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story of Yosemite"s road system, Yosemite National Park, California

story of Yosemite"s road system, Yosemite National Park, California

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Published by National Park Service in [Washington, D.C.? .
Written in English

  • Roads -- California -- Yosemite National Park -- History,
  • Bridges -- California -- Yosemite National Park,
  • Yosemite National Park (Calif.) -- History

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    Shipping list no.: 92-160-P

    Other titlesStory of Yosemite"s road system, Yosemite National Park
    SeriesHighways in harmony, Highways in harmony
    ContributionsUnited States. National Park Service
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 folded sheet (16 p.) :
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14717461M

    Yosemite Becomes a National Park After five years of writing in Oakland, John Muir had become a famous voice for nature. He married the daughter of a prosperous fruit grower and settled down to.

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Get this from a library. The story of Yosemite's road system, Yosemite National Park, California. [United States. National Park Service.;]. Get this from a library. Highways in harmony: the story of Yosemite's road system, Yosemite National Park, California.

[United States. National Park Service.;]. Rock falls from Glacier Point above Camp Curry, Yosemite National Park, California () co-author with James B. Snyder (USGS website) Josiah Dwight Whitney, Jr., geologist ( ) The Yosemite Book: a description of the Yosemite Valley and the adjacent region of the Sierra Nevada, and of the big trees of California ().

Yosemite Welcome to Yosemite's 1, square miles of light, height and depth. The highest peak in Yosemite National Park is Mount Lyell, 13, feet above sea level.

Yosemite Valley is nearly a mile deep, with a 3,foot vertical drop at El Capitan.4/5(14). Two years later the National Park Service (NPS) was created. Its first director. Stephen Tyng Mather, was a California native deeply interested in Yosemite National Park. During his administration (), Mather was personally involved in many of the decisions that affected the park, including the reconstruction of its road system.

Yosemite is a glaciated landscape, and the scenery that resulted from the interaction of the glaciers and the underlying rocks was the basis for its preservation as a national park.

Iconic landmarks such as Yosemite Valley, Hetch Hetchy, Yosemite Falls, Vernal and Nevada Falls, Bridalveil Fall, Half Dome, the Clark Range, and the Cathedral Range are known throughout the world by the. WHERE Mist Trail, Yosemite National Park, California; GETTING THERE The popular Mist Trail begins near Happy Isles, at the southeastern end of Yosemite Valley.

To avoid traffic, take the park shuttle bus and get off at stop The round-trip hike to the top of Vernal Fall is. Keith A. Trexler was born Septem He was interested in ornithology and photography and joined the National Park Service.

Initially Trexler was a park interpreter in Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks. He was Chief Naturalist at Yosemite National Park Caves National Monument in (now part of Great Basin National Park, Nevada). Ever since the establishment of the Yosemite National Park, strife has been going on around its borders and I suppose this will go on as part of the universal battle between right and wrong, however much of its boundaries may be shorn, or its wild beauty destroyed.” ― John Muir, The Yosemite.

Yosemite National Park spokeswoman Scott Gediman said Glacier Point Road will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday ahead of a series of storms expected to dump at least a foot of snow (30 centimeters) on the.

Yosemite National Park is closed to all park visitors until further notice. This closure will be enforced hours a day, 7-days a week. There will be no access permitted to Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite attractions include icons such as Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls and more, all within Mariposa County. Find out what to do in Yosemite and learn the sights, sounds, and activities that every visitor should experience.

Plan family outings to see attractions in Yosemite National Park. Yosemite National Park (/ j oʊ ˈ s ɛ m ɪ t i / yoh-SEM-i-tee) is an American national park located in the western Sierra Nevada of Central California, bounded on the southeast by Sierra National Forest and on California book northwest by Stanislaus National park is managed by the National Park Service and covers an area ofacres (1, sq mi; 3, km 2) and sits in four counties Location: Tuolumne, Mariposa, Mono, & Madera.

The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) operates year-round on Highway out of Merced, with summer service from the north in Sonora and from the east in Mammoth Lakes. Each route has multiple stops, including in gateway towns.

Once. Yosemite National Park is a must-see for nature enthusiasts — and it’s an incredible national treasure to share with your grandchild. Experience all that Yosemite has to offer from the Valley floor to the High Sierra. Walk the trails with naturalists and hear from a rock climbing expert.

Filled with vivid color photography and informed writing, Yosemite: The Complete Guide puts the best of Yosemite National Park at your fingertips.

Fully updated to include current travel info (including the new rules for hiking Half Dome), the second edition offers expanded chapters on geology, ecology, wildlife, and history/5(60).

The administration of Yosemite National Park was transferred to the newly formed National Park Service inwhen W. Lewis was appointed as the park's superintendent. Parsons Memorial Lodge and Tioga Pass Road, along with campgrounds at Tenaya and Merced lakes, were completed the same year; six hundred automobiles entered the east side.

My family of 4 (myself, hubbie & 2 teens) will be first time visitors to CA in August for a week. We will be flying into SFO, renting a car to drive to Yosemite then to Monterey & then on to SF before returning home to NC. We will be staying at the Cozy Bear Cottages in Yosemite West for 2 nights.

I would appreciate advice on the best book to purchase for planning our time in Yosemite. With its plunging waterfalls, alpine lakes, stark granite peaks, and verdant meadows, Yosemite National Park is a grand Sierra Nevada masterpiece. You might be in a hurry to get there, but don’t miss these surprising, off-the-radar attractions in the gateway towns surrounding the park.

On your next Yosemite trip, linger a while in Fish Camp, Mariposa, Oakhurst, or Groveland and discover. Tioga Pass: Least scary road in Yosemite - See 1, traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Yosemite National Park, CA, at Tripadvisor.4/5(K).

