Trail Improvement and Restoration – Yosemite National Park CA

Panorama Trail - Yosemite National Park CA

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) made many improvements around Yosemite National Park during its time there, 1933-42.  Enrollees worked out of two major hub camps and a dozen or so seasonal and ‘spike’ (temporary) camps. One of the typical activities… read more

Yosemite Valley (Pines) Campgrounds Reconstruction – Yosemite National Park CA

Sign for North Pines campground - Yosemite National Park CA

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) completely reconstructed the public campgrounds at the head of Yosemite Valley, which are today known as the North, Upper and Lower Pines campgrounds. There had long been camping all over Yosemite Valley, but it had… read more

Fern Spring – Yosemite National Park CA

Fern Spring - Yosemite National Park CA

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) landscaped Fern Spring, creating an attractive, naturalistic rock garden and planting a variety of ferns, wildflowers, and ground covers. A log guardrail was installed to define the parking area and log seats were placed in the… read more

Tuolumne River Bridge – Yosemite National Park CA

Tuolumne River bridge on Tioga Road - Yosemite National Park CA

New Deal agencies realigned and reconstructed the Old Tioga road from 1933 to 1943, from Crane Flat to Tuolumne Meadows.  An important element of the road project was the bridge over the Tuolumne River, just east of the Tuolumne Meadows… read more

Big Oak Flat Road – Yosemite National Park CA

View of Half Dome from Big Oak Flat Road - Yosemite National Park CA

The present Big Oak Flat Road was constructed by the Bureau of Public Roads (BPR), with Public Works Administration (PWA) funding, between 1935 and 1940.  It is one of  three main roads into Yosemite Valley, along with El Portal road… read more