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Trail Maintenance - overnight backpack - Pinoche Ridge

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Mariposa Trails

Have fun while making an impact. Join "Mariposa Trails" for a day full of friendship and beauty while working on the "Pinoche Ridge Trail" in the wild South Fork Merced River Canyon.

Here's what to Expect

- 3 days of work, 2 nights in backpack camp

- meet new people; make new friends

- outdoor adventure, exercise and relaxation;

- great feelings by helping to maintain and improve recreational trails;

- your leader is a mountain guide- learn about the physical and cultural treasures of the forest.

What to Bring

friends and a fun attitude!


weather appropriate clothing



* plus backpack and gear for 3-days

Mariposa Trails will Bring

Tools, gloves and helmets.

*** Volunteers are not required to do what they don't feel comfortable doing.

Where is the "Pinoche Ridge Trail"? See our Trail Map

Here's the Plan

This will be a 6-mile round trip backpack, plus a 2-mile round trip trail work event, plus a 4-mile round trip trail work event, and a 3-mile round trip exploration. On day one (Nov 2), we'll meet at 930AM, be at the trailhead by 10:15 AM, get oriented and talk safety, then backpack to the campsite and set up camp. We'll work in the afternoon until 3pm, then head back to camp for the evening/night. On day two, we will hike back out to the trail and work until 1pm, taking an afternon break to hike to nearby Brown Peak, then back to camp. On day three (Nov 4), trailwork until 11am, then some exploring in the canyon. Return to the trailhead by 4pm.

Learn More about what happens on a "TRAIL TENDING DAY":

Learn More about being a "TRAIL TENDING VOLUNTEER":

OUR SPONSORS: "Mariposa Trails" events would not be possible without grants for tools from the "National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance," collaboration with the "Upper Merced River Watershed Council," partnership with the "Sierra National Forest," and your participation. BIG thanks to all our volunteers!

1 Shift
Available spots are approximations

  • Tue Nov 02, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM - Spots available: 4
    Yosemite National Park CA 95389 US

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About Mariposa Trails


PO Box 5008-139, Mariposa, CA 95338, US

Mission Statement

We provide trail access and promote its use for adventure, health, stewardship, education and community prosperity. In these times, we often find ourselves separated from one another, alone behind a computer screen, secluded in a social media bubble or estranged by ideologies. Finding common ground between city and rural dweller, people of disparate economic means or even age, can be a struggle. At the same time, we find ourselves separated from nature. Locally, our access to nature is limited more and more by natural disasters and little to no federal budget for non-motorized trails. Yet, these are also times when we have learned about nature’s healing power, the benefits of outdoor activity and the real necessity for human connection. Mariposa Trails believes that through our sojourns in nature and stewardship of trails, we find that common ground. Our stewardship, education and adventure programs foster health and offer a fresh hope of restoration. They are also an invitation to build comradery with one another, while acknowledging nature is reciprocating with the gift of health and healing in people.


Volunteers are the heart of the MARIPOSA TRAILS organization, shaping its vision, enlivening its mission, and achieving its goal to maintain and promote recreational trail access for hikers, runners, cyclists, equestrians and others. If you share our belief that health, prosperity and fun are grounded in our access to the earth, and our care of it, then join us. You can make a difference by being an active and valued member of the MARIPOSA TRAILS community.

As a non-profit trail centric organization we rely on people volunteering to help us meet our goals and objectives.

We are currently looking for volunteers with the following interests:

Trail Ambassador/Monitor

Social Media Manager

Membership Development


Grant Researcher and Writer

Hiking Trip Leaders

Newsletter Editor

Graphic Design/Bandana Project


Trail Maintenance



Tue Nov 02, 2021
09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
This opportunity has 1 shift


Yosemite National Park, CA 95389







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