Tioga Trailheads Improvement
This project addresses the site maintenance and design elements that would improve visitor safety and experience, while also protecting natural and cultural resources, at eight formal trailheads: Gaylor Lakes at Tioga Pass, Mono Pass, Snow Creek, May Lake/Weston Pond, Porcupine, Yosemite Creek/Ten Lakes, Lukens Lake, and Tamarack Flat/Aspen Valley. Actions proposed vary according to the specific issues and concerns of each trailhead site, which are described in the project review package attached. In general, categories and types of actions include the following:
•Site Delineation - curbing, split rail fencing, and adding boulders/logs to delineate parking areas.
•Way finding and Circulation - adding trailhead signs along roadways, adding trail signs, realigning or adding short trail segments, adding walkways.
•Visitor Safety - adding crosswalks to select trailhead areas, removing small vegetation or trees at ingress/egress to parking areas to improve sight lines.
•Visitor Experience - adding log rounds for seating at shuttle bus stop waiting areas, basic picnic facilities, adding or reinstalling some wayside interpretive exhibits, adding or expanding restroom facilities, providing appropriate parking capacity including overflow areas where needed, and adhering to the Americans with Disabilities Act regulations to promote visitor accessibility.
•Site Maintenance - repaving parking surfaces, replacing concrete curbing, trail reconstruction.
•Ecological Restoration - decompacting soils, revegetating, and allowing natural recovery where appropriate.