News relating to Camp Mather throughout the year.
Curiosity Stream's Deep Look Series on PBS has a great video showing how these rice-sized little critters are taking advantage of drought conditions to overwhelm the Ponderosa pines in California. — guaranteed to not be 'boring!'
Hike, Bike and Explore your butts off at Camp Mather — just keep in mind a few additional cautions this year due to the beetle problem and the wet winter.
Beetle Bugged Trees
You've likely heard already that many trees around Camp suffered from beetles and had to be removed. SF Rec & Park did careful inspections and removal of trees around Camp to ensure safety.
That said, when you hike outside Camp, be aware of the remaining brown trees, an indication the tree may be compromised and unsafe.
Drought-busting rains and snowfall have brought full rivers and streams. Great for hikers, but be aware of the current moving faster than in past years, and that streams you crossed in the morning may to too high to cross on your return in the afternoon. With the heat of the afternoon, comes increased snow melt, and in some locations, higher water levels.
Want more details? Checkout this article from KQED News, Sierra Snowmelt is Raging
No get out there and have fun in and around Camp!
An all too familiar scene on the first day of Camp... cars thrown in park, bags abandoned for later and passengers scrambling up the steps of the General Store... all to get a look at the new shirt design for the year.
Well, this year you can start right in on those bags and finally score the top bunk, because we've got this preview of the 2017 shirts and hats, complete with a new 'bucket-style' hat.
A big thank you to Nicola Householder, winner of our 2017 FoCM design contest and Jodi Fleischmann, our runner up and creator of the graphic included on our hats.