Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
The 7th annual Facelift at Yosemite is driving by the climbers. Ken Yager, head of the Yosemite Climbing Assn, posted some neat pix of the event and the after-party. Good job guys and gals. 1,001 unique volunteers signed up gathering 172,307 lbs of trash. Slightly over 140,000 lbs gathered was asphalt and concrete which was trucked out for recycling. Over 160 miles of roadway and turnouts were cleaned up. 100 + miles of trails and 20 miles of river corridor was also cleaned. Everything was sorted and over 80% was recycled.
On Oct 23 there will be a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 2nd ascent of El Cap (done in 10 days) by Royal Robbins, Tom Frost and Joe Fitschen. 7 pm At the Visitor Center Auditorium.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “You should do well making money and holding on to it.” – My fortune tonight at Chef Li’s.
*MrHalfDome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com