Monthly archives: August, 2015

The Cathedral Lakes Wish


There are a number of hikes I haven’t had the opportunity to take. Cathedral Lakes is probably the highest on my list.

Restore Hetch Hetchy Valley. Then what?


After visiting Yosemite last month, I got to wondering about the Hetch Hetchy restoration prospects. Suppose for a moment that ruffled feathers of San Francisco and other Tuolumne River recipients are plucked and the “okay” to divert the water elsewhere is made. Then what?

Carleton Watkins – Photographer (1829-1916)

One of the first to photograph Yosemite was Carleton Watkins. His photos were used to illustrate the valley and convince the Lincoln Administration to sign the Yosemite Grant.