Profile of a Backcountry Horseman: Dennis Serpa

Dennis' mule train near Ebbetts Pass.

By Kathleen Lynch

Dennis Serpa runs an almond farm in Turlock, California, breeds mules and is the father of four children and grandfather to 11. In between all that, he is a volunteer with the Mid-Valley Unit of the Back Country Horsemen of California and uses his animals to pack ... Read more

Volunteer Profile: Harland Polk

By Kathleen Lynch

Harland Polk was introduced to the eastern Sierra Nevada in 1950. He was 12 years old and riding in the back of a truck on a YMCA camping trip. Over nine days, he camped and hiked in Mammoth, Lone Pine, Tuolumne Meadows, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite Valley. ... Read more