"Southern Yosemite Rock Climbs is a comprehensive guide to the rock climbing in the uncrowded southern boundary region of Yosemite National Park. These areas include: Mount Starr King, Wawona, Fresno Dome (Wamello) Area, The Balls, Mammoth Pool, and Shuteye Ridge.

Originally published inand out of print for several years, this guidebook. InYosemite was established as a National Park. And inthe newly formed National Park service took the reigns in managing Yosemite National Park. A Thriving Natural Wonder. Today, about 4 million people visit Yosemite each year—hikers, climbers, campers, bikers, photographers and nature lovers of all kinds—charmed by the park.

Answer 1 of 8: We are hoping to come to Yosemite in Augustas part of a longer road trip. The Yosemite bit is proving tricky to plan, and any help/comments would be appreciated. We are a family with boys aged 12 and We can only spare one day - is.

Yosemite and its High Sierra, Frontispiece accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress. "Yosemite literature": p. "Yosemite literature": p.

Also available in digital form. Boyishly slender and athletic at 45, Stock is a climber, caver, and serious reader of books about mountaineering and the natural world.

He holds the enviable job title of Yosemite National Park Geologist and mostly loves the work, especially the part he was bound for that day — the study of Yosemite’s last two glaciers.

This page will answer many frequently asked questions about Yosemite. WHERE IS YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Yosemite, one of eight National Parks in California, is located about miles south east of San d among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, it is approximately a hour drive to reach the park.

Greetings from Yosemite National Park by Joe Galliani Be the first person to review this book for. Our Passion For The Parks Made This Book Happen. My co-author, Mike Baggetta, and I started collecting National Park postcards from the s and 40s during our visits to parks across the country.

Both of us are in our early 40's ourselves and have only known these cards as a part. Written by famed Yosemite Naturalist and Sierra Club Founder, John Muir, the Yosemite describes his introduction to and residence in Yosemite over the course of 10 years.

Written in his typical reverent, almost religious manner, John Muir paints beautiful portraits of all the plants, animal and landscapes he encounters one word at a time. Yosemite National Park is a ,acre (,ha) park, located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevadas in northern California.

The name Yosemite comes from the name of an Indian tribe, the U-zu-ma-ti, who were massacred in by soldiers sent by the governor of California for refusing to attend a reservation agreement meeting.

We asked the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park to take a look back over the last years and forward to the next years. Off the Wall: Death in Yosemite "Off the Wall" recounts the various ways that visitors have met unfortunate ends in Yosemite, one of.

Yosemite National Park, scenic mountain region in east-central California, U.S. It is situated about miles ( km) east of the city of San Francisco and some miles ( km) southeast of Sacramento. Devils Postpile National Monument lies about 15 miles (25 km) to the east, and Kings Canyon National Park is about 40 miles (65 km) to the.

Around million people visit the national park every year. Since 95% of the total area of the park falls under 'wilderness', only 18 square kms is used by the public. Yosemite National Park History The history of the national park can be traced back to the period when the different indigenous tribes lived in the area.

Yosemite is a land where history was made—our nation's first land dedicated to recreation and enjoyment. As the precedent for all future American national parks, we truly know there would be no national parks without Yosemite. Located in central California, Yosemite National Park was established in and draws four million annual visitors.

The Origin Of The Name. Inthis name was thought by Stephen Powers to have originated this way: “The California big tree is sacred to the Western Mono people, and they call it Wah Who Nau, a word formed in imitation of the hoot of the great horned owl, which is the guardian spirit and diety of the great monarch of the forest.

El Capitan was born of fire. The 3,foot-tall, mile-wide granite cliff that rises up from the present-day Yosemite Valley in central California started forming roughly million years ago Author: Jayme Moye.

The Yosemite National Park that we know today is the result of the recommendations contained in Olmsted’s report. “ Yosemite and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove: A Preliminary Report,” which Olmsted read that day and submitted to the California legislature shortly thereafter, is one of the founding documents of the U.S.

conservation movement Author: Tyler Green. A massive hunk of rock fell off Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan on Thursday, a day after a rockfall in the same area of the granite monolith killed a British tourist and seriously injured.

Two California national forests are convenient to Yosemite: Stanislaus National Forest in Sonora, and Sierra National Forest in Mariposa. Stanislaus offers hiking, horseback riding, boating, and scenic drives through itsacres, while Sierra boasts parts of five wilderness areas at 1, : Lauren Himiak.

Yosemite National Park history stretches back many thousands of years - eons before the formal establishment of Yosemite as a National Park. Geological forces compressed and lifted the area, forming the mountain ranges. Glaciers and the accompanying ice fields then cut and scoured the rocks, fashioning Yosemite's unique granite landscapes.

The Yosemite Valley is a wide glacier-carved valley, centrally located within Yosemite National Park in the western Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.

The Yosemite Valley was carved out mostly by glacier activity that moved through the area during the last ice age, and it Phone: (). From luxury lodges to rugged multi-day backpacks, this handy guide reveals the best of Yosemite National Park through vivid, full-color photography and informed writing.

More than 20 hikes, ranging from easy to difficult, are covered in depth, with trail descriptions, elevation charts, maps, and photos/5.the Yosemite National Park. Acknowledgment On the early history of Yosemite the writer is indebted to Prof.

J. D. Whitney for quotations from his volume entitled Yosemite Guide-Book, and to Dr. Bunnell for extracts from his interesting volume entitled Discovery of the Yosemite.Tunnel View provides one of the most famous views of Yosemite Valley.

From here you can see El Capitan and Bridalveil Fall rising from Yosemite Valley, with Half Dome in the background. This viewpoint is at the east end of the Wawona Tunnel along the Wawona Road (Highway 41).