April 16th


Sign up now for the April 16th project.

Project Details: Since there was a snow storm on March 21st that caused some damage in the park, we may be working on building repairs. The project is still undefined by the park.

In the unlikely case that Congress does not pass a budget this week, the
government will shut down and this project will be canceled. Check back often for updates. If the trip is canceled, I will send out an email to everyone that is signed up.

Not sure of the project yet. We will NOT be camping in Yellow Pines. We will probably have 3 campsites in Upper Pines.

How this Works:
A few days prior to the weekend, I will send you a gate pass for free admission to the park, along with information on the location of our campsite. We will start work at 9 a.m. Saturday and finish near 3 p.m. The work will be such that you can work at your own pace, and the NPS will provide all required tools.

You're free to do as you like after we complete the project. Some people will go climbing while others may go for a hike.

Please be awake by 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and ready to leave no later than 8:30. It does take a while to eat, clean up and get ready to work.

Previous Projects:
Previous projects can be viewed in the Gallery.

Work Gear:
Please bring proper shoes to work in (NO TEVAS OR SANDALS). Tennis shoes are OK, hiking boots are better. The park service should have plenty of gloves too, but if you have your own, bring them. Also, be prepared to bring a lunch and some water. We usually take a break around noon and eat.

The weather in Yosemite can change within a few hours. Please be prepared for it.

This information will be provided to you with the Yosemite Gate Pass when you sign up. The Yellow Pines campground has two 'comfort' stations and water is provided. All food MUST be kept in the bear-proof boxes located in each campsite. Updates: Check this page or the web site at http://www.pgvip.net for some updates and other details.

Jack Furr

Signups closed for this Event



We were there with the scouts last weekend. Our project got canceled because of the quasi government shutdown. There was 3 inches on snow when we got to the campground. Chains were required to get in. Here's a picture of our campsite. There are only 9 hours between the left side and the right side:


Still had an great time. The waterfalls turning to snow before hitting the ground is always awesome.

Government shutdown = park shutdown?

This article says that the park will close starting midnight and it will kick all campers out http://www.accessfund.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=tmL5KhNWLrH&b=.... Will that affect our volunteer project?


Can you email us more details about the volunteer? I signed up a month ago. I haven't heard anything about the plans...I'm wondering if it's still going on.
I'm planning to take Friday off (April 15) and drive to the camp site afternoon. Can I stay on the camp thru April 17?

New Job

Well fortunately I finally got a job, and it MAY be a pretty good one, its a Cat Core restaurant,....Unfortunately it opens on the weekend of April 16th and they don't understand why I want the weekend off. :-(
They are not climbers,
Chef Dan

Thanks Dan, You'll be

Thanks Dan, You'll be missed..... by ALL of the hungry climbers! ;-)