The Yosemite Facelift



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Love New Belgium beer and caring for the environment? Check out the Yosemite Facelift!

It’s become an annual tradition in September to road-trip to where the giant redwoods and granite walls make you feel small and humbled, bringing out your inner John Muir.  The beloved Yosemite Facelift is the largest park clean-up, calling upon tourists, locals, climbers and hikers for a week-long garbage pickup unlike anything you’ve seen.  Picking up garbage you ask?  Trust us, you won’t mind because you’ll be surrounded by friends with funny nicknames like “El Capitan”, “Royal Arches” and “Snake Dyke” and listening to the trickle of the Merced River and Yosemite Falls.  And you’ll be supported by thousands of others boasting the same gloves, trash pickers and garbage bags.


The Facelift brings Yosemite climbers and aficionados together with the National Park Service for a common purpose of ridding one of the most traveled parks in the US and the most visited in California of litter left by tens of thousands of visitors annually.  The garbage is collected daily in front of the Visitors Center to see the impact made by a little candy wrapper or bottle cap.  When you finish your blue ribbon effort at the end of the day, New Belgium will be there to toast you with a cold Ranger IPA and a h
igh five. It’s one of our favorite warm and fuzzy, feel good events of the year!

Read the complete official rules for more. Must be 21+ to enter.

Dates:  September  24-27, 2015

Yosemite Valley, CA

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