News relating to Camp Mather throughout the year.
Evergreen Road is memory lane for Patricia Harrelson in a recent article for Sierra LoneStar titled "Tuolumne Talk: Memories Swirl as Strawberry Arrives"
Childhood history recent revisit with Mather and Evergreen Lodge.
Enjoy the full article here.
Good news for campers who can't imagine a summer without a horseback ride through the forest: SF Rec and Park has announced that Pot A Gold Adventures will be managing the Mather stables this summer. So the tradition of horses at Mather will continue!
To learn more about Pot A Gold, you can visit them at: http://potagoldadventures.com/
What do the lodge, the grounds and the general store at Camp all have in common?
FoCM member Joe Litehiser teases the answer on a recent visit to the San Francisco Beach Chalet. Below is a photo of one of the murals at the chalet and a description that basically says:
John McLaren (Parks Superintendent for 53 years) is seated on the bench. Jack Spring, who later became General Manager of the Recreation and Park Department, is holding the root-ball of a sapling redwood.
Now to answer the riddle:
The lodge at Camp is named after Jack Spring, and his son Paul is, and has been for many years, the chief gardner/groundskeeper at Camp.
We tie the general store into the riddle with Jack's grandson, Matthew.
Matthew is returning to Camp for the sixth straight year working for FoCM at the the Camp General Store.
The roots at Camp really do run deep!