Monday, June 11, 2012

Trail Building

The trail to Upper Yosemite Falls is steep and much of it is over easily eroded decomposed granite.  On our recent visit there was a crew working to improve the trail.
It's not an easy job.  First the granite must be cut from large boulders off the trail.
Then hauled by people power to where it is needed.  This is wilderness so no motor driven equipment is used.
They set the blocks in place.
They build a wall, the old fashioned way.
 It's hard work but oh!  What a view!
We do appreciate their hard work, making the trail safer for everyone.

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18 comments:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I am still stuck in Bodie with my blog but when done will move over to Yosemite. I haven't been there in years and was dismayed. I like your post here though. Yes, the best "office" one could ever imagine.

Sylvia K said...

Lots of hard work, but it so appreciated by so many! What an awesome view indeed! Thanks for sharing the beauty, Martha! Have a beautiful day!

Sylvia

Gary said...

Interesting post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the place with interesting experience.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Fascinating to watch them do it. Great photos.

Gaelyn said...

Wow, that looks harder than our trail crew deals with in the canyon.

eileeninmd said...

Great post, showing the hard workers in the national park. I appreciate everyone that helps to maintain all of our trails. Have a wonderful day!

Fun60 said...

Loved the rainbow in the first photo. That job looks incredibly hard but the views must really make it a satisfying job.

Dianne said...

beautiful scenes!!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm pleased to see the trails are being improved as it makes the hike accessible to more people, not to mention much safer.

Janie said...

That does look like a lot of work, but having that view all day must provide some compensation. the trail should be safer for a long time to come, so it's a worthwhile project.

katney said...

We so appreciate the trail crews everywhere.

Judy said...

I bet they are glad they are not building a pyramid!!! Only a wall!!

Barb said...

Hope you were wearing a hard hat, too!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Interesting series -- the view would definitely be a bonus for that job, if they weren't too tired to appreciate it. Hard work but as you say needed and appreciated.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Wow! Your post really highlights the huge amount of work required to make the wilderness accessible to hikers. Wonderful photographs and very clear explanation. I learned something today. Thank you!

Joan said...

Yes a beautiful view. We had a great time there last week.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That looks back breaking. Great pics.