Recap: Yosemite Stewardship Weekend, May 14, 2021

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.

A Bay Area Climbers Coalition steward uses a shovel to repair a trail in Yosemite Valley.

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.

Two stewards use a crosscut saw to cut a log while a National Park Service ranger observes

Weekend highlights include sawing logs using an antique crosscut saw, breaking rocks, and learning how to make long-lasting trail improvements using natural features.

Volunteers use slings and rods to carry a log down a trail

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!