Mt. Sing Pilgrimage – Contributions of Chinese Americans in Yosemite

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Event Date:

07/25/2014 - 07/30/2014

Event Time:

All Day

Our project is to promote the history and interpretation/educational programs about Chinese Americans in Yosemite during the upcoming anniversaries for the Park and NPS. The working group for the project has been growing and we are gathering more information about about Ty Sing.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Mid morning tour/hike of Tioga Road site and Tuolumne area where Chinese Laborers constructed the first road up to the Tuolumne area and became the road which later connected the Park to the east. Specific meeting location and time to be announced.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Mid morning tour of road sites and other locations where Chinese made a contribution in the Wawona area. Specific meeting location and time to be announced. At the Old Grey Barn in Wawona, at 2 PM and 4 PM, presentations about the Chinese American laborers, cooks and service workers in Yosemite will be given by youth and a Park Ranger. At 6:30, a dinner event and campfire program will be hosted by the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California to promote interpretive programs about Chinese American contributions in Yosemite and the Sierras.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

From 9:00 to 11:30 AM in Yosemite Valley, starting at the Tunnel View parking area, a Ranger will lead a tour of several historic sites where Chinese Laborers worked on roads and other facilities. The tour will end at the Chapel/Sentinel Bridge area where the Chinese workers had their quarters.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sing Peak Pilgrimage – Three levels:
1) 6.5 mile day hike out of Fernandez trailhead to get a good view of the Peak from the east.
2) One or two night, backpacking trip (less than 14 miles total) to get close to Sing also out of Fernandez trailhead.
3) Two night backpacking trip out of Quartz and Fernandez Trailheads (two teams) which will include an off trail climb to the peak.
Note: These hikes will be coordinated and lead by volunteers. The trailheads are over one and a half hours drive from Oakhurst.

More information will be available at