Half Dome – Yosemite Musing

Get or Give permits <HERE>

     I purged this thread of old dates. Folks are still looking for kind souls to give them extra tickets. A tip of the hat to Mike B. of Folsom who was able to get a ticket for July 17 to Rich L. of LA. If you still need tickets try the Wilderness Desk in the Valley, then the PSAR table near the trailhead then the Rangers at Checkpoint Charlie. They may have extras. Turnin  your extras at any of these 3 if you still have any.

     For all you Yosemite groupies, I have an event for you. It’s the 7th Annual Facelift. This is a giant “pick up the garbage the tourists left” week. The task is to get a bag and bend over and snag bottles, cans, wrappers, mattresses, and anything that was discarded by our fellow citizens and visitors from afar. It’s organized by the Yosemite Big Wall Climbers and they pull in literally TONS of stuff. This year’s event will kick-off with an evening program on September 21st with clean-up activities happening throughout the park from the 22nd through the 26th.

     What do you get in return? 20 indulgences good for an early release from Purgatory – oh, yeah the Church did away with Purgatory. So how about a tip of the hat and round of applause. Free camping for volunteers is available from the 21st through the 26th. Camping is available in Yosemite Valley at Yellow Pines and Camp 4, and will most likely be available in Crane Flat, Tamarack Flat, and Tuolumne Meadows after the Valley camping fills up. Sites are limited and will be filled as requests are sent in. If you would like to volunteer and take advantage of the available campsites, send an email with the dates you would like to participate, your campground preference, and all of the names of the people in your party to yageryca@gmail.com.

     If you have chain gang experience, they are seeking Project Leaders interested in staying for the whole event. But you’ll need to participate in a 4-hour archeological training on September 21st. (Never know if you will stumble upon a Pharoah’s tomb.) If you don’t a campsite and would like to participate in the event, you can sign in as a volunteer In front of the Visitor Center in Yosemite Valley.

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Say man, don’t walk ahead of that woman like she don’t belong to you! Just ’cause hers got them little skinny legs.” –Skinny legs and all, Joe Tex

 *Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com


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