Monthly archives: January, 2016

Back to the Park

There is always something (it seems) I need to research. I have been trying to get back to the park since November, but things just kept getting in the way. Though I still have stuff to research, I was treated to a nice day of photography


James Mason Hutchings: 1824-1902

James Hutchings was probably the biggest promoter of Yosemite in the early days. He was hardly in the forefront of Yosemite’s evolution, but he was there and with recurring frequency.


Yosemite of Yesteryear – Part 1 Upper & Lower House, Leidig’s and Peregory’s

Originally, Yosemite was visited by arriving on horseback or (later) by stagecoach. This series of posts will reveal details of the early buildings in and around the valley; where they were, who ran them, what was around them.


Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne – Wish List

Way beyond a “wish list” is the pipe dream of hiking the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. This is a 26-Mile, minimum, one or two night backpack in the high country. But I’d take it a step further (since I’m dreaming, anyway).


Yosemite Pioneer Cemetery – Part One

Yosemite Cemetery

There are 45 grave sites at the Yosemite’s Pioneer Cemetery. It is located near the Yosemite Museum at Yosemite Village. Those buried there range from the common to the extraordinary. The following are their stories as best as history has recalled.