Alta Trail - Perfectly Crafted
One hundred and ten years after Alta Peak trail was built, 1904’s acting superintendent of Sequoia National Park gets the credit. Walter Fry, not as well known today, was celebrated in the early 1900s, and along with other huge achievements, supervised the building of a new trail from Panther Gap to just short of Alta Meadow. The trail is so well-crafted that it is requires only minimal maintenance.*
This blog knows Fry well. His detailed journals and “Nature Notes” provide the source material for each chapter of the ebook, Of Giants and Grizzlies, chock full of photos and videos, available on this website, and fun reading for kids of any age.
*For more details about Alta Peak Trail, go to William Tweed, Chair Emeritus of the Sequoia
Parks Foundation, “Thoughts Along The Alta Trail (link: www.sequoiaparksfoundation.org/2014/06 )