Entries by Scott Gelfand

Join us next Thursday Oct 9th to celebrate The Tuolumne River’s 30th anniversary of Wild and Scenic Status!

  Dearest Campers! Thirty years ago Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp played a key role in securing Wild and Scenic status for 83 miles of the Tuolumne River. On Thursday October 9th 6pm – 9pm, at Jack London Square in Oakland, we are attending the Tuolumne River Trust’s Wild and Scenic anniversary celebration and annual […]

Great News on the Rim Fire Recovery Plan

Dear Campers, As you may have already read in the papers, the Stanislaus National Forest has announced its plans for salvage logging in the Rim Fire Area. In May and June, FOBTC worked closely with the Tuolumne River Trust and Yosemite-Stanislaus Solutions to understand the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and lead our letter-writing efforts. We […]

Rebuild the Green Chair Circle

Missing Work Weekend at Camp this year?? Well, we have your solution! One of the most important things at Camp for campers was the circle of green chairs. At the request of the City of Berkeley, the Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp (FOBTC) has volunteered to create Adirondack chairs for this summer’s camp at Sierra Family […]

Tuolumne River Trust Event

From the TRT, our partner in preserving the Tuolumne River and restoring the forest from Rim Fire damage: The Tuolumne River needs us today more than ever. The drought is putting tremendous pressure on government agencies to relax protections for water quality and endangered species.  We need to make sure our hard-won victories are preserved. […]

The Event at Freight and Salvage

Tuolumne Spirit gathering at Freight and Salvage on Monday, April 28, 2014 Scott Gelfand and the Events committee of FOBTC organized an information/Table Night event at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. Over 350 tickets were purchased and an excited group of campers arrived to see traditional Table Night skits and to hear about the […]

Family Camp at Echo Lake

Keep Family Camp Alive! from the City of Berkeley: [Campers & Friends – This information is being sent to you by FOBTC regarding the 2014 Camp season. Camp spots are still open, and we encourage everyone to support this effort to keep the BTC camp fire spirit burning until a new camp can be built.] […]

The Ahwahnee Staff Dinner

The Ahwahnee Dinner Every year, camper donations and FOBTC send the staffers for an end of the season celebratory dinner at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite. This year’s staff did not have the opportunity to go to the Ahwahnee but we wanted them to have a special dinner, not only for their own enjoyment but […]

Running the Tuolumne

After many years of wanting to take a river raft trip down the Tuolumne, my daughter took matters into her own hands and gave me a Xmas gift of a 2 day river raft trip down the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. We chose Sierra Mac River trips as our guide. The company has been […]

Origins of the South Fork of the Tuolumne?

It’s difficult to determine the exact location where a river begins, but according to Phil Coffin in his book, “A Nature Guide to Berkeley Tuolumne Camp”, the South Fork originates as a small creek at 9000 feet just east of the Tioga Road near the Tuolumne/Mariposa County borders. From its origins, the South Fork flows […]