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avatar Guide to Yosemite (1920) by Ansel F. Hall
September 03, 2009 04:46PM
Interesting historical descriptons of many classic Yosemite Trails.
The following digital version of Guide to Yosemite apparently recently scanned and available at:

http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/guide_to_yosemite/

Guide to Yosemite (1920) by Ansel F. Hall


(Converted to HTML by Dan Anderson, August 2009, from a copy owned and scanned by Scott Tipton. These files may be used for any non-commercial purpose, provided this notice is left intact.)



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avatar Re: Guide to Yosemite (1920) by Ansel F. Hall
September 03, 2009 05:59PM
I LOVE the days required.

And... of course, just like Togos, #9 is de-lish-e-us.
Who woulda think that there was a trail THERE? (and lightly-used at that!)

Goat Stop
avatar Re: Guide to Yosemite (1920) by Ansel F. Hall
September 03, 2009 09:33PM
From that 1920 publication:
http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/guide_to_yosemite/yosemite_trails.html
Check out some interesting details on trips:
Trip 5 mentions "Tenaya Lake Lodge" I wonder where that was located

Trip 11 is 31 miles and it is suggested that distance can be covered in 12 hours (that is pretty impressive)

Trip 12 is Sierra Point hike

Trip 15 discusses the Ledge Trail



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avatar Re: Guide to Yosemite (1920) by Ansel F. Hall
September 03, 2009 09:37PM
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Frank Furter
Trip 5 mentions "Tenaya Lake Lodge" I wonder where that was located

It was located on the shore on Tenaya Lake. (Duh!)

http://books.google.com/books?id=8V8AAAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA236&ots=9g0qlt9fbz&dq=%22Tenaya%20Lake%20Lodge%22&pg=PA236#v=onepage&q=%22Tenaya%20Lake%20Lodge%22&f=false



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/03/2009 09:37PM by eeek.
avatar Re: Guide to Yosemite (1920) by Ansel F. Hall
September 03, 2009 09:48PM
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eeek
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Frank Furter
Trip 5 mentions "Tenaya Lake Lodge" I wonder where that was located

It was located on the shore on Tenaya Lake. (Duh!)

http://books.google.com/books?id=8V8AAAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA236&ots=9g0qlt9fbz&dq=%22Tenaya%20Lake%20Lodge%22&pg=PA236#v=onepage&q=%22Tenaya%20Lake%20Lodge%22&f=false

Yes,but but but--- swampy southwest end, or east near current picnic area, or shore along old road between May Lake trail head and Tenaya??? I an always intrigued by finding the remains of these old developments and intrested in trying to imagine what it was like when they were in use.



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avatar Re: Guide to Yosemite (1920) by Ansel F. Hall
September 03, 2009 10:16PM
I think it was on the swampy end. But I don't know where I read that.
avatar Re: Guide to Yosemite (1920) by Ansel F. Hall
September 03, 2009 10:11PM
According to the old maps it was S of the creek and E of Tenaya Lake.
On one of the maps it even says "Gas - Oils".
avatar Re: Guide to Yosemite (1920) by Ansel F. Hall
September 03, 2009 10:16PM
These camps were all over the park!


from http://www.archive.org/stream/ournationalparks00allerich/ournationalparks00allerich_djvu.txt

OUR NATIONAL PARKS




HOTELS AND CAMPS

There are several comfortable hotels and per-
manent camps in the southern half of the park,
and their charges are moderate. The rates for
board and lodging are as follows:

Sentinel Hotel (on floor of Valley) — Room without bath,
American plan, per day, $4 to $5.

Glacier Point Hotel — Room without bath, American
plan, per day, $4 to |5.

Yosemite Falls Camp — Per day, American plan, canvas
bungalows as bedrooms, $4.

El Capitan Camp — Board and lodging: per day, S2.75;
per week, $17.50; per four weeks, $65.00.

Tenaya Lake Lodge — Sleeping quarters in canvas bunga-
lows. Per day, American plan, $4.

Tuolumne Soda Springs Camp — Sleeping quarters in can-
vas bungalows. Per day, American plan, |4.

Merced Lake Lodge — Sleeping quarters in canvas bunga-
lows. Per day, American plan, $4.

Camp Curry (beneath Glacier Point, south side of Val-
ley) — Board and lodging: per day, $2,75; per week,
$17.50; per four weeks, $65.00; tub and shower baths,
35 cents; plunge baths 50 cents.



WELLS FARGO & COMPANY 7

Camp Ahwahnee (near foot of Glacier Point Trail, south
side of Valley) — One person, per day, 53.75; per week,
522.75; per month, 590.00. Two persons, per day, 53.00
each; per week, 517.50; per month, 567.50;baths, 25 cents.



