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avatar Glacier Point Hotel Fire Aftermath
June 29, 2009 04:17PM
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Bob Brown
I went into my 40-year old photograph archive to retrieve this
photo taken of the aftermath of the Glacier Point Hotel fire in
the summer of 1969. I was on the park campground maintenance
crew at the time, and made one trip to the post-fire scene.

Re: Glacier Point Hotel Fire Aftermath
June 29, 2009 04:35PM
So did they ever figure out what caused that fire?
avatar Re: Glacier Point Hotel Fire Aftermath
June 29, 2009 04:48PM
It was an electric fire.
avatar Re: Glacier Point Hotel Fire Aftermath
July 01, 2009 08:45AM
Was there any disagreement as to re-build the hotel or not, or was it in general consensus that an era had ended?
avatar Re: Glacier Point Hotel Fire Aftermath
July 01, 2009 09:06AM
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Bee
Was there any disagreement as to re-build the hotel or not, or was it in general consensus that an era had ended?


See the last couple paragraphs of this link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosemite_Firefall

[P.S. I'm certain that there were a lot of unhappy rodents up at Glacier when their home burned down in 1969. My first trip to Yosemite was in 1968; drove up to Glacier, took one look at that rat's nest, decided that I wasn't going to set foot on it, and went back over to Washburn where I spent the night.
P.P.S. Too bad Hertzog didn't pull down the Half Dome cables too.]



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/01/2009 09:18AM by szalkowski.
Re: Glacier Point Hotel Fire Aftermath
July 01, 2009 10:13AM
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szalkowski
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Bee
Was there any disagreement as to re-build the hotel or not, or was it in general consensus that an era had ended?


See the last couple paragraphs of this link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosemite_Firefall

[P.S. I'm certain that there were a lot of unhappy rodents up at Glacier when their home burned down in 1969. My first trip to Yosemite was in 1968; drove up to Glacier, took one look at that rat's nest, decided that I wasn't going to set foot on it, and went back over to Washburn where I spent the night.
P.P.S. Too bad Hertzog didn't pull down the Half Dome cables too.]

My, you are a curmudgeon!

Why is it such a big problem for you that Half Dome is accessible to people who are hale and hearty, but otherwise not mountaineers, that is, skilled cliff-scalers? Are you somehow harmed by this state of affairs? Not trying to start a fight, I am just really curious...

Bruce
avatar Re: Glacier Point Hotel Fire Aftermath
July 01, 2009 07:36PM
"Not trying to start a fight"
"My, you are a curmudgeon."

????



Old Dude
Re: Glacier Point Hotel Fire Aftermath
July 02, 2009 09:35AM
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mrcondron
"Not trying to start a fight"
"My, you are a curmudgeon."

????

Oh, heck - I readily admit to being a curmudgeon sometimes. Hardly a loaded word in this day and age, right?
avatar Re: Glacier Point Hotel Fire Aftermath
July 04, 2009 11:00AM
Thanks for the photo. Love the old photos! Pretty please keep them coming!
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