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Ken Yager Yosemite Peaches
Ken Yager is a true steward of Yosemite National Park. His biggest dreams as a teenager was to climb El Capitan and move to Yosemite. After accomplishing that goal at such a young age, he assimlated into the Yosemite climbing culture and was able to climb with some of the legends before he became one himself. Today, he is revered for his service to the park as the founder of the Yosemite Facelift which is the biggest cleanup project in an national park. That stewardship earned Ken The David R. Brower Conservation Award in 2015 which is something he never imagined in his wildest dreams.
Ken also is the president of the Yosemite Climbing Association where he is spearheading an effort to bring a climbing museum to Yosemite National Park. This has been Ken’s dream for over twenty-seven years. He has many climbing artifacts to share with visitors who are interested in the rich history of Yosemite climbing.
Here is the photo Ken Yager shared of the El Capitan reflection in the Merced River.
Thank you for supporting the Yosemite Peaches Project. The concept for the Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast was developed over the past several years with an idea to archive contemporary voices from Yosemite personalities. Each show will be recorded live from the trails of Yosemite National Park. Host John P. DeGrazio will share stories of how Yosemite influenced the lives of local artists, musicians, photographers, explorers, and a variety of other Yosemite experts with a tale to tell. The peaches represent the sweet reward of every exploration in nature. Special thanks to Thomas Wilmer for his kind generosity and mentorship. Tom also recorded the Outro for this show.