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Re: Arch Rock Entrance Station

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avatar Historic Roads
June 04, 2014 01:16PM
avatar Big Oak Flat Road 1874/1940
June 04, 2014 01:18PM

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/item/ca1673.sheet.00008a/



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/04/2014 01:19PM by eeek.
avatar Big Oak Flat Road Tunnels
June 04, 2014 01:24PM
avatar Wawona Road 1875/1933
June 04, 2014 01:26PM
avatar Arch Rock Entrance Station
June 04, 2014 01:33PM
Re: Arch Rock Entrance Station
June 04, 2014 02:08PM
WOW! What a fabulous set of drawings! I especially love the first one...in spite of the amount of time I've spent hiking the old roads (albeit in relatively small segments), I've never seen anything that so concisely sums up the physical relationship of the old & new roads. They miss some detail (there are, for example, a couple of segments of the OWR which are south of the current alignment between Grouse Creek and Chinquapin and they fail to show the old GPR at all) but, even so, these are really wonderful drawings. Thanks so much for posting these, eeek! hot smiley
Re: Arch Rock Entrance Station
June 04, 2014 02:11PM
Even better! I just clicked through to see larger versions of these and found almost 100 "neighboring documents" with tons of old photos of the Yosemite roads (old & new). Very cool indeed!

Some of the coolest old road stuff I've seen since chick-on posted all those old/new map overlays a while back!
Re: Arch Rock Entrance Station
June 05, 2014 08:10AM
I haven't had a chance to dig through the LC archives in detail but, at least with a cursory look around, I'm surprised not to see dates on these photos and drawings. Have I just not dug deep enough yet? With both the maps and the photos, I can frequently come up with a (probably) fairly accurate ballpark but, for my own education, I'd like to double-check how accurate my guesses are.
avatar Re: Arch Rock Entrance Station
June 05, 2014 09:07AM
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DavidK42

I haven't had a chance to dig through the LC archives in detail but, at least with a cursory look around, I'm surprised not to see dates on these photos and drawings. Have I just not dug deep enough yet?


Maybe you dug too deep. wink

The drawings are of fairly recent creation (they were created in 2001). The delineator (author) of the drawing and its creation date are listed near the lower-righthand corner of each drawing. As an example, the Arch Rock Entrance drawing shown above was delineated by Todd Delyea in 2001.

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Re: Arch Rock Entrance Station
June 05, 2014 11:54AM
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plawrence
Maybe you dug too deep. wink

DOH!

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plawrence
The drawings are of fairly recent creation (they were created in 2001). The delineator (author) of the drawing and its creation date are listed near the lower-righthand corner of each drawing. As an example, the Arch Rock Entrance drawing shown above was delineated by Todd Delyea in 2001.

Very nicely done, stylistically...I'd have pegged these as much older.

Did I miss dates on the photos as well? (you have to go here to get the full gallery) smiling bouncing smiley
avatar Re: Arch Rock Entrance Station
June 05, 2014 12:54PM
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DavidK42

Did I miss dates on the photos as well? (you have to go here to get the full gallery) smiling bouncing smiley


I haven't looked at all the photos, but the photos I've looked at list a creation date in their information page like this one which was created in 2001:

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/item/ca1673.photos.190645p/

That photo (and a number of others) was taken by Brian Grogan: http://www.thedigitalark.com/html/bgrogan.html

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Re: Arch Rock Entrance Station
June 05, 2014 05:51PM
OK...I'm really asleep at the wheel here! I think we need a "suitably embarassed" smiley for these occasions! Confused
avatar Re: Arch Rock Entrance Station
June 05, 2014 09:10AM
Great stuff...thanks!

And in the "what might have been" category...and fortunately did not come to pass, check out this map , which suggests additional roads for an "adequate system", including a road at the Pohono Trail, extending the road from Glacier Point over Illilouette and over to Merced Lake, with a connection from LYV up Sunrise Creek to Tenaya Lake, and a road at the rim of the valley on the north side.
Re: Arch Rock Entrance Station
June 05, 2014 11:55AM
Clearly a different notion of what protecting and preserving the place meant!
avatar Re: Arch Rock Entrance Station
June 04, 2014 03:19PM
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DavidK42

...these are really wonderful drawings. Thanks so much for posting these, eeek! hot smiley

Yes, they're wonderful indeed.

Thank you Rick for posting them and for providing the links to the Library of Congress site with even more historical documents!

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avatar Mariposa Grove Roads
June 04, 2014 02:26PM
Re: Mariposa Grove Roads
June 05, 2014 08:03AM
Interesting...I'd always thought that the path that leaves the NE corner of the parking area (the one you'd take if you were heading up to the trail back to Wawona) was an old carriage road...the first few switchbacks certainly make it feel like an old carriage road. Obviously, there were also other roads going through the California and Wawona Tunnel Trees but I'd thought that NE "path" was also an old road but it seems to be shown as a trail on this map.
avatar Glacier Point Road
June 04, 2014 02:42PM

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ca1673.sheet.00007a/



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Re: Glacier Point Road
June 05, 2014 08:07AM
I've walked the whole stretch of the old road that's shown on the left half of the map (including the VERY overgrown 0.9 miles from BVCG east to the intersection with the current alignment. I haven't researched the OGPR as thoroughly as the "big 3" old roads (Wawona, BOF & Coulterville), however and I was unaware of that other divergence shown starting near Mono Meadow. I guess I'll just have to go back! Rolling on floor laugh



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/05/2014 08:07AM by DavidK42.
avatar Race to the Valley
June 04, 2014 02:48PM
avatar Cascade Creek Bridge
June 04, 2014 02:54PM
Section/Elevation - Cascade Creek Bridge, Spanning Cascade Creek on New Big Oak Flat Road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ca1632.sheet.00001a/
avatar Old Happy Isles Bridge
June 04, 2014 03:13PM
Old Happy Isles Bridge, Spanning Merced River on service road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ca1636.sheet.00001a/
avatar Wawona Tunnel Construction Details
June 04, 2014 03:18PM
Wawona Tunnel, Wawona Road through Turtleback Dome, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ca1652.sheet.00002a/
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