Entries by Scott Gelfand

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 […]