Yosemite Facelift 2008 (3 months away) 9/24 - 9/28

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Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 21, 2008 - 12:07pm PT
Hello Everybody,

Just when I think I am getting a break I realize that it is coming up quickly. This how it stands right now.

CAMPING:

Yellow Pines is full on the 26th and 27th. I do have space available there from the 22nd - 25th. There is some camping left in Camp 4 from the 24th - 28th. I might still be able to get some in Crane Flat and in Group Camp across the creek from North Pines. You need to contact me soon if you want camping. I sign people up in the order that I receive emails(Yager@inreach.com).I am still waiting to hear back from 3 large groups and that may take up most of the camping. I need names, which nights and campground preference. Fortunately, many of you can fend on your own.

SIGNING UP AND SCHEDULE:

We will have a booth set up in front of the Visitor Center from 8:00 - 5:00 everyday from the 24th-28th. At this booth people will sign up and be given bags, litter sticks and gloves. We like to keep track of areas being cleaned so that people are not in the same area. Trash needs to be returned to the booth before 5:00. I will have a daily raffle for the participants at the booth at 5:00. There will be evening programs (movies and guest speakers) from 7:00 - 9:00 on the nights of the 24th - 27th. On the evening of the 28th there will be a celebration with free food, free beer and wine, large raffle and live music from 6:00 - midnight. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO SIGN UP. It helps us document the volunteer hours and keep track of areas cleaned.

NIGHTLY PROGRAMS: This is not final.

Wednesday 9/24 7:00-9:00 at Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater - To be announced.

Thursday 9/25 7:00-9:00 at Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater - Reel Rock Film Tour

Friday 9/26 7:00 - 9:00 at the East Auditorium - Tim O'Neil? He hasn't committed yet and it could change.

Saturday 9/27 7:00 - 9:00 at the East Auditorium - I am thinking of showing the obscure Werner Herzog movie Scream of Stone. This could change.

Sunday 9/28 6:00 - Midnight at the East Auditorium - Celebration with music by Jonathan McEuen.

It is amazing how many have contacted me without any real promotion yet.

Thank you,

Ken

P.S. I believe Nature will be doing a Sushifest to start it off in Yellow Pines on Tuesday but, that is up to him. Doug?

Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 21, 2008 - 04:48pm PT
Bump.

As I may be one of the few SuperTopians who is before a keyboard this afternoon, I guess I can choose whatever I want to watch. :-)

Edit: See http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=563301 for the preceding Yosemite FaceLift 2008 thread.
Ouch!

climber
Jun 21, 2008 - 04:57pm PT
Will you be dancing?
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2008 - 07:28pm PT
Ouch. Of course, I won't be able to help myself. Here is a link to some of his music. http://www.myspace.com/jonathanmceuen

I am looking forward to it.
Ken
Ouch!

climber
Jun 21, 2008 - 07:47pm PT
Your funky chicken dancing was the highlight of the last facelift.

Will Fattrad be in charge of toilet paper collection?
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Jun 21, 2008 - 08:44pm PT
Actual dancing at the "Lift"? Very cool, count me in! Which night would that be? Should I email to confirm my campsite Mr. Chicken Skinner?

Looking Forward....Lynne
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2008 - 08:49pm PT
You just got to steer clear of my elbows.

Lynne you have a site in Yellow Pines. Did I not send you a confirmation?

Ken

P.S. I forgot to mention that on Saturday there is an Oktoberfest in El Portal.
Ouch!

climber
Jun 21, 2008 - 08:52pm PT
Ain't that where that bad bear tried to eat Crimpie?
L

climber
A rubber raft in a sea of sharp teeth...
Jun 21, 2008 - 10:05pm PT
Ken,

Per some odd but heart-warming requests, I was thinking of making and bringing 2 or 3 Train Wreck Jell-o Cakes for one of the sushifest evenings. Is there any way I can steal some fridge space somewhere, hopefully just for the evening of the 24th?


Laura
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 21, 2008 - 10:32pm PT
Laura, the trainwreck jello cake may be more useful on the Tuesday night, the 23rd.

