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avatar Yosemite Road Guide
July 02, 2011 06:34PM
The forum will have one thread for roadside marker as outlined in the Yosemite Road Guide. Please feel free to contribute photos and discussion.
avatar Re: Yosemite Road Guide
July 10, 2011 04:21PM
Key to Yosemite Roadside Markers (in progress)

B Big Oak Flat Road (Hwy 120 West)
B1 Elephant Rock View
B2 Cascade Creek, Tamarack Creek Google map
B3 Bridalveil Fall View Google map
B4 Merced Canyon Google map
B5 Foresta Google map
B6 Big Meadow View
B7 Crane Flat
B8 Clark Range View
B9 San Joaquin Valley
B10 Merced Grove Google map
B11 North Country View
B12 Big Oak Flat Entrance Google map

G Glacier Point Road
G1 Merced Canyon
G2 Badger Pass Ski Area
G3 Merced Peak View
G4 Bridalveil Creek Campground
G5 Bridalveil Creek
G6 Clark Range View
G7 Pothole Meadows
G8 Sentinel Dome
G9 Switchbacks
G10 Washburn Point
G11 Glacier Point

H Hetch Hetchy
H1 Mather Ranger Station
H2 Poopenaut Pass
H3 Poopenaut Valley View
H4 Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
H5 Hetch Hetchy View

M Merced Road (Hwy 140)
M1 Cascade Falls
M2 Coulterville Road
M3 Arch Rock Entrance Google map

O Old Big Oak Flat Road
O1 Tuolumne Grove
O2 Giant Sequoia
O3 Ponderosa Pine
O4 Incense Cedar
O5 Sugar Pine
O6 Hodgdon Meadow

S Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
S1 Mariposa Grove
S2 Mariposa Grove Parking Area
S3 Fallen Monarch
S4 Grizzly Giant
S5 Clothespin Tree
S6 Young Sequoias
S7 Wawona Point
S8 Wawona Tunnel Tree
S9 Mariposa Grove Museum

T Tioga Road (Hwy 120 East)
T0 Tuolumne Grove Road Google map
T1 Crane Flat
T2 Old Big Oak Flat Road
T3 Gin Flat
T4 Walker Party
T5 South Fork Tuolumne River
T6 Smoky Jack
T7 Red Fir Forest
T8 Siesta Lake Google map
T9 White Wolf Junction Google map
T10 Old Tioga Road
T11 Clark Range View
T12 Western Juniper
T13 Yosemite Creek View
T14 Exfoliating Granite
T15 Yosemite Creek
T16 Quaking Aspen
T17 Porcupine Flat Google map
T18 Cone-Bearing Trees
T19 Porcupine Creek Google map
T20 Half Dome View
T21 May Lake Junction Google map
T22 Glacial Moraine Google map
T23 Clouds Rest View Google map
T24 Olmsted Point Google map
T25 Tenaya Lake
T26 Ghost Forest
T27 Mt Conness View
T28 Fairview Dome Google map
T29 Tuolumne Meadows
T30 Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center Google map
T31 Tuolumne River Google map
T32 Lembert Dome
T33 Glacial Moraine Google map
T34 Dana Fork Tuolumne River Google map
T35 Mono Trail Google map
T36 Dana-Gibbs View
T37 Lodgepole Pine Forest
T38 Dana Meadows Google map
T39 Tioga Pass Google map

V Yosemite Valley
V1 Yosemite Valley Visitor Center
V2 Meadow Succession
V3 Yosemite Falls Google map
V4 Yosemite Lodge Google map
V5 Yosemite Falls Trail Google map
V6 Rocky Point Google map
V7 Trail to El Capitan Nose
V8 El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks
V9 El Capitan Moraine
V10 Bridalveil Fall
V11 Valley View Google map
V12 Fern Spring
V13 Mariposa Battalion Campsite
V14 Bridalveil Fall
V15 Cathedral Spires
V16 Three Brothers
V17 Merced River
V18 Sentinel Rock Google map
V19 Yosemite Falls View Google map
V20 Old Village Google map
V21 LeConte Memorial Google map
V22 Curry Village
V23 Royal Arches
V24 Happy Isles
V25 Glacier Moraine
V26 Mirror Lake
V27 Glacier Point View

