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Yosemite Valley - June 2010
3:38:26 PM
The first time I visited the Valley (in late April 1979) I wandered into Camp 4 set up my tent and didn't pull it down for over 3 months. We paid a small camping fee when asked but everything was very laid back. We used to spend a couple of hours a week collecting drink cans which we turned in at the recycling depo for 5 cents each. The cans were all stamped with an official Yosemite Valley logo on the bottom (so people couldn't bring them in from out of the Valley). Eventually we got sick of hunting about in bear-proof rubbish containers with head-torches on so we had a fake stamp made up in San Francisco and made a killing ferrying hundreds and hundreds of crushed cans up from Fresno. I also had a bag of Australian 1 cent coins. About 500 from memory. An Aussie 1 cent coin was the same size as a dime which meant I pretty much lived out of vending machines.

Eduardo Slabofvic
1:43:26 PM
There was a kind of cabin/hotel thingy across the road from Camp 4 where the lock on the shower block could be opened with just about any thin object, stick, coin, car key, anything; providing you with free hot showers
2:38:19 PM
That's a lot of trouble. The showers at Curry Village are $5, but free to people staying there. So just walk in looking like you own the place and then you pay the latter amount.

2:45:38 PM
There used to be an all you can eat buffet just across the road from camp 4. Handily it employed a few climbers, who with right wink and nod, would let us in for free! One day I dragged my haul bag in (??) and filled it up with breadrolls, museili, nuts and anything else that was non-perishable and portable. I was not surprised that the buffet was closed when i came back three years later.

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