Perhaps nature can elucidate for us his plans for a SushiFest at the FaceLift? Last year we had it the night BEFORE the FaceLift officially started. On the Tuesday night. That gave us much more time to have fun, plus got a lot into position for the FaceLiftOff on Wednesday morning. (Canuck joke.)

There were subsidiary SushiFests the next few nights, but nothing like as large - most people were elsewhere.

See the schedule Ken posted above, and the discussion on the other thread. The FaceLift starts on Wednesday the 24th, and goes through Sunday the 28th. There's things to do all day, every day - clean up during the day time, then various evening speakers and social events. I found there was usually just enough time to get washed up in late afternoon, grab a bite, then head back.
L

climber
Eating sand on the shores of Malibu...
Jun 21, 2008 - 10:40pm PT
Sorry Anders--I won't be there until the 24th.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jun 21, 2008 - 10:50pm PT
Yo, Ken, I'll be there this year, mostly for the climber chicks, but I'll be there. I'll actually try and help out this time, seriously. I feel bad about last year. I got there late, did a route and bailed the next day, sorry.

I'm helping out this time..maybe...I gotta new human in the world. We'll see. New humans and routes have priority,,,but I'll try to help!!!
nature

climber
Santa Fe, NM
Jun 21, 2008 - 10:53pm PT
SushiFest Plans are the same as last year and as follows:

Tuesday 23rd - $30/person
Thursday 25th - $30/person
Saturday 27th - donations

Correcting Anders just a bit.... Thursday of last year was pretty much just as huge as Tuesday. We started a little later on Thursday because of one of the shows. But people started catching wind of the whole thing so lot's of people were there. Heck, it might have been bigger but I was so drunk Tuesday that entire night remains a blur.

Sushi on the 27th won't be as fancy as I will probably be out of fish from Hawaii. Last year I put out a tip jar and donated half the funds to YCA. This year I'll donate the whole thing.

Also, last year we had a poor showing in the mornings for coffee and breakfast. This year will be different. I still need to get with Tim-the-pancake-man to figure out his plans but I'd like to see us do breakfast every morning in hopes of getting the trash-picker-uperers out of camp on a full belly.

I'm now armed (thanks to the sushifest slush fund and the PMB) with coffee making equipment for the masses.

Laura: There's a pretty good chance we can make room in my cooler for the trainwreck jello cakes.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Jun 21, 2008 - 11:03pm PT
Chicken Skinner, after reviewing Mighty Hikers past links I see no elbows...! Yes you did email a confirmation, sorry it's that darn German in me that has to "just make sure". I am good to go! Lynne
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2008 - 11:08pm PT
Lynne, you need to check out Ouch's posts. You only have to worry about it if you are on the perimeter.

Ken
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 21, 2008 - 11:09pm PT
Whew! That's a relief. We will after all be treated to the sight of Laura arriving, trainwreck cakes in hand, ready for action. So to speak.

I have this vision of L arriving in style in a vintage motorcycle with a sidecar, wearing aviation headwear a la Rocky.

It would be a high point of the FaceLift. But maybe she'll wear her catwoman outfit for the closing dinner/dance. :-)

It's nice to have a plan for people to work to. I haven't heard anything yet from Tim, but like the idea of breakfast each morning - even if a few people have to cook and clean up, and miss some pick up time, overall we're all ahead.
nature

climber
Santa Fe, NM
Jun 21, 2008 - 11:09pm PT
Lynne:

Elbows:

Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Jun 22, 2008 - 12:03am PT
Nature, Whoa...my grand-daughter, Aspen Aleshannah who is my roommate for several weeks, just saw the picture and thought it was hilariously funny. From: Aspen, age 9..."hilarious." Aspen may be with me and her climbing folks at the Lift. Lynne

L

climber
Eating sand on the shores of Malibu...
Jun 22, 2008 - 12:07am PT
Thanks, Doug. I'll bring them wicked cakes...but I take no responsibility if FaceLift turns into BarfFest. None.

(I love that photo of Crimpie and He Who Lost His Eyeballs...)


Jeez Anders...Sorry to have to disappoint you, but I'll be showing up to FL in a CRX...it's almost as big as that sidecar. ;-)
nature

climber
Santa Fe, NM
Jun 22, 2008 - 12:09am PT
If the Facelift turned into a BarfFest it would be no different than last year.
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