Category: Hiking & Biking

I Just Wanted a Shower

I just wanted a shower.


Hetch Hetchy: Pros and Cons of Restoration

What are the issues, pro and con, on restoring Hetch Hetchy Valley. Is it simply a matter of storing the water elsewhere? Let’s think about that.


Yosemite of Yesteryear – Early Hotels Revisited

Big Trees Lodge (Wawona)

Hotels and other buildings in Yosemite have come and gone during the first 100 years. I have published a number of posts on the subject. In this post offer links to those posts so they may be easily revisited.


John Muir and The Pacheco Pass

“Looking eastward from the summit of Pacheco Pass one shining morning, a landscape was displayed that after all my wanders still appears as the most beautiful I have ever beheld.” — John Muir, The Yosemite


James D. Savage – Update

Savage Landmark

I have discovered a new source of detail of James D. Savage’s life. This post shares some of the background.


Falling in Yosemite

Autumn Chapel By Jeff Kreider

Capturing the Fall Foliage in the Valley is difficult because it is difficult from me to get there without a lot of planning. To find the color in the Valley to coincide with may actual stay has been problematical. The Grand Puh-Bah of my efforts came to fruition in October of 2006.


Thomas Hill – Artist (1829-1908)

Thomas Hill’s Studio still stands at Wawona at, what is now called, The Big Trees Lodge. It is a monument to an extraordinary artist renowned in is own time and to the present.