Category: Hiking & Biking

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


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.


George Fiske – Photographer (1835-1918)

George Fiske was an early photographer of Yosemite and the first one to live full time at Yosemite Valley. Like so many photographers of that era, not many of his images survive to this day; just a few prints and stereoscopic cards. Twentieth century photographer Ansel Adams held him in high regard.


The Night Sky at Yosemite

The night sky was my primary interest on my recent trip to Yosemite. There are two major challenges to such photos. One is focusing in the dark and the other is avoiding people and cars with their lights on.


Yosemite in July

This was a quick trip to Yosemite for an assignment. Primarily for night sky photos, I also visited some of the standard haunts. I was gratified to see and meet Lee Stetson, who, has for over 35 years, portrayed John Muir at the park.