Monthly archives: August, 2015

My Next Sojourn

Yosemite Selfie

I am planning another trip to Yosemite for September. I’ll be camping at Crane Flats for four nights. My agenda is to get my feet wet at the Yosemite Research Library and look at the sites of yesteryear.

The Links Page

I have added a page (along the top) of links that you may find of interest. And here’s why.

Tioga Road to Valley Floor via Yosemite Falls…

Yosemite Falls with Fog at the Base

There are a number of hikes I haven’t had the opportunity to take. This one looks like fun, although it is a long day hike.

Rock Climbers: Not To Be Out-Done…

The Nose of El Capitan Feature Image

Primarily, Yosemite for me is about the jaw-dropping scenic view of Valley locations. But as I peel back the onion of the parks history, I’m finding many more aspects of the park to be every bit as fascinating. One of those aspects is rock climbing.

Thomas Ayers – Illustrator (1816-1855)

Thomas Ayers was the first illustrator to depict Yosemite. In 1855 he was in a party of five lead by James Hutchings to tour and, through Hutchings California Magazine, promote the park.

The Pohono Trail Wish

Yosemite Selfie

There are a number of hikes I haven’t had the opportunity to take. One that interests me is the Pohono Trail, which runs down from Glacier Point along the south rim to the valley floor at Tunnel View.

Albert Bierstadt – Artist (1830-1902)

Albert Bierstadt paintings from the mid to late 19th century of Yosemite are the most recognized of all the artists of this medium. He was born January 1830 and passed away in 1902. His many paintings of Yosemite and Hetch Hetchy Valleys are just a small fraction of his body of work which are estimated to be between 400 and 500, but some say many thousands, of paintings.