WELCOME TO YOSEMITE
In the heart of Yosemite is a chasm wrought in the granite of the everlasting hills, rich in great trees and filmy waterfalls, in birds and flowers, in trails that reward an easy mile a thousandfold or lead the more ambitious up into hidden ways and trackless canyons. The elevation of the floor of Yosemite Valley, 4,000 feet, is low enough for comfort to all, yet high enough to give the tang of mountain air, with pleasant days and nights cool enough for rest and invigoration. (Yosemite Road Guide Brochure, Camp Curry, 1923)
The Tioga Road is a road of contrasts. It makes a circuitous way through deep forests and fairy groves of aspens and flower-starred meadows of the High Sierra. Skirting the shores of Tenaya, the Lake of the Shining Rocks, it passes through Tuolumne Meadows, and climbs to the point of its greatest height at Tioga Pass, 9,941 feet above sea level. (Yosemite Road Guide, Camp Curry, 1923)
A promise of scenic wonders to follow is given at the very gate of Yosemite. As we climb up into the valley along the Merced River, we glimpse first Bridal Veil Falls with the Three Gates towering above. The portals of the valley are guarded by the beetling cliff of El Capitan. Further away is the tip of Cloud’s Rest, the highest summit in the valley group.
WHY WE LOVE THIS PARK
What’s not to love? Sheer granite cliffs jutting above the valley, spectacular waterfalls crashing into the canyon floor, the extreme contrast of verdant green and against rugged gray walls—breathtaking.
SCENIC HWYS ILLUSTRATIONS
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK: TIOGA ROAD
With the coming of the world’s fair to San Francisco in 1915, a road over the high Sierras became important. When donations failed to fund the purchase of the defunct Tioga Road, Stephen Mather paid the difference and donated the road to Yosemite National Park. Once travel became possible, he broke a bottle full of water from the Pacific Ocean to dedicate the road to all who would flow along its path.
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