Thursday, August 20, 2009

Muir's March update

In just three weeks 10 committed hikers will be led by two guides on a 7-day backpacking trip from Tuolumne Meadows to the O'Shaughnessy Dam to raise money and awareness for Restore Hetch Hetchy. (There is still room in the group for two more hikers if you want to join them!)

The hikers will trek more than 40 miles and will raise at least $1,800 each to offset the cost of the trip and generate revenue for RHH.

A recent wildfire in the park has forced the group to change its route, but this change provides a great opportunity for supporters who can't participate in the whole march: The new route will require hikers to spend the last two miles walking along the road to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. We hope the group will meet crowds of supporters when they join the road and hike with them for the final 2 miles--a great media/photo op!

Trip organizers are pulling permits and mapping a course just south of the canyon which will take them up around Tuolumne Peak, across Ten Lakes Pass, along Harden Lake and through Smith Meadow to the O'Shaughnessy Dam.

Stay tuned for more info as the March approaches!

1 comment:

  1. As many people know, the John Muir Trail extends from Mt. Whitney to Happy Isles, along the Merced River in Yosemite Valley. The trail needs to continue into the Tuolumne watershed and should perhaps end at Kolana Rock in Hetch Hetchy Valley.

    Of course, we will need to drain the reservoir that currently inundates Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. Go to to find how you can help.