Yosemite Facelift - A Modest Proposal (Part II)

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Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 22, 2007 - 03:21pm PT
nature posted to the other (Facelift/sushi) thread:
"Speaking of funding I spoke with Jesse the climbing ranger in Yosemite and he told me that he might be able to get me some funds from the park for the sushi and reduce the cost to everyone. I will stick with the $30/person for now and if that comes through I'll give you a refund at the fest. Jesse is really excited about the sushi.

He also has one major concern which is drinking and driving from the sushi in Yellow Pines to your camp. As he'll be on-scene and "working" he said he'd let the other rangers know he has the scene under control. But he also pointed out that if anyone gets busted for DUI or the like it'd shut us down for good. We will make a point to ensure this doesn't happen."

This makes a lot of sense, not just for sushi night (Tuesday 25th September), but the other nights. Particularly if many are camped at Yellow Pines. Many of the Facelift evening and social events are at or near the lodge, which involves a bit of a drive (or a nice starry walk) back to YP. So we'll need to be careful to have designated drivers and so on.

I'd like to suggest that we invite the YP campground hosts and Jesse, on a complimentary basis. Jesse's new wife, also. Perhaps others?

Edit: Sorry, I think I meant the visitor centre, not the lodge. Which would make it about 30 minutes walk?
nature

climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 22, 2007 - 04:00pm PT
Jesse also mentioned that it is possible to get a public intoxication ticket for making the drunken walk to your camp. Typical Naziville.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 22, 2007 - 04:17pm PT
It all sounds rather hypothetical. Perhaps you could get arrested for public intoxication in the Valley - walking while drunk - but I suspect only if you were being a nuisance in some other way. Loud, disturbing others, damaging property, posing a threat to yourself or others, or some such. And you'd likely get fair warning.

We undoubtedly need to behave ourselves at Facelift, given the nature of the event and the location. A little restraint seems called for - it's not the right place or time for excess.

Part of the point of the Facelift is to make nice with the powers that be. So let's do so. Talk talk, and making nice, is often a good strategy.
nature

climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 22, 2007 - 04:19pm PT
making nice

you mean "making rice", right? ;-)
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Aug 22, 2007 - 04:29pm PT
WUI?

Walking Under the Influence?

Never heard of such a thing. Maybe we should wear ear tags and not shave for a week and Jesse will think we are bears.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 22, 2007 - 04:45pm PT
As a usually non-dramatic, understated, non-paranoid member of the climbing community in the Valley, vis-a-vis law enforcement, let me say that little latitude is given these day to public intoxication by the authorities.

I don't think that climbers are singled out, but given the liberal policies of the past, and our long history of being in the park, that it may seem unusually draconian.

One should be circumspect in revelry associated with any intoxicant. And under no condition be driving around in any altered state. Not only that, but seemingly minor infractions having to do with the condition of your vehicle (light out, fenders hanging off, etc, etc), or minor violations of the speed limits, weaving, you name it, can and probably will be used to initiate contact, especially at night.

"Caeser's wife must be above suspicion"

and it sounds like we are going to be married to Jesse this time around.

Forewarned is forearmed
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 22, 2007 - 04:46pm PT
Yes - we can:
1. Make dice with the rangers.
2. Make lice with the rangers. (Maybe not)
3. Make mice with the rangers. (Whatever turns your crank, I suppose.)
4. Make nice with the rangers.
5. Make rice with the rangers.
6. Make vice with the rangers. (Probably not.)

A good time will be had by all.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Aug 22, 2007 - 04:48pm PT
Ahh heck - just give Jesse a big ol spoonful of wasabi and tell him it's guacamole.

Let the fun begin.
nature

climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 22, 2007 - 04:54pm PT
For what it's worth, though I only spent about 30 minutes with Jesse he comes off as a good guy. I got the honest feeling he really is on our side. Though you can take his words any way you want I didn't get the feeling it was lip-service.

I forgot what he called the offense (I think it was public intoxication). It's not just in the Park you can get in trouble for such a thing. Granted it rarely happens but it is a law. I think he simply was trying to point out the things we (or anyone) *could* in trouble for. Yeah, we're married to him for this event. That doesn't upset me or bother me at all. We had two LEO's at the last sushifest and it was great to hang out with them, talke with them, and learn from them. It's fair to say that there have been rangers many of us have encountered that we'd probably consider going way overboard so perhaps that skews our perception and causes a stereotype (It does for me and I certainly make a point to me more careful in the Park).
Ouch!

climber
Aug 22, 2007 - 05:24pm PT
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 22, 2007 - 10:31pm PT
Nice cartoon, Ouch! I'm looking forward to your "Facelift SuperTopo softball game" cartoon. All the usual suspects, and a few new ones, will be there.

May I have my "100 post thread" gold star now, please?
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Aug 22, 2007 - 10:38pm PT
Softball?

Do I need to bring my glove?

And should we decide NOW if the Merced River is a "foul" or a "home run"?
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Aug 22, 2007 - 10:43pm PT
You will need your glove to protect yourself while cleaning up the abundant amounts of toilet paper.

Ken

P.S. Mighty Hiker good job on having a thread reach 100, I haven't achieved that goal yet.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 23, 2007 - 12:11am PT
On second thought, maybe a beach party? A chess tournament? Croquet? Three legged race? Potatoe race?

Actually, softball would be fun, but would take some organizing. Team selection could be interesting, too.
Jello

Social climber
No Ut
Aug 23, 2007 - 12:34am PT
Wish I could be there for the festivities and clean-up. Alas...not possible.

-JelloNeedsAFaceliftToo
Standing Strong

Trad climber
i said lay-daaay, step inside my hyundaaai
Aug 23, 2007 - 02:16pm PT
that sucks about them being strict about drunken walking!!! wtf, if people are being responsible and not driving under the influence they shouldn't be punished.

i should be at the facelift. i'm fairly apathetic about alcohol and will be happy to stay sober and be a designated driver if anybody needs one.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 18, 2007 - 04:46pm PT
Bump. One week to go. Plus this thread got over 100 posts. SuperTopo merit badge or something.
Crimpergirl

Social climber
St. Looney
Sep 18, 2007 - 05:58pm PT
Toilet paper? Ewwww!

Glad to see all those 'grabbers' are there for us to use. :)

And as far as other activities, I'll watch. I learned the hard way (i.e., spent time in a cast) that I am best left a spectator in life except for climbing!)

Time has slowed to a crawl...
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