Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 90 (Trail Maintenance)

Typical view of a Yosemite Trail 

Typical view of a Yosemite Trail

As we visit the national parks, we are always amazed and appreciative of the care that is given to maintaining the trails. As most people know, the parks are not well-funded and are attracting increasing numbers of visitors.

BTW – The photograph above was taken during our hike along the Four Mile Trail at Yosemite…notice the cobble stone-like section.

Certainly there are areas where maintenance is lacking and certain amenities need upgrading, but when it comes to the trails which are often very far away from electricity, running water, roads, etc. they are mostly groomed.

We have been on trails where trees have fallen across the path. In a visit to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, we hiked a loop trail and noticed that on the way out a tree had obstructed a path that was clear on the way in. We understand, however, that not every trail can be reviewed every day or every week or even every six months. I think this is part of the allure of hiking, i.e. one never knows what they will find.

I want to tip my hat and thank those who work on helping to care for our trails in the national parks. We appreciate any effort made to ease our way. Many a stubbed toe has been avoided by these efforts!

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