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Name: Yosemite Facelift 2019
Starts: Fri Sep 20, 2019
Meetup: TBA
Return: Sun Oct 06, 2019

Registration opens: Wed Apr 10, 2019
Event category: Other
Difficulty grade: A1  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: No
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Anders Ourom
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Trip Planning Questions

You'll need camping equipment, cooking gear, hiking and climbing gear, etc. Nothing unusual - the weather is often stable and warm in late September.

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Participant Information

The Facelift is organized by the Yosemite Climbing Association, and may be the largest volunteer event organized by climbers in Canada and the USA. http://www.yosemiteclimbing.org/facelift-2019-1

It officially starts on the evening of Tuesday September 24th, and ends on the evening of Sunday September 29th. Daytime volunteer work of all sorts, evening entertainment, possibility of free camping right in the Valley. I plan to leave on September 20th, to arrive a few days early to play, and help with setup, and then stay for a week after to hike and climb, returning home by October 6th. But am flexible. There are lots of opportunities for climbing and hiking before, during and afterwards, and if you stay in Camp 4 it's possible to extend your stay. (paying).

Requests for camping MUST be sent on or soon after MAY 1st - see the YCA website for full details. (Ask if you're not sure which campground you'd prefer.)

Volunteer jobs at the Facelift include a lot of garbage pickup and sorting - along roads, trails, campgrounds, climbing areas, and generally throughout the park; habitat restoration work; trail work; special projects such as graffiti removal; and of course everything that has to happen to make an event involving 2,500+ volunteer days run smoothly and safely.


I'm a bit flexible as to dates and travel, and if anyone is interested we can discuss plans and coordinate.

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