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A Visit to a Wet Valley

I never saw a wet valley like I did in May of 2017. I have, by no means, set the record for the number of times I’ve been to Yosemite. I am, by no means, a connoisseur of Yosemite Valley climatology. I know, by no means, all the landscapes there are to become familiar in the valley. Nevertheless, I was stunned by what I saw the weekend of May 7, 2017.


Hike to Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy

There were some AMAZING sights on this hike to Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy


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.


Yosemite Pioneer Cemetery – Revisited

Yosemite Cemetery

In the cemetery at Yosemite rests some of the pioneers of the first 100 years of Yosemite’s history. Though few, if any, were “household” names, some played fundamental roles in Yosemite’s beginnings. Some worked in and around Yosemite. Others were visitors. Some were Native Americans whose ancestors inhabited the Valley long before the first westerners entered.


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