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Finding Hetch Hetchy: The Hidden Yosemite

Author(s): Restore Hetch Hetchy
Video Release Date: November 15, 2022
Video Source: Vimeo

Yosemite Valley is well-known as the epicenter of American climbing. Its sister valley to the north has long been left in the shadows of Yosemite’s reputation. The Hetch Hetchy Valley, similarly home to towering granite walls and the majestic beauty for which the Sierra is known, stays well out of the limelight despite being part of Yosemite National Park as a result of San Francisco’s controversial dam and reservoir that covers the valley floor.

Timmy O’Neill had spent three decades scaling the monoliths in Yosemite Valley but, like so many climbers in the park, had never visited nearby Hetch Hetchy. As it follows Timmy and Lucho, Finding Hetch Hetchy shows breathtaking views of the canyon and the excellent opportunities for climbers while explaining the opportunity to relocate Hetch Hetchy’s namesake reservoir and restore the valley below to its natural beauty.

Please support the campaign to restore Hetch Hetchy Valley. To learn more or to get involved, please visit hetchhetchy.org/

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