The MRP is huge, so I’ll try to give you some of the highlights I’ve found. Since Alternative 5 is the preferred one, I think the most use of our time is to see what might actually occur.
The Sugar Pine Bridge is to be removed. This is located in the Mirror Lake area and carries the Mirror Lake Road, At 106 feet, it has the longest span of the eight bridges over the Merced. Built in 1928, it cost $73K back then. To protect and enhance the river values, i.e. to improve the free flowing condition of the river, it will be axed if Alternative 5 is selected.
The Ahwahnee Bridge will be retained and many trails will be re-routed to the north bank of the river. A new trail from the Ahwahnee Bridge to Lower Pines will be set up. A new “Upper River” Campground south of the Ahwahnee Meadow with 30 walk-in sites will be built.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Never answer an anonymous letter” – Yogi Berra
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com