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I have been working on a number of tales and they are all in various states of incompleteness. The subject matters of these posts, for the most part, are very much intertwined with each other. As I unveil a fact for one tale, it reveals issues with another. Additionally, I really need to get back to Yosemite to pick up more information. So, while I continue to work on these details, I’ll share with you some “previews” of what those tales are.

James D. Savage – 1817-1852

Savage Landmark

Also known as the White Chief (or Blonde King), James D. Savage lead the Mariposa Battalion into Yosemite Valley to track down and capture Chief Tenaya of the Yosemites on March 25, 1851. He is credited with leading the first westerners to see Yosemite Valley.

My Brief Trip To Yosemite!

Sunrise at Yosemite

My shortened trip was productive anyway. I found some interesting details on the early park. I re-visited the Pioneer Cemetery and, outside the park, visited the home of John Muir.

Mirror Lake Hike

Guardian Lagoon

Mirror Lake is so named because of its placid surface that creates such a reflection that it “mirrors” objects such as Mount Watkins or Half Dome. This hike, I suspect, won’t be there forever since the park service has decided to let it be…

Yosemite History-ing

Autumn Chapel By Jeff Kreider Yosemite

History was never exciting for me. First off, it required reading, which I still have trouble with. But more to the point, “Who cares?’ I mean, obviously something happened in the past, but what possible relevance can it have today? In the past forty to forty-five years, that world view has been interrupted, quite to my surprise, due to a number of events in my own history.

My Next Sojourn

Yosemite Selfie

I am planning another trip to Yosemite for September. I’ll be camping at Crane Flats for four nights. My agenda is to get my feet wet at the Yosemite Research Library and look at the sites of yesteryear.

The Links Page

I have added a page (along the top) of links that you may find of interest. And here’s why.