. If I bring no food I may have enough room in my pack to carry one of those long stringy things and some other stuff. Do you have an email address through which I can arrange camping for the other days?

The first time i went west a century ago one member of the group advised me to buy all our food before crossing the Mississippi - which I dutifully did. Last year I noticed there was actually food to be had in the Valley. A big improvement I must say. If that has changed let me know. If I bring no food and there is none in the Valley I will have to compete with Bear 46. I believe I know how that would play out.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2007 - 08:02pm PT
John, you could mail needful things to yourself, c/o general delivery in the Valley, then pick them up when you got there. Though then you'd have to ship them back, too.

The experiences you refer to were not only last century, but last millenium. Especially if one has more than a minimum of money, buying food in the Valley to cook is ok. 10% of the selection of a good supermarket, but still not bad. And there's lots of other options. Ken will ensure we're not misnourished!
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