May 19th, 2012


Sign up now for the May 19th project.

Project Details:The park has received a grant to rehabilitate some climbing access areas -- both delineating trails and restoring areas where multiple social trails currently exist. Jesse McGahey, one of our climbing rangers, and Matt Jones, one of our vegetation restoration folks, are leading up the project. They'd like to specifically recruit climbing groups to work on the projects.

Space is limited for this project.

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 for some updates and other details.

Jack Furr

Signups closed for this Event


Found a red water bladder in bear box. Is it yours?

Hi.... Someone left a red water bladder behind in a bear box on our May 19 trip. It is an MSR dromedary model. I have it... Give me a call at 650-556-1180 or email me at and we can figure out how I can get it back to you.