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avatar Re: Guide to Yosemite (1920) by Ansel F. Hall
September 04, 2009 07:00AM
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Frank Furter
These camps were all over the park!


from http://www.archive.org/stream/ournationalparks00allerich/ournationalparks00allerich_djvu.txt

OUR NATIONAL PARKS




HOTELS AND CAMPS

There are several comfortable hotels and per-
manent camps in the southern half of the park,
and their charges are moderate. The rates for
board and lodging are as follows:

Sentinel Hotel (on floor of Valley) — Room without bath,
American plan, per day, $4 to $5.

Glacier Point Hotel — Room without bath, American
plan, per day, $4 to |5.

Yosemite Falls Camp — Per day, American plan, canvas
bungalows as bedrooms, $4.

El Capitan Camp — Board and lodging: per day, S2.75;
per week, $17.50; per four weeks, $65.00.

Tenaya Lake Lodge — Sleeping quarters in canvas bunga-
lows. Per day, American plan, $4.

Tuolumne Soda Springs Camp — Sleeping quarters in can-
vas bungalows. Per day, American plan, |4.

Merced Lake Lodge — Sleeping quarters in canvas bunga-
lows. Per day, American plan, $4.

Camp Curry (beneath Glacier Point, south side of Val-
ley) — Board and lodging: per day, $2,75; per week,
$17.50; per four weeks, $65.00; tub and shower baths,
35 cents; plunge baths 50 cents.



WELLS FARGO & COMPANY 7

Camp Ahwahnee (near foot of Glacier Point Trail, south
side of Valley) — One person, per day, 53.75; per week,
522.75; per month, 590.00. Two persons, per day, 53.00
each; per week, 517.50; per month, 567.50;baths, 25 cents.

Notice the Camp Curry fees for showers and baths. And we still complain about this today?

Jim
avatar Re: Guide to Yosemite (1920) by Ansel F. Hall
September 04, 2009 07:18AM
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Yosemite Falls Camp — Per day, American plan, canvas
bungalows as bedrooms, $4.

El Capitan Camp — Board and lodging: per day, S2.75;
per week, $17.50; per four weeks, $65.00.

I wonder if one or the other of these is the location of current Camp 4?



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avatar Re: Guide to Yosemite (1920) by Ansel F. Hall
September 03, 2009 10:17PM
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bill-e-g
According to the old maps it was S of the creek and E of Tenaya Lake.
On one of the maps it even says "Gas - Oils".

But was it a High Sierra Camp?
Re: Guide to Yosemite (1920) by Ansel F. Hall
October 15, 2009 03:27PM
There was a very early HSC at Tenaya Lake--among other places no longer used. Google history of the HSC. Mark
avatar Re: Guide to Yosemite (1920) by Ansel F. Hall
October 15, 2009 04:46PM
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mschaefer
There was a very early HSC at Tenaya Lake--among other places no longer used. Google history of the HSC. Mark


Actually, you can navigate here through the NPS website:
http://www.yosemitepark.com/Accommodations_HighSierraCamps_History.aspx



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/15/2009 04:46PM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: Guide to Yosemite (1920) by Ansel F. Hall
September 03, 2009 10:27PM
I stole a map from somewhere. It sorta shows the locale:
http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.dekeyser/Maps#5331721600397486898

Have never seen a sign for Tenaya HSC. TM HSC... now that's another story.
(can still find a metal sign or two with it one)
tongue sticking out smiley
avatar Re: Guide to Yosemite (1920) by Ansel F. Hall
September 03, 2009 10:31PM
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bill-e-g
I stole a map from somewhere. It sorta shows the locale:
http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.dekeyser/Maps#5331721600397486898

Have never seen a sign for Tenaya HSC. TM HSC... now that's another story.
(can still find a metal sign or two with it one)
tongue sticking out smiley

The description from above "Tuolumne Soda Springs Camp — Sleeping quarters in can-
vas bungalows. Per day, American plan, $4." suggests that there may have been a camp near Soda Springs as opposed to the current TM HSC location.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Guide to Yosemite (1920) by Ansel F. Hall
September 04, 2009 06:20AM
The map I pointed to is one of my faves. 1919.
Not only does it tell you which way is East Busy Bee,
but it also has a number of no longer existent trails like:
-The Vaunted Goat Gulch Venue (Poopenaut up toward Eleanor)
-Slide Canyon thru to Smedberg
-Alkali Creek trail
-Table Mountain trail
-Clark Range trail (Illilouette past S. of Starr King)

re. Soda Can Lodge - ... The Sierra Club actually owned some property near Soda Springs.
Parsons Lodge is still there now.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/04/2009 06:20AM by bill-e-g.
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