The first phase of this partnership commenced this past Friday, April 24th. NPS planner Jim Donovan joined three UMRWC volunteers to map three miles of the trail and record trail conditions. The group found downed logs, trail wash-out, and poor tread in many areas. They used Park Service recording techniques to detail the exact width and condition of trail segments. With a full trail assessment, UMRWC would like to to evaluate exactly what resources are needed to improve the S Fork trail and make it safe and passable for hikers.
UMRWC has been committed to the protection and preservation of the Upper Merced River Watershed since its founding in 2001.