Archive for September, 2011

Yosemite Facelift

September 10, 2011

Half Dome – Yosemite Musing

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The Yosemite Climbing Assn sponsors an annual park trash clean up. They call it the Facelift. This year it runs Sep 20 – 25. It kicks off on Tuesday September 20th at the Visitor Center at 7:00 pm. The actual cleanup will start at 8:00 am on Wednesday September 21st and continue through Sunday September 25th. Volunteer sign-up will be at the booth in front of the Visitor Center.  I think only real climbers can volunteer to police the base of Half Dome (Helmets advised). In the past they have found a ton of bottles, cameras and anything that follows the law of gravity.

Bad weather continues

Forecast is for up to a 50% chance of muck. Thunderstorms are fun to watch … but don’t be near Half Dome. Nice week to read a book, visit the Museum, or study the dioramas at the Visitor Center. Sorry.

Carpe Diem hunt – yet again

I will be teaching Nordic Walking on Crystal Cruises Voyage 1319 from Sep 18 – Oct 2 and  will try to do the daily blog from Turkey/Greece. Last call for T-Shirt orders before I leave will be this Wed. I only have SMALL in Laffing Mr Bones and XL in no Bones. Other sizes are SOLD OUT. Orders before I leave will go out at $17.95 vs the current $19.95. (Plus tax & shipping) Email me – limited quantities.

Campsites closing

White Wolf and Bridalveil Creek Campgrounds close for the season at noon on Monday, September 12. Yosemite Creek will also close at noon on Monday, but will be open for campers every Friday and Saturday night through October 8.

Oct 12 – George Anderson Day

More on that tomorrow.

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Science fiction, double feature. Doctor X will build a creature. See androids fighting – Brad and Janet. Anne Francis stars in Forbidden Planet. At the late night, double feature, picture show.”Rocky Horror Picture Show


*MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch –

Confusion factor 2.0

September 9, 2011

This WordPress blog is no longer being used. Go to  

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This is the same URL as my previous website..all the content is moved so you can still get the hiking info etc.