W Wawona Road (Hwy 41)
W1 Bridalveil Fall
W2 Tunnel View Google map
W3 Turtleback Dome
W4 Coulterville Road
W5 Chinquapin
W6 Logging Railroad Google map
W7 Rail Creek Google map
W8 Wawona Campground Google map
W9 South Fork Merced River
W10 Pioneeer Yosemite History Center Google map
W11 Wawona Meadow Google map
W12 South Entrance Google map



Edited 9 time(s). Last edit at 07/24/2011 09:27PM by QITNL.
Re: Yosemite Road Guide
July 09, 2013 05:36PM
The new edition of the road guide was released last April. I picked up a copy recently and, although I haven't done a side-by-side comparison yet, it's clear that the numbering has been redone (the old W4 - View of Coulterville Road marker is no longer in the book, for example...not really an issue since there's been no view of the road for at least several years). However, they haven't just omitted numbers like this, they've actually re-numbered them so that there are no gaps. Haven't taken this new guide to Yosemite yet...anybody know if the road signs have been renumbered to match the new book?
avatar Re: Yosemite Road Guide
July 21, 2013 10:56PM
Re: Yosemite Road Guide
August 19, 2013 09:34AM
I glanced at my old one this summer when we were on Tioga Road but did not notice any changes. However, I did not look at every marker.
Re: Yosemite Road Guide
July 10, 2011 07:13PM
I actually checked out this book before my recent Yosemite trip! Interesting guide, but definately could use some updates! Are you looking to list all the roadside markers here? I have the book in hand and could list them all...
avatar Re: Yosemite Road Guide
July 12, 2011 08:07PM
avatar Re: Yosemite Road Guide
July 20, 2011 06:33PM
In all honesty, the guide kinda blows.

The markers are difficult at times to spot... have few places to pull out and explore...
and the book mentions way too many times roadside signs which have long been gone.

It would be nice to have decent pullouts at all the locations with short nature trails at
at least a few of them.



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avatar Re: Yosemite Road Guide
July 29, 2011 10:19AM
There is a copy of the 1956 version in the Yosemite Online Library:
http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/auto_tour/
avatar Re: Yosemite Road Guide
August 02, 2011 04:17PM
That is a good read, but the numbers listed there don't correspond with the markers currently in place.
avatar Re: Yosemite Road Guide
August 02, 2011 06:51PM
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QITNL
That is a good read, but the numbers listed there don't correspond with the markers currently in place.

Directly below the title and author list on the webpage to which the link takes one:
"Warning: Road markers have been renumbered since this guide was written in 1956. Also some roads described are now closed to automobiles (including roads in Mariposa Grove and Tuolumne Grove and roads in far eastern Yosemite Valley to Mirror Lake and Happy Isles.)"
Re: Yosemite Road Guide
October 12, 2011 04:40AM
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szalkowski
Directly below the title and author list on the webpage to which the link takes one:
"Warning: Road markers have been renumbered since this guide was written in 1956. Also some roads described are now closed to automobiles (including roads in Mariposa Grove and Tuolumne Grove and roads in far eastern Yosemite Valley to Mirror Lake and Happy Isles.)"

The version on sale now dates from much later (mid 1980's if I recall correctly but I've misplaced my copy and can't check). I've heard that there's an update planned soon but haven't seen any details. I haven't checked all the markers but at least most of the ones in my book seem to be accurate. Of course, there are things like the view of the Old Coulterville Road (W4 if I'm remembering correctly). Having hiked that stretch of the OCR, I'm very clear where it is but it's SO overgrown now that, from W4, at best I can sort of convince myself that I see a small patch that might possibly be the road.
Re: Yosemite Road Guide
October 11, 2011 02:23PM
We hiked the Tuolomne Grove Road from Hodgdon Meadows Campground on 10 October 2011. The signs are still in place. It is a fantastic walk through giant Cedar, sugar pine and ponderosas. There are a couple of beautiful creek crossings on some old stone bridges.
avatar Re: Yosemite Road Guide
October 11, 2011 10:14PM
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shawnpheneghan
We hiked the Tuolomne Grove Road from Hodgdon Meadows Campground on 10 October 2011. The signs are still in place. It is a fantastic walk through giant Cedar, sugar pine and ponderosas. There are a couple of beautiful creek crossings on some old stone bridges.

