Now a prized possession of the Yosemite Museum, the guest register of the Cosmopolitan Bathhouse & Saloon is a treasure trove of information about early Yosemite tourism.
Yosemite National Park
Kathleen Hull’s Pestilence and Persistence: Yosemite Indian Demography and Culture in Colonial California, is, above all, a timely book, if not a necessary book. Timely in the sense that current relations between Yosemite Indians and park administrators are finally showing signs of mutual accommodate after decades of mistrust.
Big wall climbing is hard enough, but to do it without a thumb...well, it would be difficult at best. Fortunately, when an Austrian climber lost his right thumb in a fall, Yosemite National Park rangers sprang into action with a rescue that reunited the climber with his thumb.
How did you spend your summer? David and Kay Scott traveled nearly 11,000 miles, visited 29 units of the National Park System, and toured 62 lodges. Here's a recap of what they found.
Even before Yosemite became a national park, tourists who endured the wearying journey to Yosemite Valley and suffered the valley's many discomforts were refreshed by some very special amenities at the Cosmopolitan Bathhouse & Saloon.
There's certainly lots to see in Yosemite National Park, what with the soaring granite walls, wispy waterfalls, and the spectacular high country. And there's lots to hear, too, when you consider all the interpretation programs and park tours. Deaf visitors don't need to miss those programs, as the park's Deaf Services Program is ready to offer sign language interpretation.
One might say the past has sprung back to life at the Wawona Hotel in Yosemite National Park, where an iconic stone water fountain has been restored.
Rick Deutsch wrote the book on climbing Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, so he comes well-prepared to write an app for making the day-long journey.
For years I've been searching for railroad memorabilia tied to the national parks: Posters, luggage stickers, calendars, even timetables from the Northern Pacific, Great Northern Railway, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific.
Crown jewels like Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite get huge numbers of visitors, but most of the Million Club's heavy lifters don't even have National Park as part of their name.