I firmly believe everyone should be a member of the Yosemite Conservancy. Not because their logo sports my favorite rock – Half Dome. This is the fund raising non-profit that helps the park out with literally millions of dollars in aid. YOUR donations allow many of the trails to be maintained, the Vistor Center kept as one of the best in the NPS and many many other useful programs. Do you like the webcams? How about the bear-proof containers for rent at the Wilderness Office. Maybe the Outdoor Adventures ring your bell – yup, all YC programs. To become an official member, (no secret decoder ring included), just visit their website. I’d love to meet you at the Annual Spring Forum on March 23.
In gratitude, YC sent out this video. Non-members can view it as well. There are some very nice shots of our favorite spots. Former Park Suuperintendent, Mike Tollefson is the YC president and narrates the piece.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “If it wasn’t for baseball, I’d be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.” – Babe Ruth
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com