You started at Hodgdon Meadows Campground? Where did you end? Or did you turn back and return to Hodgdon Meadows?
Re: Yosemite Road Guide
November 08, 2011 10:34AM
Since 1976, first observing this marker in my Field Natural History of the Sierra Nevada college course, my favorite, for some odd reason, has always been T14. I liked when there was an actual sign "Exfoliating Granite." I say it out loud every time I pass by. smiling smiley
avatar Re: Yosemite Road Guide
November 08, 2011 02:43PM
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hikerchick395
I say it out loud every time I pass by. smiling smiley

We did that too back when I was married.
avatar Re: Yosemite Road Guide
February 27, 2014 02:44AM
Here's the list of the NEW Yosemite Roadside Markers based on the new 2013 edition of The Road Guide to Yosemite (written by longtime Yosemite ranger Bob Roney):

B - Big Oak Flat Road
B1 The Cascades
B2 Bridalveil Fall and Merced Canyon
B3 Half Dome View
B4 El Capitan Trailhead
B5 Crane Flat
B6 San Joaquin Valley Overlook
B7 Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias
B8 Big Oak Flat Entrance Station

E - El Portal Road
E1 The Cascades
E2 The Coulterville and Yo Semite Turnpike
E3 Arch Rock

G - Glacier Point Road
G1 White Fir
G2 Badger Pass
G3 Summit Meadow
G4 Bridalveil Creek Campground
G5 Clark Range View
G6 Washburn Point
G7 Glacier Point
G8 Sentinel Dome/Taft Point Trailhead
G9 Bridalveil Creek
G10 Merced Canyon View

H - Hetch Hetchy Road
H1 Hetch Hetchy Ranger Station
H2 Poopenaut Pass
H3 Poopenaut Valley View
H4 Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

T - Tioga Road
T1 Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
T2 Gin Flat
T3 Walker Party
T4 Sunset View
T5 Siesta Lake
T6 McSwain Summit
T7 Clark Ranger View
T8 Yosemite Creek View
T9 Yosemite Creek
T10 Porcupine Flat
T11 Cones and Needles Trail
T12 North Dome Trail
T13 May Lake Junction
T14 Glacial Moraine
T15 Olmsted Point
T16 Tenaya Lake
T17 Tenaya Beach
T18 Tuolumne Meadows
T19 Lembert Dome
T20 Mono Trail
T21 Dana/Gibbs View
T22 Dana Meadows

W - Wawona Road
W1 Bridalveil Fall
W2 Tunnel View
W3 A-Rock Fire Complex
W4 Chinquapin
W5 Wawona Campground
W6 Pioneer Yosemite History Center
W7 Wawona Meadow
W8 South Entrance/Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequioas

Y - Yosemite Valley
V1 Stone Temple
V2 LeConte Memorial Lodge
V3 Stoneman Meadow
V4 Camp 4
V5 Wosky Pond
V6 El Capitan
V7 El Capitan Moraine/Old Big Oak Flat Road
V8 Bridalveil Fall
V9 Valley View
V10 Pohono Bridge
V11 Historic Encampments
V12 Cathedral Spires
V13 Three Brothers
V14 Sentinel Rock/Four Mile Trail/Lower Village
V15 Yosemite Falls View
V16 Old Yosemite Village

Re: Yosemite Road Guide
February 28, 2014 06:10AM
Thanks, Peter. I've had it on my to-do list ever since this thread woke up a couple of weeks ago to post the list of the new guide.
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