October 2019


Annual Volunteer picnic is scheduled for Saturday, October 5th at 12:00 p.m… Be sure to signup, your RSVP is very important if you are planning to attend.


Photo caption: Mike Corbett soloing a route at the base of El Capitan. Mike Corbett Collection.

Mike Corbett Next up for Yosemite Valley Rock Climbing Speaker Series.

Mike Corbett arrived to Yosemite in the mid-1970s during the height of what some would call the Stone Master era, a term coined by a group of Southern California climbers led by Jim Bridwell. His first climb was a popular route on Glacier Point Apron called Monday Morning Slab, right side. Others followed in rapid succession and it wasn’t long before he had his sights set on El Capitan. By 1985 Corbett’s ascents of El Cap were in the dozens.

Corbett is perhaps best known for leading Mark Wellman up the Shield route for the first paraplegic ascent of El Capitan in 1989. That same year he led Warren Harding on his last climb of the Nose (El Capitan). The list goes on. To date, he has climbed the monolith 56 times. Nine of his El Cap ascents were in one day and 3 were first ascents. Corbett doesn’t consider himself a part of Bridwell’s subculture, though his accomplishments easily place him in the master class of rock climbing.

Also known as “Mr. El Cap”, Corbett will present his most memorable rock climbs at the Mariposa Museum on Saturday, October 12 at 6 pm. Admission is free for the event. An appetizer buffet, beer and wine will be available courtesy of Charles Street Dinner House. $5 Buffet and $2 Beer or Wine for individuals 21 and over with valid I.D.


Trudge – A Midlife Crisis on the John Muir Trail


Photo – Goodreads.com

Lori Oliver-Tierney will be giving a presentation at the Mariposa Museum on Saturday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m. Lori is a well-known local author who wrote the book “Trudge – A Midlife Crisis on the John Muir Trail”. Lori will be talking about her ups and downs of her 211 mile hike by herself as a 50 year old women and the people she met along the way. Free Admission. The museum is located at 5119 Jessie Street in Mariposa. Please call (209) 966-2924 for more information.



If you would like to do a presentation
please contact museum staff to make arrangements.

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