Yosemite Fall Service & Half Dome Trip
Enjoy Serving in Yosemite for FaceLift week and Hiking Half Dome with Bayside Adventure Sports!
Yosemite is a beautiful place - but only because so many people have worked to take care of it! In 2004, Yosemite climber Ken Yager got fed up with all the toilet paper littering Yosemite Valley and he launched the first ever “Yosemite FaceLift” with a goal of picking up trash. In the last 16 years of these annual events they have picked up over a million pounds of trash! Click here for more on the history of the FaceLift. FaceLift happens, for 2021, from September 22-26th.
BAS Founder/President Greg Weisman can’t seem to go to Yosemite without taking people up Half Dome so he will take those who want to join him on Monday to hike the famous 12-14 hour day hike ascending and decending about 5,000 vertical feet over the 16 mile trail (round trip). Hiking Half Dome is not a requirement of the trip – some may choose to stay in the Valley and help with more trash clean-up during the FaceLift week.
FOR: Adults and Youth Ages 12+ (younger if approved by Greg)
For 3 days, 2 nights: TBA
$TBA/BAS Premuim Member $TBA/non-member
For 8 days, 7 nights: TBA (space for 5)
Additional Cost for Hiking Half Dome: $39 per person
WHAT TO BRING:
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A current BAS Premium Membership is required the member discount free access membership is not valid for discount.) For individuals it's only $49/year! Families are $99/year.) For more Information about membership and to join www.baysideadventuresports.com/membership.
- TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st
Campers can go to Yosemite Valley any time but check in at our campsites will not be available until 1pm. That evening the FaceLift launches that night with an evening program about 7pm.
- WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd
We’ll register for the FaceLift about 8am and spend the day picking up trash until about 4pm, head to camp for dinner then enjoy the evening FaceLift program which starts with a raffle at 5pm and then the evening program at 7pm. We’ll have a devotional time around the campfire when we get back.
- THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd
- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th
- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th
Note: Those planning to hike Half Dome will apply for Half Dome Permits between 12am and 1pm (early Sunday morning or late Saturday Night if you are a night-owl). Each of us will apply for Half Dome Permits under the Daily Lottery at https://bit.ly/2lqod4F, attempting to get permits for Monday, September 26th. We will each apply for 4 permits. It costs $10 to apply.
- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th
Yosemite Facelift runs 8am - 2pm with raffle at 3pm and a Thank You Dinner at 6:30pm. We will also have a group meeting for those hiking Half Dome to talk through prep for the hike.
- MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th
Those hiking Half Dome will meet at 5am for a continental breakfast of coffee, oatmeal, bagels with cream cheese, pastries, & juice. Goal is to be on the trail at 5:30am, hiking with the light of headlamps until the sun rises about 6:45am. Most will return to camp between 5pm and 7pm.
- TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th
We will have to pack up and depart from the campsite by noon.