On the weekend of May 15th, several members of the Bay Area Climbers Coalition board joined the Access Fund Conservation Team for two fun-filled days of erosion control and trail rehabilitation at Manure Pile Buttress in Yosemite National Park, ancestral land of Sierra Miwok.
We worked alongside Yosemite National Park climbing rangers and climbing stewards to make the climber access path more sustainable and resistant to erosion by controlling water flow.
Weekend highlights include sawing logs using an antique crosscut saw, breaking rocks, and learning how to make long-lasting trail improvements using natural features.
And of course, we couldn’t help but get some hiking and climbing time in between our work! We look forward to being able to bring back our new knowledge to apply to our local crags in the Bay Area!
Many thanks to Kim Harrison for the photos!